Lecture Event: Heather C. Key. "But Everybody Knows...! A Survey of Insular Scripts and 'Oddities'"

September 18, 2013

The OSU Saga Club and the OSU Scandinavian Department are presenting a lecture event with Heather C. Key of University College Cork. On November 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm in 150AB Thompson Library, Dr. Key will give a talk that is open to the general public: But Everybody Knows...! A Survey of Insular Scripts and 'Oddities'.  At 4:00 pm in 150 AB Thompson Library, Dr. Key will give a workshop, Scribal Traditions Then and Now: the Use of Early Irish Palaeographic Techniques in Medieval and Modern Scripts in which participants will learn hands-on how the scripts were written, practice transcribing manuscript passages, and learn how to create simple knotwork decorations like the ones decorating famous Irish manuscripts like the Book of Kells. Paper and some calligraphy pens will be provided, but if you prefer to use your own calligraphy pens, please feel welcome to do so. Space for the workshop is limited. Please contact the OSU Saga Club (osusagaclub@gmail.com) if you are interested in attending the workshop and for other questions concerning these programs. Dr. Key will also be speaking at Texts and Contexts.