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.
On June 20th 2012, P. Dr. Bruno Klammer visited the LBI and gave the talk "Erschließung historischer Bibliotheken. EHB-Katalog und Katalogisierung in mentalitätsgeschichtlicher Perspektive". In his talk, Pater Bruno stressed the enormous importance of the 'history of mentalities' for understanding both European history and scientific traditions.
On June 12th 2012, Karsten Wilkens (Wiss. Bib. i. R., Konstanz) visited the LBI and gave a talk on "Bacchi Piratae: Lateinisches Gedicht mit griechischer Beischrift und in Töne gesetzt - Einblicke in die Werkstatt eines unbekannten Humanisten". The poem in question was written by Johannes Gaza in 1531.
The LBI is pleased to announce that its team member, Sandro La Barbera, was offered a position as assistant professor of Latin literature at Georgetown University, Washington DC.
The LBI congratulates Sandro and wishes him good luck for his further academic career.
Valerio Sanzotta will take Sandro La Barbera's position as Junior Researcher in the theater project line.
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'.
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.
On April 28th 2012, the "Tiroler Nacht der Forschung, Bildung und Innovation" (Tyrolean Night for Research, Education and Innovation) was held in Innsbruck.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies contributed the world's first Neo-Latin Poetry Slam to this interdisciplinary event.
Eight participants, among them professional "slammers" and students from the Latin Department of Innsbruck University, performed their poems based on various Neo-Latin texts.
In March 2011, the Thalia Wagner'sche Bookshop in Innsbruck, our main partner for book acquisitions, presented our Institute and various aspects of Neo-Latin studies in a specially designed shop window (cf. the attached pictures).
In an interview given to the OST Bridges Magazin (the Online Magazine on Transatlantic Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy, published quarterly by the Office of Science & Technology (OST) at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC), the Austrian Federal Minister for Science and Research, Karlheinz Töchterle points out "Neo-Latin studies as an example of a prominent field of research in the Humanities” in Austria (vol. 33, May 2012).