Texts and Contexts Conference, October 20-21, 2017

Barbie Tootle Room, The Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street

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. 

Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture 2017: James Hankins, Harvard University

Hotel accommodations:

We have arranged for a block of rooms 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. Just let them know you are with Texts and Contexts.

Rooms are also be available 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.  There is a shuttle service to transport you to and from campus. Let them know you are with Texts and Contexts.

Tentative Program:


Future conferences:

October 26-27, 2018:

Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture: