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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1533: Manuscripts without Borders, I: Expanding the Borders between Visual Culture and Discipline

Thursday 9 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Christine Voth, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Moderator/Chair:Colleen Curran, Faculty of English Literature & Language, University of Oxford
Paper 1533-aArt Knows No Borders: New Evidence of European Influence Shaping Scribal Practice in the Archdiocese of Lund in the Early 12th Century
(Language: English)
Sven Rossel, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 1533-bBeyond the Borders of Jewish and Christian Art and Exegesis in Illustrated Copies of Nicholas of Lyra's Postilla, 1333-1481
(Language: English)
Sarah Bromberg, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Biblical Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1533-cThe Anatomy of Christ: 14th-Century Illuminations from Books of Hours
(Language: English)
Oleksandr Okhrimenko, Department of Ancient & Medieval History, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medicine

These three papers offer new interpretations of visual culture in medieval manuscripts. Paper -a examines a hitherto unknown manuscript which sheds new light on the transmission of art and scribe between German monastery of Lund and the archdiocese. Paper -b looks at accumulations of illustrations in the Postilla litteralis super totam bibliam which blur the lines between Jewish and Christian art. Paper -c offers a unique comparison of illustrations in Britsh Library, Sloane MS 1977 and a Book of Hours by the same artist for their unique medical content.