Lecture – “Manuscript Art from Late Antique Ethiopia”

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On the occasion of the Summer School “Manuscript Heritage of Ethiopia: Theory and Practice”, Dr. Jacopo Gnisci will hold a free lecture entitled “Manuscript art from late Antique Ethiopia” dedicated to the history of manuscript illumination in Ethiopia during the Christian Aksumite period, with a particular focus on two dazzlingly illustrated Gospel books from the Gärima monastery.
Dr. Jacopo Gnisci is a Research Associate (illuminated manuscripts) at the University of Oxford as part of the Monumental Art of the Christian and Early Islamic East ERC Project, he obtained a PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies and worked there as a teaching assistant. Subsequently, he held a postdoctoral position at the Edith O’Donnel Institute of Art History, University of Texas at Dallas and he later worked for the HiobLudolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies at Hamburg University and at the Vatican Library. He collaborated with several institutions including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Vatican Apostolic Library, and the Bodleian Library.
The event, created in collaboration with the Goethe Institute and Universität Hamburg, is held at the Italian Cultural Institute in Addis Ababa.