Anne-Elisabeth Spica: An iconography for Jesuit school theater in 1727: Franz Lang’s „Dissertatio de actione scenica"

On September 19th 2012, Dr. Anne-Elisabeth Spica (University of Metz) visited the LBI and gave a talk about Franz Lang’s „Dissertatio de actione scenica", followed by a discussion with the LBI team.

Please find attached the invitation to the talk and some pictures.

IANLS Conference in Münster

From August 5th to 11th 2012, most team members of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies participated in the 15th Congress of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies (IANLS), held in Münster, Germany.

The following conference papers were given by the LBI team members:


Martin Korenjak: Die Alpen als Forschungsobjekt: Josias Simlers De Alpibus commentarius.

Anna Novokhatko (with Wolfgang Kofler): Baum und Berg in Bembos Aetna: Anmerkungen zum humanistischen Literatur- und Naturerlebnis.

Poster Presentation

On July 4th 2012, at the visit of the rector of Innsbruck University and his team at the "Zentrum für Alte Kulturen - Atrium", the LBI's Johanna Luggin presented her ongoing PhD thesis on Thomas Hobbes' De mirabilibus Pecci. Please find attached the poster and a few pictures of the presentation.

Prof. Dr. Jon Mathieu: "Vielseitige Berge – Erfahrungen aus der Forschung zur Wahrnehmungsgeschichte"

On May 24th 2012, Prof. Dr. Jon Mathieu (University of Luzern, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) visited the LBI and gave a talk on "Vielseitige Berge – Erfahrungen aus der Forschung zur Wahrnehmungsgeschichte", a topic which is closely connected to the LBI key research area 'history of mentalities'.

Conference in Vancouver

From April 26th to 28th 2012, three delegates from the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, G. Almási, W. Barton, I. Walser, contributed to the conference SCIENTIAE: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early-Modern World, held in Vancouver, Canada.

This interdisciplinary conference, the first in a very promising series, brought together scholars researching all the many and varied facets of the Scientific Revolution into a single forum, an event still rather uncommon despite the broadening of approaches to investigating this early modern phenomenon in recent years.