Monday, July 27, 2015

42nd Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies, 16-17 October 2015

42nd Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies, 16-17 October 2015
Vatican Film Library, Saint Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri

Organized annually since 1974 by the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library and its journal “Manuscripta,” this two-day conference features papers on a wide variety of topics in medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies — paleography, codicology, illumination, book production, texts and transmission, library history, and more.

Guest Speaker:
Stella Panayotova (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) — “Manuscript Illumination: Art and Science”

Conference Sessions:
Representations of Representation
Spanish Manuscripts
Goings on at SIMS: New Projects, New Research
Intriguing Calendars
A Good Read: The Production of Vernacular Texts in Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-Century Italy and their Public
Work in Progress -- Digital Humanities Projects in the Vatican Film Library and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Old Book, New Book: Refurbished Manuscripts in the Middle Ages

Conference Program and Registration Information
For further information, visit the conference webpage or contact or 314-977-3090.

The Vatican Film Library is a research library for medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies that holds on microfilm about 40,000 manuscripts, principally from the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. In addition to its annual conference, the library also publishes twice yearly Manuscripta: A Journal for Manuscript Research, the monograph series Manuscripta Publications in Manuscript Research, and offers fellowships for research in its collections. It is part of Special Collections in the Saint Louis University Libraries. Keep in touch with us through our blog, Special Collections Currents, or Twitter.

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