About IANLS

Origin and development

In August 1971 the first International Congress for Neo-Latin Studies was convent at Leuven (Belgium). It was an initiative of the founder of the Seminarium Philologiae Humanisticae, the late Prof. Dr. Jozef IJsewijn, assisted by Gilbert Tournoy, Godelieve Tournoy-Thoen, Marie-José Desmet-Goethals and Paul Thoen. During this first congress the idea of an international association was launched. This association was founded and statues drafted during the second congress (Amsterdam, 1973). At the next congress (Tours, 1976) the official Latin text of the statutes was approved and hence published in Humanistica Lovaniensia 26 (1977), 265–271 [PDF].

Since then, congresses have been organised every three years at:

2022LeuvenDirk Sacré
2018AlbaceteMaría Teresa Santamaría Hernández
2015ViennaFranz Römer
2012MünsterKarl Enenkel
2009UppsalaHans Helander
2006BudapestLászló Szörnéyi
2003BonnMarc Laureys
2000CambridgePhilip Ford
1997AvilaJenaro Costas
1994BariMauro De Nichilo
1991CopenhagenKarsten Friis Jensen
1988TorontoGermaine Warkentin
1985WolfenbüttelWalther Ludwig
1982St. AndrewsIan D. McFarlane
1979BolognaLao Paoletti

List of officers of IANLS

President

2022–2025Colette Nativel
2018–2022Marc Laureys
2015–2018Ingrid De Smet
2012–2015Craig Kallendorf
2009–2012Minna Skafte Jensen
2006–2009Philip Ford
2003–2006Jean-Louis Charlet
2000–2003Stella Revard
1997–2000Gilbert Tournoy
1994–1997Brenda Hosington
1991–1994Francesco Tateo
1988–1991Walther Ludwig
1985–1988Lawrence V. Ryan
1982–1985Alain Michel
1979–1982Ian D. McFarlane
1976–1979Richard J. Schoeck
1973–1976Jozef IJsewijn

First Vice-President

2022–2025Alejandro Coroleu
2018–2022Colette Nativel
2015–2018Marc Laureys
2012–2015Ingrid De Smet
2009–2012Craig Kallendorf
2006–2009Minna Skafte Jensen
2003–2006Philip Ford
2000–2003Jean-Louis Charlet
1997–2000Stella Revard
1994–1997Gilbert Tournoy
1991–1994Brenda Hosington
1988–1991Francesco Tateo
1985–1988Walther Ludwig
1982–1985Lawrence V. Ryan
1979–1982Alain Michel
1976–1979Ian D. McFarlane
1973–1976Richard J. Schoeck

Second Vice-President

2022–2025Béatrice Charlet-Mesdjian
2020–2021Dirk Sacré
2018–2020Jan Papy
2015–2018María Teresa Santamaría Hernández
2012–2015Franz Römer
2009–2012Karl Enenkel
2006–2009Hans Helander
2003–2006László Szörényi
2000–2003Marc Laureys
1997–2000Philip Ford
1994–1997Jenaro Costas
1991–1994Mauro De Nichilo
1988–1991Karsten Friis Jensen
1985–1988Germaine Warkentin
1982–1985Walther Ludwig
1979–1982Ian D. McFarlane
1976–1979Lao Paoletti
1973–1976Jean-Claude Margolin

Secretary

since 2018Kristi Viiding
2012–2018Raija Sarasti-Wilenius
2000–2012Marianne Pade
1994–2000Karl August Neuhausen
1982–1994Roger Green
1973–1982Pierre Tuynman

Treasurer

since 2015Enikő Békés
2003–2015Jan Papy
1991–2003Chris L. Heesakkers
1979–1991Dietrich Briesenmeister
1973–1979Eckhard Keßler

Chair of Publications

since 2018Florian Schaffenrath
2009–2018Astrid Steiner-Weber
1991–2009Rhoda Schnur

Honorary Lifetime Members

  • Jozef IJsewijn († 1998), 1991
  • Valéry Berlincourt, 2018 (Jozef IJsewijn Prize)
  • Christophe Bertiau, 2022 (Jozef IJsewijn Prize)
  • Lucia Gualdo Rosa, 2022
  • Thomas Hendrickson, 2018 (Jozef IJsewijn Prize)
  • Walther Ludwig, 2012
  • Rhoda Schnur, 2009
  • Aline Smeesters-Lelubre, 2012 (Jozef IJsewijn Prize)
  • Francesco Tateo, 2022
  • Gilbert Tournoy, 2022