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39th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies

39TH SAINT LOUIS CONFERENCE ON MANUSCRIPT STUDIES
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
12–13  OCTOBER 2012

PROGRAM

FRIDAY, 12 October 2012
Père Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall, 2nd flr.

Registration and Breakfast – 8:00am

Opening Remarks – 8:50am

Session I – 9:00am

Theophilus Revisited
Organizer: Susan L’Engle (Saint Louis University)

  • Rethinking Artistic Skill: Craft and Virtue in “On Diverse Arts”
    Heidi Gearhart (Busch-Reisinger museum, Harvard Art Museums)

  • Early Medieval Written Craft Recipes as Sources for Historical Research
    Thea Burns (Independent Scholar)

  • “It’s Not Easy Being Green”: A Technical and Cultural Study of Green Pigments Used in Illuminated Manuscripts at the Fitzwilliam Museum
    Kristine Rose (The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge)

Morning Break – 10:30am

Session II – 11:00am

The Art and Science of the Body
Organizer: Ruth Evans (Saint Louis University)

  • Keeping Time: Diagrammatic Bodies in Medieval English Medicine
    Julie Orlemanski (Boston College)

  • Image and Text in Early Fourteenth-Century Wound Men
    Ashley Nolan (Saint Louis University)

  • Ineffable Flesh: Artistic Imagination and Ethereal Beings in Late Medieval Manuscripts
    Sherry C.M. Lindquist (Western Illinois University)

Luncheon – 12:30pm
Ad libitum
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Session III – 2:00pm

Paleography
Organizer: David Gura (University of Notre Dame)

  • The Intrusion of Documentary Scripts into Book Hands of School Texts: A Case Study
    David Gura (University of Notre Dame)

  • From Caroline to Gothic: Tracing the Birth of a New Script
    Erik Kwakkel (Leiden University)

  • Helyas de Bosco, Scribe of the “Lumen confessorum” of Andreas de Escobar (Columbus, OH, William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, MS Lat. 5)
    Frank Coulson (The Ohio State University)

Afternoon Break – 3:30pm

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

  • David Ganz (Independent Scholar)
    The Importance of Half Uncial Script


    Sponsored in association with the Saint Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

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


SATURDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2012
Père Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall, 2nd flr.

Breakfast – 8:30am

Session IV – 9:00am

New Discoveries in Armenian Manuscripts
Organizers: Tamar m. Boyadjian (University of California, Los Angeles)
Sylvie Merian (The Morgan Library & Museum)

  • Armenian Prayer Scrolls: “Hmayil” from the Minasian Collection of the University of California, Los Angeles Library
    Kristen St. John (University of California, Los Angeles)

  • A Recently Discovered Armenian Manuscript among the Caro Minasian “Ephemera” Material at University of California, Los Angeles
    Tamar M. Boyadjian (University of California, Los Angeles)

  • The Society of Foliophiles, Otto Ege, and the Dispersal of Armenian Manuscript Leaves
    Sylvie Merian (The Morgan Library & Museum)

Morning Break – 10:30am

Session V – 11:00am

Writing the Scribe
Organizer: Susan L’Engle (Saint Louis University)

  • Towards a Portrait of a Late-Medieval Mastermind: Jean Miélot
    Elizabeth Moodey (Vanderbilt University)

  • The Role of the Scribe in the Letters of Paul
    David Trobisch (American Bible Society)

  • The Struggles of Scribes: Messages from Late-Medieval Italy
    Rebecca W. Corrie (Bates College)

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

Session VI – 1:45pm

Work in Progress
Organizer: Susan L’Engle (Saint Louis University)

  • Manuscript Access in a Digital Age
    William Noel (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Digital Scriptorium Today and Tomorrow
    Consuelo Dutschke (Columbia University)

Afternoon Break – 3:00pm

Session VII – 3:30pm

Fragments and the Fragmenting of Manuscripts
Organizer: Susan L’Engle (Saint Louis University)

  • “Hacked all to Pieces”: The Mutilation of Venetian “Mariegole” in the Modern Era
    Lyle Humphrey (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

  • “Unica nel suo genere”: Abbé Celotti’s Cabinet of Sistine Chapel Miniatures
    Anne-Marie Eze (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum)

  • “Find Me a Book to Break into Pieces”: The Calculus of Greed, Manuscript Destruction, and the Reconstruction of the Hornby-Cockerell Bible (OSU MS Lat. 14)
    Eric J. Johnson (The Ohio State University)

  • Crowdsourcing the Medieval Text: New Avenues for Examining Leaves and Fragments
    Micah Erwin (University of Texas, Austin)

Closing Remarks – 5:30pm