Some very nice pictures from The Seventh Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament held in Birmingham in March 2011 has been placed on-line at the ITSEE website. You can judge from the third picture how much I enjoyed the atmosphere. One of the highlights was the skype session with Amy Donaldson who presented from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean (pictures in rows 13-14). Pictures from the excursion to Lichfield Cathedral and its treasures are found in rows 8-10 (including the Chad Gospels). Special thanks to photographer Edgar Ebojo.
I take the opportunity to mention that Birmingham professor David Parker will hold a lecture series (Lyell Lectures) entitled "Describing the New Testament."
All lectures at 5pm in the University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford:
Tuesday 3 May 2011, The general procedures
Thursday 5 May 2011, What is a New Testament Manuscript?
Tuesday 10 May 2011, Understanding how manuscripts are related
Thursday 12 May 2011, Editing the Greek New Testament
Tuesday 17 May 2011, The New Testament of the future
More information here.