38ste Erasmus Birthday Lecture door Peter Mack (Warwick): ‘Paraphrase, Paradox and Amplification in Agricola and Erasmus’

The 38th Erasmus Birthday Lecture lecture will be concerned with Erasmus’s Paraphrases on the New Testament (1517-24), especially the paraphrases on Romans and Mark. It will consider the ways in which the Paraphrases and their paratexts make use of rhetorical techniques described in De copia (1512) and De ratione studii (1511). It will discuss the ways in which Erasmus reads the Bible texts and makes them available to his imagined audience. It will compare the Paraphrases with Rudolph Agricola’s Oration on Christ’s Nativity (1484) and Philipp Melanchthon’s Loci Communes (1521). The lecture was conceived as a tribute to Fokke Akkermann (1930-2017), teacher of Latin in Groningen, pioneering Agricola scholar, editor and translator of Spinoza, and long-term collaborator of the Erasmus edition.

Peter Mack is Professor of English and Comparative Literature aan de Universiteit van Warwick en voormalig directeur van het Warburg Institute in Londen. Professor Mack is een autoriteit in de geschiedenis van de retorica in de renaissance met een brede expertise op het gebied van de middeleeuwse en vroegmoderne ideeëngeschiedenis en literatuurgeschiedenis. Hij publiceerde ondermeer: Renaissance Argument: Valla and Agricola in the Traditions of Rhetoric and Dialectic (1993), Elisabethan Rhetoric (2002), Reading and Rhetoric in Montaigne and Shakespeare (2010), A History of Renaissance Rhetoric 1380-1629 (2011) and Rhetoric’s Questions, Reading and Interpretation (2017).

Datum: 17 November 2017,
Tijd: 16:15-17:15, gevolgd door borrel.
Plaats: VOC-zaal, Oost-Indisch Huis, Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam
Toegang is gratis, maar graag aanmelden via https://www.knaw.nl/en/news/calendar/38th-erasmus-birthday-lecture-by-peter-mack-2017.

Voorafgaand aan de lezing geeft Peter Mack een masterclass voor gevorderde studenten en promovendi:

 

Masterclass door Peter Mack: ‘Rhetoric as a Guide to Interpretation’

This class will examine the possibility of using the doctrines of rhetoric not for generating new texts but for analysing existing texts and images. Rhetoric invites us to think about the relationship between speaker, audience and subject-matter and provides a range of techniques for finding ideas and words suitable for persuading that audience. The class will  consider the possible hermeneutic applications of a range of rhetorical teachings and will discuss the interpretation of a renaissance poem, a scene from Hamlet, passages from Salman Rushdie’s  The Moor’s Last Sigh, and paintings by Rembrandt (Bathsheba, 1654, Louvre) and Cézanne (Mont St Victoire, 1904-6, Zurich) in this light.

The teacher will provide all participants with around 50 pages of material to read in preparation for the class.

For more information and to apply (ultimately by 3 November), see https://www.knaw.nl/en/news/calendar/peter-mack-rhetoric-as-a-guide-to-interpretation.

An der Philosophischen Fakultät der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen ist im Philologischen Seminar zum 01.10.2018 eine Professur (W 3) für Lateinische Philologie / Latinistik zu besetzen.

Der/die Stelleninhaber/in soll das Fach Lateinische Philologie in Forschung und Lehre breit vertreten.

In der Forschung sollte ein Schwerpunkt in der antiken Latinität liegen, weitere Schwerpunkte sind erwünscht.

In der Lehre muss ein Schwerpunkt in der antiken lateinischen Literatur gegeben sein.

Erwartet wird die engagierte Beteiligung an allen Staatsexamens-, B.A./ B.Ed. – und M.A./ M.Ed. – Studiengängen und deren (Fort-)Entwicklung, die Bereitschaft zur Mitwirkung in den interdisziplinären Zentren und Forschungsverbünden der Universität sowie die Beteiligung in der akademischen Selbstverwaltung.

