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 Renaissance manuscript studies, addressing subjects such as paleography, codicology, illumination, book production, texts and transmission, library history, and more. This year’s program includes sessions on Spanish manuscripts, new projects at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, the production of vernacular texts in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Italy, refurbished manuscripts in the Middle Ages, and digital humanities projects in the Vatican Film Library and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.
The Lowrie J. Daly, SJ, Memorial Lecture on Manuscript Studies this year will be delivered by Stella Panayotova of the Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, on the topic “Manuscript Illumination: Art and Science” (Friday, 16 October 2015). The Lowrie Daly lecture series is co-sponsored with the Saint Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The guest lecture is free and open to the public and will be held at 4pm in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, John Cook Hall.
Regular sessions of the conference are open to the public through registration. Saint Louis University students, staff, and faculty are admitted free of charge, but are asked to register in advance. For further information, visit the conference webpage or contact the Vatican Film Library at 314-977-3090 or email@example.com.
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