Past Conferences

16th NeoLatina symposium in Würzburg

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.

Call for papers: 16th NeoLatina Symposium, July 2014

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

 

"1st Summit" / "1. Gipfeltreffen: Gebirgsüberschreitung und Gipfelsturm als Großtat"

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

Conference: Latinity in the Post-Classical World

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.

Conference: Latin, National Identity and the Language Question in Central Europe

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.

 

 

Workshop: "Mountain Gloom and Mountain Glory"? Die Berge in Antike und Neuzeit - October 16th 2012

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.

 

Workshop: Neo-Latin and Vernacular Language and Culture - September 7th-8th 2012

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.

Neo-Latin Novel Conference

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.

 

Conference Programme

Der neulateinische Roman als Medium seiner Zeit

The Neo-Latin Novel in Its Time

 

Freitag, 29. Juni 2012

Epic Poetry Conference

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.

 

Programme

 

Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2012

1500-1510 Begrüßung

 

Panel 1 – Die Habsburger und das Hl. Römische Reich

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