"Train the Trainer"

On Wednesday 11th of January 2012, the members of the “Qualifizierungsprogramm Train the Trainer”, organized by the Lower Austrian university of education, visited the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo Latin Studies. Our guests are going to be responsible for the implementation of the new school leaving examination in Latin, in which Neo Latin texts will play an important role in the future.

Visit of Mag. Cortolezis-Schlager

On December 21st 2011, Mag. Katharina Cortolezis-Schlager, member of the Austrian National Council and of the science committee, visited our Institute.

A presentation of the LBI was followed by a discussion about the Institute's programme, Neo-Latin as discipline as well as recent scientific developments in the Ludwig Boltzmann Society.

Reception at Stift Wilten

On November 11th 2011, the LBI team was received at the Premonstratensian Stift Wilten by abbot Raimund Schreier. The abbot showed the team around the Stiftskirche and introduced it to the monastery's fascinating library with its historical stocks of mediaeval and early modern books. The trip was rounded off in good spirits by a visit to the monastery's orchard and the adjacent schnapps distillery.

Reception at the Austrian Federal Ministery for Science and Research

On September 5th 2011, the members of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies were received by Austrian Federal Minister OUniv.-Prof.Dr. Karlheinz Töchterle at the Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung in Vienna.

The minister presented each of the visitors with a book about the building in which the ministry is housed: the 17th-century Palais Starhemberg. Following a tour of the ministry, the visit finished with a pleasant lunch. A number of  LBI members were later sighted at Schönbrunn palace.

Bernhard Weinhardt workshop

On August 30th 2011, Andreas Sulzgruber who is currently preparing his PhD at Vienna university, visited the LBI and held a workshop on Bernhard Weinhardt's (1598-1654) "Origo Holzburgiaci Castelli", the last part of Weinhardt's extensive Latin autobiography.

After the presentation of the material, there was a vivid discussion and exchange of ideas with Mr Sulzgruber and researchers from all three LBI research lines.


Job opening

We seek to appoint a

Junior Researcher in the field of Neo-Latin literature (100%)


  • Participation in the programme line ‘Neo-Latin and religion’, esp. in the project on school drama of the 18th century. This includes editing and other publications.
  • Collecting and cataloguing Neo-Latin texts
  • Participation in other activities of the Institute.


General Meeting

On June 21st 2011, the LBI held a general meeting with its partner of Freiburg University (represented by Prof. Wolfgang Kofler) :

  • Presentation of the three programme lines by the key researchers.
  • Report on first results, ongoing research and future plans by the LBI team members.
  • Three programme line meetings with key and junior researchers.

Evening programme: