Conference - Medieval Women & Their Books

Manuscript Culture and Devotion in Germany and the Low Countries

Oxford, Somerville College / Taylor Institution, 12 October 2012

Poster (pdf)

On 12 October, Somerville College and the Taylor Institution will host a one-day conference on manuscript culture in medieval Germany and the Low Countries, in honour of Nigel F. Palmer, whose research on late medieval writing culture has built a bridge between Anglo-Saxon and continental manuscript scholarship. The conference brings together an international group of literary scholars and art historians; please see the attached poster and programme for details. Colleagues and graduate students are welcome - if you would like to attend the conference or the public lecture by Barbara Newman, please email almut.suerbaum@some.ox.ac.uk

Programme

 

Somerville College  
9.00–9.30 Almut Suerbaum (Oxford) Welcome and Introduction
9.30–11.00 Ruth Wiederkehr (Zurich) Collecting Everyday Knowledge Quire by Quire – The Hermetschwil Prayer Book
  Susan Marti (Berne) Nuns as Book Illuminators – Liturgical Manuscripts from Mendicant Convents in Northwestern Germany
11.15–12.45 Racha Kirakosian (Oxford) The Book as Embodiment of Divine Truth – The Mystical Account of Christina of Hane
  Elizabeth Andersen (Newcastle) Birgitta of Sweden and the Printing Houses of Lübeck – From the Revelationes Sanctae Birgittae to the Sunte Birgitten Openbaringe
14.30–16.00 Joni de Mol (Leiden) ‘Nothing but the open heart of Christ’ –How Alijt Bake Dealt with Books
  Ed van der Vlist (The Hague) Books used by Late Medieval Monastic Women in Holland
Taylor Institution
17.00–18.00 Barbara Newman (Chicago) ‘Iam cor meum non sit suum’ – Exchanging Hearts, from Heloise to Helfta

 Contact: almut.suerbaum@some.ox.ac.uk

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