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36th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies


36TH SAINT LOUIS CONFERENCE ON MANUSCRIPT STUDIES
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
16–17 OCTOBER 2009

PROGRAM

FRIDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2009
Père Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall, 2nd flr.

Registration and Breakfast – 8:00am

Opening Remarks – 8:50am

Session I – 9:00am

Visualizing the Crusades
Organizer: Maureen Quigley (Saint Louis University)

  • Virtual Pilgrimage in the Riccardiana Psalter
    Cathleen Fleck (Washington University, St. Louis)


  • Crusades Past and Present: Chronicles, Advice, and Romance at the Court of Philip VI of Valois
    Maureen Quigley (Saint Louis University)


  • A Dual Vision: Remembering the Crusades in a Baltimore Histoire d'Outremer
    Richard A. Leson (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)


Morning Break – 10:30am

Session II – 11:00am

Catena Commentary vs. Interlinear Gloss: Patterns of Transmission of Commentary Texts in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Organizer: Frank T. Coulson (The Ohio State University)

  • From the Orléanais to Pistoia: The Survival of the Catena Commentary David T. Gura (The Ohio State University)


  • An Encyclopedia in the Margins: The Shift in the Commentary Tradition and the Decline in Platonic Studies at the End of the Twelfth Century
    Justin Stover (Harvard University)


  • The Catena Commentary and Its Renaissance Progeny
    Frank T. Coulson (The Ohio State University)


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

Session III – 2:00pm

Analysis and Scientific Representation in Medieval Manuscripts
Organizer: Nancy van Deusen (Claremont Graduate University)

  • Figurae and the Timaeus latinus: Representation and Communication
    Nancy van Deusen (Claremont Graduate University)


  • “The Name of the City will be the Lord is There”: The Cartography of Redemption
    Amy Phillips (Saint Louis University)


  • Analyzing the Canon: Pictorial Exegesis of the Law
    Susan L’Engle (Saint Louis University)


Afternoon Break – 3:30pm

LOWRIE J. DALY, S.J., MEMORIAL LECTURE ON MANUSCRIPT STUDIES – 4:00pm

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

SATURDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2009
Père Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall, 2nd flr.

Breakfast – 8:30am

Session IV – 9:00am

Making Manuscripts in Facsimile: History and Technique
Organizer: Gregory A. Pass (Saint Louis University)

Sponsored by the Bibliographical Society of America

  • The Figure versus the Letter: Habits of Mind in Nineteenth-Century Manuscript Facsimiles
    Siân Echard (University of British Columbia)


  • Facsimiles and "Making Like" the Middle Ages in Pre-Raphaelite Art
    Paul Acker (Saint Louis University)


  • Recreating Medieval Manuscripts in the Twenty-First Century: The Art and Science of Making Facsimiles
    Mónica Miró (M. Moleiro Editor)


Morning Break – 10:30am

Session V – 11:00am

Assembling the Truth: Critiquing the Practice of Compilation during the Middle Ages
Organizer: Eric Ramírez-Weaver (University of Virginia)

  • Creating Carolingian Interpretations of the Constellations from Pagan Precursors: Exegetical Emendation in the Paintings and Diagrams of the Handbook of 809
    Eric Ramírez-Weaver (University of Virginia)


  • A Couplet Here, an Image There: The Art of Compilation in the “Hortus Deliciarum”
    Danielle Joyner (University of Notre Dame)


  • Dèjà vu: Repetition and Ambition in a Fourteenth-Century Illuminated Compendium
    Aden Kumler (University of Chicago)


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

Session VI – 2:00pm

Book Production Practices in Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Connecting Material Evidence to a Cultural Production of Objects
Organizer: Melissa Moreton (University of Iowa)

  • Reading Medieval Books in Books
    Elaine Treharne (Florida State University, Tallahassee)


  • Replicating Late Medieval/Renaissance Book Production: Making a Model of the Venetian Manuscript of the Monastery of San Lorenzo
    Melissa Moreton (University of Iowa)


  • Non-destructive Analysis of Fifteenth-Century European Manuscript Paper and its Implications for Understanding the Motivations of Early Book Printers
    Timothy Barrett (University of Iowa)


Afternoon Break – 3:30pm

Session VII – 4:00pm

Near Eastern Manuscripts
Organizer: Sylvie Merian (The Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum)

  • The Nag Hammadi Codices: A Review of the History, Structure, and Present Condition of the Leather Covers and Papyrus Texts
    Julia Miller (Conservator in private practice)


  • Sideways Orientated Images of Eastern Christian and Manichaean Illuminated Manuscripts
    Zsuzsanna Gulacsi (Northern Arizona University)


  • Protection Against the Evil Eye? Votive Offerings on Armenian Manuscript Bindings
    Sylvie Merian (The Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum)


Closing Remarks – 5:30pm