Spoken Latin as a Teaching Tool

Online, 20/06/2023 – 21/06/2023

A Workshop Hosted by the Teaching Committee
of the International Association of Neo-Latin Studies (IANLS),
led by Andrew Morehouse and Ilse van Rooyen of Latinitas Animi Causa

This workshop is meant for teachers who are interested in spoken Latin and would like to know more about how and why it is used in the classroom. The workshop will feature two 90-minute sessions on Zoom. The first day of the workshop will focus on the scholarly and pedagogical rationale: why is spoken Latin an effective tool for teaching students to read authentic Latin texts? The second day of the workshop will focus on practical application: what are some methods for using spoken Latin in the classroom? No previous experience with spoken Latin is necessary, and no specific preparation for the workshops is required.

Day 1: Pedagogical rationale for spoken Latin as a teaching tool, 20 June 2023 at 11:00am–12:30pm US Eastern Daylight Time (= 17:00–18:30 Central European Time).

Day 2: Practical application for using spoken Latin as a teaching tool, 21 June 2023 at 11:00am–12:30pm US Eastern Daylight Time (= 17:00–18:30 Central European Time).

No advanced preparation is required. For the Zoom link to this free online workshop, please contact Tom Hendrickson (tghend@stanford.edu).

Conf: The Wrong Direction

Tübingen, 13/04/2023 – 15/04/2023

The Philological Institute at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen is happy to share the program of the conference “The Wrong Direction – Early Modern Translations into Latin”, which will take place April 13–15, 2023, at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.

Based on the research done in Prof. Dr. Anja Wolkenhauer’s project Versio Latina, the conference wants to use this opportunity to decidedly change perspectives and look ‘into the wrong direction,’ namely focusing on early modern translations into Latin. What are their functions? Who translated and for what kind of readership; which expectations were placed on these translations by translators, editors, and printer-publishers? Were they successful, reprinted, or overruled by rival products, or was their efficiency augmented by being intermediary versions for translations into other languages?

For your questions please contact Dr. Julia Heideklang: julia.heideklang@uni-tuebingen.de.

Further information can be found HERE.

Digital@IANLS Wikidata workshop

Online, 10/02/2023 and 24/02/2023

The Committee for Digital Resources will launch a new series of events digital@IANLS as a way to advance the use of digital technology among the members of the Neo-Latin research community by introducing digitalisation projects, demonstrating the use of digital tools and promoting best practice in employment of information technology for Neo-Latin research.

The events will be held online, their frequency will depend on the availability of speakers and topics, and the format will not be strictly defined (e. g., workshops, lectures, roundtable discussions and presentations are all possible). All members of the IANLS are encouraged not only to attend as speakers, but also to get in contact with the Committee in order to present their own digital projects or to suggest a speaker or a topic.

Please find the information and call for the first workshops HERE.

For more information on the event do not hesitate to get in touch with Alexander Winkler (alexander_winkler@posteo.de).

Conf: Hybrid Seminar – Dutch Brazil in Print and Poetry

Rome, 28/11/2022

The tenure of Johan Maurits of Nassau (1604–1679), a member of the princely House of Orange, as single governor-general in the Dutch colony in Brazil epitomizes the monarchical overtones—crowned by processes of somewhat problematic self-glorification—of republican rule in the United Provinces’s overseas arena. At Maurits’s princely court in Brazil, the Dutch Republic’s (extended) ceremonial considerations still proved too close for comfort. Upon his dismissal (1644), back among republican ranks in Northern Europe the former governor-general who had so boldly outstretched the social scale was left with symbolic spoils only. Maurits nonetheless held on to the echo of his regal aura by smoothing the imposed remove from (physical) court through its representation in print and poetry.

Maurits’s memory has famously been associated with publications that connect geography and natural history to the celebration of colonial enterprise, ranging from Barlaeus’s Rerum per octennium in Brasilia historia (1647) over Piso and Marcgraf’s Historia Naturalis Brasiliae (1648) to Piso’s De India Utriusque (1658). Another monumental publication, however, has so far remained overshadowed by these books’ more pervasive fame and fortuna: the epic poem Mauritias (1647), written by Franciscus Plante (1613–1690), but commissioned and subsidized by Maurits himself. During this seminar, we will combine approaches from book history and classical reception studies to unpack just why and how Johan Maurits was represented on the paper stage of the Baroque as the shape-shifting hero of politically coloured poetry and cultural print production.

Further information can be found HERE.

Conf: Nebrija en Alcalá (1513–1522) y su legado

Madrid, 30/11/2022 – 02/12/2022

Elio Antonio de Nebrija passed away July 5, 1522 in the town of Alcalá de Henares, where he still lies buried. For this reason, the year 2022, which marks the fifth centenary of his death, is a particularly symbolic date for the University of Alcalá.

Nebrija’s intellectual stature is well known. However, for the University of Alcalá the fact that Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros appointed him professor of this institution, in which he exerted an intense teaching activity from the year 1513 until his death, is of special relevance. In parallel, during this period he became involved in the great Cisnerian project that was the edition of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible.

And, although he left the publishing project of the Complutense Polyglot Bible due to his differences with the rest of the team that worked on it, he did never abandon university activity: proof of this is the large number of his works that were printed by Arnao Guillén de Brocar in his workshop at Alcalá. To commemorate this important date, professors Antonio Alvar Ezquerra, Teresa Jiménez Calvente and Guillermo Alvar Nuño have led the organization of an event entitled: “Nebrija in Alcalá de Henares (1513–1522) and his legacy”, which will take place on the November, 30 and December, 1 and 2. The main topics will focus on Nebrija’s biographical aspects that brought him to Alcalá de Henares, his relationship with Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, the teaching and academic work that he carried out within this University and his aftermath. To do this, the organizers have brought together a group of renowned national and international specialists, who will present the results of their research in the different areas that linked Nebrija with the city of Alcalá and its University.

Assistance can be face-to-face or virtual (the links are at the end of the program).

Further information can be found HERE.

Download the programme as PDF.