Al eerder maakten wij u er hier op opmerkzaam dat het laatste deel van de reeks Marnixi Epistulae, een kritische editie van de correspondentie van Marnix van St-Aldegonde, is verschenen, waarmee de reeks compleet is: Rudolf De Smet, ed., iuvantibus Filip Vanhaecke en Tim Wauters, Marnixi Epistulae. De briefwisseling van Marnix van Sint-Aldegonde. Een kritische uitgave. Pars V (1585-1598) (Wetteren: Universa Pers – Brussel, University Press, 2017).

Daarnaast is er een website waar alle gegevens (kadering van dit vijfde volume, de inhoud, de editiemethode, de bestelmodus etc.) beschikbaar zijn:

With great pleasure we announce our Call for Papers for this year’s Annual Meeting for Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World (AMPRAW).

AMPRAW is an annual conference that is designed to bring together early-career researchers in the field of classical reception studies, and will be held for the ninth consecutive year. It aims to contribute to the growth of an international network of PhDs working on classical reception(s), as well as to strengthen relationships between early career researchers and established academics.

AMPRAW 2019 will be held at Radboud University, Nijmegen (the Netherlands) from Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 November 2019, in collaboration with OIKOS (National Research School in Classical Studies), NKV (National Association for all interested in Classical Studies) and Brill Publishers. The programme includes two conference days, and an optional cultural excursion on the third day. It is organized by and for postgraduates and early career researchers working in all areas of classical reception. Thanks to generous contributions of our sponsors, there will be no conference fee. Besides that, we offer a limited number of travel bursaries to speakers without research budgets or with limited funding. Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided to all speakers.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Dr Justine McConnell (King’s College London, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Dr David Rijser (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
  • Dr Nathalie de Haan (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

The conference will further involve contributions by specialists from Radboud University and OIKOS.

This year’s theme: Authority and Legitimacy

Classical reception has always and invariably been linked to the concept of authority. The very idea of the ‘classical’ involves the establishment of an authoritative canon (or canons), which is renegotiated and recreated throughout time. Furthermore, aspects from the classical world, or what is perceived as such, have always functioned as authoritative examples in various cultural processes and narratives.

Closely related to authority is the concept of legitimacy. Throughout history, classical antiquity has been quoted, excerpted, and framed to claim legitimacy. From the Franks under the Carolingians to the modern ‘alt-right’ movements, all claim legitimacy with reference to a certain idea of classical authority.

We invite papers of 20-25 minutes dealing in all possible ways with the following questions:

  • What exactly constitutes the authority of Classical Antiquity?
  • Where, when and why has it gained, or lost, its legitimacy?
  • What are the structures behind the formation of an authoritative canon?
  • How have people tried to maintain or subvert ‘classical’ authority: which social negotiations are at play?
  • How do classical precedents function in historical and modern-day issues and mechanisms of power and legitimacy?
  • How do classical examples function as anchors in new developments and innovation? In other words, how can new ideas obtain legitimacy by being anchored upon authoritative examples?
  • How do the concepts of authority and legitimacy function in European and non-European reception of classical antiquity?

We encourage proposals in the fields of, but not limited to, archaeology, literary studies, linguistics, (art) history, media studies, religious studies, cultural sciences, history of law and political science, dealing with all time periods. The conference will be held in English.

If you would like to present a paper at AMPRAW 2019, please send an abstract of around 200 words to before May 20th 2019, together with a short biography stating your name, affiliation, and contact address. Please indicate in your submission whether you would like to apply for a travel bursary. Applicants will be selected and notified before the end of June.

The Organizing Committee of AMPRAW 2019

Prof. Dr Maarten De Pourcq, Mirte Liebregts MA, Simone Vermeeren MA, Martje de Vries MA, Ivo Wolsing MA

De Bibliotheek Rotterdam nodigt u graag uit voor de eerste editie van de nieuwe gesprekkenserie: Erasmusgesprek #1: Het Koningshuis. 

Op 20 april vindt de eerste editie van een nieuwe gesprekkenserie plaats: Erasmusgesprek. Een serie speciaal ontwikkeld in de traditie van filosoof Erasmus: ’We hoeven het niet eens te worden. Maar laten we wel in gesprek blijven en naar elkaar luisteren. Zo zorgen we hopelijk voor meer begrip voor elkaar’.

