A volume compiled as a tribute, especially to a scholar, consisting of articles or essays relating to the honoree's work or interests.
A collection of articles by the colleagues, former students, etc. of a noted scholar, published in his or her honor.
Origin of festschrift
Borrowing from German Festschrift, from Fest (“festival, celebration”) + Schrift (“writing, something written”), the latter from Middle High German schrift, from Old High German scrift, from the Middle High German infinitive schrîben (compare schreiben), from Latin scribere, from Proto-Indo-European *skreybʰ-