News

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. 

Martina Dal Cengio: ''Del Poeta Latin seguendo l’orme': Poetry in Renaissance Venice between Latin and the Vernacular'

On Tuesday, 10th December 2019, Martina Dal Cengio gave the talk:

Del Poeta Latin seguendo l’orme”: Poetry in Renaissance Venice between Latin and the Vernacular

The talk was followed by a discussion.

Event Details
Date: 
Tue, 10/12/2019 - 18:00
Location: 
Atrium SR 3, Langer Weg 11, 6020 Innsbruck

Writing Neo-Latin Literary History

In the winter term 2019/20, Sebastian Donat, dean of the humanities faculty of Innsbruck University, has been organising a lecture series (Ringvorlesung) under the title Positionen der Literaturwissenschaft. He had invited speakers from different philological disciplines, and on October 29, Florian Schaffenrath spoke about Regionale Geschichtsschreibung – aktuelle und künftige Fragestellungen am Beispiel des Lateinischen.

El latín en el discurso intelectual de la Edad Moderna: ciencia, religión, filosofía

The 14th–18th October 2019 saw a week-long intensive course on Neo-Latin’s place in early modern intellectual discourse take place in Madrid, Spain. The postgraduate course was designed and led by Pablo Toribio and José Manuel Cañas Reíllo of the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) and was held at the Council’s Centre for Human and Social Sciences (CCHS).

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