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Introducing Manuscripts from Ethiopia and Eritrea - 01/09/2018, Oxford (England)


Sponsored by the Classics Faculty, the Bodleian Library, the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, the ERC Advanced Project Monumental Art of the Christian and Early Islamic East directed by Judith McKenzie, Maison Française d’Oxford, Beta Maṣāḥǝft: Manuscripts of Ethiopia and Eritrea, funded by The Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities through the Academy of Hamburg


FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 01/09/2018


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies (Oxford, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Jacopo Gnisci; Foteini Spingou; Miranda Williams; Judith McKenzie; Rahel Fronda


INFO: web - j.gnisci@live.com


INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: gratis / free / gratuito [LINK]


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From 8.40 am, tea/coffee will be served


CONTEXT AND HISTORY

Chair: Bryan Ward-Perkins Discussants: Mai Musié (Oxford) and Yoseph Araya (Open University) 09.00 Alessandro Bausi (HLCES, Hamburg), Introduction to the Manuscript Culture of Ethiopia: Early Developments and New Discoveries 09.45 Marie-Laure Derat (CNRS, Paris) Ethiopian Authors and Scribes in the Middle Ages: Monastic and Curial Milieu 10.30–10.50: Coffee Break ART Chair: Judith McKenzie Discussants: Yemane Asfedai (London) and Dereje Debella (London) 10.50 Jacopo Gnisci (BAV, Vatican/HLCES, Hamburg) Illustrated Ethiopic Gospels: From Late Antiquity to the Early Solomonic Period (ca. 350-1527) 11.35 Tania Tribe (SOAS, London) Ethiopian Manuscript Painting: 16th to 18th Centuries 12.20–13.30: Lunch


CHRONICLES AND MANUSCRIPT MAKING

Chair: Elizabeth Jeffreys Discussants: Eyob Derillo (British Library) and Gianfrancesco Lusini (University of Naples “L’Orientale”) 13.30 Solomon Gebreyes Beyene (HLCES, Hamburg), Ethiopian Royal Chronicles: Production and Manuscript Tradition 14.15 Sean M. Winslow (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz), “Bless the Makers of Parchment, Because They Laboured Much”: Craft Practices of the Ethiopian Scribe 15.00: Tea break – Bodleian visit to see some relevant highlights of its collection


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