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Workshop: Historical approaches to later Latin literature- 27/04/2018 - Edinburgh, (Scotland)

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 27/04/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland)


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This workshop will bring together scholars working on Latin literature of all kinds from ca. 100 to 700, in preparation for a new Cambridge History of Later Latin Literature. It is the final one in a series of four meetings over the course of the current academic year.

Anyone interested in this workshop is welcome and warmly invited. If you plan to come, please contact Aaron Pelttari ( via email by 23 April to confirm your attendance. Funding was generously provided by the British Academy. The following scholars will discuss their work on the indicated topics:

  • Martin Bloomer (Notre Dame), ‘Education and reading’.

  • Brian Croke (Sydney), ‘Latin literature in early Byzantium’.

  • Ian Fielding (Michigan), ‘Ostrogothic and Byzantine Italy’.

  • Thorsten Fögen (Durham), ‘Technical and encyclopaedic literature’.

  • Danuta Shanzer (Vienna) ‘Post-Roman Gaul’.


10.00–10.30 Coffee and welcome

10.30–10.45 Workshop introduction: Gavin Kelly and Aaron Pelttari

10.45–12.15 Session 1 Generic Change and Continuity / Social Contexts (Chair: TBC)

  • Martin Bloomer (Notre Dame), ‘Education and reading’

  • Thorsten Fögen (Durham), ‘Technical and encyclopaedic literature’

12.30–13.30 Lunch

13.30–15.00. Session 2 From the Last Years of the Western Empire to the Seventh Century (Chair: TBC)

  • Ian Fielding (Michigan), ‘Ostrogothic and Byzantine Italy’

  • Brian Croke (Sydney), ‘Latin literature in early Byzantium’

15.00–15.30 Coffee

15.30–16.15 Session 3 From the Last Years of the Western Empire to the Seventh Century (Chair: TBC)

  • Danuta Shanzer (Vienna) ‘Post-Roman Gaul’

16.30–17.15 Session 4 Cambridge Dictionary of Later Latin Literature

17.30 Reception

19.00 Conference dinner (Location: TBC)

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