Programme Line: Science - Key Concept: Latin literature as a medium for Early Modern Science

LBI: William Barton, Martin Korenjak, Johanna Luggin / ERC (University of Innsbruck): Ovanes Akopyan, Dominik Berrens, Irina Tautschnig, Stefan Zathammer



Programme Line: Education – Key concept: Intellectual formation and spreading

Clementina Marsico, Lav Šubarić, Isabella Walser-Bürgler


Japan on the Jesuit Stage

Japan: Akihiko Watanabe, Haruka Oba, Patrick Schwemmer / Austria: Maria Maciejewska, Florian Schaffenrath


Together with our Japanese partner Akihiko Watanabe (Department of Comparative Culture, Otsuma Women's University, Tokyo) the LBI started a so called Joint Programme, financed by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) and the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. We are extremely happy that Patrick Schwemmer and Haruka Oba who was a fellow at the LBI support the project. 

Neo-Latin Tools

Apart from its thematic programme lines, the LBI also aims to provide basic tools and reference works for the study of Neo-Latin, e.g. catalogues and databases, editions, translations, dictionaries, commentaries, literary histories and surveys. The lack of such basic tools in the young discipline of Neo-Latin studies is often regretted and the mission statement of the LBI calls for some remedy here.


This is not an all-encompassing Neo-Latin database. It is a working tool for documenting and retrieving the information about the works and authors, which the institute members encounter in their research and is as such necessarily highly selective.

To broaden the database and create synergies, we plan to include the biobibliographical data from other projects and institutions.

If you have (or plan to gather) biobibliographical data on Neo-Latin literature which you would like to put online and integrate with other similar data, our database offers an easily accessible system, with the clear identification of data contributed by your project at the front-end and additional functions in our flexible background system. Should you be interested in cooperation, please contact us.

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