Thursday, June 04, 2009

Cultural Icons of Medieval Scotland

The University of Aberdeen will be hosting a two-day conference on Cultural Icons of Medieval Scotland, which examines the cultural achievements of the medieval North and the objects which help us define the identity and early history of Scotland.

The conference begins on Wednesday 22nd July, with a public lecture by Professor David Dumville on The Book of Deer: A monument of North-Eastern book production. The following day sees ten more speakers, including Heather Pulliam, on The Book of Deer and Pictish Art, Jane Geddes on The Pictish Stones of St Vigeans, and Gareth Williams on the Skaill silver hoard, Orkney.

Other speakers include:

Raghnall Ó Floinn (National Museum of Ireland): The Monymusk Reliquary

Susan Youngs (Oxford): St Ninian’s Isle Hoard

Gareth Williams (British Museum): Skaill silver hoard, Orkney

Ted Cowan (Glasgow): The Declaration of Arbroath

Jane Stevenson (Aberdeen): The Aberdeen Breviary

For more information, click here to go to the conference website.