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The Afterlife of Apuleius

Conference at the Warburg Institute, 3 - 4 March 2016

Organised by the Warburg Institute and the Institute of Classical Studies the two-day conference will investigate the legacy of Apuleius’ literary and rhetorical works, focusing on the Ancient and Early Modern period. Lectures will be delivered by internationally renowned specialists in the fields of Classics, Renaissance studies and Comparative Literature, and a specific workshop will be devoted to discussions about Apuleianism in Renaissance rhetoric.

Christian Peters: '"illustre hoc speculum". Jesuitische Emblembücher als Fürstenspiegel und Medium politischer Didaktik'

On Wednesday, January 20th 2016, Christian Peters gave the talk:

illustre hoc speculum. Jesuitische Emblembücher als Fürstenspiegel und Medium politischer Didaktik

The talk was followed by a discussion.

Event Details
Date: 
Wed, 20/01/2016 - 18:00
Location: 
SR 5, Atrium, Langer Weg 11, 6020 Innsbruck

Metageitnia XXXVII at Besançon

The 37th edition of the Metageitnia conference took place from 15-16 January 2016 at Besançon. More that 120 participants could listen to an impressive amount of talks, among them several papers dedicated to Neo-Latin topics. The LBI was represented by a couple of speakers: Martin Korenjak (Nichts als loci amoeni? Neulateinische Landschaftsbeschreibungen), Caroline Weber (Satire im Klassenzimmer: Jakob Baldes Regnum poetarum), and Simon Wirthensohn (Heute Schillers Räuber, morgen Anton Claus. Das Jesuitendrama in der Zeit des Sturm und Drang).

Event Details
Date: 
Fri, 15/01/2016 - 13:00
Location: 
Besançon

“Dr.-Otto-Seibert-Preis” awarded to Johanna Luggin

In December 2015, Johanna Luggin, researcher in the LBI’s project line “Neo-Latin and the History of Mentalities” was awarded the “Dr.-Otto-Seibert-Preis zur Förderung wissenschaftlicher Publikationen” by the University of Innsbruck for her PhD-thesis, the first modern edition of Thomas Hobbes’ poem De mirabilibus Pecci. The award is granted for publications, which not only show a high academic quality but also practical relevance.

Book presentation: 'I Manoscritti Classici Latini della Biblioteca Casanatense di Roma' by Valerio Sanzotta

The book - together with similar works, such as the catalogue of the manuscripts of Latin classical authors of the National Library of Rome and the catalogue of Greek manuscripts of the National Library of Naples - was officially presented on Monday, 14th of December 2015, at the Conference Room of the National Library in Rome.

Event Details
Date: 
Mon, 21/12/2015 - 17:36
Location: 
Rome; National Library

Reading by Vea Kaiser

The LBI has invited the Austrian best-selling author Vea Kaiser ("Blasmusikpop", "Makarionissi") for a reading at the Atrium on Wednesday, 2nd November 2015. There was an open forum after her presentation with a.D. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Töchterle and journalist Mag. Joachim Leitner.

For details please see the attached invitation.

Event Details
Date: 
Wed, 02/12/2015 - 19:00
Location: 
Atrium - Zentrum für Alte Kulturen

Justin Stagl: 'Humanistische Städte-, Staaten-, Länder- und Völkerbeschreibungen'

On Tuesday, November 24th 2015, Prof. Justin Stagl gave the talk:

Humanistische Städte-, Staaten-, Länder- und Völkerbeschreibungen

The talk was followed by a discussion. Please find attached the invitation.

Event Details
Date: 
Tue, 24/11/2015 - 18:00
Location: 
Atrium, SR 5; Langer Weg 11, 6020 Innsbruck

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