Former members

Clementina Marsico

Clementina Marsico holds a PhD in Civiltà dell’Umanesimo e del Rinascimento (University of Florence and Paris-Sorbonne). She is the author of the critical editions of Lorenzo Valla’s Emendationes ex Alexandro and Sermo the mysterio eucharistie, and of several works devoted to his Elegantie lingue Latine. Her research interests include Italian Humanism, the reuse of the Classics during the Renaissance, the history of education, as well as humanist preaching. She was member of the LBI’s Education Line until August 2019.

Maria Maciejewska

Maria completed Inter-domain Individual Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences and received her master’s degree in Classical Philology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. As part of the academic requirements she completed an archival studies and editing course. In 2015 Maria participated in the Erasmus programme: she went to Rome and researched at Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu.  

Farkas Gábor Kiss

Farkas Gábor Kiss has studied Classics and Hungarian Literature at the University of Budapest (ELTE) and Medieval Studies at the Central European University (MA, MPhil). He has received his PhD with a dissertation on the strategies of imitation in the Obsidio Szigethiana, an epic poem of the Hungarian Baroque poet, Nicholas Zrínyi.

Stefan Tilg


Stefan Tilg has worked extensively on Jesuit drama and has edited a number of related texts. He also has a strong interest in regional Neo-Latin production and how it relates to the larger history of Neo-Latin literature. In classical studies his focus over the past years has been on the ancient novel, especially Chariton and Apuleius. Recently he has combined this focus with Neo-Latin and has worked on early modern Latin fiction. Since 2014 he is professor for Latin philology at the University of Freiburg i.Br.

Nienke Tjoelker

Nienke Tjoelker holds a Bachelor and Master's degree from the Radboud University in Nijmegen and an Advanced Master's degree from the University of Leuven. She completed her PhD on John Lynch's Alithinologia in 2010 at the University College Cork, Ireland. Among her publications on neo-Latin literature is an edition of Andreas Friz's Letter on tragedies (2014).

Simon Wirthensohn

Simon Wirthensohn has studied Classics, Italian and German Literature at the University of Innsbruck. He was a fellow of the LBI from 2013 to 2016, in this time he wrote his dissertation on the German Jesuit playwright Anton Claus.


Simon currently works as a project collaborator (Brixner Schultheater im 18. Jahrhundert) at the Classics Department of Innsbruck University