Texts and Contexts Conference

October 30-31, 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.

Tentative Schedule for Texts and Contexts 2015

FRIDAY, October 30, 2015 - Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room, 2154 The Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street

9:00 am – 9:15 am – Coffee, pastries, bagels, etc.

9:15 am – 9:30 am – Welcome and introduction

9:30 am – 11:00 am – Session I:  Medieval Latin Texts

Moderator:  Michael Meckler (Permanent Fellow, Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies, The Ohio State University)

Anna A. GrotansThe Morphology of Eleventh-Century Artes Texts (Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University)

Tina Chronopoulos: Ganymede and Helen on stage?  (Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Binghamton University, State University of New York)

Bart Huelsenbeck: Marginalia in the Quintilianic Minor Declamations: history, authority, function  (Modern Languages and Classics, Ball State University)

11:00 am – 11:30 am  BREAK

11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Session II:  Editing Texts

Moderator:  Alexander Andrée (Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto)

Andrew Dunning: Walter de Melida as Alexander Neckam’s literary executor   (Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto)

Annika Ekman: Herbert of Bosham’s Edition of Peter Lombard’s Commentary on the Psalms (Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto)

Alexander Andrée:  Textbooks of Theology from the Schools of Paris in the Twelfth Century  (Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto)

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm  LUNCH

2:30 pm – 3:40 pm  Session III:  Priapus and the Naiads - In honor of Paul E. Watkins

Moderator:  Quinn Griffin (Department of Classics, The Ohio State University)

Gregory HaysPriapus and Dione  (Department of Classics, University of Virginia)

Robin Wahlsten BöckermanOvid, the Commentators and the Mystery of the Naiads  (Department of Romance Studies and Classics/Research School for Studies in Cultural History, Stockholm University)

3:40 pm – 4:00 pm BREAK

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture – Erika Kihlman

Introduction: Frank Coulson (Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies, The Ohio State University)

Erika KihlmanSacred poetry - secular practice. Editing and understanding medieval sequence commentaries  (Associate professor of Latin, Department of Romance Studies and Classics, Stockholm University and co-director of Ars edendi).

5:00 pm – Reception


SATURDAY, October 31, 2015 - Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room, 2154 The Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street

9:30 am – 10:00 am –  Coffee, pastries, bagels, etc.

10:00 am - 11:30 am  Session IV:  Manuscript Fragments

Moderator : Eric Johnson: (Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, The Ohio State University)

Anne Malcolm: Velum Scissum Est: Unveiling the Contents and Contexts of a Liturgical Fragment  (Department of English, The Ohio State University)

Bethany Christiansen: Diagnosing OSU MS. MR.Frag.117, a leaf from Jordano Ruffo’s Medicina equorum (Department of English, The Ohio State University) 

Max Stevenson: Canons, Counters, and Collectaria: Reconstructing the Manuscript Contexts of a Sixteenth Century Fragment  (Department of English, Program in Medieval Studies, University of California at Berkeley)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Session V: Medieval Latin Texts

Moderator:  William Little  (Department of Classics, The Ohio State University)

Ilya Dines: Bestiaries in the Contexts of Medieval Florilegia Manuscripts  (Kluge Fellow, Library of Congress)

Roland D. Black: The Textual Transmission of Smaragdus of St. Mihiel’s Via regia  (Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University)

1:00 pm – 2:00  pm LUNCH

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm    Session VI: Liturgical Texts and Beyond

Moderator:  Michael Jean  (Department of Classics, The Ohio State University)

Shannon O. Ambrose: 12th-Century German Monastic Reform and the Visionary Narratives Contained in Chicago, Newberry Library, Case MS 6 (Department of Language and Literature, Saint Xavier University [Chicago, IL])

Anastasia A. PreobrazhenskayaGrande Opus Perficiet”: a Muscowy Letter-Book from the 2nd half of the 17th century  (National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow)


Future conferences:

October 21-22, 2016:

Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture: Gregory Hays, University of Virginia

October 20-21, 2017:

Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture: James Hankins, Harvard University