Birmingham manuscript seminars
- Dear all,
Following my previous message about the Codex Sinaiticus conference,
please may I also draw your attention to two one-day events in
Birmingham in early July:
Wednesday, 8 July: a day focusing on the Mingana Collection, to
celebrate the launch of the first phase of the Virtual Manuscript
Room, a resource on the internet for scholars working with manuscripts
and texts (for details see http://arts-itsee.bham.ac.uk/vmrsite/).
Speakers include a number of experts in Arabic texts and manuscripts.
Details will appear shortly via the VMR link. If you are interested in
attending, please contact Ms Frouke Schrijver (fxs821@...).
Thursday, 9 July: The International Greek New Testament Project is
hosting a one-day seminar. The subject is a single Greek manuscript of
the Gospels, Birmingham University Library, Mingana MS Peckover Gr. 7
(Gregory-Aland 713 and L586). A number of speakers will discuss
different aspects of the manuscript, including its miniatures, a
comparison between the art-historical and textual evidence (Kathleen
Maxwell), the recent history (Lionel North), the palaeography
(possibly D.C. Parker - but this paper is open to offers), the
lectionary evidence and the palimpsested manuscript (Chris Jordan),
the textual history (Klaus Wachtel), the possible Diatessaronic unique
logion of Jesus at Mt 17.21, together with its relationship to the
Syriac and Armenian versions of Ephrem's commentary (Ulrich Schmid and
David Taylor). Then we will assess where this integrated approach to
MS and textual study has got us to and is leading us.
Further details will appear soon at www.itsee.bham.ac.uk/conferences.htm
If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr Helen Ingram (h.ingram@...
). If anybody is interested in offering any other presentation on this
MS (especially the codicology/palaeography) we can provide an advance
link to the digital images.
For anybody who is thinking also of attending the Codex Sinaiticus
conference, we are looking at providing transport from London to
Birmingham on the Tuesday evening.
With best wishes,