Abbot of Stift Stams visits the LBI

Prof. German Erd, abbot of the Cistercian monastery of Stams in Tirol, visited the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies. The very reason for his visit was a talk given by Florian Schaffenrath at the 'Lange Nacht der Forschung' about a collection of Latin epigrams from Stams, written ca in the middle of the 17th century by a Cistercian monk.

Annual Meeting of the Classical Association 2016

From the 6–9th April 2016, the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association (UK) took place in Edinburgh. In collaboration with the Society for Neo-Latin Studies (SNLS), the LBI organised a panel entitled „Landscape in Latin: Regional Approaches to the Natural Environment in Neo-Latin“. This is the third time that the SNLS and the LBI have worked together on representing Neo-Latin Studies in Classics circles in the UK. The panel was well attended both by local Neo-Latinists and also classicists whose interest in Renaissance and Early Modern Latin literature had been piqued.

Ronny Kaiser: 'Zwischen nationaler Eingemeindung und 'fragilitas fortunae''

On Thursday, May 19th 2016, Ronny Kaiser (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) gave the talk:

Zwischen nationaler Eingemeindung und fragilitas fortunae. Der Markomannenkönig Marbod in der humanistischen Kommentarliteratur zur Germania des Tacitus

The talk was followed by a discussion.

Event Details
Wed, 11/05/2016 - 16:28
Atrium, SR 3

Contributions of the LBI to the 'Lange Nacht der Forschung 2016'

The so-called "Long Night of Research", an Austrian biennial event, took place on Friday, 22nd April. The Center for Ancient Cultures and, along with it, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neolatin Studies has taken part in it intensively.

We have used the chance to introduce our upcoming research field and its rising importance within the humanities and liberal arts to a broader audience by preparing four miscellaneous presentations:

The diocesan administrator of Innsbruck, Jakob Bürgler, visits the LBI

On Wednesday, April 20th 2016, the LBI had the honour to welcome the current diocesan administrator of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Innsbruck, Jakob Bürgler. After a guided tour of the University building (Zentrum für Alte Kulturen) by Florian Schaffenrath, the members of the LBI sat together with Jakob Bürgler to present the LBI’s research projects, their focus and outreach.

4th Annual Neo-Latin Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky

From April 14th-16th 2016, the University of Kentucky in Lexington hosted its 69th Annual Conference for Languages, Literatures and Cultures (KFLC), a part of which is also the Neo-Latin Symposium organised by Terence Tunberg, Jennifer Tunberg and Milena Minkova. After the former director of the LBI, Stefan Tilg, and the current director Florian Schaffenrath had participated at the Neo-Latin Symposium respectively in 2013 and 2015, this year the LBI was represented in Lexington by the key researchers Isabella Walser and Valerio Sanzotta.

Dr. Ivana Bičak: 'Against Vivisection and Colonisation: Lab Animals and Interstellar Travel in Anglo-Latin Poetry of Oxford Students'

On Wednesday, April 13th 2016, Dr. Ivana Bičak (Fellow at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute) gave talk:

Against Vivisection and Colonisation: Lab Animals and Interstellar Travel in Anglo-Latin Poetry of Oxford Students

The talk was followed by a discussion.

Event Details
Wed, 13/04/2016 - 18:00
Zentrum für Alte Kulturen "Atrium", Langer Weg 11, 6020 Innsbruck

2016 meeting of the RSA in Boston

This year, the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) took place in the beautiful city of Boston. A couple of LBI members travelled to Massachusetts, organized panels and delivered papers: Together with Sarah Olivia Miglietti (Johns Hopkins University) William Barton organized the panel 'Authorial Translation in Renaissance Europe' and spoke himself about 'Latin and Vernacular Translation in Early Modern Verona: Two Visits to Monte Baldo'.