Meet the manuscripts – the Renaissance reform of the book

A section of an illuminated manuscript in Latin

ONLINE LECTURE

Meet the Manuscripts: the Renaissance reform of the book

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 Thursday 3 March 2022

 4.30–5.30pm (GMT)

  Online

  Free event, booking required

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About the event

The renewed appreciation of classical eloquence in the Italian renaissance let to major changes in how manuscripts were made, written and decorated. Join us as we look through some lesser-known treasures from the Bodleian Library to learn more about these transformations and how they reached England. With Matthew Holford, Tolkien Curator of Medieval Manuscripts, and David Rundle, Lecturer in Latin and Manuscript Studies at the University of Kent, and author of The Renaissance Reform of the Book and Britain (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

 Speakers

Dr Matthew Holford, Tolkien Curator of Medieval Manuscripts, Bodleian Libraries

Dr David Rundle, Lecturer in Latin and Manuscript Studies, University of Kent

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Acknowledgements

This event is generously supported by The Helen Hamlyn Trust.

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