IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1601: Working with Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts

Thursday 12 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:University of Exeter Press
Organiser:Anna C. Henderson, University of Exeter Press / University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
Paper 1601-aObjectivity in Manuscript Studies
(Language: English)
Elaine Treharne, Department of English, University of Leicester
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1601-bThe Manuscript Context of Prognostics
(Language: English)
Maria Cesario, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1601-cScribes, Illuminators, and the Visual Language of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Catherine E. Karkov, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1601-dThe Manuscripts of St Guthlac's Minster, Hereford
(Language: English)
Chris Tuckley, York Archaeological Trust for Excavation & Research
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Abstract

The manuscript increasingly takes centre-stage in the study of Anglo-Saxon. While access to original manuscripts is progressively restricted with a view to preservation, digital projects are opening up the possibilities for close study. This session brings together work from the Leicester/Leeds ‘The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220’ project and contributors to a new book arising from a Manchester study weekend and conceived to assist the formal research training that is now vital for graduate students. The session will consider a variety of aspects of the study of manuscripts and stimulate discussion.