Special Collections

41st Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies

17-18  OCTOBER 2014


FRIDAY, 17 October 2014
Père Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall, 2nd flr.

Registration and Breakfast – 8:30am

Session I – 9:00am

Heraldry in Medieval Manuscript Illumination
Organizer: Richard A. Leson (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

  • Playing the Courtly Game: Heraldry in the Roman de la Poire
    Elizabeth Woodward (University of Chicago)

  • The Arms of Flanders in the Dampierre Family Manuscripts
    Elizabeth Moore Hunt (University of Wyoming)

  • Heraldic Geographies in the Tickhill Psalter and the Psalter of Isabella of France
    Anne Rudloff Stanton (University of Missouri, Columbia)

  • Arms Around the World: Heraldry and Marco Polo’s Travel Account
    Mark Cruse (Arizona State University)

Morning Break – 10:30am

Session II – 11:00am

Food Glorious Food: Manuscript Evidence
Organizer: Christine Sciacca (J. Paul Getty Museum)

  • Who eats? Restraint and Indulgence in Medieval Images of Eating
    Amy Neff (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Recipes on a Roll: The Quest for the Acephalous Text of MS B.36, a Middle English Cookery, by the Master-Cooks of Richard II
    Lucy Anderson Mookerjee (Independent Bibliographer, Private Collection, NYC)
  • Text, Image and the Late Medieval Banquet
    Christina Normore (Northwestern University)

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

Session III – 2:00pm

Coptic Bindings
Organizer: Sylvie L. Merian (The Morgan Library and Museum)

  • Coptic Bindings: An Overview of Materials, Techniques and Influence
    Francisco H. Trujillo (The Morgan Library & Museum)

  • Rehousing the Coptic Bindings in The Morgan Library & Museum
    Georgia Southworth (Independent Book Conservator)

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

Père Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall, 2nd flr.

Breakfast – 8:30am

Session IV – 9:00am

New Approaches to the Morgan Crusader Bible: Panel on M.638
Organizers: Cathleen A. Fleck (Saint Louis University) and Richard A. Leson (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

  • And Your Little Dog, Too: Michal’s Lap Dog and the Romance of the Old Testament
    Alexa Sand (Utah State University)

  • Figuring Authority in the Morgan Crusader Bible
    Gerry Guest (John Carroll University)

  • Scriptorium’s New Facsimile of the Morgan Crusader Bible
    Ramón Abajo (Scriptorium)

Morning Break – 10:30am

Session V – 11:00am

Captions and their Functions in Medieval Manuscripts
Organizer: Susan L’Engle (Saint Louis University)

  • Captions as Indicators for the Relation among Manuscripts of Ptolemy’s Geography
    Renate Burri (I Tatti/RCAC Joint Residential Fellow)

  • “Tabelliones scribunt de foris:” Captions and their Functions in the Italian Notarial Records (XIIth–XVth Centuries)
    Marta Luigina Mangini (University of Milan)

  • Hic Dominus: On the Relationship Between the Captions and Erasures of the Ashburnham Pentateuch
    Jennifer Awes Freeman (Vanderbilt University)

Luncheon – 12:30pm
Ad libitum

Session VI – 2:00pm

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

  • The Cataloguing of Medieval and Renaissance Latin Commentaries on Ovid’s Metamorphoses: Problems and Perspectives
    Frank Coulson (Ohio State University)
  • A Stranger in a Strange Land: The Illuminations of the Getty’s Roman de Gillion de Trazegnies
    Beth Morrison (J. Paul Getty Museum)

Afternoon Break – 3:30pm

Session VII – 4:00pm

Organizer: Susan L’Engle (Saint Louis University)

  • Ladies, Knights, and Weapons in The Assault on the Castle of Love
    Sabina Zonno (University of Padua)
  • It’s All Fun and Games … Play and Valor in the Liber Amicorum of Joannes Carolus Erlenwein
    Lynley Anne Herbert (The Walters Art Museum)
  • Crafting Courtly Play in a Bohemian Copy of the Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum in Madrid
    Eric Ramirez-Weaver (University of Virginia)

Close – 5:30pm