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Listed here are forthcoming academic events within the field of Late Antiquity (individual lectures, seminars, conferences, etc.) being held in Oxford, or being organised outside Oxford by OCLA Researchers. If you are looking for events in a specific area of Late Antiquity (e.g. within ‘Islam and the Islamic World’, or ‘The Post-Roman West’), visit that section of our site, where you will find only the relevant events listed

(last updated 30 July 2018)

Introducing Manuscripts from Ethiopia and Eritrea

Saturday 1 September 2018
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’

Context and History
CHAIR: Bryan Ward-Perkins
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

CHAIR: Judith McKenzie
10.50    Jacopo Gnisci (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana): 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

Chronicles and Manuscript Making
CHAIR:      Elizabeth Jeffreys
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

Conveners: Jacopo Gnisci, Foteini Spingou, Miranda Williams, Judith McKenzie, and Rahel Fronda. For any questions, please contact Jacopo Gnisci, j.gnisci@live.com

Attendance and refreshments, including lunch, are free, but please book a place by emailing foteini.spingou@classics.ox.ac.uk

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


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