IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 505: Foundations of Irish Culture, I: Texts and Transmission

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centre for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change, National University of Ireland, Galway
Organiser:Mark Stansbury, Centre for the Study of Human Settlement & Historical Change, National University of Ireland, Galway
Moderator/Chair:Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Galway
Paper 505-bThe Irish Element in Early Insular Manuscript Decoration
(Language: English)
Nancy Netzer, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Massachusetts
Index terms: Art History - General, Biblical Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 505-cWhat are 'Insular Characteristics'?
(Language: English)
Mark Stansbury, Centre for the Study of Human Settlement & Historical Change, National University of Ireland, Galway
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session will examine three aspects of textual transmission through Ireland and the Insular World. The first paper will look at the manuscript tradition of non-Servian Virgil commentaries, the second will examine arguments made by various scholars for claiming individual motifs and styles as hallmarks of Irish origin, and the third will explore the range of ‘Insular symptoms’ in manuscripts and texts.