A Vibrant Age in a Changing Society: An Enquiry into Anglo-Saxon Visual Culture (6th – 8th centuries)
with Dr Anna Gannon
in The Old Court, Sutton Hoo (map)
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||Anglo-Saxon Art – a cultural overview|
|11.45||The world beyond – contacts in an age of migrating ideas|
|12.45||Lunch break (bring picnic or eat in NT restaurant)|
|14:00||Responses – an age of faith|
|15:15||Coins and Icons – how to read sceattas|
Anna Gannon graduated in History of Art at the University of Cambridge in 1996 and received her doctorate there for work on the iconography of Anglo-Saxon coinage. Her interest in the Anglo-Saxons goes back to her ‘previous life’ in Italy, when she was a researcher in German philology at her first university. She has worked in the coin departments at the Fitzwilliam Museum and the British Museum and has been lecturing on Anglo-Saxon art and coinage at the History of Art Department of the University of Cambridge for the past 5 years. In addition to her monograph published in 2003 (and now in paperback!), she has published widely on coin iconography. She is currently working on the Catalogue of early Anglo-Saxon coins in the British Museum.
Blair, J., The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society (Oxford, 2005).
Campbell, J. (ed.), The Anglo-Saxons (London 1982).
Gannon, A., The Iconography of Early Anglo-Saxon Coinage. Sixth to Eighth Centuries (Oxford, 2003; paperback edition 2010).
Grierson, P., & Mark Blackburn, Medieval European Coinage. 1. The Early Middle Ages (5th - 10th centuries) (Cambridge, 1986).
Henderson, G., From Durrow to Kells, (Thames & Hudson, London 1987).
Henderson, G., Vision and Image in Early Christian England, (Cambridge 1999).
Ó Carragáin, É., Ritual and the Rood (London and Toronto, 2005).
Webster, L. & Backhouse, J. (eds.), The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900, (London 1991).
Williams, G., Early Anglo-Saxon Coins (Shire Archaeology 2008).
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