Vatican Film Library, Saint Louis University
The Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library invites all to attend its 42nd Annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies. This two-day conference each year offers a variety of sessions addressing aspects of the production, distribution, reception, and transmission of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and featuring work in areas such as paleography, codicology, illumination, textual transmission, library history, provenance, cataloguing, and other subjects.
This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Stella Panayotova, Keeper of Manuscripts and Printed Books in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Dr. Panayotova will deliver the Lowrie J. Daly, S.J., Memorial Lecture on Manuscript Studies and will speak on “Manuscript Illumination: Art and Science.” This lecture is open to the public and will be held on Friday, 16 October, at 4pm. The conference begins on the morning of 16 October and features sessions on the the following themes: (1) Representations of Representation, (2) Spanish Manuscripts, (3) Goings on at SIMS: New Projects, New Research, (4) Intriguing Calendars, (5) A Good Read: The Production of Vernacular Texts in Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-Century Italy and their Public, (6) Work in Progress: Digitization Projects of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, the Vatican Film Library, and the Visual Database of New Testament Manuscripts, and (7) Old Book, New Book: Refurbished Manuscripts in the Middle Ages. Registration is required for participation in the conference.
For program and registration information, see http://lib.slu.edu/special-collections/programs/conference.
The Vatican Film Library is a research library for medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies that holds 40,000 manuscripts on microfilm, principally from the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. In addition to its annual conference, the library also publishes its biannual journal, Manuscripta: A Journal for Manuscript Research, and a new publication series, Manuscripta Publications in Manuscript Research. It also offers fellowships for research in its collections. The VFL is part of Special Collections in the Saint Louis University Libraries. Keep in touch with us through our blog, Special Collections Currents, or via Twitter.