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.

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.