Greek Manuscripts in the British Library

Thanasis Gavos   Monday, 19 September 2016; 10:00am-8:00pm
British Library, Greek manuscripts,

A one-day conference to mark the completion of the third phase of the Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Project and the launch of the Greek Manuscripts Online project. of the British Library.


10:00-11:00 Registration and Coffee

11:00-11:30 Welcome and Introduction: Scot McKendrick (British Library)

Session 1

Chair: Peter Toth (British Library)

11:30-12:00 Sebastian Brock (University of Oxford): Greek Undertexts in Syriac Manuscripts from Egypt in the British Library
12:00-12:30 Elizabeth Jeffreys (University of Oxford): A New Planet Swims into our Ken: Editing Greek Texts in the Digital Era
12:30-1:45 Lunch break (sandwich lunch provided)

Session 2

Chair: Antony Eastmond (Courtauld Institute)

1:45-2:15 Georgi Parpulov (Plovdiv, Bulgaria): Illuminated Byzantine Manuscripts – Digitised
2:15-2:45 Maria Georgopoulou (Gennadius Library, Athens): British Collectors of Greek Manuscripts

2:45-3:15 Tea break

Session 3

Chair: Matthieu Cassin (Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes, Paris)

3:15-3:45 Christopher Wright and Philip Taylor (Royal Holloway, University of London): An electronic edition of a post-Byzantine Greek manuscript of the British Library (Royal MS 16 C X)
3:45-4:15 Charlotte Roueche (King’s College London): Linked Data: the Role of Manuscripts

4:15-4:30 Break

4:30-5:15 Discussion on Further Prospects for Digitisation and Cataloguing introduced and moderated by Matthieu Cassin and Charlotte Roueche

5:15-6:15 Reception for conference participants

Public Lecture

6:30-8:00 Michael Wood: The Wisdom of the Greeks


British Library Conference Centre,
96 Euston Rd,
London NW1 2DB

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