'In an Angle of the World': Anglo-Saxon England and the Mediterranean World
with Dr Anna Gannon
at The Old Court, Sutton Hoo (map)
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||Anglo-Saxon Art – the old tradition.|
|11.45||To be a pilgrim (…in an age before Ryanair).|
|14:00||Travel does broaden the mind!|
|15:15||Anglo-Saxon Art – responses.|
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. For several years she is has been lecturing on Anglo-Saxon art and coinage at the History of Art Department of the University of Cambridge, and she is also Honorary Research Associate at the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. In addition to her monograph published in 2003 (and now in paperback!), she has published widely on coin iconography. Her Catalogue of early Anglo-Saxon coins in the British Museum is about to be published.
Blair, J., The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society (Oxford 2005).
Brown, M. P., The Lindisfarne Gospels (London 2003).
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).
Henderson, G., From Durrow to Kells (London 1987).
Henderson, G., Vision and Image in Early Christian England (Cambridge 1999).
McKitterick, R., Books, Scribes and Learning in the Frankish Kingdoms, 6th-9th Centuries (Aldershot 1994).
Ó Carragáin, É., Ritual and the Rood (London & Toronto 2005).
Scarfe Beckett, K., Anglo-Saxon Perceptions of the Islamic World (Cambridge 2003).
Webster, L. & Backhouse, J. (eds.) The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900 (London 1991).
Webster, L., Anglo-Saxon Art (London, 2011).
Wickham, C., Framing the Early Middle Ages. Europe and the Mediterranean 400-800 (Oxford 2005).Wickham, C., The inheritance of Rome: a history of Europe from 400 to 1000 (London 2009).
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