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44th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies
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10/13/2017 to 10/14/2017
When: Friday, October 13, 2017
Where: United States

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44th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies, 13–14 October 2017

Vatican Film Library, Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri


Organized annually since 1974 by the Vatican Film Library, part of the Saint Louis University Libraries Department of Special Collections, this two-day conference 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.


2017 Guest Speaker:

Dr. Marianna Shreve Simpson (Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania)

“Persian Manuscripts and the Meaning of Masterpiece”


2017 Conference Sessions:

  • Antiquity Reimagined: Medieval Commentaries on Ancient Authors
  • Islamic Manuscripts
  • Manuscripts from Greater Asia
  • Oriental Manuscripts Encountering European Traditions
  • Manuscripts from Little-Studied Contexts
  • Manuscript Patronage in Medieval Bologna
  • Editing the Antique: Copies of Illustrated Antique and late Antique Manuscripts in the Long Tenth Century


Conference Program and Registration Information

For further information, visit the conference webpage or contact or 314-977-3090.

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