We’re happy to welcome Professor Bill Endres from the University of Oklahoma as our guest speaker for our first James C. Meade Friends’ Lecture of the season.
Wednesday, November 28
6 pm | Lecture, Noble Theater
Free for members | $12 for non-members
Tickets available at the door and seating is first come, first served.
Bill Endres, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
About the lecture:
The Shock and Awe of Illuminated Manuscripts: History, Meaning, Aesthetics, and Digital Excesses
In medieval times, Illuminated manuscripts were the equivalent of today’s IMAX movies. Their splendor inspired awe. Through the digital, we can generate a commensurate sense of awe as if medieval scribes and artists worked today. However, the digital can take us further, helping scholars to recover lost and damaged text and decoration, inviting us to digitally time travel. Through such, we can tick away at countless mysteries, learning more about a manuscript’s origins, artistic techniques, and meaning, inviting us into the wonders of our medieval past.