CfP: Teaching Neo-Latin: texts, materials, didactic challenges

Online, 30/10/2024

Submission deadline: 15/06/2024

The Warburg Institute, the Teaching Committee of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies (IANLS), the Society for Neo-Latin Studies (SNLS), the Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Neo-Latin Studies (LBI) and the Seminarium Philologiae Humanisticae of KU Leuven

will organize a digital workshop “Teaching Neo-Latin: texts, materials, didactic challenges” on October 30 2024. It will be hosted by the Warburg Institute (London).

The aim of the online encounter is to bring together (especially early career) researchers and teachers interested or involved in the teaching of Neo-Latin texts at both school and university level.

The aim of the workshop is to explore ways to assemble teaching material and the deliver the teaching. It will reflect on the tools and platforms already available, and those which are still needed in order to successfully implement Neo-Latin teaching more broadly in schools and universities.

Participants will be invited to give a brief presentation of 20–25 minutes in which they present a Neo-Latin text, or extract(s) from (different) Ne-Latin text(s) that they consider adequate for didactic purposes. The talk should focus on pedagogical questions: how would you set up teaching material for the text(s) in question – e.g. by giving a short introductory text that leads the students over to the Latin text; accompanying the Latin by vocabulary aids and notes; having the material followed by questions or assignments helping students to get more involved in the text? How would you organize your class/your session(s)? Reflecting on challenges and possible solutions can be part of the presentation. Additionally, the participants will be invited to share in advance the text to be taught and some corresponding pedagogical material they consider useful/necessary to teach it (a [first draft of a] commentary they have made, or guiding questions for the students when reading the text, or visual material, or…). The material will be distributed among all participants in order to foster a lively and constructive discussion. If participants are interested, we intend to publish the finalized material in a digital and open access form after the workshop in order to make it available for as many teachers as possible.

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief abstract of max. 300 words and a brief CV by 15 June 2024 to:;

The organisers
Sarah Knight (Leicester/SNLS)
Gesine Manuwald (London/SNLS)
Lucy Nicholas (Warburg Institute/SNLS)
Christoph Pieper (Leiden/IANLS)
Raf Van Rooy (Leuven)
Isabella Walser-Bürgler (Innsbruck/LBI)