Einstellungsvoraussetzungen sind die Habilitation oder eine gleichwertige Qualifikation sowie nachgewiesene didaktische Eignung.

Die Universität strebt eine Erhöhung des Anteils von Frauen in Forschung und Lehre an und bittet deshalb entsprechend qualifizierte Wissenschaftlerinnen nachdrücklich um ihre Bewerbung.

Schwerbehinderte werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse, Schriftenverzeichnis, Verzeichnis der abgehaltenen Lehrveranstaltungen, Übersicht über die Forschungsschwerpunkte, 5 einschlägige Publikationen in elektronischer Form) sind, möglichst in elektronischer Form, bis zum
30.9.2017 zu richten an das Dekanat der Philosophischen Fakultät (Dr. Stefan Zauner), Email dekanat@philosophie.uni-tuebingen.de oder postalisch Keplerstraße 2, 72074 Tübingen.

Prof Dr. Anja Wolkenhauer
Eberhard Karls Universität
Philologisches Seminar
Lehrstuhl für Lateinische Philologie I
Wilhelmstr. 36
72074 Tübingen
+49 7071 29 76092

Call for STSM Applications EU COST Action IS 1310: Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1500-1800.

Call Number 6 for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) Applications

6th Call for STSM Applications for missions occurring between October 1st, 2017 and March 31st, 2018. All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within these dates.

Purpose of a STSM

STSM facilitates researchers from COST Countries participating in COST Action IS1310 to go to an institution or research centre in another participating COST Country to foster collaboration and to perform empirical research. Participation of “Early Stage Researchers” (ESR) in STSM is particularly encouraged. An applicant is considered as an “Early Stage Researcher” when the time that has elapsed between the date of the applicants PhD and the date of the applicant‘s first involvement in the COST Action IS1310 does not exceed 8 years. PhD students are also eligible to partake in STSMs. – The Action is also committed to the overall COST goals of gender balance and encourages applications from COST inclusiveness countries.

Specific information concerning STSM

An STSM can last between 5 days and 90 days (and up to 180 days if the applicant is an ESR – see definition of ESR above). The financial support provided is a contribution to the overall expenses incurred during the STSM and may not necessarily cover all of the associated outgoings. The following funding conditions apply and must be respected:

  1. Travel expenses cannot exceed EUR 500;
  2. For subsistence (accommodation and meals), the maximum allocation is EUR 160 per day;
  3. The maximum award per grantee is EUR 2500; aside from STSMs that last longer than 90 days; in this case a maximum of EUR 3500 can be granted;
  4. STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the dates specified in this call.

Financial support is limited to travel and subsistence expenses and is paid as a grant. For this call, the Management Committee of COST Action IS1310 has allocated a total budget of €15500, which can fund c. 6-8 STSMs. Although applicants are invited to request a specified amount and to justify their expenses, the amounts granted for each individual STSM will be determined during the evaluation process by the selection panel. The selection of applicants is based on the scientific scope of the STSM application, which must clearly meet the overall objectives of the Action. Most successful applications will engage directly with some aspect of the tasks and problems outlined in the agendas of the six Working Groups central to Action IS 1310, and should represent a meaningful contribution to the Action.

These agendas are summarized in a separate document available from the STSM Coordinator, and are outlined on the Action website at http://www.republicofletters.net/?page_id=16. Applicants are requested to identify the precise, numbered agenda item(s) to which their proposal is aimed at, and to discuss them before the applications with the respective Working Group Leader, copying Chair and Vice-Chair of the Action in to this correspondence. In addition, the selection of this final set of STSMs will be informed by the need to fill gaps in the Action volume (available on the Slack Forum to Action members).

