Texts and Contexts Conference

October 30-31, 2015

 

CALL FOR PAPERS:  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. In addition to the general papers, 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.

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. Please send abstracts to epig@osu.edu.  Deadline for abstracts: August 15, 2015.

Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture: Erika Kihlman, 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.

 

Hotel accommodations:

We have arranged for a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (for online reservations), 3045 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202, direct phone: 614-447-1212, toll free phone: 1-800-465-4329. The conference rate is $109/night.  Please reserve your room by September 30, 2015 to guarantee this rate. Let them know you are with "Texts and Contexts" when you make arrangements. There is a shuttle service to transport you to and from campus.

Rooms may also be available at The Blackwell Inn, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210, toll free phone: 866-247-4003. The hotel is on the Ohio State campus and is an easy walk or campus bus ride to the conference. A bit farther away from campus,

 

Future conferences:

October 21-22, 2016:

Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture:  B. Gregory Hays, University of Virginia

2017:

Virginia Brown Memoria Lecture: James Hankins, Harvard University

 

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