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SNLS Annual General Meetings and Annual Lectures


Friday, 17 November 2016, The Globe Theatre, London


Friday, 18 November 2016, The Museum of London


Friday 13 November 2015


Friday 14 November 2014


Friday 15 November 2013


Friday 16 November 2012, UCL, London


Friday 11 November 2011, KCL, London

SNLS Graduate Events

SNLS Annual Postgraduate Event

March 17th, 2017 - Birmingham and Midland Institute

We invite postgraduate or post-doctoral researchers to give 20-minute papers on their work. Proposals should take the form of a brief outline of the speaker’s affiliation and research interests; an abstract of the paper to be given (100-150 words) and a provisional paper title. Proposals should be submitted by the deadline of February 1st 2017 and speakers will be notified as soon as possible of the outcome of the selection process.

Beyond the PhD: Post-doctoral opportunities and early career development for Neo-Latinists

KCL, London, 9th September.

The Society for Neo-Latin Studies is organising a free event aimed at researchers with interests in Neo-Latin at the postdoctoral and early-career level.

SNLS Graduate Student Forum 2016

Society for Neo-Latin Studies Postgraduate Student Event

Thursday 10 March

This year's postgraduate event will be held at Merton College, Oxford.

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. There are opportunities to present short papers (10-15 minutes) at this event, in a friendly and relaxed environment. Contact:


-- a forum for graduate students working on or with neo-Latin material --

The event is open to students in any discipline and at all stages, including MA/MPhil/MSt students and undergraduates considering graduate work in the field as well as PhD students. For more details, click here .

With the support of The Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

working with neo-latin sources: a postgraduate workshop

wellcome library, london, 2-5 p.m., may 31, 2012·

Are you an MA or PhD student interested in early modern Latin?· Would you like to discuss your research with other postgraduates and scholars working on the subject?· Would you like to become more familiar with the collections of the world-famous Wellcome Library in London?If so, sign up for the workshop organised by the Society for Neo-Latin Studies and the Wellcome Library: places are strictly limited. Further information is available from Dr Sarah Knight, University of Leicester (


Neo-Latin Literary Perspectives on Britain and Ireland, 1520–1670

The Society for Neo-Latin Studies invites submissions for papers for a conference on 15–16 September 2017, at Churchill College, Cambridge, on Neo-Latin Literary Perspectives on Britain and Ireland, 1520–1670. In this period, Latin was the international language of European literature and a host of material dealing with British and Irish political and cultural identity survives both by authors working within Britain and Ireland and by those outside. Proposed papers dealing with the perception and depiction of Britain and Ireland from elsewhere in Europe are therefore encouraged as well as those on works written by authors resident in Britain or Ireland. Papers may discuss works in poetry or prose, and international scholars are very much encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration.


A two-day conference in the Auditorium of Corpus Christi College, Merton Street, Oxford

14-15 JUNE 2016 from 10.00 to 18.30.

The website of the conference, with links to the poster, full programme, and to the Registraton page, is available here.

The webpage of the Marie Curie project, Greek Studies in 15th Century Europe, is available here.

'Off the Record': A Conference on Early Modern Editing

Friday 13th January 2017, University of Leicester, College Court, Knighton Road, Leicester LE2 3UF, 10am-5pm
This one-day conference is about the ‘invisible work’ of scholarly editing: about the process that goes into a published text, but is hidden from the final product.

This event is sponsored by the AHRC and the School of Arts, University of Leicester.

George Herbert Society Conference

The George Herbert Society announces the Fifth Triennial Conference George Herbert in Paris “Bee Covetous, then, of all good which you see in Frenchmen” (18-21 May 2017). We are seeking proposals on aspects of George Herbert studies, focusing on his poetry or prose.

Abstracts in English or in French of no more than 300 words accompanied by a brief CV should be sent to the conference organizers at, by 15 July 2016. Notifications of acceptance: 15 September 2016.

Teaching drama for secondary-school teachers and students

As a follow-up to the early-modern drama conference in Oxford in autumn 2013, a successful event on teaching drama for secondary-school teachers and students was held in Oxford on 18 February 2015, organized by Sarah Knight in collaboration with the Classics Outreach Officer in Oxford, Mai Musie. The event demonstrated lots of connections between different subjects and drama of different periods and initiated some useful connections to schools.

THEATRUM MUNDI: LATIN DRAMA IN RENAISSANCE EUROPE, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, 12-14 September 2013

Organized by the Society for Neo-Latin Studies in tandem with the Centre for Early Modern Studies, Oxford, the conference brought together scholars to discuss early modern Latin drama, a form pivotal to the development of educational practice and literary composition across Europe. Culturally conspicuous, often ideologically engaged, original Latin plays were the pedagogical lifeblood of Renaissance schools, colleges, academies and universities. Scholars of Renaissance drama tend to focus on vernacular plays while overlooking the fact that many dramatists honed their talents at, for instance, institutional theatres constructed at the Elizabethan universities or nurtured at the French Jesuit colleges by the ancien régime. Our conference aimed both to remedy such oversight and to stimulate new thought about this pan-European dramatic phenomenon.

Keynote speakers included Thomas Earle (Oxford), Alison Shell (UCL), and Stefan Tilg (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, Innsbruck).

• Student life • Religious conformity and dissent • Philosophical engagement • Relationships between Latin and vernacular plays • Pedagogy and rhetorical training • Patronage and support • Drama and the Classical Tradition

England • Low Countries • Bohemia • France • Portugal • Italy

Neo-Latin: Reception and Innovation

A panel sponsored by the Society for Neo-Latin Studies and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, Innsbruck
at The Classical Association's Annual Conference, 3-6 April 2013, Reading
For titles and abstracts, click here.(PDF Document)

Society for Neo-Latin Studies Workshop, ‘The Production of a Neo-Latin Teaching Anthology’

Clare College, Cambridge, November 10, 2007. Download the programme here.

Seminar Series


This seminar series, organized in Oxford by Stephen Harrison (Fac. of Classics, Latin Literature) and Paola Tome' (Fac. of Med. and Mod. Lang., Marie Curie Fellow), will run at Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room, 1.00 – 2.15 p.m., on October 13rd, 20th, November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and December 1st.

Cambridge Societiy for Neo-Latin Studies Event: 16 Feb and 1 March


Tuesday 16 February, ** 3.00pm in the Wren Library, Trinity College **

NICK HARDY (Cambridge)
Intended principally for graduate students interested in working on early modern Latin texts, this session will introduce some of the research methods that can be used in the study and contextualisation of humanistic printed books and manuscripts. Topics covered will include censorship; coterie and manuscript publication; the reconstruction of humanists' libraries and the study of their marginalia; and the social, religious and political relationships between authors and other figures involved in the production of books.

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Tuesday 1 March at 5.30pm in the Junior Parlour, T Blue Boar, Trinity College

SARAH KNIGHT (Leicester), 'A fabulis ad veritatem: Latin Tragedy, Truth and Education in Early Modern England'

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