CfP: Debates, uncertainties, multiple truths

Warsaw, 07/12/2023 – 09/12/2023

The ERC Research Project KnowStudents organizes a conference focused on “Debates, uncertainties, multiple truths: Scholarly disagreement in early modern European education”. The event will take place at the Centre for the History of Renaissance Knowledge, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, in Warsaw in December 7–9, 2023.

The organizers look forward to see your submission, i. e. the title of your paper, an abstract (150–200 words), 4–5 keywords together with a one-page CV. The applications should be sent to Prof. Valentina Lepri ( and Prof. Farkas Gábor Kiss ( by June 12th, 2023.

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CfP: RSA Annual Meeting 2024

Chicago, 21/03/2024 23/03/2024

International Association for Neo-Latin Studies
Call for Paper and Panel Proposals
Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting

Proposals are sought both for individual papers and for entire sessions (normally three papers), on any topic concerning Latin in the Renaissance, to be sponsored by the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies at next year’s Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, to be held in Chicago, 21 to 23 March 2024. As a large Associate Organization of the RSA, the IANLS will be allotted up to four panels. Sponsorship of a panel by the IANLS normally means that the panel will be accepted by the Program Committee for presentation at the RSA Annual Meeting without further vetting, provided the panels comply with the RSA guidelines. Please keep in mind that, if you send an individual proposal that is not part of a pre-formed panel, the IANLS cannot guarantee that the proposal will automatically fit into one of the four allotted panels.

Proposals should include all the information listed in the Submission Guidelines on the RSA website under ‘What’s in a proposal?’.

Please pay careful attention to the restricted word count, as the RSA’s submission system will not accept entries that exceed maximum limits. Incomplete proposals will not be considered. Everyone who presents at the Annual Meeting must be a member of RSA at the time of the meeting; for details see the Submission Guidelines on the RSA website under ‘RSA Membership and Eligibility’.

Applicants for inclusion into one of the IANLS panels will normally be expected to be paid-up members of the IANLS (or will be expected to join the Association).

Please do not submit a proposal unless you are confident that you will have the time and the funds to attend the meeting.  Each year we see a certain number of people dropping out well past the deadline. Unexpected problems can obviously arise, but every withdrawn paper means an opportunity lost to, and a place taken from, another IANLS member, who wanted to participate.

Proposals should be sent to Marc Laureys, who is the IANLS representative with the RSA, at, no later than 10 July 2023. Proposals will be refereed, and everyone will be notified in due course about whether or not the proposal has been accepted by the IANLS for inclusion into one of the four panels.  Anyone whose proposal is not accepted for the IANLS panels will be informed in time in order to be able to submit as an individual; please note, though, that in that case the submission will be evaluated by the Program Committee of the RSA.

CfP: Representing Crisis in Early Modern Literatures

Tallinn, 21/09/2023 – 22/09/2023

The Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences invite you to send your proposals to the conference Representing Crisis in Early Modern Literatures (Tallinn, 21–22 September 2023).

For further questions, please contact Kristi Viiding ( or Lucie Storchová (

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CfP: Latin & Greek Letter Collections

Durham, 18/05/2023 – 19/05/2023

The call for papers for the conference Ancient – Medieval – Early Modern Latin & Greek Letter Collections: Methodological and thematic intersections is now open.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words for papers between 25–30 minutes should be sent to the conference organizers by 24 February 2023:

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CfP: Conference on Schefferus’ “Lapponia”

Tromsø, 23/05/2023 – 25/05/2023

To mark the 350th anniversary of Johannes Schefferus’ seminal book Lapponia, UiT The Arctic University of Norway is inviting scholars from all disciplines to the 2023 Schefferus Conference in Tromsø, Norway, 23–25 May 2023.

Situated in the coastal areas of Sápmi (Lapland), UiT The Arctic University of Norway has a wide range of scholars working on Sámi history, language, and culture. The university library holds a substantial collection of early modern prints on Sápmi and the Sámi (many of which are in Latin), including several copies of Schefferus’ epoch-making monograph. The aim of the conference is to shed light on the production of knowledge about indigenous peoples in early modern Europe and how this knowledge was disseminated in learned literature.

Seeking to bring together scholars from several countries and with diverse backgrounds, the three-day conference will consist of plenary sessions only. The conference language will be English. The deadline for submissions is 1 February 2023.

For your questions please contact Dr. Per Pippin Aspaas (

Further information can be found HERE.

CfP: Neo-Latin and the State

Chicago, 04/01/2024 – 07/01/2024

Update: The deadline has been extended to March 17, 2023.

The American Association for Neo-Latin Studies invites proposals for a panel of papers on Neo-Latin and the State to be held at the meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) to be held Jan 4–7, 2024 in Chicago, IL.

