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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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The apparatus and canon tables of the Lindisfarne Gospels

5th November 2013, 17:30 to 18:30, The Prior's Hall, Durham Cathedral , Prof Thomas O’Loughlin, University of Nottingham

In connection with the major loan exhibition of the Lindisfarne Gospels in Durham (1 July-30 September 2013), the seminar programme for 2013 explores the Lindisfarne Gospels and its world.

With topics ranging from Holy Island and the culture of contemporary Northumbria, though different aspects of the Lindisfarne Gospels itself, to the place of the manuscript within broader traditions of book culture and illumination, the series showcases new work and offers fresh perspectives on a Northumbrian masterpiece, its contexts and implications.

Thomas O'Loughlin has spent many years studying the reception of the Scriptures in the insular world in the early medieval period, paying particular attention to the role of the Eusebian Apparatus in the use of the Gospels. A professor in the University of Nottingham, his most recent book is 'Gildas and the Scriptures: Seeing the World through a Biblical Lens'.

The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Birley Room, Hatfield College.

Contact administrator.imrs@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.