Meeting 5, Trinity Term 2014

Meeting 5, Trinity Term 2014

Texts and Textiles. Manuscript Fragments in Medieval Dresses

Henrike Lähnemann
Newcastle University
4 June, 2014, at 6.00 pm
The Memorial Room, The Queen’s College, Oxford

 

In March 2011, fragments of 23 medieval manuscripts were discovered sewn into the hems of dresses. These garments were made in the late 15th century by nuns at the Cistercian convent of Wienhausen (Northern Germany) to dress up sculpture groups for feast days. The talk is going to explore this form of manuscript recycling as part of late medieval devotional culture.