Lost and Found: Cincinnati’s Medieval Manuscript Fragments
Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Medieval manuscripts are books produced by hand, often illuminated with precious pigment and gold, and written on vellum, the specially treated skin of cows, sheep, or goats. Only in recent years have scholars begun to explore these neglected artifacts in an effort to find hidden treasures and possibly put the pieces back together. This presentation will explore the largely unknown and undocumented specimens of medieval manuscripts scattered around public institutions in the Cincinnati area that represent a broad range of literacy and remain a significant, if unrecognized, cultural legacy for Cincinnati.
Dr. Tamara O’Callaghan, professor, Northern Kentucky University Department of English
When & Where
Six@Six Lecture Series
Six@Six is a community lectures series sponsored by Northern Kentucky University’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. Think of this as your chance to go to college, minus the tuition, the morning classes and the pressure of grades.
The season will start with an evaluation of the Constitution and the Emancipation Proclamation and end with a look into the dark side of the life of Machiavelli. In between, you’ll learn about the evolution of wire service photography, the effects of consuming energy cocktails, wobbly atoms, and the truth behind police drama forensic science.
Six@Six is hosted by three of our region’s finest arts and cultural institutions: The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Behringer-Crawford Museum and The Mercantile Library. This year for the first time a lecture will be held in Northern Kentucky University’s new state-of-the-art Digitorium in Griffin Hall. The lectures begin this fall and stretch into next spring. The six lectures each start at 6 p.m. and cost $6 (buy a season pass for $30; students are free.)