The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Study Day - Introducing Manuscripts from Ethiopia and Eritrea

Jacopo Gnisci, Miranda Williams, Judith McKenzie, and Rahel Fronda

Saturday 1st September 2018

Organised by Jacopo Gnisci, Miranda Williams, Judith McKenzie, and Rahel Fronda


The Study day runs from 9:00 - 15:00 in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU (With tea/coffee being served from 8:40 am).


Programme

Context and History
Chair: Bryan Ward-Perkins
Discussants: Mai Musié (Oxford) and Yoseph Araya (Open University)

9:00 Alessandro Bausi (HLCES, Hamburg), Introduction to the Manuscript Culture of Ethiopia: Early Developments and New Discoveries
9:45 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


The study day is free to attend, but please register in advance via Eventbrite:

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