 

How to apply for an STSM:

Interested Researchers are advised to follow the directions provided below and submit their application and supporting documents to the STSM Coordinator Vanda Anastácio vandaanastacio@mail.telepac.pt by the deadline of the 31/08/2017.  No extensions will be granted.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS AS FOLLOWS:

  1. All applicants must carefully read the funding rules detailed in section 6 of the COST Vademecum: COST Action -­‐ Short Term Scientific Mission (pages 35-36). This document is available at: http://www.cost.eu/Vademecum .
  2. All applicants must register for an e-COST profile at https://e-services.cost.eu/ -­‐ adding their bank account details to their profile.
  3. All applicants must obtain a letter of invitation from the host, AND a letter of support from their home institution confirming that they can undertake the STSM on the given dates prior to submitting an application.
  4. All applicants must complete, submit and download their STSM application online at: https://e- services.cost.eu/stsm.
  5. All applicants must send their submitted STSM application form and the relevant supporting documents to Vanda Anastácio vandaanastacio@mail.telepac.pt for evaluation before the application submission deadline expires.

The list of supporting documents to be submitted for the evaluation are:

  • Letter of invitation to the applicant from a senior researcher affiliated to the Host institution
  • The submitted STSM application form (downloadable when the online application is submitted – see point 4 above)
  • A motivation letter including an overview of the proposed activities that will be performed which must contain a plan of work for the visit highlighting the proposed contribution to the scientific objectives of the respective COST Action (usually 2-4 pages)
  • A letter of support from the Home Institution;
  • A Full C.V. (including a list of academic publications – if applicable).
  1. The application will then be assessed by the Core Group of the Action IS1310 in terms of the contribution which it proposes make to the objectives outlined in the Action’s Memorandum of Understanding (downloadable at http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/isch/Actions/IS1310 ) and the six Working Group agendas (at http://www.republicofletters.net/?page_id=16 ).
  2. The applicant will be formally notified of the outcome of their STSM application by the STSM Coordinator, Prof. Vanda Anastácio soon after the 15/09/2017.
  3. Within 30 days from the end date of the STSM, the successful applicant must submit a scientific report to the Host institution and to the STSM Coordinator; the report has to be uploaded on the Action’s private forum and ideally on the frontend, too (the STSM abstract will be published on the website in any case). The applicant is also responsible for acquiring an official acceptance letter / E-mail confirmation of acceptance from a senior Researcher affiliated to the Host institution formally accepting the scientific report. This formal acceptance of the scientific report has to be sent to the Grant Holder and the STSM Coordinator for archiving purposes. Failure to submit the scientific report within 30 days from the end date of the STSM will effectively cancel the grant. (Please note that COST can request additional information to substantiate the information contained within the documents submitted by STSM applicants).

Deadline for applications to be submitted: 31/08/2017.

Notification of application outcome: soon after 15/09/2017

Period of STSMs: between 01/10/2017 and 31/03/2018.

Onlangs is Martinus Schoockius’ boek Over de ooievaar, vertaald door Gerard van der Waa en Piet de Bakker, verschenen bij uitgeverij Boekscout.

Over de ooievaar is de vertaling van de De Ciconiis Tractatus (1661) van de Groninger professor Martinus Schoockius. Het boek bevat naast de vertaling ook de originele Neolatijnse tekst, een tiental bijzondere kleurenillustraties en een uitgebreid register van door Schoockius genoemde personen en werken. Op de omslag staat een aquarel van de Terschellinger kunstenares Eke van Mansvelt:

Een mooie uitgave en een prettig leesbare vertaling van een werk van een van de meest ongrijpbare figuren uit de zeventiende-eeuwse geleerdenwereld! Zie voor meer (bestel)informatie: https://www.boekscout.nl/shop2/boek.php?bid=7714.

 

Tuomo Pekkanen is one of the major Latin poets of our times. He is renowned for the Latin translation of Finland’s national epic poem, the Kalevala. The present book contains a fine selection from his Latin poetry, including a poetic paraphrasis of the St Matthew Passion and a Latin Requiem, set to music by the Italian composer Gregorio Santolla. The score of this Requiem is also enclosed. All texts in this volume are in Latin.

Tuomo Pekkanen, Passio secundum Matthaeum, Requiem Latinum aliaque carmina Latina. Adiectum est Requiem Latinum modis musicis instructum a P. Gregorio Santolla (Lovania, 2016).

