On September 7th and 8th 2012, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies organized the workshop "Neo-Latin and Vernacular Language and Culture".
The relationship of Neo-Latin language, literature and culture to that of the vernaculars is an issue relevant for scholars of Neo-Latin, as well as scholars of vernacular languages, and historical disciplines.
On September 19th 2012, Dr. Anne-Elisabeth Spica (University of Metz) visited the LBI and gave a talk about Franz Lang’s „Dissertatio de actione scenica", followed by a discussion with the LBI team.
Please find attached the invitation to the talk and some pictures.
On September 11th 2012, Neven Jovanovic from the Department of Classical Philology of the University of Zagreb gave a talk at the LBI. He presented the electronic text collection "Croatiae auctores Latini" and the research possibilities it offers.
The LBI welcomes its first fellow, Patrick Hadley. Patrick joins the LBI in September 2012 from the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto and will stay until March 2013.
From August 5th to 11th 2012, most team members of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies participated in the 15th Congress of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies (IANLS), held in Münster, Germany.
The following conference papers were given by the LBI team members:
Martin Korenjak: Die Alpen als Forschungsobjekt: Josias Simlers De Alpibus commentarius.
Anna Novokhatko (with Wolfgang Kofler): Baum und Berg in Bembos Aetna: Anmerkungen zum humanistischen Literatur- und Naturerlebnis.
On July 4th 2012, at the visit of the rector of Innsbruck University and his team at the "Zentrum für Alte Kulturen - Atrium", the LBI's Johanna Luggin presented her ongoing PhD thesis on Thomas Hobbes' De mirabilibus Pecci. Please find attached the poster and a few pictures of the presentation.
In June 2012 (29th-30th), the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies and its partner, the University of Freiburg, co-organized the Conference The Neo-Latin Novel in Its Time.
Please find attached the programme (also available for download), the call for papers and some pictures of the conference.
Der neulateinische Roman als Medium seiner Zeit
The Neo-Latin Novel in Its Time
On June 20th 2012, P. Dr. Bruno Klammer visited the LBI and gave the talk "Erschließung historischer Bibliotheken. EHB-Katalog und Katalogisierung in mentalitätsgeschichtlicher Perspektive". In his talk, Pater Bruno stressed the enormous importance of the 'history of mentalities' for understanding both European history and scientific traditions.
On June 12th 2012, Karsten Wilkens (Wiss. Bib. i. R., Konstanz) visited the LBI and gave a talk on "Bacchi Piratae: Lateinisches Gedicht mit griechischer Beischrift und in Töne gesetzt - Einblicke in die Werkstatt eines unbekannten Humanisten". The poem in question was written by Johannes Gaza in 1531.
The LBI is pleased to announce that its team member, Sandro La Barbera, was offered a position as assistant professor of Latin literature at Georgetown University, Washington DC.
The LBI congratulates Sandro and wishes him good luck for his further academic career.
Valerio Sanzotta will take Sandro La Barbera's position as Junior Researcher in the theater project line.