Introducing Manuscripts from Ethiopia and Eritrea

8:40 – Tea and Coffee will be served

Context and History
Chair: Bryan Ward-Perkins Discussants: Mai Musie (Oxford) and Yoseph Araya (Open University)
09:00 – Introduction to the Manuscript Culture of Ethiopia: Early Developments and New Discoveries – Alessandro Bausi ( HLCES, Hamburg)
09:45 – Ethiopian Authors and Scribes in the Middles Ages: Monastic and Curial Milieu – Marie-Laure Derat (CNRS, Paris)

10:30-10:50 – Coffee Break

Chair: Judith McKenzie Discussants: Yemane Asfedai (London) and Dereje Debella (London)
10:50 – Illustrated Ethiopic Gospels: From LateAtiquity to the Early Solomonic Period (ca. 350-1527) – Jacopo Gnisci (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana)
11:35 – Ethiopian Manuscript Painting: 16th to 18th Centuries – Tania Tribe (SOAS, London)

12:20-13:30 – Lunch

Chronicles and Manuscript Making
Chair: Elizabeth Jefferys Discussants: Eyob Derillo (British Library) and Gianfrancesco Lusini (University of Naples “L’Orientale”)
13:30 – Ethopian Royal Chronicles: Production and Manuscript Tradition – Soloman Gebreyes Beyene (HLCES, Hamburg)
14:15 – ‘Bless the Makers of Parchment. Because They Laboured Much”: Craft Practices of the Ethiopian Scribe – Sean m. Winslow (Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz)

15:00 – Tea Break – Bodleian visit to see some relevant highlights of ots collection