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Advanced ERC Grant for Martin Korenjak

The LBI is delighted to be able to congratulate Martin Korenjak on his successful bid for an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. The project that Martin is bringing to Innsbruck is entitled Noscemus (Nova Scientia. Early Modern Scientific Literature and Latin). The ERC project’s theme and approach will complement the LBI’s own newly developed Science research line beginning in 2018.

Visit of Karl August Neuhausen

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).

Book Launch in St Moritz

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.

Metageitnia XXXVIII at Bern

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.

Luigi Silvano: 'Witnessing the Catastrophe: Two Contemporary Accounts of the Fall of Constantinople (AD 1453)'

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.

Event Details
Date: 
Wed, 15/02/2017 - 18:00
Location: 
Atrium SR 5

Book launch: 'William Barton: Mountain Aesthetics in Early Modern Latin Literature'

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.

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Date: 
Wed, 18/01/2017 - 17:00
Location: 
Archiv für Baukunst/Adambräu, Lois-Welzenbacher-Platz 1

Call For Papers: Early Modern Discourses on Europe: Representations of Community and Common Identity (1450-1750)

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Ronny Kaiser: 'Erste Beobachtungen zur Rezeption mittelalterlicher Geschichtstexte in Editionen deutscher Humanisten'

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.

Event Details
Date: 
Thu, 19/01/2017 - 18:15
Location: 
Atrium SR 1

LBI Visiting Fellowship of Jean-François Cottier

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.

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