Tuesday, May 17, 2011

From Medieval Britain to Dartmouth

A poster for the "From Medieval Britain to Dartmouth" event. The poster is red with three stylized lion silhouettes, within which are images of text from the manuscript.This Friday and Saturday, we will be feting our 15th-century Brut Chronicle manuscript with a conference, From Medieval Britain to Dartmouth, organized by Michelle Warren of the Department of Comparative Literature and sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Dartmouth College Library.

To accompany the conference, eight students have collaborated with Professor Warren to curate an exhibition here in Rauner drawing from our Medieval holdings. "Bringing out the Leaves: Manuscripts and their Meaning," looks at manuscripts and early printed books from different vantage points to show how their meanings shift in varying contexts. The exhibit will remain up through June, so even if you can't make it to the conference, you can stop by and see some beautiful manuscripts.

A color scan of a page from a medieval manuscript, including an elaborately decorated initial and an ornamental border full of plants and animals.
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