Call for Papers – Texts and Contexts, A Manuscript Conference

Texts and Contexts, A Manuscript Conference at the Ohio State University, October 30-31, 2015, sponsored by the Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies.

Texts and Contexts is an annual conference held on the campus of the Ohio State University devoted to Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, incunables and early printed texts in Latin and the vernacular languages. The conference solicits papers particularly in the general discipline of manuscript studies, including palaeography, codicology, reception and text history. In addition to the general papers (of roughly 20 minutes), the conference also hosts the Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture, established in memory of the late Virginia Brown, who taught paleography at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies for some 40 years.  We also welcome proposals for sessions of two to three papers which might treat a more focused topic.  Information about the conference and the program may be found at  Please send abstracts to  Deadline for abstracts: August 15, 2015.

This year’s Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture speaker is Erika Kihlman of the University of Stockholm. Erika Kihlman is co-director of the Ars Edendi group at the University of Stockholm which seeks to investigate new and innovative methods of editing medieval and renaissance texts. In conjunction with Prof. Kihlman’s lecture, we shall have a special session devoted to text editing.

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