The annual Texts and Contexts conference, sponsored by the Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies at The Ohio State University, was held Friday and Saturday, November 15-16, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. Three panels convened on Friday, with the evening devoted to the Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture and a reception. The two remaining panels were scheduled on Saturday.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Session I: Texts and Their Progeny
Moderator: Anna A. Grotans (Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University)
Caroline Stark (Department of Classics, Howard University): Lorenzo Bonincontri as Commentator
Amanda J. Gerber (Department of Languages and Literature, Eastern New Mexico University): Grammatical and Rhetorical Paraphrases in Rome, Biblioteca Casanatense 1369 and Oxford, Merton College 299
Michael Meckler (Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies, The Ohio State University): ‘Designer Dogs’ in an Illustrated Manuscript of Ps.-Oppian’s Cynegetica
Session II: Script and Manuscripts
Moderator: Quinn Radziszewski (Department of Classics, The Ohio State University)
Ainoa Castro Correa (Postdoctoral Fellow, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies): The Galician Visigothic Script, A New Regional Variant?
Heather C. Key (University College Cork): The Eponymous Goddesses of Lebor Gabála Érenn
Erika Nuti (Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy): Lost and Found: The Turin National Library and the Achievements of the Greek Books Project
Session III: Medieval Latin Texts
Moderator: Michael Jean (Department of Classics, The Ohio State University)
Scott G. Bruce (Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder): Relatio sancti Maioli de duobus ducibus: Prayer for the Dead and its Rewards in an Unstudied Cluniac Story Cycle from the Twelfth Century
Tomás O’Sullivan & Alexander Giltner (Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University):The Reference Bible’s Praefatio euangelii: Editing the Principal Textual Witness to an Amorphous Tradition
Tina Chronopoulos (Classical and Near Eastern Studies, State University of New York Binghamton): A Latin-German version of the Passion of St. Katherine of Alexandria
Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture
Introduction: Richard Fletcher (Department of Classics, The Ohio State University)
Julia Haig Gaisser (Eugenia Chase Guild Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, Bryn Mawr College): Excuses, Excuses: Racy Poetry from Catullus to Joannes Secundus
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Session IV: Medieval Vernacular Texts
Moderator: John Richards (Department of Classics, The Ohio State University)
Jos A.A.M. Biemans (Department of Book History and Manuscript Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam): The Manuscript Tradition of Jacob van Maerlant’s Spiegel historiael
Jacob Thaisen (Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, University of Stavanger, Norway): A Survey of Middle English Allographs
Delphine Mercuzot (Département des Manuscrits, Bibliothèque National de France): Caxton’s Recueil and ulterior manuscripts
Session V: Varia
Moderator: William Little (Department of Classics, The Ohio State University)
Giorgi Kavtaradze (Department of History, St. Andrew the First Called Georgian University): Prester John: Identity in Greek and Georgian Medieval Manuscripts
Thomas Bredehoft (Independent Scholar): Elliott Van Kirk Dobbie’s Copy of The Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records
With the conclusion of the official conference program, Jos A.A.M. Biemans (Amsterdam), accompanied by Erika Nuti (Torino), and Giorgi Kavtaradze (Tblisi) received a guided tour of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library (RBMS) and the Hilandar Research Library (HRL) from Dr. Eric J. Johnson, RBMS Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts, and from the HRL’s Associate Curator.
Source: Program from the Texts and Contexts conference, and the conference website.