Conference – France and England: Medieval Manuscripts Between 700 and 1200

Auditorium Colbert, Institut National D'histoire De L'art, Paris, 21-23 November 2018

Conference poster - France and England: Medieval Manuscripts (2018)Dr Hanna Vorholt (University of York) presented a paper at the international three-day conference France and England: Medieval Manuscripts Between 700 and 1200, held at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA), Paris, from Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 November 2018.  The conference was organised as part of the project ‘The Polonsky Foundation England and France Project: Manuscripts from the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 700–1200’ a major collaboration between the two national libraries, funded by the Polonsky Foundation. Its aim was to highlight ‘the historical, literary and artistic relationships between medieval England and France’

Dr Vorholt’s paper, entitled ‘Ruling and Illumination: Observations on Some Twelfth-Century Maps and Diagrams’, was part of the panel on Illuminated Manuscripts, chaired by Dr Isabelle Marchesin (INHA).  Other speakers in the panel were:

  • Dr Anne-Orange Poilpré (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne): ‘L’iconographie des Évangiles de saint Augustin et leur postérité’.
  • Dr Fabrizio Crivello (Università di Torino): ‘Prolégomènes à l’étude de l’enluminure carolingienne de Sens’.
  • Dr Elizabeth Morrison (J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles): ‘Founding a Visual Tradition for the Bestiary: Add. Ms. 11283’.
  • Dr Kathleen Doyle (The British Library, London): ‘Illuminating Psalters’.

The conference also marked the launch of the two project websites: France et Angleterre: manuscrits médiévaux entre 700 et 1200 (hosted by the BnF) and ‘Medieval England and France, 700–1200’ (hosted by the British Library), to which Dr Vorholt also contributed an article.  The conference was organised by Dr Charlotte Denoël and Dr Francesco Siri (both BnF).  For the full programme, see the conference website.

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