Languages of God: Sacred Scripts of Ethiopia and Eritrea
27 July 2019 — 13 October 2019
Weston Library, Broad Street,
Oxford OX1 3BG
The collection of Ethiopic manuscripts in the Bodleian Library in Oxford is one of the most significant in Europe. Members of the Ethiopian and Eritrean communities from Oxford, London, and Milton Keynes have been studying a variety of little-known codices and scrolls with modern means to help us better understand these manuscripts.
Their findings are now publicly available in a new exhibit at the Weston Library. Languages of God: Sacred Scripts of Ethiopia and Eritrea is launching on July 27 2019 and will be accessible till 13 October 2019.
The exhibit is part of an ongoing Bodleian Libraries project in partnership with the Faculty of Classics and the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, and is supported by the John Fell Fund and The Helen Hamlyn Trust.
An activity day celebrating the culture of Ethiopia and Eritrea will mark the opening of the display on July 27. The activities will include:
- Manuscript viewing
- Ge‘ez writing and letterpress printing
- Bookbinding workshops
- Musical performances
- Activities for children
The new volume Treasures of Ethiopia and Eritrea in the Bodleian Library, Oxford edited by Jacopo Gnisci and published as part of the late Dr Judith McKenzie’s ERC project “Monumental Art of the Christian and Early Islamic East” will be available in the Bodleian Shop at a discounted price of £12.
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