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Meeting with the Scientific Advisory Board

On 29th February 2016, the LBI presented its current and future projects to Claudia Lingner, head of the LBG, and the members of its scientific advisory board, Henk Nellen, Dirk Sacré, Robert Seidel and Hermann Wiegand, in various sessions. The collective as well as the individual presentations of each programme line bore rich discussion and invaluable feedback.

Event Details
Date: 
Mon, 29/02/2016 - 09:00
Location: 
Atrium, Langer Weg 11, 6020 Innsbruck

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.

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