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Acclaimed Medieval Scholar to Speak on Campus

Author: Arts and Letters

Michelle Brown, professor of Medieval Manuscript Studies at the University of London, will deliver a lecture titled, “Words to be Seen and Images to be Read: Visual Literacy and the Book in pre-Conquest Britain.” The lecture will take place on Monday, March 16, at 5p.m. at the Medieval Institute Reading Room in the Hesburgh Library.

The Medieval Institute’s graduate students, who choose one guest lecturer each year, selected Brown to speak.

Brown served for many years as the Curator of Medieval and Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library. She has lectured, published, and broadcast widely on medieval manuscripts, history, and Christian culture. Her books include: The Lindisfarne Gospels: Society, Spirituality and the Scribe (British Library, Faksimile Verlag & Toronto University Press: London, Lucerne & Toronto 2003) and Manuscripts from the Anglo-Saxon Age(British Library & Toronto University Press: London & Toronto, 2008).

The lecture is sponsored by the Medieval Institute and is open to the public.

Originally published by College of Arts and Letters at on March 16, 2009.