Dietmar Till: “Persuasive and non-persuasive rhetorical concepts between antiquity and modernity”

On Tuesday, 23rd November, Dietmar Till, professor of rhetoric at the university of Tübingen, will give a virtual guest talk about “Persuasive and non-persuasive rhetorical concepts between antiquity and modernity”. The talk will be in German, will be streamed via zoom and is open to all interested listeners. Please find and abstract and the zoom link in the invitation.

Event Details
Tue, 23/11/2021 - 18:00
Zoom (online), link in the invitation

ERC NOSCEMUS and LBI Workshop “Pathos in Neo-Latin Scientific Writing”

From 12th until 13th November 2021, a hybrid workshop on the topic of “Pathos in Neo-Latin Scientific Writing”, co-organized with the LBI for Neo-Latin Studies, was held in Innsbruck. A close look at Neo-Latin scientific works—be they encyclopaedic treatises or dialogues, experiment reports or monographs—shows, in a stunning number of cases, high emotions, enthusiastic expressions of gratitude, praise, wonder and much more.

Simon Smets on Basino da Parma at Moscow State University

Simon was invited to talk about his work on Basinio da Parma at Moscow State University on 16 October. On the Russian capital’s university hill, he spoke to staff and students from the Art History department about the ways in which Basinio plays with the Greek and Latin epic traditions. He also looked how Basinio’s work was received in the twentieth century, especially by the authors Henry de Montherlant and Ezra Pound. The students, who attended in great number, were well versed in general Renaissance culture.

Festschrift for Dirk Sacré

On 29 October 2021, the Neolatinistendaag, i.e. the annual meeting of Dutch speaking Neo-Latinists, took place in Antwerp. At this event, Dirk Sacré was presented with a festschrift entitled "Dulces ante omnia Musae", edited by Fabio della Schiava, former LBI fellow, together with Jeanine De Landtsheer, who sadly passed away much too early, and Toon Van Houdt. The LBI, represented in Antwerp by Florian Schaffenrath, also congratulates Dirk Sacré, to whom we are very grateful for his work on the Academic Advisory Board!

Workshop internacional de la red de investigación Opera medica

On 21st–22nd October 2021, the research network Opera Medica celebrated an international workshop at the Universidad de Valladolid, bringing together its various constituent teams and research projects alongside a series of invited contributors. The workshop, organised by Ma. Teresa Santamaría Hernandez (UCLM) and Ana Isabel Martín Ferreira (UVa), was entitled Recuperación del patrimonio textual de la ciencia europea, avances, carencias y perspectivas de futuro.

Wie macht man einen Heiligen? – Matthäus Raders Lebensbeschreibung des Hl. Petrus Canisius aus dem Jahr 1614

Die Dompfarre St. Jakob und das Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Neulateinische Studien laden zum Vortrag von assoz. Prof. Dr. Florian Schaffenrath ein.

am Donnerstag, 1. Juli 2021, 18.30 Uhr,
im Pfarrsaal der Propstei- und Dompfarre (Domplatz 6, 6020 Innsbruck)
Der Eintritt ist frei. 

Event Details
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 18:30
Pfarrsaal der Propstei- und Dompfarre (Domplatz 6, 6020 Innsbruck)

Professor Christopher Celenza at the LBI

On 6th June, Professor Christopher Celenza, James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University presented his paper “The Italian Renaissance and the Origins of the Modern Humanities: Lorenzo Valla, Philology, and Emotion” as a virtual guest lecture at the LBI for Neo-Latin Studies. The paper dealt with the scholarly life and methods of Lorenzo Valla. The work of this Italian humanist, Prof. Celenza argues, invites us to trace the place of the emotions in the history of philology and related academic fields. Prof.

Event Details
Sun, 06/06/2021 - 14:00

Bader Prize for the History of Science for Sarah Lang


LBI Fellow Sarah Lang received the Bader Prize for the History of Science from the Austrian Academy of Science and the Bader foundation for her work on the digital analysis of alchemical texts and more specifically, their characteristic stylistic device called Decknamen. The prize is meant to support early career scholars engaging in history of science involving advisors and cooperation partners covering both science and historical studies.  The whole LBI team congratulates Sarah!


Neo-Latin crossing the borders of language, nations and disciplines

The LBI is a proud member of the new scientific research network “Literatures without Borders. A Historical-Comparative Study of Premodern Literary Transnationality”, founded by RELICS (Ghent University). The network consists of 16 partners from across Europe and aims to develop a framework that allows for a better understanding of transnationality as reflected in Latin, Byzantine Greek, Arabic and Hebrew-Yiddish-Ladino literatures. We look forward to contributing to this synergy through the co-organistion of conferences, workshops and publication projects.