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Symposium: Latin and the Republic of Letters, Diachronic Concepts of Education from Oral Tradition to Digital Humanities (LEDH) -04-05/05/2017, Helsinki (Finland)

29.04.2017

 

 

It will take place next week May 4-5 at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24, 1st floor seminar room. Program includes a  session on education in Late Antiquity, a visit to see old manuscripts in the National Library of Finland with a lecture on medieval educating traditions, a session on Latin in early modern universities, a session on Latin in Renaissance libraries et al., and a session on later Latin in the North-East of Europe. We will aso host a round table on DH projects connected to the symposium topics, particularly Neo-Latin.

Keynotes are by Professor Gregory Crane (Tufts, Leipzig, Perseus project) and Professor Christopher Celenza (JHU).

 

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 04-05/05/2017

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: 1st floor seminar room, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24 (Helsinki, Finland)

 

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Josef Eskhult (University of Uppsala); Alexandra Grigorieva (HCAS); Maijastina Kahlos (University of Helsinki); Jan Stenger (University of Glasgow); William van Andringa (HCAS, University of Lille 3); Leonid Zhmud (Russian Academy of Sciences).


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Thursday 04.05.2017

9:00 Registration

9:15 Opening of the symposium, address by Professor Minna Palander-Collin,  director of the HCAS

9:30 Keynote 1.

Chair: Maijastina Kahlos (U of Helsinki)

Gregory Crane (Perseus project, U of Leipzig, Tufts U): Greek and Latin in an Age of Massive Collections and Global Philology

10:30 Coffee/Tea

 

10:45 SESSION 1. EDUCATION IN LATIN IN LATE ANTIQUITY

Chair: Jan Stenger (U of Glasgow)

Eleanor Dickey (U of Reading): Learning Latin as a Foreign Language in Late Antiquity: How Did They Do It?

Raffaella Tabacco (U of Eastern Piedmont): Reading Poets at the Grammar School in Late Antiquity: the Scholia on Lucan

Maijastina Kahlos (U of Helsinki): Whose poetry, whose paideia, whose tradition? – Late Antique Debates on the Greco-Roman Cultural Heritage

13:00 Lunch in the HCAS Common Room

14:00 Symposium participants leaving for the National Library

14:15  Visit to the National Library of Finland

Jaakko Tahkokallio (National Library of Finland): Classical Latin Texts in Education, c. 500—c. 1200. What were the medieval “renaissances” all about?

15:30 Coffee/Tea

 

15:45 SESSION 2. LATIN IN THE EARLY MODERN UNIVERSITIES: LECTURES, REGULATIONS, DISSERTATIONS

Chair: Christopher Celenza (Johns Hopkins U)

Florian Schaffenrath (LBI for Neo-Latin Studies): Looking over Landino’s Shoulder, Some Thoughts about Landino’s University Lecture on Virgil’s Aeneid

Sarah Knight (U of Leicester): ‘Latine, & Oratory: without those you will be disgraced, & vilified’: Learning and Performing Latin at the Early Modern Universities

Sari Kivistö (U of Tampere): ‘The Cobbler Should Stick to His Last’: University Dissertations on Shoemakers as Religious Fanatics

18:00 Closing remarks

18:30 Reception in the HCAS Common Room

 

Friday 5.05.2017

9:00 Keynote 2.

Chair: Josef Eskhult (U of Uppsala)

Christopher Celenza (Johns Hopkins U): Five Ways of Looking at Philology in the Italian Renaissance

10:00 Coffee/Tea

 

10:15 SESSION 3. LATIN FOR LIBRARIES, ANTIQUARIANISM, AND THE REPUBLIC OF LETTERS

Chair: Demmy Verbeke (KU Leuven)

Federica Signoriello (European University Institute): Collections, Education, and Translations: the Role of Latin in Renaissance Libraries of the 15th century Italy

Svetlana Hautala (U of Siena), Timo Sironen (U of Oulu): On Presence of Italic Languages in the Debates on Better Latin to imitate in Renaissance Rome: the Case of Osci et Volsci Dialogus by Mariangelo Accursio (1513)

Josef Eskhult (U of Uppsala): Conceptualizations of Functions of Latin in the Republic of Letters: the Metadiscourse of Educators, Scholars, Scientists from Florence and Rome to Uppsala and Åbo

13:00 Lunch in the HCAS Common Room

 

14:00 SESSION 4. EDUCATING HYPERBOREANS, LATIN IN THE NORTH-EAST OF EUROPE

Chair: Alexandra Grigorieva (HCAS)

Raija Sarasti-Wilenius (U of Helsinki): Teaching of Latin on the Periphery of Europe in the 17th Century

Alexei Solopov (U of Moscow): Latin as Language of Teaching and Language of Everyday Use in the 18th  century Moscow Slavic-Greek-Latin Academy, the Case of Mikhail Lomonosov

Alexei Kouprianov (St. Petersburg HSE/HCAS): Latin and Greek in the Universities of the 19th century Russian Empire: a Digital Overview

16:00 Coffee/Tea

16:15 Round table. Digital Humanities for Diachronic Latin and Neo-Latin, Saving from Oblivion, Bringing to Light

Chair and moderator: Gregory Crane (Perseus project, U of Leipzig, Tufts U)

Demmy Verbeke (KU Leuven), Raffaella Tabacco (U of Eastern Piedmont), William Barton (LBI for Neo-Latin Studies), Antonina Kalinina (U of Warwick), Alexandra Grigorieva (HCAS), Alexei Kouprianov (St. Petersburg HSE/HCAS)

18:15 Closing remarks

18:30 End of the symposium

19:00 Concluding symposium dinner at the restaurant

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