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Programme-IANLS Vacation School: 7-9th July 2016, Venice, Italy

'Neo-Latin Studies Today: Tools, Trends and Methodologies'

Thursday 7 July 2016

13:15-13:30 Registration/coffee, in the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava (Cannaregio 3764, 30121 Venezia)
13:45-14:10 Welcome/ opening remarks by Ingrid De Smet
14:15 Walk as a group to Archivio Storico del Patriarcato di Venezia at Dorsoduro, 1, Venice 30123. (Over the Accademia Bridge and turn left: it is next door to the Santa Maria della Salute, as you face the church it is a door to the left of the church).
15:00-16:30 Visit to the Manuscript Choir Books, Basilica San Marco conservation project ('Venice in Peril')
16:30 Walk back to the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava as a group
17:15-17:30 Break (refreshments provided)
17:30-18:30 'Neo-Latin Anthologies and Canon Formation' (Marc Laureys)
18:45-19:45 Opening reception at the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava

Friday 8 July 2016

Common Ground: Working with Renaissance and Early Modern Latin (tools, databases, methodologies)

09:00-10:00 "Sources I"

  • 'The Role of Early Printed Books in Neo-Latin Culture' (Craig Kallendorf)

10:00-10:15 Break (refreshments provided)

10.15-12:15 "Sources II”

  • 'Working with Dictionaries' (Johann Ramminger)
  • 'Translating Neo-Latin Texts' (Ingrid De Smet)

[Lunch break according to individual arrangements]

Walk to the Marciana Library (Piazzetta San Marco n.7, 30124 Venezia) and meet at the entrance by 14:25

14:30-16:00 Rare books seminar at the Marciana Library

16:00-16:45 Walk as a group back to the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava

16:45-17:00 Break (refreshments provided)

17:00-19:00 Neo-Latin research in progress: short informal presentations by participants (circa 5 mins), and discussion

Saturday 9 July 2016

Bridging the Divide: Across Disciplines, Across National Paradigms


  • 'Imitation as a Pedagogical Tool and/or as a Neo-Latin writer's Working Method' (Raija Sarasti-Wilenius)
  • 'Contributions of Medical Humanism to Renaissance Latin: Tradition and Modernity' (Teresa Santamaría Hernández)

10:45-11:00 Break (refreshments provided)


  • 'Writing Regional Histories of Neo-Latin Literature - Current and Future Problems' (Florian Schaffenrath)
  • 'The Beginnings of Hungarian Humanism: the Networks of Janus Pannonius (A Case Study)' (Enikő Békés)

[Lunch break - according to individual arrangements]

Moving on: Professional Development

14:00-15:00 Teaching Neo-Latin (seminar format)

15:00-16:00 Career development: applying for funding/getting published (Ingrid De Smet and others)

16:00-16:30 Break (refreshments provided)

16:30-18:00 Roundtable on Neo-Latin Studies Today: Perspectives and Challenges for the Future
Chair: Ingrid De Smet
Opening remarks: Craig Kallendorf on his review article 'Recent Trends in Neo-Latin Studies'
Respondent: Joaquín Pascual Barea, 'Where Next?'
Discussants: all

18:00-19:30 Free time

19:30 Vacation School dinner (participants & speakers) at 'Crociferi' restaurant. (Sestriere Cannaregio, at Campo dei Gesuiti, behind the Fondamenta Nuove)

Sunday 10 July 2016

Participants depart according to own arrangements