Bernhard Schirg

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Bernhard Schirg gained his PhD in Mediaeval and Neo-Latin Philology at the University of Göttingen after studies at Freiburg, Rome (La Sapienza) and Basel. Over the last years he has been a visiting scholar and fellow at various international institutions, including the Warburg Institute in London, the German Historical Institute in Rome, the Gotha Research Centre as well as the Universities of Naples (Federico II), Milan (La Cattolica) and Uppsala. His current research interests stretch from humanistic poetry and court culture of the Italian Renaissance over emblematics to antiquarianism and history of science under the Swedish Empire (ca. 1650–1720). During his time at the LBI he will finish editions and translations of Latin texts by the courtier Mario Equicola (1470–1525), teacher and secretary to Isabella d’Este, for publication in the I Tatti-series of Harvard University Press.


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