This Latin course is for beginners given at the Warburg Institute for 2 weeks from 10 – 21 September 2018, from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

The Warburg Institute is offering a two-week course in Renaissance Latin. The course is designed for beginners and focuses on Latin texts from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century, drawing on a wide range of sources: the sophisticated Latin of the humanists; various forms of technical Latin (medical, philosophical, theological, etc.); and macaronic jumbles of Latin and the vernacular. One of the principal aims of the course is to help students develop the ability to read primary sources in the original Latin.  Students who wish to brush up their Latin are welcome to register, but they should be aware that the course content will be at beginner level.

The course will last for two weeks from 10 to 21 September 2018 for three hours a day.  Each day will be divided into two sessions: a morning session from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm which will focus on grammatical instruction; and an afternoon session from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm which will concentrate on supervised reading and translation of Latin texts.

Registration and payment

The early bird fee for the two week course for 2018 is £200 for bookings before 1 May 2018. For standard bookings from 2 May the fee will be £225. The fee for LAHP funded students is £180.
Admission is free to students of the Warburg Institute and those attending a course during the academic year 2018/19 at the Warburg Institute.

Please note that in order to attend this course you need to register online, and if applicable, pay online. If you are eligible to attend free of charge please also register online and pick the £0.00 option and you will not be charged.

Book here or see https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/studying-warburg-institute/training/warburg-renaissance-latin-course.

If you have any queries about the registration process, please email: warburg@sas.ac.uk.

The Spring 2018 issue (volume 67.1) of HL has just been published online.  You can read and download all articles for free on humanistica.be.

Table of Contents:

– Hester Schadee, A Tale of Two Languages. Latin, the Vernacular, and Leonardo Bruni’s Civic Humanism (11-46)

– Tedd A. Wimperis, A Humanist Autograph Lost and Found. Mattia Lupi’sAnnales Geminianenses (47-68)

– Quinn Griffin, “Salve atque vale, aselle.” Satire and Consolation in Laura Cereta’s In asinarium funus oratio (69-89)

– Tobias Daniels, Die Bücher des Humanisten Christophe de Longueil. Das Römische Inventar von 1519 (91-142)

– Harry Vredeveld, The Fairytale of Nicolas Denisot and the Seymour Sisters (143-208)

– Francesco Cabras, Presenze omeriche e oraziane negli Elegiarum libri quattuor di Jan Kochanowski. L’Iliade e i Carmina oraziani nell’elegia 3.7 (209-229)

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Nieuw verschenen: de nieuwste aflevering van het tijdschrift Lias, Volume 44/2, bevat een analyse van Hugo Grotius’ De origine gentium Americanarum uit 1642, een editie van een brief van Adriaen Verwer aan David Gregory over Newtoniaanse wiskunde en een artikel over de technieken om aantekeningen te maken die door Élie Bouhéreau en tijdgenoten werden toegepast om informatie uit boeken te verwerken. Zie http://poj.peeters-leuven.be/content.php?url=issue&journal_code=LIAS&issue=2&vol=44.

Miguel Ancín en Otis Towns, red., Miguel Servet en España (1506-1527) (Edición ampliada, 2017; beschikbaar op SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3093969).

Dit boek gaat over de Spaanse periode van de theoloog Michael Servetus en bevat dertien nog niet eerder bekende documenten. Servetus werkte als hoogleraar aan het Studium Generale der Kunsten in Saragossa. Hij moest Spanje verlaten wegens een conflict met de vicekanselier en rector van de universiteit Gaspar Lax, die een verdere academische carrière in Spanje voor Servetus onmogelijk maakte, waarna deze naar Toulouse vertrok. Het boek bevat ook een hoofdstuk over de Erasmianen in Saragossa.

Voor meer informatie en om het e-boek gratis te downloaden zie: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3093969.

Van 24 tot en met 26 januari 2019 vindt aan de Universiteit Bonn het internationale congres ‘Glacie circumdatus uror – Der neulateinische Petrarkismus’ plaats over de invloed van het Petrarkisme op de vroegmoderne Latijnse literatuur. De CfP kan hier gedownload worden: CFP-neulateinischer_Petrarkismus. De deadline voor de CfP is 15 juni 2018.

Per 20 februari 2018 is Els Rose benoemd tot hoogleraar Laat- en Middeleeuws Latijn aan de Universiteit Utrecht. De leerstoel is ondergebracht bij het Departement Talen, Literatuur en Communicatie en richt zich op onderwijs en onderzoek op het gebied van de Latijnse taal- en letterkunde van de late oudheid en de Middeleeuwen.

