The OSU Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association (MRGSA) held its second annual conference, Translatio, in Columbus, October 4-5. The plenary lecture, “Untying the Knot Between ‘Medieval’ and ‘Renaissance’: The Uses and Dangers of Literary Periodization,” was presented by Dr. Jonathan Combs-Schilling (OSU Department of French and Italian).

Front cover of the program for the Tranlatio conference

Just before the Friday evening lecture, held in Thompson Library 165, conference attendees were able to peruse a selection of original manuscripts and early printed books from the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library hosted by the Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts, Eric J. Johnson. Dr. Johnson invited the Hilandar Research Library to contribute items to the display, so that Translatio was afforded the opportunity to view two late 18th-century Russian manuscripts, in addition to a couple of 17th- and 18th-century early printed Cyrillic books.

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