Special Collections

Conference on Manuscript Studies

44th Annual Saint Louis Conference
on Manuscript Studies
Vatican Film Library
Saint Louis University
13-14 October 2017

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

  • Dr. Marianna Shreve Simpson
    Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
    Persian Manuscripts and the Meaning of Masterpiece

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.

Department of Special Collections, Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University,
3650 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108