See the website of the publisher for more information.

PhD STUDENTSHIP IN HUMANITIES

Robert Grosseteste (1170-1253) and the Science of Learning

As part of our ambitious strategy for research, innovation and knowledge exchange, Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) is pleased to announce further PhD studentships in our ‘Future Research Leaders’ programme. We are offering a studentship in Humanities to commence in October 2017. The projects build on our successes in REF2014 which demonstrated world leading research across our submissions, and align with our strategic focus on interdisciplinary research. We are seeking applications from high quality UK and EU candidates for the project listed below.

Successful candidates will receive a bursary of £14,000 per year plus tuition fees for up to four years to study full time at BGU. The PhD is awarded by the University of Leicester under our validation partnership.

The closing date for applications is 14th July 2017.

 

Project:

Robert Grosseteste was a scientist, philosopher, theologian, translator and bishop of Lincoln in the 13th Century. As the first teacher of the Franciscans in Oxford, and almost certainly that university’s first Chancellor, he was also interested in many aspects of education. Grosseteste wrote at a very important time in the history of education in Europe. The 13th Century witnessed the beginnings of the university system. It was also marked by the arrival of new sources of ancient Greek philosophy via Arabic translations. In addition, many important Arab scientific works were having an impact on nascent scientific enquiry in the Latin west. Grosseteste played a crucial part in all of these developments as a scientist and philosopher and at present much work is taking place at Durham University assessing his contribution in these areas. However, Grosseteste also had a good deal to say about Education in such areas as what we should learn, how we acquire knowledge and what the acquisition of knowledge does. This area of Grosseteste’s thought remains largely undiscussed. This project will explore works such as De veritate and The Commentary on the Posterior Analytics in order to critically evaluate Grosseteste’s contribution to the history of educational thought. The candidate for this studentship might decide to approach their study from either a medieval historical perspective or alternatively they might offer to provide a modern critical assessment of Grosseteste’s contribution to our understanding of education.

 

Contact:

For further details please contact Dr. Jack Cunningham. Email: jpc@bishopg.ac.uk; Telephone 01522 583728

Or Dr. Robert vonFriedeburg. Email: robert.vonfriedeburg@bishopg.ac.uk Telephone: 01522 583864.

 

General enquiries about the studentship programme, or enquiries about self-funded PhD study, please contact Dr. Caroline Horton, Academic Coordinator for the PhD Programme. Email: caroline.horton@bishopg.ac.uk Telephone: 01522 583711.

 

To apply online or to be directed to a downloadable application form please visit our website: http://www.bishopg.ac.uk/study/courses/phd/

http://www.bishopg.ac.uk/Documents/PhD-EdDApplicationForm.pdf

 

This information can also be downloaded here.

Neolatinistendag 2017

in samenwerking met de OIKOS-onderzoeksgroep ‘Classical Receptions and Traditions’

vrijdag 6 oktober 2017

Oost-Indisch Huis (NIAS Conference Room), Korte Spinhuissteeg 3, Amsterdam

 

10.30   Ontvangst met koffie en thee

 

Ochtend

11.00   Welkom door Jan Bloemendal (Neolatinistenverband)

  • 11.10   Wim Schols (onafhankelijk onderzoeker), Sidereus Nuncius, de aankondiging van een nieuwe wereld
  • 11.40   Anna-Luna Post (Universiteit Utrecht), Gevaarlijke vleierij: Italiaanse en Latijnse lofdichten op Galileo Galilei
  • 12.10   Emma Mojet (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Vroegmoderne wiskunde per brief: Adriaen Verwer aan David Gregory over Newtoniaanse wiskunde

12.40   Lunch (aangeboden door OIKOS)

 

Middag

  • 14.00   Ineke Loots (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Huilen op niveau: De lacrymis van Pierre Petit (1661)
  • 14.30   Tom Ingelbrecht (onafhankelijk onderzoeker), De Basia van Janus Lernutius: de weg naar een editie en vertaling

15.00   Pauze

  • 15.30   Susanna de Beer (Universiteit Leiden), De Oorsprong van Rome in Neolatijnse poëzie
  • 16.00   Dirc Sacré (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Een Latijns gedicht over de eerste wereldoorlog, bekroond (1917) in Amsterdam: Alfredo Bartoli’s Nox Natalicia

16.30   Huishoudelijke mededelingen en rondvraag

16.40-17.30    Borrel (aangeboden door Huygens ING)

 

U bent hiervoor van harte uitgenodigd. De toegang is gratis, i.v.m. de lunch wel graag aanmelden voor maandag 2 oktober via neolatijn@gmail.com.

