Sunday, September 20, 2009

36th ANNUAL SAINT LOUIS CONFERENCE ON MANUSCRIPT STUDIES (16-17 OCTOBER 2009)

36th ANNUAL SAINT LOUIS CONFERENCE ON MANUSCRIPT STUDIES (16-17 OCTOBER 2009)

The Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library at Saint Louis
University and its journal, "Manuscripta," are pleased to announce
the program and registration information for the Thirty-Sixth Annual
Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies to be held at Saint
Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, 16-17 October 2009. This
annual conference features papers on medieval and Renaissance
manuscript studies, including such topics as paleography, codicology,
illumination, book production, library history, reading and literacy,
and text editing.

Guest Speaker:

PATRICIA STIRNEMANN
Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes

Conference sessions will be on the following themes:

I. Visualizing the Crusades
II. Catena Commentary vs. Interlinear Gloss: Patterns of Transmission
of Commentary Texts in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
III. Analysis and Scientific Representation in Medieval Manuscripts
IV. Making Manuscripts in Facsimile: History and Technique
V. Assembling the Truth: Critiquing the Practice of Compilation
during the Middle Ages
VI. Book Production Practices in Late Medieval and Renaissance
Europe: Connecting Material Evidence to a Cultural Production of
Objects
VII. Near Eastern Manuscripts

Program, registration, and accommodation information:
http://libraries.slu.edu/special/vfl/conference/index.html

Established in 1953, the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library is
a research collection for medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies
that holds on microfilm more than 37,000 manuscripts from the
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, as well as manuscripts from other
collections. The Library maintains an extensive reference collection,
including catalogues for all Vatican Library manuscripts and those
for many other libraries, in addition to numerous works on
paleography, codicology, illumination, and other disciplines to
support the study of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and their
texts. Research in the collections is supported by two fellowship
programs. For further information, see
http://libraries.slu.edu/special/vfl/index.html.

-- Gregory A. Pass
Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections and Archives
Director, Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library
Editor, Manuscripta
Pius XII Memorial Library
Saint Louis University
3650 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
Tel. (314) 977-3096 / Fax (314) 977-3108
passga@slu.edu

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