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Colloquium: Neo-Latin and Transcultural Exchanges

Neo-Latin and Transcultural Exchanges

Organised by the Society for Neo-Latin Studies

Co-organisers: Mr. Tomos Evans (Birmingham), Prof. Sarah Knight (Leicester), Dr. Rebecca Menmuir (QMUL) and Dr. Sharon Van Dijk (Birmingham)

Online, September 23, 2023


9:30 Welcome 

Prof. Gesine Manuwald (University College London; SNLS President); Prof. Sarah Knight (University of Leicester)

9:45-10:45 Respondent and Chair: Prof. Sarah Knight (University of Leicester)

  • Prof. Yasmin Haskell (University of Western Australia), ‘Magical cats, boy martyrs and other marvels: Viennese Jesuit teens imagine the “Indies”’
  • Prof. Akihiko Watanabe (Otsuma Women’s University), ‘Asian and European Neo-Latin: Koblenz, Cracow, Manila’


11:00-12:00 Respondent and Chair: Dr. Sharon Van Dijk (University of Birmingham)

  • Dr. Ovanes Akopyan (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), ‘Moscus, the father of the Muscovites: A Renaissance Forgery and its Aftermath’
  • Dr. Máté Vince (Queen Mary University of London), ‘How did ambiguity earn its bad reputation?’


12-1 Break


1:00-2:00 Respondent and Chair: Dr. Rebecca Menmuir (Queen Mary University of London)

  • Dr. Natalya Din-Kariuki (University of Warwick), ‘Travel and the Soul in Charles Blount’s De Anima
  • Dr. Emily Stevenson (University of York), ‘Richard Hakluyt’s Neo-Latin School Plays’

2:15-3:15 Respondent and Chair: Mr. Tomos Evans (University of Birmingham)

  • Dr. Simon Mills (Newcastle University), ‘Robert Huntington (1637–1701) and Latin correspondence in the early modern Levant’
  • Prof. Carla Nappi (University of Pittsburgh), ‘Ferdinand Verbiest and the First Latin Grammar of Manchu’

 Conclusions and Discussion 

Dr. Lucy Nicholas (Warburg Institute; SNLS Vice-President), with speakers, respondents and participants

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Fri 25 Aug 2023, 12:02 | Tags: Conference, colloquium, Transcultural Exchange