 

Het programma is hier in PDF te downloaden.

Call for Submissions

We invite scholars of any discipline to contribute to an upcoming volume of Intersections (Leiden: Brill) that will be devoted to “Early Modern Disputations and Dissertations in an Interdisciplinary and European Context.” Proposals along with a short biographical note and an abstract (about 2,000 characters) should be sent to the volume editors, Hanspeter Marti (marti-weissenbach@forschungen-engi.ch) and Robert Seidel (robertcseidel@lingua.uni-frankfurt.de) before June 30, 2017. The manuscripts should not exceed 60,000 characters and should be submitted by March 31, 2018.

 

Disputations were held in Classical Antiquity in the framework of loosely or tightly structured forms of communication that addressed specific subjects or interests. During the Middle Ages, the disputation (disputatio) was institutionalized as part of the academic curriculum, and, as of the sixteenth century, it became customary to print a series of theses (dissertation) in advance as a basis for the disputation proceedings. With the advent of printing, it became possible to study disputations outside of their original curricular contexts and to use them as a basis for further debate. Consequently, the printed theses gradually gained greater significance than the oral disputation. A second decisive shift occurred in the eighteenth century when monographs composed by degree candidates largely supplanted the disputation altogether. This gave rise to the process that more or less reflects contemporary university requirements for earning the doctorate. The volume of essays that we are planning will investigate the early modern disputation and the development of the printed thesis during the period between these two shifts (1500–1800). The individual essays will include studies of a wide range of academic disciplines and theological perspectives throughout Europe.

The technical terms that were used in the context of disputations (disputatio pro gradu, pro cathedra/loco, or exercitii causa) identify the circumstances of the origin and the function of the writings. Dissertatio does not designate “dissertation” in the modern meaning of the word as an independent research project completed for academic advancement. Rather, it designates the imprint of the theses defended at a disputation. The author of a dissertatio was usually the professor who supervised the project and presided at the disputation as praeses. The student was required, as the respondent (respondens), to defend the theses by answering all the objections raised by the opponents (opponentes).

The imprints use a variety of formats, ranging from a single-sheet folio (sometimes with an illustration) to a pamphlet of several signatures. In addition to the theses, which can appear either without commentary (nudae) or in the form of discursive treatises supported by extensive documentation, the imprints frequently contain additional theses, sometimes drawn from other academic disciplines (corollaria), and a number of paratexts, such as dedications (dedicatio), commendatory letters and poems.

As polyvalent media, dissertations offer highly significant documentation for academic instruction and are therefore valuable sources for the historical study of European culture and scholarship during the early modern era. Frequently modest in appearance and nearly always written in Latin, these imprints have garnered only limited attention from scholars. Nonetheless, the historiographic relevance of the imprints is exceedingly broad. They contain a wealth of information as they document the appeal and innovativeness of individual universities, the development of academic affiliations among professors, typical career paths, personal relationships or the reputation of specific professors, and, of course, the ascendance of certain disciplinary discourses. It is often possible to draw conclusions about pedagogical principles and the relationship to specific schools of thought among the people involved. The argumentation used in the dissertations as well as the authorities cited also make it possible to connect a disputation to specific methodologies or to key figures of the time. The contents of the dissertations offer precise historical data on the state of research in various disciplines, including routinely taught skills, but also bitterly contested intellectual controversies as well as successful and failed attempts at innovation. Moreover, the printed theses were adapted into instructional material for the curriculum, and, in general, they offered interested contemporaries privileged information about current disciplinary discourses. They were also useful in the careers and lives of the educated elite and even reached people without an academic education through translations, reviews, and other forms of knowledge transfer.

 

Current State of Research and Areas for Future Research

Following earlier studies of authorship (usually conducted from a bibliographic perspective), approaches addressing the history of scholarship and academic discourse have increasingly dominated research on disputation over the past three decades. To mention only the most significant aspects, scholars have focused on the institutional foundations of the disputation proceedings that inform the thesis imprint or on the paratextual supplements to the actual theses. Of course, the complex relationship of tradition and innovation, which always plays a significant role in early-modern academic discourse, has also been investigated in analyses of dissertations.

Although scholarship has certainly addressed various individual disciplines within all four university faculties, there are only a few studies that have looked at the entire disciplinary spectrum or have investigated the intellectual dynamic of an entire university or historic region on the basis of the surviving dissertation imprints. In addition to interdisciplinary approaches, there is a need for comparative examination and evaluation of the material from universities throughout Europe. Even if the Lutheran universities of the central German area probably did generate a disproportionately large percentage of the surviving dissertations, a German-centric perspective nonetheless threatens to hinder productive collaboration with research on Netherlandic, Danish, Swedish, British, Polish, Hungarian, or French universities as well as those universities that belong to the non-German territories of the Holy Roman Empire. Moreover, the contributions of Catholic universities to the production of dissertations have often been underestimated. Similarities and differences between confessionally conditioned practices of dissertation composition and publication have not been adequately researched.

Therefore, at the present time it is appropriate to undertake an examination and evaluation – with a pan-European and multi-confessional scope – of the surviving imprints as well as the overall tendencies and accomplishments of scholarship at early modern universities. This will ensure that future research on disputations and dissertations will no longer be encumbered by biases and false assumptions, and that productive collaboration among all scholars in the field will be promoted. We suggest that the following issues should be considered in comparative analyses of the material: 1) the time and place of the disputation and published dissertation; 2) the theology or confessional identity of the parties involved (Lutheran, Calvinist, Catholic, etc.); 3) the academic discipline to which the dissertation pertains; 4) the occasion, type, and method of the disputation; 5) the institutional elements of the disputation proceedings; 6) transmission and reception of the dissertation (manuscript versus printed; publication in collections of dissertations; and library collections); 7) the place of the disputation and dissertation in the genres of early-modern learned literature.

In light of the wealth of surviving material and the current state of research, we especially welcome approaches that propose far-reaching hypotheses or, conversely, that entail focused analyses. The volume of essays will expand the corpus of source material and will also provide stimulus for future research on disputations and dissertations. We therefore welcome contributions that undertake comparative interventions for divergent material or that offer exemplary case studies that also widen the scope of scholarship.

 

