Special Collections is hosting a workshop on the Medieval Bible in Scotland on Friday 20th April at 2pm in the Henry Heaney seminar room (University of Glasgow Library: level 12). All welcome to attend!
The workshop will be presented by Dr Eyal Poleg (Centre for the History of the Book, University of Edinburgh) who is leading a Carnegie funded project on the Medieval Bible on Scotland. The workshop will examine the unique features of the Late Medieval Bible, based on the University of Glasgow library’s own manuscript collection. It will then present new means for their analysis, based on the research of the project.
Late Medieval Bibles (1230-1500) were the first mass-produced pandects, or single-volume Bibles. They were written by professional scribes and artists who produced revolutionary small and portable books. These new Bibles spread quickly across Europe, and within a few decades appeared from Spain to Bohemia, from Italy to Germany. They follow a distinctive and remarkably similar layout, which was replicated in Gutenberg’s celebrated 42-line Bible and has influenced Bibles down to the present day. Their uniformity, length and the sheer number of surviving manuscripts (more than 1,500) have hindered their scholarly analysis.
When: Friday 20 April, 14.00-15.30
Where: Henry Heaney Room, Special Collections, University of Glasgow Library
How: Please just come along! Contact in Special Collections if you have any queries is Julie Gardham.