41st Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies

vfl-scribe-banner17-18 October 2014
Vatican Film Library, Saint Louis University


Organized annually since 1974 by the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library and its journal “Manuscripta,” this two-day conference regularly 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.

2014 Guest Speaker: Mary A. Rouse (University of California, Los Angeles) — “Why Paris? Deep Roots of a Medieval University”

2014 Conference Sessions:
– Heraldry in Medieval Manuscript Illumination
– Food Glorious Food: Manuscript Evidence
– Coptic Bindings
– New Approaches to the Morgan Crusader Bible: Panel on M.638
– Captions and their Functions in Medieval Manuscripts
– Work in Progress: Frank Coulson (The Ohio State University) and Beth Morrison (J. Paul Getty Museum)
– Games






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* 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” and offers fellowships for research in its collections. Visit Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections or follow us through our blog, “Special Collections Currents.”



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