Selected Bibliography

  • Ahsmann, Margreet J. A. M.: Collegium und Kolleg. Der juristische Unterricht an der Universität Leiden 1575-1630 unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Disputationen. Frankfurt am Main 2000
  • Appold, Kenneth G.: Orthodoxie als Konsensbildung. Das theologische Disputationswesen an der Universität Wittenberg zwischen 1570 und 1710. Tübingen 2004
  • Appuhn-Radtke, Sibylle: Das Thesenblatt im Hochbarock. Studien zu einer graphischen Gattung am Beispiel der Werke Bartholomäus Kilians. Weißenhorn 1988
  • Beck, Andreas: Gisbertus Voetius (1589–1676). Sein Theologieverständnis und seine Gotteslehre. Göttingen 2007
  • Chang, Ku-ming (Kevin): From Oral Disputation to Written Text. The Transformation of the Dissertation in Early Modern Europe. In: History of Universities 19/2 (2004), S. 129–187
  • Felipe, Donald: The post-medieval ars disputandi. Diss. Austin/Texas 1991
  • Freedman, Joseph S.: Philosophy and the Arts in Central Europe, 1500–1700. Teaching and Texts at Schools and Universities. Aldershot u.a. 1999
  • Gindhart, Marion und Ursula Kundert (Hg.): Disputatio 1200–1800. Form, Funktion und Wirkung eines Leitmediums universitärer Wissenskultur. Berlin/New York 2010
  • Gindhart, Marion, Hanspeter Marti und Robert Seidel (Hg.): Frühneuzeitliche Disputationen – polyvalente Produktionsapparate gelehrten Wissens. Wien u.a. 2016
  • Hellekamps, Stephanie / Hans-Ulrich Musolff (Hg.): Zwischen Schulhumanismus und Frühaufklärung. Zum Unterricht an westfälischen Gymnasien 1600–1750. Münster 2009
  • Hellekamps, Stephanie / Hans-Ulrich Musolff (Hg.): Lehrer an westfälischen Gymnasien in der frühen Neuzeit. Neue Studien zu Schule und Unterricht 1600–1750. Münster 2014
  • Horn, Ewald: Die Disputationen und Promotionen an den Deutschen Universitäten vornehmlich seit dem 16. Jahrhundert. Leipzig 1893
  • Komorowski, Manfred: Die Hochschulschriften des 17. Jahrhunderts und ihre bibliographische Erfassung. In: Wolfenbütteler Barocknachrichten 24/1 (1997), S. 19‒42
  • Korhonen, Tua: The dissertations in Greek supervised by Henrik Ausius in Uppsala in the middle of the seventeenth century. In: Classical tradition from the 16th century to Nietzsche. Hg. von Janika Päll. Tartu 2010, S. 89–113
  • Kundert, Werner: Juristische Dissertationen katholischer Universitäten – eine terra quasi incognita. In: Tijdschrift voor rechtsgeschiedenis 62 (1994), S. 165‒173
  • Leinsle, Ulrich G.: Dilinganae Disputationes. Der Lehrinhalt der gedruckten Disputationen an der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität Dillingen 1555–1648. Regensburg 2006
  • Marti, Hanspeter: Philosophische Dissertationen deutscher Universitäten 1660–1750. Eine Auswahlbibliographie, unter Mitarbeit von Karin Marti. München u.a. 1982
  • Marti, Hanspeter: Disputatio. In: Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik. Hg. von Gert Ueding. Bd. 1. Tübingen 1994, Sp. 866–880; Dissertatio. In: ebd., Sp. 880–884
  • Marti, Hanspeter: Dissertationen. In: Quellen zur frühneuzeitlichen Universitätsgeschichte. Typen, Bestände, Forschungsperspektiven. Hg. von Ulrich Rasche. Wiesbaden 2011, S. 293–312
  • Marti, Hanspeter, Reimund B. Sdzuj, Robert Seidel (Hg.): Rhetorik, Poetik und Ästhetik im Bildungssystem des Alten Reiches. Wissenschaftshistorische Erschließung ausgewählter Dissertationen von Universitäten und Gymnasien 1500–1800. Wien u.a. 2016
  • Meyer, Véronique: L’illustration des thèses dans la seconde moitié du XVII° siècle. Peintres, Graveurs, Editeurs. Paris 2002
  • Müller, Rainer A. (Hg.): Promotionen und Promotionswesen an deutschen Hochschulen der Frühmoderne. Köln 2001
  • Müller, Rainer A. (Hg.): Bilder – Daten – Promotionen. Studien zum Promotionswesen an deutschen Universitäten der frühen Neuzeit. Stuttgart 2007
  • Novikoff, Alex J.: The Medieval Culture of Disputation. Pedagogy, Practice, and Performance. Berlin / Boston 2014
  • Omodeo, Pietro Daniel: Institutionalised Metaphysics of Astronomy at Early Modern Melanchthonian Universities. In: Wissen in Bewegung. Institution – Iteration – Transfer. Hg. von Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum und Anita Traninger. Wiesbaden 2015, S. 65–91
  • Reid, Steven J.: Humanism and Calvinism. Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland. 1560–1625. Farnham 2011
  • Schulze, Renate: Justus Henning Böhmer und die Dissertationen seiner Schüler. Bausteine des Ius Ecclesiasticum Protestantium. Tübingen 2009
  • Sdzuj, Reimund B., Robert Seidel und Bernd Zegowitz (Hg.): Dichtung – Gelehrsamkeit – Disputationskultur. Festschrift für Hanspeter Marti zum 65. Geburtstag. Wien u.a. 2012
  • Seidel, Robert: Johann Andreas Michael Nagels Disputationen an der Universität Altdorf – Werkstattbericht aus einem wissenschaftshistorischen Erschließungsprojekt. In: Nürnbergs Hochschule in Altdorf. Beiträge zur frühneuzeitlichen Bildungs- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Hg. von Hanspeter Marti und Karin Marti-Weissenbach. Wien u.a. 2014, S. 286–314
  • Sjökvist, Peter: The Music Theory of Harald Vallerius. Three Dissertations from 17th-century Sweden. Uppsala 2012
  • Traninger, Anita: Deklamation – Disputation – Dialog. Medien und Gattungen europäischer Wissensverhandlungen zwischen Scholastik und Humanismus. Stuttgart 2012
  • Triebs, Michaela: Die Medizinische Fakultät der Universität Helmstedt (1576–1810). Eine Studie zu ihrer Geschichte unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Promotions- und Übungsdisputationen. Wiesbaden 1995
  • Universitätsbibliothek Leiden (Hg.): Hora est! On dissertations. Leiden 2005
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Two fully-funded PhD places at KCL: Latin verse in English manuscript verse miscellanies, c. 1550-1700

