Special Collections

38th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies

14–15  OCTOBER 2011


FRIDAY, 14 October 2011
Père Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall, 2nd flr.

Registration and Breakfast – 8:00am

Opening Remarks – 8:50am

Session I – 9:00am

Clothing Matters and Matters of Clothing
Organizer: Susan L’Engle (Saint Louis University)

  • Illustrating Social Status: Fashion in the Marginal Drawings of a Fourteenth-Century Breviary from Tavistock, Devonshire
    Sarah Townsend (Fordham University)

  • The Depiction of Mary Clothing Jesus in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Canon. Misc. 476
    Mary Dzon (University of Tennessee)

  • Spots, Stripes, and Seduction: An Examination of Gawain's Illuminated Cotton Nero A.X. Bedchamber
    Anna Noice (University of Notre Dame)

  • The Key Is in the Clothes: The Political Use of Contemporaneous Court Dress in Anne de Bretagne’s "Les vies des femmes célèbres"
    K. Michelle Arthur (Hartwick College)

Morning Break – 11:00am

Session II – 11:30am

Covering the Codex: Special Bindings
Organizer: Susan L’Engle (Saint Louis University)

  • Lacquer Illustrated Bindings: Syncretic Elements of Painting and Writing
    Sean Swanick and Jennifer Garland (McGill University

  • The Medieval Girdle Book: A Format for Instant Access
    Margit J. Smith (Independent Scholar)

Luncheon – 12:30pm
Sinquefield State Room, DuBourg Hall, 4th flr.

Session III – 2:00pm

Manuscript Hunting: Past, Present, and Future
Organizer: Lynn Ransom (University of Pennsylvania)

Sponsored by the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts

  • Princely Pursuit or Monumental Madness? Two Case Studies in Cataloguing the World’s Manuscripts
    Lynn Ransom (University of Pennsylvania

  • How to Create an Address Book for 30,000 Manuscripts—in Ten Years or Less
    Melissa Conway (University of California, Riverside)

  • Where Are They Now? The Migration of Manuscripts since the "Census" and "Supplement"
    Lisa Fagin Davis (Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science

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

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

  • Reading, Learning, Remembering: Computistical Text and Diagrams in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 422 Part II
    Phillipa Semper (University of Birmingham)

  • Treatises of Veterinary Medicine from Spain
    Josefina Planas (Universidad de Lleida, Spain)

  • Bohemian Machinations of Power and Courtly Life in Konrad Kyeser’s "Bellifortis"
    Eric M. Ramírez-Weaver (University of Virginia

Morning Break – 10:30am

Session V – 11:00am

The Peripatetic Codex
Organizer: Susan L’Engle (Saint Louis University)

  • Travels of Men, Travels of Books: Production and Circulation of Illuminated Juridical Manuscripts in Southern France Between the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
    Maria Alessandra Bilotta (Université d’Avignon)

  • Illuminated Bolognese Legal Manuscripts and Angevin "Regnum Siciliae": The Advocates "Parvum Volumen" in Edinburgh (NLS, MS Advocates 10.1.4(i))
    Gianluca del Monaco (University of Bologna)

  • The Book That Saved a World: The Sarajevo Haggadah
    Patrick McCarthy (Saint Louis University)

Luncheon – 12:30pm
Ad libitum

Session VI – 2:00pm

Work in Progress
Organizer: Susan L’Engle (Saint Louis University)
Supported by Professor James H. Marrow and Dr. Emily Rose

  • Medieval Hypertext: The Illuminated Manuscript in an Age of Virtual Reproduction
    Jeffrey F. Hamburger (Harvard University)

  • The Bohuns and Their Books: The Illuminated Manuscripts of a Fourteenth-Century English Noble Family
    Lucy Freeman Sandler (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)

Afternoon Break – 3:30pm

Session VII – 4:00pm

Scribes, Illustrators and Workshops: "Nuns as Artists" Revisited
Organizer: Anne Winston-Allen (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)
Respondent: Jeffrey F. Hamburger (Harvard University)

  • Manuscripts Made by the Women of Delft
    Kathryn M. Rudy (University of St. Andrews, Edinburgh)

  • Jesus and John the Baptist Go Camping: Experimental Iconography in the Fifteenth-Century Dominican Convents of the Upper Rhine
    Jane Carroll (Dartmouth College)

  • "Peccatrix mulier scripsit et pinxit hunc librum": Sisters as Scribes and Illustrators
    Anne Winston-Allen (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)

Closing Remarks – 5:30pm