Special Collections

35th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies

17–18 OCTOBER 2008


FRIDAY,  17 October 2008
Père Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall, 2nd flr.

Registration and Breakfast – 8:00am

Opening Remarks – 8:50am

Session I – 9:00am

Maps and Diagrams of the Holy Land in Manuscripts: Graphic Presentations of Sacred Space
Organizer: Evelyn Edson (Piedmont Virginia Community College)

  • Explanatory Drawing in Medieval Exegesis: Temple Plans (Ezekiel 45-47) and the Map of Canaan (Ezekiel 48)
    Catherine Delano-Smith (University of London)
  • St. Omer, the "Liber Floridus," and the Origin of the Circular Map of Jerusalem
    Hanna Vorholt (University of London)
  • A Modern Map of the Holy Land? The Inclusion of a Map from 1320 in a Ptolemy Atlas in the Late Fifteenth Century
    Evelyn Edson (Piedmont Virginia Community College)

Morning Break – 10:30am

Session II – 11:00amGlossing across the Medieval School Curriculum
Organizer: Frank T. Coulson (The Ohio State University)

  • From Glosses to Text: A Logical Step
    Anna Grotans (The Ohio State University)
  • Glossing the "Metamorphoses" in Medieval France
    Frank T. Coulson (The Ohio State University)
  • Format as Function: The Italian Commentaries on the "Poetria nova" of Geoffrey of Vinsauf
    Marjorie Curry Woods (American Academy in Rome/The University of Texas, Austin)

Luncheon – 12:30pm
Grand Hall, DuBourg Hall, 4th flr.

Session III – 1:45pm

Paleography and Manuscripts of the Early Middle Ages
Organizer: Gregory A. Pass (Saint Louis University)

Sponsored by the Bibliographical Society of America

  • A Neapolitan Hagiographical Manuscript in Beneventan: Dating Corsiniana 777 and Its Palaeographical Context
    Francis Newton (Duke University)
  • A Fragment from Desiderian Montecassino Unearthed: BAV Vat. lat. 10644, ff. 28r-31v
    Andrew Irving (University of Notre Dame)
  • The Dated Manuscripts in E.A. Lowe's "Codices Latini Antiquiores"
    James John (Cornell University)

Afternoon Break – 3:30pm


Reception – 5:30–7:00pm
Samuel E. Cupples House

Père Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall, 2nd flr.

Breakfast – 8:30am

Session IV – 9:00am

Manuscripts and Memory
Organizer: Susan L’Engle (Saint Louis University)

  • Creative Cosmologies in Late-Gothic Bohemia: Illuminated Diagrams and Memory Tools for the Court of Wenceslas IV
    Eric M. Ramirez-Weaver (University of Virginia)
  • Mnemonic Aspects of Illustration in Later English Manuscripts
    Kathleen L. Scott (Independent Scholar)

Morning Break – 10:30am

Session V – 11:00am

Production and Transmission of Medieval Musical Manuscripts
Organizer: Daniel E. O'Sullivan (University of Mississippi)>Sponsored by the Society for Textual Scholarship

  • A Brief History of the Staff
    John Haines (University of Toronto)
  • Thibaut de Champagne and the Question of Attribution: A Re-Examination
    Christopher Callahan (Illinois Wesleyan University)
  • Medieval Italian Copyists and Occitan Musical Traditions
    H. Wayne Storey (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Luncheon – 12:30pm
Grand Hall, DuBourg Hall, 4th flr.

Session VI – 2:00pm

German Vernacular Manuscripts>
Organizer: Henrike Manuwald (J. Paul Getty Museum)

  • Joseph's Women, a Woman's Joseph
    Alison Beringer (Colgate University)
  • Where to Place the Images? The Writer as "Concepteur" in Cod. 2841 (Vienna ÖNB)
    Henrike Manuwald (J. Paul Getty Museum)
  • Gender and Genre in Book Illustration?
    Anne Winston-Allen (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)

Afternoon Break – 3:30pm

Session VII – 4:00pm

Otto Ege and the Fortunes of Fragments
Organizer: A.S.G. Edwards (De Montfort University)>Sponsored by theWalter J. Ong, SJ, Center for Language and Culture

  • Otto Ege: The Collector as Destroyer
    A.S.G. Edwards (De Montfort University)
  • Otto Ege: Portfolios vs. FragmentsBarbara Shailor (Yale University)
  • Reassembling the Leaves: Otto Ege and the Potential of Technology
    Frederick Porcheddu (Denison University)

Closing Remarks – 5:30pm