The Aberdeen Bestiary (MS 24), considered one of the finest medieval examples of the illuminated manuscript, is now available online thanks to Aberdeen University’s decades long effort to make the entire manuscript publicly available. Access to high-resolution images have given historians a close look at its gorgeous illuminations as well as a new perspective on the history and construction of the manuscript: imperfections now visible indicate numerous scribes took part in its creation; notes and instructions between scribes are visible in margins; thumb prints reveal frequent use as a teaching tool. In addition to the high resolution images, transcripts and translations of the original Latin text are available.
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The Art History Program invites you to the New Directions in Medieval and Islamic Art symposium on Friday, March 8th. Organized and moderated by Art History’s ACLS New Faculty Fellow Seth Hindin, New Directions includes young scholars from throughout Northern California.
2:00-2:10: Introduction by Seth Adam Hindin (ACLS New Faculty Fellow, UC Davis)
2:10-2:40: Beatrice Kitzinger (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford), “On Medieval Figures of Progress and Change”
2:40-3:10: Asa Mittman (Associate Professor, Chico State), “In the Cold Land of Bizo: Expelling Jews on Medieval Maps”
3:10-3:40: Patricia Blessing (Visiting Lecturer, Stanford), “Architecture, Space, and the Body in Medieval Anatolia”
3:40-4:10: Beate Fricke (Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley), “Crafts of Blood and Shapes of Life”
4:10-4:30: Q&A period
An informal reception with the speakers will follow in the lobby of the Art Building.
Additional sponsors include the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of French and Italian, the Classics Program, the Middle East/South Asian Studies Program, and the Davis Humanities Institute.
The Department of History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin has developed an open-access resource for the study of medieval Irish architecture and sculpture called Gothic Past. Funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS), it highlights three major photograph research collections at Trinity College: the Stalley Collection, the Edwin Rae Collection and the Moulding Profiles Collection. The images making up Gothic Past have been a primary resource for investigations carried out as part of Reconstructions of the Gothic Past, a thematic research project carried out in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College from 2008 -2011. The project monograph will be published in 2012 by Wordwell Books.