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44th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies
Oct 13 - Oct 14
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.
2017 Guest Speaker:
Dr. Marianna Shreve Simpson (Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania)
“Persian Manuscripts and the Meaning of Masterpiece”
2017 Conference Sessions:
- Antiquity Reimagined: Medieval Commentaries on Ancient Authors
- Islamic Manuscripts
- Manuscripts from Greater Asia
- Oriental Manuscripts Encountering European Traditions
- Manuscripts from Little-Studied Contexts
- Manuscript Patronage in Medieval Bologna
- Editing the Antique: Copies of Illustrated Antique and late Antique Manuscripts in the Long Tenth Century
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.