Take a free online course on the great medieval manuscript, the Book of Kells

Last week we brought to your attention the digitization of the Book of Kells, one of the great manuscripts of the medieval period. The digitized manuscript, it should be noted, comes with another great resource –a free online course on the Book of Kells. These two digital initiatives are made possible by Trinity College Dublin.

The six-week course covers the following topics:

  • Where and how the manuscript was made
  • The social context from which the manuscript emerged, including early medieval faith and politics
  • The artistic context of the manuscript, reflecting local and international styles
  • Theology and interpretations of the text
  • How and why the manuscript survived
  • The Book of Kells and contemporary culture

The course “is aimed at anyone with an interest in Ireland, medieval studies, history, art, religion and/or popular culture”. Sign up for the free course today.

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