Two funded PhD studentships are available at King’s College London to work on the project ‘Latin verse in English manuscript verse miscellanies, c. 1550-1700’, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant. Students from any relevant disciplinary background may apply (e.g. classics, English literature, comparative literature, early modern history) though excellent Latin is essential, and all candidates should have a record of academic excellence within their field. Relevant knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas is an advantage, but not essential: neo-Latin literature (especially poetry); Latin epigram, lyric or elegy; early modern English history; early modern English literature (especially poetry); early modern manuscript transcription and editing; XML/TEI. Training in the use of relevant software and in early modern palaeography and transcription will be provided as part of the programme, and students will have the opportunity to join a taught MA course on neo-Latin poetry in their first term. The selected students will share office space at KCL with a larger research team, consisting of the director of the project (Dr Victoria Moul) and two post-doctoral researchers.

The project will involve an initial phase of technical training and orientation, followed by around twelve months focused on the transcription and translation of unstudied neo-Latin verse from manuscript sources. The latter 18-24 months will be devoted to the analysis of transcribed material and the writing of a thesis. Selected students will be free to develop their own doctoral project within the larger remit of the project: such projects could have, for instance, a generic, thematic or historical focus – e.g. focusing in particular on lyric or elegiac poems; on poems on a particular historical event (such as the Armada or execution of Charles I); on the manuscript transcription of poems by a particular author (such as Theodore de Bèze or John Owen) or on a specific literary relationship, such as the imitation of a particular classical poet. Dr Victoria Moul, is an experienced PhD supervisor and the students will join a thriving community of six PhD and post-doctoral researchers in the field at King’s, offering a unique research environment within the UK.

The anticipated start date is September 2017, though January 2018 is also possible. Funding includes UK/EU fees of £4,600 per annum plus a maintenance stipend of £15,863 per annum over three years.

 Applicants should send a CV and transcript with a cover letter explaining their interest in and suitability for the project by 5pm on Monday 15th May 2017 directly to Dr Moul (victoria.moul@kcl.ac.uk). They should arrange for two referees to send their references directly to Dr Moul by the same date. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held at KCL (Strand campus) on Thursday 1st June. Successful candidates should if at all possible be available to attend the London Palaeography Summer School, involving 2 or 3 days of classes between 12th and 16th June. Should you have any questions about these studentships, please feel free to write to Dr Moul (victoria.moul@kcl.ac.uk) directly.