Session1533
TitleThe Pleasure of Discovery: Recent Research and New Perspectives on British Library Manuscripts, I
Date/TimeThursday 4 July 2013: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorThe British Library, London
 
OrganiserSarah J. Biggs
 
Moderator/ChairJoanna Frońska, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
 
Paper 1533-a A Wretched Thing Encased in Jewels: The Strange Story of the Goda Gospels
(Language: English)
Sarah J. Biggs,
Index Terms: Art History - General; Historiography - Medieval; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1533-b Thinking Again about Reginald of Oxford: Are London, British Library, Royal MSS 3 E i-iv and viii Really Oxford Products?
(Language: English)
Cynthia Johnston, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Index Terms: Art History - General; Historiography - Medieval; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1533-c Yates Thompson 37: Books of Hours in Two Columns and New Codicological Evidence for the Production of the Berry Books of Hours
(Language: English)
Christine Seidel, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Index Terms: Art History - General; Historiography - Medieval; Manuscripts and Palaeography
 
AbstractThe Manuscripts Reading Room in the British Library is often privileged to witness new discoveries and the birth of fresh perspectives on objects in our collections. The pleasure in the moment of discovery and the urge to shout 'Eureka!' is, however, often muted out of respect for fellow researchers. In the spirit of this conference theme, we are pleased to present papers that give full expression to the pleasures of discovery. These papers centre on recent research, new assessments, or (as yet) unpublished discoveries within the medieval manuscripts in the British Library's collections.