Getting the Word Out: Medieval Manuscripts Now

16 April 2015

Thursday May 21


Discussion /  Drinks

Roberts Lecture Theatre 106, Roberts Building, Malet Place

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With the rise in digital media, manuscript pages have become increasingly fetishised as reusable visual commodities – but what meaning can be found in their strangeness and their beauty? What happens when digital images circulate in isolation from their manuscript contexts? Through a series of conversations, multimedia interactions and collaborative crowdsourcing, this event will explore the use and consumption of medieval manuscripts today.

Julia Crick (Professor of Palaeography and Manuscript Studies at King’s College London), and Daniel Wakelin (Jeremy Griffiths Professor of Medieval English Palaeography at the University of Oxford) will curate conversations between academics and practitioners from different disciplines, asking them to respond to manuscript images in the light of their own research. We will turn to our audience as readers, and ask them to contribute their thoughts and observations on our collection of images.

This event is inspired by the research of students working together through the AHRC-funded London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP).

A drinks reception follows in the Roberts Foyer G02.

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