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Exploring the Manuscript Page

Feb 13 - Jun 30

A survey of different handwritings and decoration styles in manuscripts from all over the world, dating from the 13th through the 18th centuries.

Clothing in the Middle Ages

Nov 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A public lecture by Susan L’Engle, Assistant Director of the Vatican Film Library.

43rd Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies

Oct 14, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016

Public guest lecture by Madeline H. Caviness of Tufts University. Sessions open to all!

(Re)presenting the Medieval Body

Oct 12, 2016 - Mar 31, 2017

Secular and ecclesiastical clothing as illustrated in works of art dating from Antiquity through the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

2016 St. Louis Literary Award

Oct 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Saint Louis University Library Associates present the 2016 St. Louis Literary Award to noted writer Michael Ondaatje.

In The Manuscript Margins

Aug 26, 2016 - Jan 31, 2017

Manuscript margins and some of the marks—texts and images—that can be encountered there.

150 Years

Celebrating 150 Years

Mar 16, 2016 - Mar 31, 2016

Pius the XII Memorial Library was designated a Federal Depository Library on March 20, 1866, less than one year after the end of the Civil War. Visit to learn more about about the collection.

The East in Script and Print

Feb 2, 2016 - Aug 25, 2016

Focuses on the different cultures and practices involving pre-modern manuscripts outside the Christian and Arabic worlds, from South, East, and Southeast Asia.

The Life of Christ

Dec 2, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016

Reflects on the many stages and events in Christ’s brief life, as recorded in biblical, devotional, and apocryphal sources.

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