Despite its enormous extent and significance, Neo-Latin literature, i.e. the Latin literature written from the Renaissance to the present day, is little studied and poorly represented in academic institutions. The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies (LBI) intends to make up for this shortcoming by its exclusive dedication to Neo-Latin literature (with a focus on the 16th to the 18th centuries) and by a fresh approach: many studies have tended to look at Neo-Latin from the perspective of other disciplines such as classics, history, or the modern languages, which has cemented a misconception of the inferior nature and backward orientation of Neo-Latin literature. The LBI, by contrast, programmatically focuses on those aspects of Neo-Latin literature which can be understood as a dynamic element of early modern culture and which have made a significant contribution to the emergence of Europe as we know it today.
The LBI welcomes its third fellow, Robert Forgacs. Robert joined our team in mid May 2013 and will stay at the LBI for two months.
Ver placidum, frondeis nemori, syluisque reponens,
Quas glacialis hiems Borea grassante hiemali
Discussit, renovatque comas, formosaque prata.
Ergo iam rident silvae, iam frondibus arbos
Luxuriat fecunda novis: iam palmite gemmae
Turgent in vitidi segetes iam laetus opimas
Fundit ager, multo reddens cum foenore semen,
Et blando strepidant volucrum nemora avia cantu;
Indomiti pariter cessant Eurique Notique,
Trux Aquilo cessat, tantum per florea rura
Regna tenent molles Zephyri, atque tepentior aura
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The Institut für Klassische Philologie der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies organize the 15th Freiburg Neo-Latin Symposium: Humanism in Würzburg and Lower Franconia
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The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies awards fellowships of €1000 per month to researchers at BA, MA or Postdoc level. The fellowships are for 1-6 months. Interested researchers are expected to work on a specific project from the field of Neo-Latin literature and to take residence in Innsbruck during the period of the fellowship (assistance in finding accommodation can be provided). They will take part in the activities of the Institute and discuss their work with its members.