The Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library will host its annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies from Oct. 14-15. The conference will be held in Père Marquette Gallery in DuBourg Hall and is open to all by registration. Saint Louis University students and Library Associates will have free admission.
The two-day conference features scholars from around the world giving papers on various aspects of medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies.
This year's subjects include illumination, book production, binding, patronage, the peregrinations of manuscripts over hundreds of years and the meaning and use of fashion in the Middle Ages.
We are especially pleased to have as our guest speaker Michelle Brown, Ph.D., from the University of London, a scholar of international reputation who has written extensively on the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Luttrell Psalter and other outstanding illuminated manuscripts.
Brown will deliver the Lowrie J. Daly, S.J., Memorial Lecture on Manuscript Studies with an illustrated talk titled "Peopling Paternoster Row: Recovering the Artist of the Holkham Bible Picture-Book."
The guest lecture will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, and is free and open to the public. For registration and program information on the conference, visit the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library website.
Complementing the conference will be an exhibit on the first level of Pius XII Memorial Library titled "The Art of Medieval Warfare," a display of medieval manuscript facsimiles - many donated by the Saint Louis University Library Associates - depicting various aspects of the art of war in the Middle Ages. This exhibit runs through the month of October.