The Society for Neo-Latin Studies has organised a one-day event to be held in Manchester next March to give postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers opportunities to discuss ideas, meet other scholars in the discipline, present papers on their current research, and to attend a special workshop on ‘Editing Neo-Latin Texts’ led by Prof. Sarah Knight. This will be the sixth in a successful series of meetings the Society has organised for researchers at relatively early stages of their careers.
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The 2017 AGM and Annual Lecture will take place at the Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre in Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London in the afternoon of Friday 17 November 2017.
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Workshop: Finding Lost Science in Early Modern Poetry
Wednesday 22 November 2017, Wellcome Library, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE.
Didactic poetry of the early modern period can reveal fascinating insights about what people of the time thought about science and how they expressed these ideas in poetic form. Texts of this literary genre, however, tend to be neglected because they are regarded neither as ‘proper scientific texts’ nor as ‘proper poetry’. This workshop, organised by the Society for Neo-Latin Studies, Wellcome Collection and the Department of Greek & Latin at University College London, aims to bring this type of literature into focus again. Specialists from a range of disciplinary backgrounds will present case studies, looking at a variety of English and Latin texts, and there will be plenty of opportunity for discussion. The day will conclude with a public event as part of the Being Human festival.
The workshop and public event are free to attend. To register to attend the workshop, contact Gesine Manuwald: firstname.lastname@example.org. No registration is needed to attend the public event.
For further details and event programme, please visit: http://blog.wellcomelibrary.org/2017/10/finding-lost-science-in-early-modern-poetry/
University College Cork, a constituent of the National University of Ireland, is offering a new one-year MA in Renaissance Latin Culture, which will be commencing for the first time in September 2016. Grounded in the research and pedagogy at the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies in Cork, the new programme is specifically focused upon the revival of Classical Latin language and culture during the Renaissance (c.1300-1600). There is a significant language component, including some instruction in spoken Latin as part of an examination of renaissance educational culture. The course is open to students who have no prior knowledge of Latin, as well as to intermediate and advanced students – language courses and research topic are adapted accordingly.
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The webpage of this Marie Curie project, Greek Studies in 15th Century Europe, is available here.
The website of the conference 'Making and Rethinking Renaissance Between Greek and Latin in 15th-16th Century Europe' (14-15 June 2016), with links to the poster, full programme, and to the Registraton page, is available here.
The 2016 AGM and Annual Lecture (on poetry on the Fire of London in 1666) will take place at the Museum of London in the afternoon of Friday, 18 November 2016.
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Society for Neo-Latin Studies Postgraduate Student Event
Thursday 10 March
20 places available, first come first served. There will be no fee involved, please just bring £3.30 in cash with you for a massive lunch. Free tea, coffee, and biscuits.
There are opportunities to present short papers (10-15 minutes) at this event, in a friendly and relaxed environment. If you would like to speak about your research or suggest a topic for discussion, please email email@example.com by Monday 22 February.
Journal Lists: new online resource
JournalLists, a free subscription service for reading historical fiction, periodicals, and diaries in e-instalments. It is designed to be both an educational resource for undergraduates, to facilitate reading historical works in small doses, as well as a fun experiment in reading for graduates, academics, and anyone interested in early modern literature. The first JournalList went live on 14 August with James Boswell’s Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson. Upcoming JournalLists include The Spectator, and Lord Byron’s Ravenna journal. Go to https://journallists.wordpress.com/ to find out more.
Online Paleography Course
Online Paleography Course and Onsite Archival Studies Seminar in Florence, Italy. Part of the Medici Archive Project. For further details: http://www.medici.org/educational-programs
International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance (IBHR) updated and expanded
The International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance (IBHR) has been updated and expanded.