IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1533: The Pleasure of Discovery: Recent Research and New Perspectives on British Library Manuscripts, I

Thursday 4 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:The British Library, London
Organiser:Sarah J. Biggs, British Library, London / Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Joanna Frońska, British Library, London
Paper 1533-aA Wretched Thing Encased in Jewels: The Strange Story of the Goda Gospels
(Language: English)
Sarah J. Biggs, British Library, London / Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Art History - General, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1533-bThinking Again about Reginald of Oxford: Are London, British Library, Royal MSS 3 E i-iv and viii Really Oxford Products?
(Language: English)
Cynthia Johnston, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Index terms: Art History - General, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1533-cYates Thompson 37: Books of Hours in Two Columns and New Codicological Evidence for the Production of the Berry Books of Hours
(Language: English)
Christine Seidel, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Index terms: Art History - General, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

The Manuscripts Reading Room in the British Library is often privileged to witness new discoveries and the birth of fresh perspectives on objects in our collections. The pleasure in the moment of discovery and the urge to shout ‘Eureka!’ is, however, often muted out of respect for fellow researchers. In the spirit of this conference theme, we are pleased to present papers that give full expression to the pleasures of discovery. These papers centre on recent research, new assessments, or (as yet) unpublished discoveries within the medieval manuscripts in the British Library’s collections.