On Wednesday, 15th March, Prof. Karl August Neuhausen (Bonn), co-editor of Neulateinisches Jahrbuch and the series Noctes Neolatinae. Neo-Latin Texts and Studies visited the LBI. Its members gave him an idea about their current projects and used the opportunity to thank him for the fruitful cooperation over the last years, out of which came several articles written by LBI members in Neulateinisches Jahrbuch as well as two volumes in the series Noctes Neolatinae, edited by Johanna Luggin and Valerio Sanzotta (vol. 27 and 28).
The LBI, together with the Institute of Ancient History of Innsbruck University, co-organises an international and interdisciplinary conference on literary battle descriptions in May 2017, to be held in the “Claudiana” in Innsbruck.
From 25-27 January 2017, the LBI has undergone an international evaluation. Ingrid De Smet (Warwick), Claudia Schindler (Hamburg), and Marc Laureys (Bonn) were impressed with the scientific output of the LBI during the last three years. Christine Petry (DFG), the official evaluation rapporteur, also appreciated the way the event was conducted. In the end, the LBI was happy to hear that the evaluators recommended the continuation of our research programme and the institute in general for another septennium.
On the 8th of February 2017, William Barton's new book, Mountain Aesthetics in Early Modern Latin Literature, was presented at the TirolBerg area in the heart of St Moritz, in the context of the Alpine Skiing World Cup 2017. After introductory words by Karlheinz Töchterle, professor of Latin at the University of Innsbruck, and by Florian Schaffenrath, director of the LBI, William presented his book in front of many participants – among them Dora Filli, director of the library of St Moritz – and gave a couple of interviews to the journalists who came specifically for this event.
The 38th edition of the Metageitnia conference took place from 20-21 January 2017 at Bern. Among the 46 talks and papers given, several were dedicated to Neo-Latin topics. The LBI was represented by Martin Korenjak, who gave the opening lecture, and Johanna Luggin, who presented a paper about Neo-Latin in the Italian fascist era.
On Wednesday, February 15th 2017, Luigi Silvano gave the talk:
Witnessing the Catastrophe: Two Contemporary Accounts of the Fall of Constantinople (AD 1453)
The talk was followed by a discussion.
William Barton's new book, Mountain Aesthetics in Early Modern Latin Literature, was presented in collaboration with the Austrian Alpine Club at the Alpenverein-Museum & Archiv. After some words of welcome from Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Töchterle, Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen, Universität Innsbruck and Robert Renzler, Generalsekretär of the Austrian Alpine Club, William presented his book in the fitting surroundings of the Alpine Club's current exhibiton Hoch Hinaus! Wege und Hütten in den Alpen.
Conference hosted by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies in Innsbruck
Thursday, November 30th – Saturday, December 2nd 2017
Call for Papers
Organised by: Nicolas Detering (Freiburg i. Br.), Clementina Marsico (Innsbruck), Isabella Walser (Innsbruck)
On Thursday, January 19th 2017, Ronny Kaiser gave the talk:
Erste Beobachtungen zur Rezeption mittelalterlicher Geschichtstexte in Editionen deutscher Humanisten
The talk was followed by a discussion.
Jean-François Cottier, Professor for Latin Language and Literature at Université Paris Diderot – Paris VII, is visiting the Institute for two weeks to collaborate with William Barton on the translation of Justus Pascasius’ De Alea (1561). The text, the first treatise ever dedicated entirely to the subject of gambling, has emerged as a critical document for the understanding of gaming and the history of gambling addiction in the late Renaissance and early modern period.