Our intent is to illustrate the diversity and richness of Neo-Latin literature as it pertains to statecraft, diplomacy, legislature, administration, political satire, political science, and the reception of ancient political philosophy. The AANLS aims to underscore the importance of contemporary research in the complex, international phenomenon of Neo-Latin literature and to give scholars an opportunity to share the results of their research and their methodologies with colleagues in the many disciplines that comprise Neo-Latin studies. We welcome abstracts for 20-minute presentations dealing with topics or works loosely related to the theme of statecraft written in Latin (or Greek) from the Renaissance or after, especially those of historical, scholarly, legal, scientific, or technical significance.

Please send abstracts that follow the guidelines for individual abstracts (see the SCS Guidelines for Authors of Abstracts) by email to Patrick M. Owens, President of the American Association of Neo-Latin Studies, at by February 24, 2023. Please ensure that the abstracts are anonymous.

The organizers will review all submissions anonymously, and their decision will be communicated to the authors by April 28, which will allow for those whose abstracts are not chosen to participate in the individual abstract submission process.

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CfP: IJsewijn Lecture & Laboratorium

Leuven, 25/05/2023 – 26/05/2023

The Seminarium Philologiae Humanisticae invites Neo-Latinists to send in contributions for the new IJsewijn Lecture & Laboratorium. This initiative revives the annual IJsewijn Lecture in a novel format, but preserving some classical ingredients.

The 15th IJsewijn Lecture will take place on Thursday 25 May 2023, at 5pm, in the Justus Lipsius Room of the Erasmushuis (8th floor; Blijde Inkomststraat 21, 3000 Leuven). The lecture will be delivered by Ingrid De Smet (University of Warwick & Visiting Professor at the I Tatti Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, April–June 2023), and is provisionally entitled: Eco-Latin? Water Management for Food and Recreation in Selected Neo-Latin Texts.

The lecture will be followed by a reception at 6pm in the big hall of the Erasmushuis on the ground floor. Attendance is completely free, but registration will be required.

The next day, on Friday 26 May 2023, the very first IJsewijn Laboratorium will be held at the Couvreurzaal (M01.E50; Edward Van Evenstraat 4, 3000 Leuven, on the Social Sciences Campus, where IANLS 2022 also took place). The Laboratorium will have a full-day program devoted to ongoing Neo-Latin research, and has two main aims: (1) showcasing state-of-the-art research in Neo-Latin studies, in terms of both subject and methodology, and (2) bringing together young scholars with established researchers, including the IJsewijn Lecturer. There is, in other words, no specific thematic focus, and everyone is encouraged to present work-in-progress, paying due attention to both successes and pitfalls in Neo-Latin research, and how to build on, or deal with, them.

Further information can be found HERE.

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CfP: Reading and Studying Neo-Latin Authors between c. 1600–1950

Barcelona, 20/10/2023

The establishment of Neo-Latin Studies as an independent field of research is commonly dated to the late 1950s and early 1970s, as the work of G. Billanovich and J. IJsewijn along with their colleagues and students in Milan and Leuven began to bear fruit. Formally, and for our understanding of the structure of the disciplines in humanities research today, this date is both useful and makes eminent sense. It is nonetheless clear to all working in our discipline that scholars have been reading, responding to and, indeed, studying Neo-Latin texts since well before the mid-twentieth century. In a field where primary research on texts and their authors has taken priority as Neo-Latinists strive to draw back the attention of scholars to a literature long- (and wrongly) forgotten, early scholarship on Neo-Latin writing is frequently side-lined as a secondary phenomenon.

This one-day conference now takes scholarly and erudite responses to, and study of Neo-Latin literature in all its forms between 1600 and 1950 as its central subject of enquiry. In doing so, it aims to draw attention to a series of themes and questions as yet understudied: Is there, for example, a difference between a seventeenth-century scholar/poet’s responses to early humanist literature and those of a mid-twentieth century scholar? If so, can these differences be reduced to the formal characteristics of the two scholar’s written output? Or are there a series of differences in the theoretical framework of our two scholars’ approaches, which may reveal important information about the ‘pre-history’ of Neo-Latin Studies as we know it today? Envisioned results of the conference’s proposed inquiry include: attempts at a historical account of the varied development of the discipline in different national contexts; reflection on the interdisciplinary context of Neo-Latin Studies today (encompassing, for example, the very irregular levels of interaction with Mediaeval Studies, Classical Philology, the study of vernacular languages, Palaeography, Renaissance Studies, and the field of History); consideration of the often-sharp lines drawn between literary responses to a text and academic study in the field as a whole.

Proposals are now invited for up to eight papers dealing with this theme in the period 1600–1950. Abstracts of between 250–300 words for papers in English or Italian of 30 minutes can be sent to the conference organisers (listed below) by 15th January 2023. The conference will be hosted at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans in Barcelona (Carrer del Carme, 47) on 20th October 2023. The organisers are pleased to be able to offer support for speakers’ travel and accommodation in Barcelona for the event.

Organising Committee

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