Online conference, 14-16 April 2021

An online conference on the current developments and perspectives of Digital Neo-Latin studies, organized by Neven Jovanović (Zagreb), Marc Laureys (Bonn) and Alexander Winkler (Berlin/Halle) under the auspices of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies.

The conference will be held via zoom. You can register via mail to

Please note: The conference is the first part of a two-tiered vacation school, generously supported by the VokswagenStiftung. The second part will be a 3-day in-person workshop in Bonn that is currently being scheduled. More information and a call for participation will follow soon.

Wednesday, 14 Αpril 2021

10.00-10.15: Introduction

OCR, digital editions, and corpora

10.15-11.00 – Enikő Békés: Bibliotheca corvina digitalis – The Renaissance library of King Matthias online

11.00-11.45 – Uwe Springmann: OCR for Neo-Latin

11.45-12.30 – Martin Korenjak/Stefan Zathammer: Nova Scientia. A Semantic Media Wiki and a New Transkribus Model for Studying Latin Science

14.30-15.15 – Marco Petolicchio: Basinio, Hesperis: An overview of its digital architecture

15.15-16.00 – Neven Jovanović:

Preparing a digital critical edition of a Neo-Latin text – Nicholas of Modruš, Oratio de funere Petri cardinalis S. Sixti (1474)

16.00-16.45 – Steven Coesemans/Jan Papy: Magister Dixit

Thursday, 15 Αpril 2021

Text mining and stylometry

10.15-11.00 – Maciej Eder: Textual similarities and Latin literature: a few case studies

11.00-11.45 – Johann Ramminger: Stylometry and Neo-Latin texts: Some case studies

11.45-12.30 – Christof Schöch: Comparison of Text Groups using Measures of Distinctiveness

14.30-15.15 – Patrick J. Burns: Conversational Agents from the Neo-Latin Colloquia to ChatterBot

15.15-16.00 – Maria Chiara Parisi/Yvette Oortwijn: Distributional Semantics for Neo-Latin

16.00-16.45 – Marco Passarotti: The LiLa Knowledge Base of Interlinked Linguistic Resources for Latin

Friday, 16 Αpril 2021

Linked Texts and Data

10.15-11.00 – William Short: The Latin WordNet and meaning representation in electronic corpora

11.00-11.45 – Matteo Romanello: Citation detection with the CitedLoci pipeline

11.45-12.30 – Andreas Walker: CERL resources in the context of Neo-Latin

14.30-15.15 – Marc Laureys/Alexander Winkler: Antonius Sanderus‘ Views on the Political and Cultural Contours of Flandria

DH and the teaching of and the teaching of Neo-Latin

15.15-16.00 – Isabella Walser-Bürgler: Joined Forces. Digital Humanities and Digital Teaching


16.00-16.45 – Ingrid De Smet: Potentials and Challenges of Digital Neo-Latin Studies

Also see:



The Fall 2018 issue (volume 67.2) of HL has just been published online.  You can read and download all articles for free on

Table of Contents:


  • Maria Teresa Laneri, Su tre corrispondenti di Marcantonio Sabellico. Proposte di identificazione (237-256)
  • Stefan Weise, Alter Theocritus? Joachim Camerarius’ griechische Supplemente zu Theokrits Herakliskos und dem sogenannten Herakles leontophonos (257-299)
  • Kevin Bovier, Ange Cappel et lAgricola de Tacite. Une traduction ancrée dans son époque (301-341)
  • Robert Offner, Peter Pauly, Briefe von Thomas Jordanus von Klausenburg an Carolus Clusius (343-378)
  • Lindsay G. Gibson, John Kuhn, James Leeke, George Herbert, and the Neo-Latin Contexts of The Church Militant (379-425)
  • Stuart M. McManus, Classica Americana. An Addendum to the Censuses of Pre-1800 Latin Texts from British North America (427-467)


  • Mikhail Shumilin, Two Textual Notes on Maffeo Vegio’s Antonias (469-472)
  • Luigi Silvano, An Admirer of Beccadelli’s Hermaphroditus: Antonio da Pescia (473-477)

NEO-LATIN STUDIES ARE COMING HOME! A half-century after the first IANLS conference was organized in Leuven, in August 2021 the Congress of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies will again be hosted by the Seminarium Philologiae Humanisticae. For more information please visit

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.

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

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:

Neo-Latin Scholarship on the Slavs

An international conference organised by

the Ján Stanislav Institute of Slavistics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

to be held in Bratislava on 5–7 December 2018

Call for Papers

Almost all branches of modern science and scholarship, including humanities, can trace their existence back to at least early modern times when Latin was a common medium of European erudition. Yet, present-day researchers in individual disciplines are largely unaware of the existence of early modern Latin scholarship related to their respective fields of study.

This conference aims to explore the rich corpus of Neo-Latin scholarly texts written about the Slavs, thereby intending to throw light on the early stages of what later became established as Slavistics or Slavonic Studies. We also hope to bring closer together researchers from the fields of Slavistics and Neo-Latin Studies, a combination which we believe carries great potential for future research in both disciplines.

We welcome papers of twenty to thirty minutes in English, German or Latin concerning early modern Latin scholarship on the history, philology, mythology, ethnography, geography, etc., of the Slavs. Publication of a collection of essays based on the conference proceedings is envisaged in 2020. Please send your proposal of ca. 250 words and a very short biographical note to Dr Svorad Zavarský ( no later than 15 December 2017. All authors will be notified by the end of 2017.


A PDF of the Call for Papers can be downloaded here.

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