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LOWRIE J. DALY, S.J., MEMORIAL LECTURE ON MANUSCRIPT STUDIES


The Lowrie J. Daly, S.J., Memorial Lecture on Manuscript Studies is held annually in October and serves as the guest lecture for the Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies. Each year a distinguished scholar in the field of medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies is invited to speak on an aspect of his or her research. The lecture was established in 2001 in memory of the founder of the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library, Lowrie J. Daly, S.J. (1914–2000), who initiated and oversaw the project of microfilming the medieval and Renaissance manuscripts of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana that now form the core of the Vatican Film Library's research collections. This annual lecture is free and open to the public.

2017

  • Dr. Marianna Shreve Simpson (Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania)
    Persian Manuscripts and the Meaning of Masterpiece

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Past Lectures

2016

  • Madeline H. Caviness (Mary Richardson Professor Emeritus, Tufts University)
    Medieval German Law and the Jews: The Sachsenspiegel Picture-Books

2015

  • Stella Panayotova (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge)
    Manuscript Illumination: Art and Science

    Abstract

2014

  • Mary A. Rouse (University of California, Los Angeles)
    Why Paris? Deep Roots of a Medieval University

2013

I: 11 October, 4:00pm, Père Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall

  • Thomas Kren (J. Paul Getty Museum)
    Extra-Devotional Imagery in the Grandes heures of Anne of Brittany and the Hours of Louis XII

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II: 12 October, 4:00pm, Père Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall

  • Derek Pearsall(Emeritus, University of York and Harvard University)
    Medieval Anthologies, Compilations, Miscellanies: The Rage for Order

    Abstract

2012

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



2011

  • Michelle P. Brown (School of Advanced Study, University of London)
    Peopling Paternoster Row: Recovering the Artist of the Holkham Bible Picture-Book



2010

  • Lawrence Nees (University of Delaware)
    Reading and Seeing: The Beginnings of Book Illumination and the Modern Discourse on Ethnicity



2009

  • Patricia Stirnemann (Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes)
    The Albani Psalter: One Man's Spiritual Journey



2008

  • Virginia Brown (Center for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, and Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies)
    How to Establish a Scriptorium: The Case of San Vincenzo al Volturno

2007

  • Nigel Morgan (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge)
    Winchester, Canterbury, and Sigena: The Problem of the Last Copy of the Utrecht Psalter

2006

  • Lilian Armstrong (Wellesley College)
    Triumphal Processions in Italian Renaissance Book Illumination
    Published: Manuscripta 52 (2008): 1–63

2005

  • Albert Derolez (Comité Internationale de Paléographie)
    The Codicology of Italian Renaissance Manuscripts: Twenty Years After
    Published:   Manuscripta 50 (2006): 223–40

2004

  • Paul Needham (Scheide Librarian, Princeton University)
    Printing Comes to Europe: 1450–1475

2003

  • Lucy Freeman Sandler (New York University)
    The Role of Illustrations in Medieval Encyclopedias
  • Jonathan J.G. Alexander (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)
    Portraiture in Italian Renaissance Manuscripts

2002

  • Consuelo W. Dutschke (Columbia University)
    Goals and Some Realities in Late (and Later) Choir Books

2001

  • Richard H. Rouse (University of California, Los Angeles)
    Commercial Manuscript Producers in Paris and their Clients