Saturday, April 12, 2014

Texts and Contexts CFP

CALL FOR PAPERS: Texts and Contexts, A Manuscript Conference at the Ohio State University, November 14-15, 2014, sponsored by the Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies. Submission deadline: August 15, 2014.
Texts and Contexts is an annual conference held on the campus of the Ohio State University devoted to Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, incunables and early printed texts in Latin and the vernacular languages. The conference solicits papers particularly in the general discipline of manuscript studies, including palaeography, codicology, reception and text history. In addition to the general papers (of roughly 20 minutes), the conference also hosts the Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture, established in memory of the late Virginia Brown, who taught paleography at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies for some 40 years. We also welcome proposals for sessions of two to three papers which might treat a more focused topic. 
The Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture speaker for 2014 is Francis Newton, Professor Emeritus at Duke University. This year’s Texts and Contexts will also celebrate the centenary of the publication of E.A. Lowe's The Beneventan Script. There will be several panels devoted to Beneventan script and its use in the transmission of texts. In addition, Hope Mayo, the Philip Hofer Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts at the Houghton Library, Harvard University, will speak on her recent work on E.A. Lowe.

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