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 production, texts and transmission, library history, and more.
The 2014 guest speaker will be Mary A. Rouse (University of California, Los Angeles), who will deliver the Lowrie J. Daly, SJ, Memorial Lecture on Manuscript Studies on “Why Paris? Deep Roots of a Medieval University.” This lecture is co-sponsored in partnership with the Saint Louis University Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies.
The 2014 program will include sessions on 1) Heraldry in Medieval Manuscript Illumination, 2) Food Glorious Food: Manuscript Evidence, 3) Coptic Bindings, 4) New Approaches to the Morgan Crusader Bible: Panel on M.638, 5) Captions and their Functions in Medieval Manuscripts, 6) Work in Progress: Frank Coulson (The Ohio State University) and Beth Morrison (J. Paul Getty Museum), and 7) Games.
The guest lecture is free and open to the public and will be held on Friday, 17 October, at 4pm in the Pere Marquette Gallery of DuBourg Hall. Attendance at regular sessions of the conference is open to the public through registration. Saint Louis University students are admitted free of charge.
For further information, visit the conference webpage or contact the Vatican Film Library at 314-977-3090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.