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METAscripta: VFL Digital Humanities Project

          METAscripta is a large-scale digital humanities project of the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library (VFL) in the Department of Special Collections of Pius XII Memorial Library. The METAscripta team includes library faculty, staff, graduate … Continue reading

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Jessica McQuillan wins James Davis Scholarship to Rare Book School

Jessica McQuillan, MS, Library Associate Sr. for Rare Books in the University Libraries’ Special Collections Department, has been awarded the James Davis Scholarship to Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. Every year, hundreds of applicants compete for scholarships … Continue reading

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Debra Cashion Elected Executive Director of Digital Scriptorium

Debra Cashion, PhD, MLIS, Associate Director of the Center for Digital Humanities and Assistant Librarian of the Vatican Film Library, part of Special Collections in the Saint Louis University Libraries, has been elected to the position of Executive Director of … Continue reading

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CALL FOR PAPERS: 43rd Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies, 14–15 October 2016

Paper or session proposals are invited for the 43rd Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies, organized by the Vatican Film Library and to be held at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO, 14–15 October 2016. The guest speaker will … Continue reading

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A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library at Holkham Hall: A New Publication from the VFL

The Vatican Film Library announces the recent publication of the first volume in A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library at Holkham Hall by Suzanne Reynolds. The Holkham Hall catalogue is the inaugural title in the VFL’s new series, Manuscripta Publications in Manuscript … Continue reading

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

The Vatican Film Library, part of Special Collections in the University Libraries, will hold its 42nd Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies this coming 16-17 October 2015. This annual two-day conference features a wide array of topics in medieval and … Continue reading

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Vatican Film Library Receives Grant from Green Scholars Initiative for Work with New Testament Manuscripts

The Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library, part of Special Collections in the University Libraries, has been awarded a grant from the Green Scholars Initiative to take part in an international project known as the Visual Database of New Testament Manuscripts, … Continue reading

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41st Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies

The Vatican Film Library will hold its 41st Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies this coming 17-18 October 2014. This annual two-day conference regularly features a wide array of topics in medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies — e.g., paleography, codicology, illumination, book … Continue reading

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Rare Books Exhibition Opening

I am happy to announce the opening of Eloquentia Perfecta: Persuasion and Performance in Jesuit Schools – an exhibition of rare books co-curated by Paul Lynch, Associate Professor of English, and myself. We will be holding an opening reception featuring a curator’s talk … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mary Bruemmer!

Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections congratulates Miss Mary Bruemmer, longtime Saint Louis University volunteer and former Dean of Student Affairs, as she celebrates her 94th birthday.  To help commemorate this auspicious date, we have compiled a few images from … Continue reading

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