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The Irish-American Society of New Mexico, based in Albuquerque, NM, wishes you a hundred thousand welcomes to our site!
Next Monthly Meeting:
Friday, October 13, 2023
A Lecture on the Book of Kells by Dr. Timothy Graham
at the German-American Club
4821 Menaul NE
The Book of Kells—every lover of Ireland and her culture has heard of it; few are intimately familiar with the extraordinary riches it extends to viewers. At this month’s meeting, Dr. Timothy Graham will unfold its mysteries in a presentation titled, The Book of Kells: Ireland’s National Treasure. He will describe what exactly the book contains, discuss where, when, and by whom it was made, and lead us in a detailed exploration of its remarkable artwork. He will end with an outline of the book’s history across the centuries, including its near loss in a peat bog in 1007, its examination by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1849 (they signed their names at the front of the book), and its rebinding into its current four-volume format in 1953. Could it be that, as one medieval observer speculated, it is “the work, not of men, but of angels”?
Timothy Graham is a Distinguished Professor of History and a Regents’ Professor at the University of New Mexico, having previously held appointments at the University of Manchester and Cambridge University. He served as Director of UNM’s Institute for Medieval Studies from 2002 to 2020, organizing the Institute’s highly popular annual Medieval Spring Lecture Series. An expert on medieval books and their history, he frequently lectures to the public and is a regular presenter to Albuquerque Oasis. He previously spoke to the Irish-American Society in November of 2007.
This program is free and open to the public!
We hope to see you there and
we hope you will bring a sweet or salty snack to share.
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