SNLS Postgraduate Event, London, 2015
On the 29th May 2015 the Society for Neo-Latin Studies (SNLS) held an event for postgraduates on the digital resources available to scholars working in the field of Neo-Latin Studies. Attendees were introduced to the benefits, disadvantages and methodological considerations to be taken into account when working with well-known resources such as Early English Books Online (EEBO) and the Münchener Digitalisierungszentrum (MDZ), as well as to new digitalisation projects and the opportunities for innovative research they provide.
In this context, Simon Wirthensohn introduced the LBI’s project to digitalise the Austrian Nation Library’s (ÖNB) collection of Catholic school drama periochae. He presented the intended scope of the project as well as the considerations behind its presentation as part of the LBI’s online database. William Barton, in his role as Postdoctoral Representative on the SNLS‘ executive committee, also attended the meeting where a short report on the Society’s presence at the Classical Association (CA) meeting in Bristol, 2015 was heard alongside the Society’s intention to maintain its involvement at the CA with a panel in 2016 to be sponsored by the LBI.