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IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1348: Time, Science, and the Body in the Anglo-Norman World: Durham Cathedral Library, MS Hunter 100 and Its Contexts, IV - Models and Modes

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Organiser:Giles E. M. Gasper, Department of History, Durham University
Moderator/Chair:Charlie Rozier, Durham University Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Paper 1348-aCoordinating Classical Traditions and Medieval Visions in the Star Pictures of Durham MS Hunter 100
(Language: English)
Eric M. Ramírez-Weaver, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia
Index terms: Art History - General, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Monasticism, Science
Paper 1348-bCollaboration and Competition: The Early 12th-Century Scriptorium at Durham 
(Language: English)
Sarah Gilbert, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Education, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism, Social History
Paper 1348-cLectio Divina and Durham MS Hunter 100
(Language: English)
Sigbjorn Sonnesyn, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life, Science, Theology

The fourth of four sessions exploring Durham, Cathedral Library, MS Hunter 100: a scientific compendium of the early 12th century. From codicology to art history, historical networks and the local circumstances of the manuscript to computistcal analysis and the context of monastic learning. This session is concerned with the models and modes by which the compilation was understood by its makers and by its presumed audience. How and why the manuscript took the form it did is the key issue of the session. This session brings to a close the series of different contexts through which Hunter 100 can be interpreted, helping the attempt to unlock the purposes of a beautiful and beguiling book.