Saint Louis University

ScribesThe Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library will host its 39th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, in the Père Marquette Gallery of DuBourg Hall. This annual, two-day conference features papers on a broad variety of topics in medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies, such as paleography, codicology, illumination, book production, library history, manuscript cataloging and more.

This year's conference will include sessions on recipes used by medieval crafts people, depictions of the body in medical and scientific manuscripts, scribes and the history of scripts, manuscript fragments, and digital access to medieval manuscripts.

The annual Lowrie J. Daly, S.J., Memorial Lecture on Manuscript Studies, which is the keynote address for the conference, will be delivered by the distinguished paleographer and manuscripts scholar David Ganz, who will speak on "The Importance of Half Uncial Script." This lecture will be given at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and is free and open to the public.

The conference is open to the public through registration. The Lowrie Daly lecture is open to the public and does not require registration. Both events will be held in the Père Marquette Gallery of DuBourg Hall. For further information, see the conference web page or contact the Vatican Film Library at 314-977-3090 or