Special Collections

Conference on Manuscript Studies

43rd Annual Saint Louis Conference
on Manuscript Studies
Vatican Film Library
Saint Louis University
14-15 October 2016

Guest Speaker
Lowrie J. Daly, S.J., Memorial Lecture on Manuscript Studies:


  • Madeline H. Caviness
    (Mary Richardson Professor Emeritus, Tufts University)
    Medieval German Law and the Jews: The Sachsenspiegel Picture-Books

The Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies is the longest running annual conference in North America devoted exclusively to medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies. Organized by the Vatican Film Library in conjunction with its journal, Manuscripta, the two-day program each year offers a variety of sessions addressing the production, distribution, reception, and transmission of pre-modern manuscripts, including such topics as paleography, codicology, illumination, textual transmission, library history, provenance, cataloguing, and others.