Institute

Das Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Neulateinische Studien

Das Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Neulateinische Studien wurde 2011 gegründet und ist für sieben Jahre eingerichtet. Es wird von der Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft sowie vier offiziellen Partnern getragen: der Universität Innsbruck, der Universität Freiburg i.Br., der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek in Wien und dem Päpstlichen Komitee für Geschichtswissenschaft in Rom.

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies

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.