Workshop Latin–Greek Code-Switching in Early Modernity
The Latin–Greek Code-Switching in Early Modernity Workshop took place at the KU Leuven on 13th–14th October.
The event brought together 12 speakers and a further 35 participants both online and in-person to discuss the practice of alternating between Latin and Greek in texts from 1400–1800. Code-switching has received its fair share of attention among Classicists and is well-studied by scholars of Europe’s early modern vernacular literatures. This workshop now aimed to take a first step towards the first dedicated study of code-switching between the ancient languages in the early modern period. The two-day event saw lively discussion of pre-circulated papers following impulse presentations by speakers. It finished with a visit to the KU Leuven University library. The Latin–Greek Code-Switching in Early Modernity Workshop was supported by the Scientific Research Network (SRN) “Literatures without Borders. A Historical-Comparative Study of Premodern Literary Transnationality” (funded by the Research Foundation–Flanders FWO), the Flemish Government (OJO) through the KU Leuven Doctoral School Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies.