Erasmus Birthday Lecture 2018, 9 november in Amsterdam, door Yasmin Haskell:

Masterclass van Yasmin Haskell voor (R)MA-studenten en promovendi, 9 november in Amsterdam:

Boekuitreiking The Cambridge Companion to the Dutch Golden Age
Onder redactie van Helmer J. Helmers en Geert H. Janssen

Op 25 september 2018 wordt het eerste exemplaar van The Cambridge Companion to the Dutch Golden Age, onder redactie van Helmer J. Helmers en Geert H. Janssen, gepresenteerd en aangeboden aan Henk van Nierop.


16.00 Welkom
16.15 Lezing ‘Reflections on Dutch Golden Age studies’ door Benjamin Kaplan, University College London
16.45 Aanbieding van het eerste exemplaar van The Cambridge Companion to the Dutch Golden Age aan Henk van Nierop
17.00 Borrel
Alle belangstellenden zijn van harte welkom

Voor meer informatie over de bundel, zie:

Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis
Kloveniersburgwal 48 | 1012 CX Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 525 2258

Zie ook de website van het Amsterdam Centre for the Study of the Golden Age.

Ghent University
22-23 November 2018



Thursday, 22 November
venue: KANTL – Koningstraat 18 – Ghent (9h-17h)

Friday, 23 November
venue: Sint Baafshuis – Biezekapelstraat 2 – Ghent (9h-16h)

Organised by Jetze Touber and Steven Vanden Broecke (History Department) registration:

De poster en het programma kunt u hier downloaden.

In augustus 1971 werd op initiatief van wijlen Professor Jozef IJsewijn in Leuven het allereerste internationale Neo-Latijnse congres georganiseerd. Er werd toen een International Association for Neo-Latin Studies opgericht, en na de tweede IANLS-conferentie in Amsterdam (1973) volgden driejaarlijkse congressen in Tours (1976), Bologna (1979), St Andrews (1982), Wolfenbüttel (1985), Toronto (1988), Kopenhagen (1991), Bari (1994), Ávila (1997), Cambridge (2000), Bonn (2003), Boedapest (2006), Uppsala (2009), Münster (2012), Wenen (2015) en Albacete (2018).
Begin augustus werd tijdens die laatste bijeenkomst ook de locatie van het volgende congres vastgelegd. We zijn verheugd u te kunnen melden dat precies 50 jaar na het eerste, nu ook het 18de Congress of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies zal worden georganiseerd door het Seminarium Philologiae Humanisticae, van 1 tot 6 augustus 2021. We verwachten dan ruim 300 Neo-Latinisten uit de hele wereld.

Het organiserend comité bestaat momenteel uit Jan Papy (voorzitter), Jeroen De Keyser (coördinator), Marijke Crab (congresmanager), Fabio Della Schiava en Ide François.

Meer info:


Location: Oxford
Salary: £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd August 2018
Closes: 24th September 2018
Job Ref: 135723

Bodleian Libraries: Special Collections, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford

Grade 7: £31,604 – £38,833 p.a.

We are seeking a Career Development Fellow in Latin Palaeography, to be based in the Weston Library (the home of the Bodleian’s special collections) and the Faculty of History. Lincoln College also expects to elect the Fellow to a non-stipendiary fellowship for the duration of the post.

You will carry out research in any aspect of the palaeography of European Latin manuscripts in the medieval period, focusing at least in part on manuscripts in the collections of the Bodleian or other Oxford libraries. You will also teach palaeography classes to graduate students, offer informal advice and assistance, and assist where appropriate with activities in support of the public engagement with research.

You will hold, or be close to completion of (i.e. already submitted), a doctorate, or have equivalent academic achievement; a good command of classical and medieval Latin; the ability to carry out palaeographical research of high quality; experience of teaching palaeography, and the desire to develop personal teaching skills; and a commitment to the highest standard of training for graduate students.

This is a fixed-term, 3-year post, and is a career development opportunity aimed at applicants early in their career, looking to develop their skills and experience.

Benefits include 38 days’ leave (including bank holidays and fixed closures), a generous pension scheme, extensive training and development opportunities, access to travel and childcare schemes, discounted access to sporting facilities, and a wide range of other staff discounts.

Owing to the nature of this post, the successful candidate may be required to undertake a basic DBS check as well as a financial background check. The possession of a criminal record or poor financial background will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. Your application cannot be considered unless you upload a CV and a supporting statement. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a piece of recent (published or unpublished) research not more than 10,000 words long.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Monday 24 September 2018 can be considered.

Closing Date: 24-SEP-2018 12:00

Ons bereikte het droevige nieuws dat op maandag 13 augustus Ann Moss is overleden. Moss was emerita hoogleraar Frans aan de Universiteit van Durham en lid van de British Academy. Ze had zich gespecialiseerd in vroegmodern Frans, en Latijnse literatuur en intellectuele geschiedenis:

Ann Moss was Emerita Professor in the French Department; her many publications on aspects of the classical tradition include Latin commentaries on Ovid from the Renaissance; Ovid in Renaissance France: a survey of the Latin editions of Ovid and commentaries printed in France before 1600; Printed Commonplace Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought (a history, among other things, of the transmission and application of ancient thought through collected quotations); and Renaissance Truth and the Latin Language Turn (an investigation of intellectual and cultural change mediated through changes in Latin usage).

De afscheidsplechtigheid vindt in september in Durham plaats.

Onlangs is een bundel verschenen over Grieks in de Renaissance. Onder meer ons lid Pieta van Beek heeft daaraan bijgedragen met een artikel over Anna Maria van Schurman’s correspondenties in het Grieks met onder anderen Meletios Pantogalus, Bathsua Makin, Claudius Salmasius en Johan van Beverwijck:

The rebirth of Ancient Greek in Europe was promoted by Humanist education and ideas to such an extent that we can consider the Greek language as a formative element of Humanist culture. Next to Latin, the default common language, a Humanist has to know and use Greek, because he is not, cannot and will not be a barbarian: βάρβαρος οὐ πέλομαι, as Julius Caesar Scaliger claimed in his verses in 1600.

Wreaths (στέφανοι) have been the symbols of the cult of Muses from ancient times. After the love for Greek Muses had been revived by Renaissance Humanist poets and scholars, it has remained with us both in poetic activity and in scholarship. The Hellenostephanos volume presents a collection of papers by scholars who study Humanist Greek, aspiring towards another revival of Hellenism, and trying to avoid being barbarians.

The volume includes papers by Christian Gastgeber, Gita Bērziņa, Janika Päll, Charalampos Minaoglou, Erkki Sironen, Kaspar Kolk, Tua Korhonen, Johanna Akujärvi, Bartosz Awianowicz, Jean-Marie Flamand, Walther Ludwig, Alessandra Lukinovich, Martin Steinrück, Tomas Veteikis, Grigory Vorobyev, Vlado Rezar, Pieta van Beek, and Antoine Haaker.

Janika Päll en Ivo Volt, red., Hellenostephanos. Humanist Greek in Early Modern Europe: Learned Communities between Antiquity and Contemporary Culture (Tartu: University of Tartu Press, 2018).

Voor meer informatie zie:


Hamlet in Wittenberg: Civic and Princely Education in Early Modern Europe


A workshop with the title “Hamlet in Wittenberg: Civic and Princely Education in Early Modern Europe” is organised by the Institute of Philosophy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

The aim of the conference is to gain an overview of the state of the arts and recent tendencies in the research field of early modern – princely and civic – political education.

Keynote speakers:

James Hankins (Harvard University),

Jan Waszink (Leiden University),

Tibor Fabinyi (Károli Gáspár University).


Date of the conference: 28-29. September, 2018.

To participate please send by 7 June a title and an abstract of 3-500 words to

Further details:

Organisers: Ferenc Hörcher and Ádám Smrcz


The call for papers can be downloaded here.

Binnen het door de European Research Council gefinancierde project ‘Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks: the Republic of Letters as a pan-European Knowledge Society’ (SKILLNET) onder leiding van Dirk van Miert zijn er met ingang van 1 september 2018 twee vacatures voor een 3-jarige postdoc-aanstelling. Zie voor meer informatie en om te solliciteren de website van AcademicTransfer:

De deadline is 11 juni 2018.