Thursday, August 4, 2016
Program and registration information now posted.
43rd Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies, 14-15 October 2016
Vatican Film Library, Saint Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri
Organized annually since 1974 by the Vatican Film Library, part of the Saint Louis University Libraries Department of Special Collections, 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.
2016 Guest Speaker:
Madeline H. Caviness (Mary Richardson Professor Emeritus, Tufts University)
- "Medieval German Law and the Jews: The Sachsenspiegel Picture-Books"
2016 Conference Sessions:
- All Things Visible and Invisible: Illuminating Working Practices in Manuscript Making
- Creating Memory, Creating Identity
- Pages with Extended Pedigree: Second-Hand Manuscripts and Their Owners
- Illuminating Metalwork: Representations of Precious-Metal Objects in Medieval Manuscript Illumination
- Revelations of Codicology
- Manuscripts for Travelers
- Beyond Arbiters of Lay Piety and Ambassadors of Culture: Revisiting Bell’s Medieval Women Book Owners
Conference Program and Registration Information
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 monographic 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.