Els Rose is sinds 2008 als UD en sinds 2010 als UHD werkzaam bij het departement Talen, Literatuur en Communicatie en is coördinator van de minoren Grieks en Latijn. Zij is als onderzoeker verbonden aan het Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, waarvan zij sinds 2013 de voorzitter is. Zij verwierf na haar promotie in 2001 drie onderzoeksbeurzen in het kader van NWO Vernieuwingsimpuls: een VENI (2003), VIDI (2007) en VICI (2017). In het kader van haar VICI-project (2017-2022) doet zij met twee promovendi en twee postdocs onderzoek naar burgerschapsdiscoursen in de vroege Middeleeuwen. Zie voor verdere informatie ook het nieuwsbericht op de website van de Universiteit Utrecht: https://www.uu.nl/nieuws/els-rose-benoemd-tot-hoogleraar-laat-en-middeleeuws-latijn.

Lectori Salutem.

This year Humanistica Lovaniensia. Journal of Neo-Latin Studies will undergo some significant changes in response to the evolving scholarly landscape.

After a half-century of annually printed editions, first under the pioneering editorship of Jozef IJsewijn (1968-1998) and then under his successors Gilbert Tournoy (1999-2008) and Dirk Sacré (2009-2017), the incoming editors are transferring the journal to an online-only format. As an open access journal Humanistica Lovaniensia wishes to embrace the ideal of scholarship accessible to all and to reach out to a more extended readership.

All new issues will be downloadable for free from from humanistica.be. The website also displays the Table of Contents of the issues published before 2018, which are available in print at Leuven University Press and digitally on JSTOR.

The Spring 2018 issue (volume 67.1) will be published at the end of March, containing the following articles:

– Hester Schadee, A Tale of Two Languages. Latin, the Vernacular, and Leonardo Bruni’s Civic Humanism

– Tedd A. Wimperis, A Humanist Autograph Lost and Found. Mattia Lupi’sAnnales Geminianenses

– Quinn Griffin, “Salve atque vale, aselle.” Satire and Consolation in Laura Cereta’s In asinarium funus oratio

– Tobias Daniels, Die Bücher des Humanisten Christophe de Longueil. Das Römische Inventar von 1519

– Harry Vredeveld, The Fairytale of Nicholas Denisot and the Seymour Sisters

– Francesco Cabras, Presenze omeriche e oraziane negli Elegiarum libri quattuor di Jan Kochanowski. L’Iliade e i Carmina oraziani nell’elegia 3.7

Please register to receive the Table of Contents for each new issue. Subscribers’ details will not be shared with third parties.

 

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. With an open and inclusive attitude to both readers and contributors from all disciplines, it seeks to bring together authors and readers to whom Neo-Latin is important, whether as medium or as message. It 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.

Editors

Jeroen De Keyser (KU Leuven), General Editor
Tom Deneire (Universiteit Antwerpen)
Victoria Moul (King’s College London)
Aline Smeesters (Université catholique de Louvain)
Arnoud Visser (Universiteit Utrecht)

Editorial Assistants
Marijke Crab (KU Leuven)
Fabio Della Schiava (KU Leuven)
Ide François (KU Leuven)
Christophe Geudens (KU Leuven)

Institutional Board (ex officio)
Jan Papy (KU Leuven)
Gert Partoens (KU Leuven)
Toon Van Houdt (KU Leuven)

Advisory Board
Jan Bloemendal (Huygens Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis)
Maurizio Campanelli (Università di Roma ‘La Sapienza’)
Guido Cappelli (Università di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’)
Jean-Louis Charlet (Université d’Aix-Marseille)
Alejandro Coroleu Lletget (ICREA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Susanna de Beer (Universiteit Leiden)
Jeanine De Landtsheer (KU Leuven)
Ingrid De Smet (University of Warwick)
Alison Frazier (University of Texas at Austin)
Felipe González-Vega (Universidad del País Vasco)
Estelle Haan (The Queen’s University of Belfast)
Heinz Hofmann (Universität Tübingen)
Lambert Isebaert (Université catholique de Louvain)
Sarah Knight (University of Leicester)
Andrew Laird (Brown University, Providence)
John Monfasani (The University at Albany, SUNY)
Monique Mund-Dopchie (Université catholique de Louvain)
Włodzimierz Olszaniec (Uniwersytet Warszawski)
Marianne Pade (Det Danske Institut i Rom)
Clémence Revest (CNRS Paris)
Dirk Sacré (KU Leuven)
Hester Schadee (University of Exeter)
Florian Schaffenrath (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, Innsbruck)

Claudia Schindler (Universität Hamburg)

Keith Sidwell (University of Calgary)
Luigi Silvano (Università degli Studi di Torino)
Luka Špoljarić (Sveučilište u Zagrebu)

Annika Ström (Södertörns Högskola, Huddinge)

Gilbert Tournoy (KU Leuven)
Harm-Jan van Dam (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

 

You can download this announcement in PDF here: HL Open Access.

 

Date:                       13 February 2018
Time:                       15.30-17.00hr
Venue:                     Amsterdam,VOC-zaal Bushuis, Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam

Through an analysis of the writings of the Dutch lawyer, poet, translator, and novelist Johan van Heemskerk (1597-1645), the lecture will challenge the traditional nationalistic, monolingual approach to early modern literature that obscures the complex web of relationships between history and literature, the indigenous and the foreign, and the local and the global. The lecture will explore the interplay between romance, history, politics and law in van Heemskerck’s Inleydinghe tot het ontwerp van een Batavische Arcadia (1637), and argue for the need to adopt a transnational approach to the study of literature that dismantles traditional linguistic and disciplinary boundaries and establishes early modern Netherlandic writing within a European framework for cosmopolitan readers of a new global Empire.

James A. Parente is professor of German, Scandinavian and Dutch literature at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Minnesota Center for German and European Studies. He is a specialist in early modern (1400-1750) German, Dutch, and Nordic literatures and cultures, and early modern Neo-Latin literature. He is the author of Religious Drama and the Humanist Tradition: Christian Theater in Germany and the Netherlands, 1500-1680, and has edited/ co-edited two anthologies of critical work on the early modern Holy Roman Empire, and another on modern Scandinavian literature. He has published widely on early modern German, Dutch and Neo-Latin literature, especially drama; Renaissance humanism; gender and sexuality in the German Empire; the Dutch Golden Age; early modern Danish literature, and Henrik Ibsen. He is currently working on translational literary relations between the German Empire, the Netherlands, and Nordic Europe, and on the historiography of Europe in the early modern period.

See: http://acsga.uva.nl/content/events/lectures/2018/02/james-parente.html?origin=oDJ4slPgS6qIgLy8%2BpvH4A.

Prior to this colloquium prof. Parente will give a masterclass about early modern transnational literary history (11-14.30 hr), open to scholars, PhD-students and (R)MA-students. Click here.

We wish to invite anyone with an interest in Latin verse to:

‘Inter Versiculos in Sicilia’, a 10-day workshop in Latin verse composition, sponsored by the University of Michigan, and led by David Money (Cambridge).

See our website for full details: https://inter-versiculos.classics.lsa.umich.edu/upcoming-workshop

This site also contains sections on previous workshops (2011, 2016), with poems by participants, advice on composition, etc, which may be of interest.

For applications and expressions of interest, please contact (as soon as you can): Gina Soter soter@umich.edu

Note for spoken-Latin enthusiasts: as long as there are sufficient participants interested, we are proposing to conduct some parts of the workshop in Latin: this will include social interaction (e.g. making a tantum Latine table available at meals) and perhaps some of the teaching; Dr Money has lectured in Latin about verse techniques on other occasions, such as the Lexington conventiculum, and would be willing to do so in more depth here, if it would be welcome. On the other hand, please note that this would be entirely optional, and participants would be able to enjoy the workshop fully in English.

We hope you will consider joining us. And we would also be very grateful if you could pass on the information to students and potentially interested colleagues and friends, and encourage any mentions of the workshop on social media or elsewhere, so that the message can reach a wider range of potential participants in all countries.

We would stress that the workshop is open to anyone at all (with reasonable Latin): no previous verse-writing experience is expected. We have found that most complete beginners can achieve some impressive results within the time of a workshop. It will be accessible to Latinists of varying levels: suitable for undergrads, but also for postgrads, and teachers at schools or universities – all of whom may find their appreciation of verse enriched by the practical approach we take.

Gina Soter writes that ‘the exercise can be unexpectedly compelling, illuminating and useful. As with many art forms, one of the best ways to understand what others have done, is to try to do it yourself.’

Here are a few comments from past participants:

  • Taught by a connoisseur of all the obstacles and traps in Latin poetry writing, we made the first stumbling steps on our newly discovered metrical feet; inspired by Sicilian sun, music, food, and wine, the stumble developed – little by little – into a dance.
  • Even if I do not continue writing poetry, Inter Versiculos has already improved my ability to read and appreciate Latin poetry. . . . my reading feels more natural and it is far easier to appreciate the poem’s meaning.
  • ‘Inter Versiculos’ not only opened my eyes to Latin poetry and its many wonders, but also to the gorgeous universe that is Sicily.
  • I was never more aware of the importance of quantities.
  • Having previously only studied classics in very traditional and rigid European schools, it is good to get away from the cobwebs of Northern scholarship and dash into the burning Sicilian sunshine.
  • I knew it was difficult to write with such confines as the different meters but I never truly understood until I tried it for myself. It was really satisfying to be able to have tangible evidence of my learning throughout the week.
  • Prose was always my thing–or so I thought. Now that I understand the skill involved in writing poetry, I have a completely different love for it.  Before I used to prefer the Caesar portion of the syllabus; now I far prefer the Vergil!
  • The way Latin poetry is conventionally taught, it can feel like trying to solve a puzzle … but the process of learning how to ‘write’ the poetry has augmented my understanding of it a thousand-fold . … This perspective is unique and invaluable; I certainly could have gotten it no other way.
  • I.V. also fostered a unique sort of community, the likes of which I never would have imagined: it brought tenured professors, ancient armchair Latinists, and green undergraduates all down to the same level of expertise.

‘Inter versiculos’ 2018 is now actively seeking anyone curious about Latin poetry. We invite you to join us in Trapani, Sicily, July 5-14, 2018.