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.

Neo-Latin Poetry Slam

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.

About the enormous importance of Neo-Latin literature

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).

'Burckhardt's Renaissance, 150 Years Later'

The LBI is pleased to announce the launch of 'Burckhardt's Renaissance, 150 Years Later', a collection of essays edited by LBI Junior Researcher Oren Margolis, now available online. These papers originated in a conference held in Oxford to mark the 150th anniversary of The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy by Jacob Burckhardt, and together they provide a fresh and often challenging look at a classic work:

Visit to Washington, D.C.

A delegation from the LBI for Neo-Latin Studies visited Washington, D.C. from 21st to 26th of March 2012 in order to participate at the RSA-Conference (Renaissance Society of America).

Besides the official conference programme, they were able to visit the “Austrian Cultural Forum Washington” where they were warmly welcomed by its director, Andrea Schrammel.