About the event
The Murbach Hymns (MS. Junius 25) – Vernacular Glossing in the Early Middle Ages
A webinar centring around the Murbach hymns, a Latin hymnal with Old High German interlinear glosses from the ninth century, whose manuscript and textual context will be examined. We will also be looking at the use and function of vernacular language in the early Middle Ages on a wider scale.
The manuscript MS. Junius 25 and other glossed manuscripts dating from the 8th to 11th centuries from the Bodleian Library will be presented and analysed, giving the opportunity to view these valuable objects up close. In three discussion sessions, we will draw a connection between the manuscripts and their use.
Thursday 17 February 2022
2-3pm: Meet the Manuscript: MS. Junius 25 and the Murbach Hymnal
3.45-5pm: A Textual Analysis of the Manuscript
Friday 18 February 2022
9-10am: Vernacular Language in Use
11-12am: The Practice of Glossing
2-3.30pm: Meet the Manuscripts 2: Consultation of other Glossed Manuscripts from the Bodleian
View the full programme and list of speakers on the Oxford Medieval Studies website.
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In association with Oxford Medieval Studies, sponsored by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).