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38th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies


38TH SAINT LOUIS CONFERENCE ON MANUSCRIPT STUDIES
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
14–15  OCTOBER 2011

PROGRAM

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

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

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

SATURDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2011
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