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.

Download the full Call for Papers as PDF.

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.

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 (

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:

Further information can be found HERE.

Digital Resources for Teaching Neo-Latin

Dear members of the IANLS,

As announced during the last congress in Leuven, the newly formed IANLS Committee for Teaching of Neo-Latin wishes to collect digitally available teaching material and resources on the new IANLS website in order to promote and inspire the teaching of Neo-Latin and to help teachers (in schools and at Universities) who might have less experience with the field.

For this we need your help: We are inviting you to send us links to digitally available teaching material (ideally open access) that we can publish on the website. This could include annotated texts; didactic toolkits or didactic ideas; instruction videos; or other kind of material useful for teaching. (Note that some more general digital resources, like for example Johann Ramminger’s Neulateinische Wortliste, are already on the IANLS website under the tab of the Committee for Digital Resources).

If you are willing to share your own material or know of interesting sites that contains didactic material, please email the link to Christoph Pieper ( and to Ivan Lábaj ( [please copy both in your message!]. It would be very helpful if you could add 3–4 descriptive sentences about the content of the material/about what to be found on the site.

We are looking forward to receiving your suggestions!
Best wishes, in the name of the whole committee,
Christoph Pieper

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 (

Download the full Call for Papers as PDF.

Craig Kallendorf (1954–2023)

The Executive Committee of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies and its President are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Craig Kallendorf.

We remember with gratitude the outstanding work done by our former President for the Association and his human and professional qualities.

We extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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:

Download the full Call for Papers as PDF.

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.

Download the Call for Papers as PDF.