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.

University of Innsbruck lays the foundation stone for the successor institute of our LBI

On 1st July 2020, the University of Innsbruck, one of the four official partners of the LBI for Neo-Latin Studies, established a new institute, into which the LBI will now be successively transferred before it becomes its full successor in 2025. The new university institute is called “Department of Classical Philology and Neo-Latin Studies” and will concentrate all Latin (and Greek) activities in Innsbruck.

Automated Transcription of Neo-Latin Texts with Transkribus

Some good news for all “Digital Humanists”: The latest Transkribus model from our partners at the NOSCEMUS project is now out and available for all registered users of Transkribus, where it can be found under the name “Noscemus GM 2.2.” The model, trained and released by Stefan Zathammer, is based on training data from the project’s Digital Sourcebook and comprises at present (May 2020) around 1,600 fully corrected pages.

Online-Presentation at Olomuc University

On Friday, April 17th 2020, Marco Petolicchio gave an online presentation about the informatic infrastructure of the LBI ongoing project Basinio’s Hesperis Digital Edition.

The lecture was reached by the Italian section of the University Palacky, Olomouc (Czech Republic), and the team of Basinio project was present. This gave the opportunity to discuss either about broader topics in Digital Humanities trends, as to investigate narrowly the decisions taken in the Basinio project in terms of digital architecture, user experience, and the current state of development.