The Fifth Annual Neo-Latin Symposium, held heretofore under the auspices of the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC), took place on 6-8 April, 2017 in Cork, Ireland, hosted by the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies of the University College Cork in association with the Institute for Latin Studies of the University of Kentucky. Two members of the LBI, Lav Subaric and Valerio Sanzotta, attended the conference and contributed to the discussion. They also received many appreciations for the activities and the work of the LBI.
From the 29th March to the 1st April, the Renaissance Society of America held its Annual Meeting in Chicago. Alongside LBI researchers Valerio Sanzotta, William Barton and Gàbor Almàsi a number of the LBI’s current and former fellows also participated in the conference including Rocco Di Dio, Francesco Lucioli and David McOmish. LBI fellows and members contributed papers on topics as wide-spreading as the seventeenth century national Delitiae collections, Florentine philosopher Marsilio Ficino and sixteenth century Calvinist politics.
Stefan Tilg, former director of the LBI, now professor for Latin and Neo-Latin at the University of Freiburg, and LBI associate Johanna Luggin (http://neolatin.lbg.ac.at/team/johanna-luggin) talk about the importance of Latin in the Early Modern Period as well as current issues of Neo-Latin research!
Take a look at this most interesting and informative video!
LBI associate Clementina Marsico (together with Antonio Manfredi and Mariangela Regoliosi) co-edited a book on the Italian humanist Giovanni Tortelli ("Giovanni Tortelli primo bibliotecario della Vaticana. Miscellanea di studi", Città del Vaticano, Biblioteca Apostolica del Vaticano, 2016).
On Wednesday, April 5th 2017, Markus Debertol gave the talk:
Christenheit, Heiliges Reich, Deutsche Nation. Völkerstereotypen und Nationsdiskurs am Hof Kaiser Maximilians I.
The talk was followed by a discussion.
The LBI is delighted to be able to congratulate Martin Korenjak on his successful bid for an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. The project that Martin is bringing to Innsbruck is entitled Noscemus (Nova Scientia. Early Modern Scientific Literature and Latin). The ERC project’s theme and approach will complement the LBI’s own newly developed Science research line beginning in 2018.
On Wednesday, 15th March, Prof. Karl August Neuhausen (Bonn), co-editor of Neulateinisches Jahrbuch and the series Noctes Neolatinae. Neo-Latin Texts and Studies visited the LBI. Its members gave him an idea about their current projects and used the opportunity to thank him for the fruitful cooperation over the last years, out of which came several articles written by LBI members in Neulateinisches Jahrbuch as well as two volumes in the series Noctes Neolatinae, edited by Johanna Luggin and Valerio Sanzotta (vol. 27 and 28).
On the 8th of February 2017, William Barton's new book, Mountain Aesthetics in Early Modern Latin Literature, was presented at the TirolBerg area in the heart of St Moritz, in the context of the Alpine Skiing World Cup 2017. After introductory words by Karlheinz Töchterle, professor of Latin at the University of Innsbruck, and by Florian Schaffenrath, director of the LBI, William presented his book in front of many participants – among them Dora Filli, director of the library of St Moritz – and gave a couple of interviews to the journalists who came specifically for this event.
The 38th edition of the Metageitnia conference took place from 20-21 January 2017 at Bern. Among the 46 talks and papers given, several were dedicated to Neo-Latin topics. The LBI was represented by Martin Korenjak, who gave the opening lecture, and Johanna Luggin, who presented a paper about Neo-Latin in the Italian fascist era.