Methods of making: palaeographical problems, codicological challenges

Invited participants met at the British Library in London on 24-25 April 2017 for the first of three workshops organised by the Insular Manuscripts Network. Summaries of discussions and further outputs are freely available here.

Workshop Programme

Monday 24 April 2017

 

10:30

ARRIVAL, COFFEE & BUNS

11:00

Welcome:  Claire Breay (British Library)

11:15

Theme I: Script – origins and evolution

11:15   I.1 Jo Story: Insular MSS – project overview and key questions
11:45   I.2 Julia Crick: What does ‘Insular’ mean?
12:00   I.3 Tessa Webber: Lost manuscripts and the problem of Insular cursive minuscule
12:15   I.4 Michael Gullick: Some observations on scribes and scripts
12:30   Discussion

13:00–14:00

LUNCH

14:00–15:30

Theme II: Methods of Making

14:00   II.1 Chris Scheirer: Retrorsum Respicere: reconstructing an older relative of Kells
14:15   II.2 Tim O’Neill: Imitating the Cathach and discovering minuscule – early adventures with the edged pen
14:30    II.3 Richard Gameson: The Ceolfrith Bibles
14:45   II.4 Jiri Vnoucek: Making Insular parchment
15:00   Discussion

15:30–16:00

TEA & CAKE

16:00–17:00

Theme III: English & Irish books – provenance, movement

16:00   III.1 Rosamond McKitterick: Insular interventions in Frankish MSS in Leiden
16:15   III.2 Bernard Meehan: Irish gospel books – Macregol and BL Add. 40618
16:30   III.3 Cornel Dora & Franziska Schnoor: Insular books in St Gallen
16:45   Discussion

19:00

WORKSHOP DINNER

Tuesday 25 April 2017

 

9.30–12:30

Manuscript Session

12:30–14:00

LUNCH

14:00–16:00

Session IV: Discussion

14:00   Theme I: Script – Rosamond McKitterick (discussant)
14:30   Theme II:  Methods of Making – Jo Story (discussant)
15:00   Theme III: Irish / English – Bernhard Zeller (discussant)
15:30   Interim conclusions and future agendas

16:00–17:00

TEA, CAKE & CLOSE

Participants in Workshop 1

  1. Jo Story                                               Leicester
  2. Claire Breay                                         British Library
  3. Bernard Meehan                                  Trinity College Dublin
  4. Dáibhí Ó Cróinín                                 National University of Ireland, Galway
  5. Charlotte Denoel                                 Bibliothèque nationale de France
  6. Bernhard Zeller                                   Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Vienna
  7. Rosamond McKitterick                       Cambridge
  8. David Ganz                                         Independent, MGH corresponding member
  9. Michael Gullick                                   Independent

10.  Tim O’Neill                                           Independent

11.  Richard Gameson                                Durham

12.  Jiri Vnoucek                                         Royal Library, Copenhagen / York

13.  Julia Crick                                            King’s College London

14.  Coleen Curran                                     Oxford

15.  Tessa Webber                                     Cambridge

16.  Cornel Dora                                         St Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek

17.  Franziska Schnoor                              St Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek

18.  Chris Scheirer                                     Notre Dame University

19.  Rebecca Lawton                                 Leicester / British Library

20.  Pragya Vohra                                      Leicester

21.  Alison Hudson                                     British Library

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