The Italian Humanist Poggio Bracciolini is important both for his rediscovery of classical texts and his design of a new script, later the model for the first printed books, with which to transcribe the material of these texts. This conference will be concerned with all of Poggio Bracciolini’s activities. But also, by a nice coincidence, can stand as a celebration of Phyllis Goodhart Gordan, a BMC alumna of 1935, whose work on Poggio Bracciolini exemplified the tradition of rigorous scholarship that BMC has always instilled in its students.