The LBI supported the Internationales Symposium NeoLatina "Angelo Poliziano. Dichter und Gelehrter", which was held from 3th to 5th July at the University of Würzburg (organized by Prof. Thomas Baier). The LBI was represented by Valerio Sanzotta, who gave a paper (Per Ficino e Poliziano) and by Florian Schaffenrath, who chaired a session. The over 20 participants, coming from different countries and different scientific traditions, made this colloquium a stimulating and memorable event.
In early December 2013, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies organized the 2-day conference entitled 'The Tradition of Dedication in the Neo-Latin World', hosted in Freiburg im Breisgau.
Please cf. the attachment for the detailed programme.
About the conference:
The Institut für Klassische Philologie der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies in Innsbruck organize the 16th NeoLatina Symposium, dedicated to "Angelo Poliziano: Poet and Scholar"
Date: 3–5 July 2014
Place: Würzburg, Toscanasaal der Residenz and Philologische Bibliothek
Working Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Latin
Length of papers: 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes discussion
In October 2013, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies co-organized the conference "1st Summit" / "1. Gipfeltreffen: Gebirgsüberschreitung und Gipfelsturm als Großtat", held in Schruns, Austria. Please find attached the detailed programme and printed coverage (PDF documents). Cf. also the following YouTube Video: Montafon.TV - 1. Montafoner Gipfeltreffen
10-13 April 2013, Campo Santo Teutonico, Vatican City
The Christianization of the Roman Empire in the fourth century and its subsequent fall in the fifth represent the beginning of a new stage in the history of the Latin language distinct from the Classical period. While remaining the dominant code of communication in European society for the next millennium and beyond, nevertheless, in the minds of its most prolific contemporary users and modern commentators, Latin supposedly experienced a continuous cycle of existential crises: decadence, decline, and death. Despite multiple refashionings of the nature and purpose of Latinity during the early and central Middle Ages, the self-conscious definition of language and culture that arose in fourteenth-century Italy has bestowed on the ensuing age the controversial name of renaissance. Yet, was, and is, this title a distinction without a difference, one masking constant functions bound up in changing forms? Not only in the Quattrocento, but also in earlier and later eras, cultivating and employing good Latin, however then defined, was a matter of the utmost importance, and furthermore, a wellspring of sociocultural capital.
In December 2012, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies organized the Conference "Latin, National Identity and the Language Question in Central Europe". The conference was held in Innsbruck from December 12th to 14th 2012.
Please find attached the detailed programme (also available for download), the abstracts and some pictures of the Opening Session.
On Tuesday, October 16th 2012, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies and the "Offenes Forschungskolloquium zur Römischen Geschichte" of Innsbruck University co-organized the workshop "Mountain Gloom and Mountain Glory"? - Die Berge in Antike und Neuzeit".
Please find attached the invitation to the workshop, the detailed programme, material for the different sessions and some pictures.
On September 7th and 8th 2012, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies organized the workshop "Neo-Latin and Vernacular Language and Culture".
The relationship of Neo-Latin language, literature and culture to that of the vernaculars is an issue relevant for scholars of Neo-Latin, as well as scholars of vernacular languages, and historical disciplines.
In June 2012 (29th-30th), the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies and its partner, the University of Freiburg, co-organized the Conference The Neo-Latin Novel in Its Time.
Please find attached the programme (also available for download), the call for papers and some pictures of the conference.
Der neulateinische Roman als Medium seiner Zeit
The Neo-Latin Novel in Its Time
Freitag, 29. Juni 2012
In February 2012 (23rd-25th), the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies and its partner, the Austrian National Library, co-organized the Conference "Neo-Latin Epic Poetry and the Habsburg Empire".
Please find attached the detailed programme (also available for download) and some pictures of the event.
Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2012
Panel 1 – Die Habsburger und das Hl. Römische Reich