Prof. Nigel F. Palmer consulting the facsimile of the ‘Osterspiel von Muri’ in the Taylor Institution Library
In honour of Professor emeritus Nigel F. Palmer, the eminent German medievalist, there will be a two day programme of events on medieval German manuscripts and prints.
On Friday, the Oxford Medieval Studies lecture Devotional Culture in Late Medieval Strasbourg is given by Stephen Mossman. This will be followed by drinks to celebrate both the British launch of Nigel Palmer’s latest publication, The Prayer Book of Ursula Begerin – a critical edition, with an art-historical and literary introduction, of an illuminated manuscript made for a Strasbourg laywoman – and his 70th birthday. Everybody welcome but please RSVP to Modern Languages Office firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come to make sure there are enough spaces and wine!
On the following day, a workshop will be held on the topic German Manuscripts and Prints in Oxford in the Lecture Theatre Weston Library, 9:15am-5pm. Again, everybody is welcome but please respond to Henrike Lähnemann email@example.com if you would like to attend.
Dr Neil MacGregor, Former Director of the British Museum, will give the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture at Examinations Schools, Oxford, on Tuesday 10 May 2016.
The lecture will explore the stories and representations of faith in material culture. Fire in particularly has been a powerful symbol for religious ideas. Exploring those representations, the talk will take the audience on a journey across times and religions, from the burning bush of the Exodus story to the flames representing the Spirit at Pentecost.
This event is organised by the Faculty of Theology and Religion. It is free, and open to all, but please reserve a seat by visiting http://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/fire-faith.