Explore the links between Ethiopian and European illustrations of the Gospels
In this illustrated lecture, historian Dorothea McEwan, compares two 17th-century illuminated Gospel manuscripts, one held in the British Library, the other in Ethiopia, with their European source, the Evangelium
Dorothea McEwan studied History at the University of Vienna where she was awarded her PhD. She moved to London and worked in the British Library cataloguing the John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough papers.
She was the Archivist in The Warburg Institute, University of London, and now devotes her time to researching illuminated Ethiopian manuscripts. She has published widely on historical and theological topics. Dorothea was awarded the Cross of Honour in Art and Sciences from the President of the Republic of Austria and was elected Associate Fellow of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences.