Dublin Apocalypse

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Dublin Apocalypse

Friday, 1 February 2019, 9:45am – 4:45pm

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The Library of Trinity College Dublin, in conjunction with the School of History and Humanities and the School of English, presents a one-day symposium on the Dublin Apocalypse. The Dublin Apocalypse (TCD MS 64) is a vibrantly illuminated manuscript of international importance and one of the treasures of the Library. This 14th-century manuscript, made in England and attributed to the Ormesby Master, contains the Latin text of the Book of Revelation and depicts the End of Days in miniatures of gold and vivid colour. The symposium will feature talks from renowned scholars on multiple aspects of the manuscript and its broader context as well as an account of the acquisition of the Dublin Apocalypse involving a curious deal between the College and a former Provost. The event will take place in the Neill Lecture Theatre on Friday, 1 February 2019, generously supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub and the TCD Association and Trust.

Conference Schedule
9.45–10.00: Introduction


10.00–10.20: Bernard Meehan, Trinity Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Title: How the Dublin Apocalypse Reached the Library

10.20–11.00: Nigel Morgan, Emeritus Honorary Professor of the History of Art, University of Cambridge
Title: The Iconography of the Dublin Apocalypse

11.00–11.10: Discussion

11.10–11.30: Coffee break

11.30–12.10: Michael Michael, Emeritus Professor, Christie’s Education
Title: Locating the artist of the Dublin Apocalypse

12.10–12.50: Frederica Law-Turner
Title: The Earl, his Heir and their Psalter: the Patrons of the Ormesby Psalter reconsidered

12.50–13.00: Discussion

13.00–15.00: Lunch (not provided)

15.00–15.40: James T. Palmer, Lecturer in Medieval History, University of St Andrews
Title: It’s not the end of the world: encountering the Book of Revelation in the Middle Ages

15.40–16.00: Laura Cleaver, Ussher Lecturer in Medieval Art, Trinity College Dublin
Title: It’s the end of the world as we know it: Apocalypse facsimiles in the early twentieth century and their impact

Accessibility: Yes
Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is required)
Contact Email: [email protected]

https://www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=130822866
 
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Medieval society was both fascinated and appalled by the prospect of the apocalypse as outlined in the Book of Revelations.

The last, and one of the most difficult books in the Bible, is replete with imagery which have endured in the popular imagination; the four horsemen, the number of the beast, the serpent and the whore of Babylon to name a few.

The Dublin Apocalypse dates from the 14th century when the Black Death ravished Europe and many believed the end of days and the second coming of Christ was at hand. It is a handwritten version of the Book of Revelations and is accompanied by illustrations in gold and vivid colours. It depicts scenes of the horsemen of the apocalypse, battles with many-headed beasts and the heavenly Jerusalem. The text is in Latin. The book was aimed at the literate, mostly then the wealthy in society and the clergy.

Trinity’s professor Laura Cleaver said the illuminated manuscript was of international importance and was a particularly brilliant version of apocalyptic literature which was common at the time. She said: “The manuscript is remarkable for its illustrations. Unusually the images rather than the Latin text dominate each page. Aside from its stunning beauty, the manuscript provides great insight into the long tradition of apocalypse manuscripts and how our ancestors contemplated the end of days.”

The symposium, organised by the Library of Trinity College Dublin, in conjunction with the School of History and Humanities and the School of English, will draw together experts in their fields to discuss multiple aspects of the Dublin Apocalypse and its broader context.

The full Dublin Apocalypse can be viewed at https://digitalcollections.tcd.ie/home/#folder_id=1900&pidtopage=MS64_063&entry_point=11

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/...n-apocalypse-manuscript-goes-online-1.3776469
 

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There is such a wealth of stuff happening over there :(

One day I will get my act together!

By the way, I've had enjoyable results following up on the events you post @ramonmercado . People offering paper precis in a variety of media, early access to the online recordings. Good stuff!
 
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There is such a wealth of stuff happening over there :(

One day I will get my act together!

By the way, I've had enjoyable results following up on the events you post @ramonmercado . People offering paper precis in a variety of media, early access to the online recordings. Good stuff!

All part of the service!

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