The Decentralising of the Biblical Text in Manuscript Formation Seminar

Activity: Academic and Industrial eventsConference, workshop or symposium


The aim of the seminar is to explore those manuscripts in which the biblical text has been marginalised or obscured in favour of other textual, paratextual, or codicological features and consider the resulting historical, theological, and textual implications. The seminar is sponsored by the ERC-funded CATENA project.

1. Unchaining the Scriptures (Andrew J. Patton, University of Birmingham)
2. Doubled Recycling in Late Ancient Commentary (Jeremiah Coogan, University of Oxford)
3. Repurposing Antiques: The Use and Reuse of Gospel Kephalaia in Commentary Manuscripts (Saskia Dirkse, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich)
4. Marginalized Witnesses to the Greek New Testament Text in the Austrian National Library (Tommy Wasserman, Ansgar Teologiske Høgskole)
5. Valorisation and Fading of the Biblical Lemmas in the Manuscripts of Latin Patristic Commentaries in the 8th-9th Century: The Case of Philip's Commentary on Job (Marie Frey Rébeillé-Borgella, Institut des Sources Chrétiennes)
6. Materialising Unity: Catena Manuscripts as Imperial and Ecclesial Reform (Clark R. Bates, University of Birmingham)
Period14 Mar 2022
Event titleThe Decentralising of the Biblical Text in Manuscript Formation
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational