An upcoming conferenceadvertised on H-Judaic, taking place in Paris in November, sounds very cool. The unspecific title is 'Ongoing research on Hebrew manuscripts at EPHE: present and future'. I'll mention two lectures that sound interesting. One is by Justine Isserles (who is/was? working on Mahzor Vitry last I heard) about MS Parma de Rossi 403 (a fascinating French halakhic compendium - see Simcha Emanuel, Shivre Luhot, p. 300) and haroset. There will be another lecture by Judith Kogel about fragments from Alsace. One about fragments from South-West France and Switzerland. And Wissem Gueddich is speaking about Hebrew manuscript fragments from Morocco. I wish I could be there (and that my French were good enough for me to understand the lectures).