Dit jaar vinden er vier edities plaats in de Centrale Bibliotheek. Iedere keer staan gesprekken over een actueel en maatschappelijk thema centraal. In verband met de naderende Koningsdag gaat de eerste editie over ‘Het Koningshuis’:

Dorine Hermans (schrijfster, publiciste) en Paul Rem (kunsthistoricus, senior conservator van Paleis Het Loo) nemen plaats op de (nieuwe!) Erasmusstoelen en gaan in gesprek. Wat brengt het koningshuis ons, moet het blijven, afgeschaft worden of is het niet zo zwart wit? Schuif aan, luister mee en laat weten wat jij vindt. Meer informatie staat op onze website:

·         Datum: zaterdag 20 april 2019

·         Tijd: 15:00-16:00uur

·         Plaats: Centrale Bibliotheek, hal

·         Toegang: gratis, aanmelden is niet nodig



Dear Reader,

The Spring 2019 issue (volume 68.1) of HL has just been published online.  You can read and download all articles for free on

Table of Contents:


– Thomas Haye, Die lateinische Poesie des Laurent de Premierfait. Französischer Frühhumanismus in mittelalterlicher Tradition? (9-66)

– Katharina-Maria Schön, Non temere sed iudicio. Prozesse der Urteilsfindung in und um Thomas Morus’ Utopia (67-104)

– Fabio Gatti, Un dramma satiresco in latino. Il Ciclope nell’Italia del Cinquecento (105-133)

– Martin Korenjak, Explaining Natural Science in Hexameters. Scientific Didactic Epic in the Early Modern Era (135-175)

– Guillaume Flamerie de Lachapelle, Quand Virgile, Horace et Claudien exaltent Louis XVIII. L’épître dédicatoire de la Bibliotheca classica Latina de Nicolas-Éloi Lemaire (177-210)


– Giovanni Grandi, Angelo Poliziano and the graphetai Symbol in His Notes on Catullus (211-227)

– Gianmario Cattaneo, Due note critiche ai Commentarii linguae Graecae di Guillaume Budé (229-235)

– Dominik Berrens, The Meaning of Flora(237-249)

Humanistica Lovaniensia is co-sponsoring the international Lectio Conference True Warriors? Negotiating Dissent in the Intellectual Debate (1100-1700), which will be hold 11-13 December 2019 at KU Leuven. For more information, please consult the Call for Papers.

Humanistica Lovaniensia. Journal of Neo-Latin Studies (online ISSN 2593-3019) is a KU Leuven based double-blind peer-reviewed international journal that appears twice a year (March and September) as an online-only open access publication. 
HL welcomes articles in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish on Neo-Latin language, literature and culture from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century, as well as critical editions and translations of Neo-Latin texts.

Craig Kallendorf, a former president of IANLS, has recently sold his personal library of texts, editions, and monographs, largely in Neo-Latin, to an independent book dealer who has listed them for sale on abe books.  The books are in very good condition and include material from many different presses, much of which is hard to find and is being offered at good prices.  This is an excellent chance for our members, especially younger scholars, to build their libraries in the field.  To find out what is available, please follow these steps:

At, click on “Sellers” in the menu bar

In the “Search by Name” field, type “Michener”

Select the only match: “Michener & Rutledge Booksellers”

At “Search Michener & Rutledge Booksellers,” type “Kallendorf” in the Keyword field

There is even a “Search within Those Results” option

After you open an account, you can communicate with the bookseller, Walter Michener, directly; I suspect, for example, that if you order several books, they can be combined into one package to reduce postage.  Mr. Michener is also happy to deal with your university library.

Hans van de Venne, Alles met mate. Levensregels van de Haarlemse kanunnik-schoolmeester Wilhelm van Assendelf voor drie uit zijn Leidse kostschool vertrekkende commensalen (1588). Venray 2018. 124 p., ill., prijs inclusief verzendkosten: € 20,-. Te bestellen via:

Dit is een prachtig uitgegeven boek met inscripties van Wilhelm van Assendelf (ca. 1540-1615) voor de alba amicorum van Leidse studenten die bij hem in huis woonden en naar de universiteit van Douai vertrokken: Hugo Gramaye, Blasius Bouquet en Jacobus Boschuysius. We kennen Hans van de Venne als een grondig vorser, dus het boek biedt veel meer dan alleen de albuminscripties. Het bevat ook levensbeschrijvingen van Van Assendelf zelf en de drie commensalen – op basis van nieuw onderzoek –, en beschrijvingen van vorm en inhoud van de alba. Het geeft zo een mooi en onverwacht inkijkje in het Leidse universiteitsleven aan het begin van de zeventiende eeuw. Het is bovendien in een prettige stijl geschreven. Tot slot zij vermeld dat het een eerbetoon is aan de Haarlemse antiquaar Ab van der Steur die de studie naar deze alba stimuleerde (hij had het album van Bouquet zelf in bezit) en Hans ondersteunde tot zijn dood in 2012. Van harte aanbevolen!

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