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CALL. 01.06.2018: Latin Lexicography Workshop - Munich (Germany)


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FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 01/06/2018

FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 30/07-04/08/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Munich, German)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Thesaurus linguae Latinae

INFO: web - workshop@thesaurus.badw.de

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The Thesaurus linguae Latinae Institute announces its first Latin Lexicography Workshop, a one-week event in Munich, July 30 to August 4, 2018. We invite participation by researchers at any stage in their career whose work involves the rigorous evaluation of Latin words in any aspect, ranging from their use in specific texts or their changing significance across the entire corpus of ancient Latin. In addition to philology, relevant disciplines include conceptual and intellectual history, epigraphy, linguistics, literary and textual criticism, medieval and Renaissance studies, philosophy, and theology. Each day will be divided between two types of activity. First, seminars and related exercises will address Latin lexicography, the methods and format of the TLL, and particularly challenging corpora (e.g. inscriptions, vetus Latina, medical and legal sources, ancient lexicography). Secondly, time will be given for participants’ own research in the Thesaurus Archive, supported by collaboration with editors and research fellows at the dictionary. The ultimate goal is to provide a supportive environment for participants to develop their own, independent research, while drawing on sophisticated lexicographic techniques and the unique resources of the Thesaurus library and Archive. Practicalities The workshop begins at 9:30 am on July 30. Daily activities will typically run from 9:30 until 5pm over the course of the week, with some optional excursions. Participants are responsible for their own housing; occasional refreshments will be provided. The language of group instruction is English, but one-on-one support is available in several languages (Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish). A Certificate of Participation is available upon submission of a short report on your research findings, which will be stored in the Archive for future researchers to consult. Application Applications must be received by June 1 by email to workshop@thesaurus.badw.de. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a one- to two-page Statement of Benefit. The Statement should briefly describe one or more words that you plan to investigate (whether or not they have been published in the TLL), why they are important for your research, and what questions you hope to address during your stay. Demonstrating familiarity with existing lexicographic resources is recommended. The number of participants is limited, and successful applicants will be notified by June 15.

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