JOHN COFFIN MEMORIAL ANNUAL PALAEOGRAPHY LECTURE
‘INSCRIBED IMAGES AND INSPIRED SCRIBES’
by Dr Jennifer O’Reilly, FSA (University College Cork)
15 March 2012 6.00pm: The Chancellor’s Hall 1st Floor, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
The lecture considers aspects of the relationship between text, script and visual images in early medieval manuscripts of biblical and monastic texts. Viewed in the light of contemporary traditions of interpreting Scripture, examples from Insular, Anglo-Saxon and other manuscripts suggest in particular the often rich expository role of scribal portraits and of inscriptions which accompany visual images or form an integral part of their design.
Dr. Jennifer O’Reilly is a member of the Royal Irish Academy. Her research interests in the transformation of the inheritance of Late Antiquity in the monastic culture of the early medieval West include issues of text, image and iconography.
Free and open to the public, and followed by a wine reception. If you would like to attend please contact: IESEvents@sas.ac.uk ; tel +44 (0)207 664 4859.