Wie macht man einen Heiligen? – Matthäus Raders Lebensbeschreibung des Hl. Petrus Canisius aus dem Jahr 1614

Die Dompfarre St. Jakob und das Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Neulateinische Studien laden zum Vortrag von assoz. Prof. Dr. Florian Schaffenrath ein.

am Donnerstag, 1. Juli 2021, 18.30 Uhr,
im Pfarrsaal der Propstei- und Dompfarre (Domplatz 6, 6020 Innsbruck)
Der Eintritt ist frei. 

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Thu, 01/07/2021 - 18:30
Pfarrsaal der Propstei- und Dompfarre (Domplatz 6, 6020 Innsbruck)

Professor Christopher Celenza at the LBI

On 6th June, Professor Christopher Celenza, James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University presented his paper “The Italian Renaissance and the Origins of the Modern Humanities: Lorenzo Valla, Philology, and Emotion” as a virtual guest lecture at the LBI for Neo-Latin Studies. The paper dealt with the scholarly life and methods of Lorenzo Valla. The work of this Italian humanist, Prof. Celenza argues, invites us to trace the place of the emotions in the history of philology and related academic fields. Prof.

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Sun, 06/06/2021 - 14:00

Bader Prize for the History of Science for Sarah Lang


LBI Fellow Sarah Lang received the Bader Prize for the History of Science from the Austrian Academy of Science and the Bader foundation for her work on the digital analysis of alchemical texts and more specifically, their characteristic stylistic device called Decknamen. The prize is meant to support early career scholars engaging in history of science involving advisors and cooperation partners covering both science and historical studies.  The whole LBI team congratulates Sarah!


Neo-Latin crossing the borders of language, nations and disciplines

The LBI is a proud member of the new scientific research network “Literatures without Borders. A Historical-Comparative Study of Premodern Literary Transnationality”, founded by RELICS (Ghent University). The network consists of 16 partners from across Europe and aims to develop a framework that allows for a better understanding of transnationality as reflected in Latin, Byzantine Greek, Arabic and Hebrew-Yiddish-Ladino literatures. We look forward to contributing to this synergy through the co-organistion of conferences, workshops and publication projects.

Publication of Isabella Walser-Bürgler’s Overview of European Integration in Neo-Latin Literature

The LBI is delighted to announce the publication of Isabella Walser-Bürgler’s short monograph, entitled Europe and Europeanness in Early Modern Latin Literature: Fuitne Europa tunc unita? It is the first issue of the newly instated series ‘Brill's Research Perspectives in Latinity and Classical Reception in the Early Modern Period’, which is edited by Gesine Manuwald, the current president of the Society for Neo-Latin Studies (SNLS).

The School of Medieval and Neo-Latin Studies: A modular, interdisciplinary, international and digital approach to teaching post-antique Latin

The Latin literature of the Middle Ages and the Early-Modern Period constitutes an important, yet neglected field: important because texts written in Latin significantly shaped all areas of European culture(s) well into the 18th century and thus prove to be relevant for many disciplinary areas ranging from reception studies, philosophy, theology, vernacular philology (e.g.

Award of Excellence for Stefan Zathammer

On 21 October 2020, our team member Dr. Stefan Zathammer was presented with the Award of Excellence by the University of Innsbruck for his outstanding PhD studies. The LBI is pleased and congratulates Stefan Zathammer warmly! In his dissertation entitled “Joseph Resch: Sanctus Ingenuinus (1749): Introduction, Edition, Translation and Commentary”, Zathammer dealt with a Neo-Latin drama from the 18th century.

Virtual Guest Talk Johanna Luggin at STVDIO seminar Warwick

On October, 20th, Johanna Luggin gave a virtual guest talk at the STVDIO seminar of the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at Warwick. She presented the peculiar reception of doctrines by philosopher René Descartes in two Neo-Latin didactic poems from the 18th century – the Mundus Cartesii (“The World of Descartes”) written by Pierre le Coëdic SJ and the Cerebrum (“The Brain”) written by Claude Griffet SJ.