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Stefan Zathammer studied Classical Philology and Law at the University of Innsbruck, earning his MA with an annotated bilingual edition of Marinus Barletius’ De obsidione Scodrensi (Venice 1504), an eyewitness account by the author of the second siege of the fortified town of Scutari in norhtern Albania by the Ottomans in 1478.

From 2016 to 2018 he worked at the University of Innsbruck in the project Brixner Schultheater im 18. Jahrhundert (PI: Wolfgang Kofler), which dealt with the tradition of neo-Latin school theatre in South Tyrol and the dramatic work of Joseph Resch (1716–1782). In 2019, Stefan gained his PhD with an annotated bilingual edition of the play Sanctus Ingenuinus (Brixen 1749) by Joseph Resch. From 2017 to 2022 he worked in the ERC funded project NOSCEMUS (PI: Martin Korenjak), where he war responsible for maintaining the project database and digital sourcebook.

From 2019 to 2022 Stefan was part of the research team at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, where he was responsible for the digital agendas and worked mainly in the field of Digital Humanities.