Symposium: Latin and the Republic of Letters, Diachronic Concepts of Education from Oral Tradition t
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).
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).
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
10:45 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?
15:45 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
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
10:15 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
16:15 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