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Study Day: Introducing Manuscripts from Ethiopia and Eritrea

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Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LU

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(From 8.40 am, tea/coffee will be served)

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

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


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 EarlySolomonic 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

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