A Nemzetközi Neolatin Társaság konferencia-felhívása

A bécsi konferencia jelentkezés határideje: 2014. március 31.

Megjelent a Nemzetközi Neolatin Társaság konferenciafelhívása a 2015. évi bécsi konferenciára.

A konferenciára jelentkezők további információért a Hungaria Latina Magyar Neolatin Egyesület képviselőivel is felvehetik a kapcsolatot (email: neolatin@iti.mta.hu ). A jelentkezés határideje 2014. március 31.




Sixteenth International Congress • Vienna 2–7 August 2015

Deadline: 31 March 2014.



The Sixteenth International Congress of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies is being sponsored by the IANLS and the University of Vienna. The congress will take place from 2 to 7 August 2015 in Vienna, Austria. It will start in Vienna with registration on Sunday evening (2 August) and will formally close with the conference dinner on Friday evening (7 August), with an excursion on the following day.


Vienna is a city with a long history, multiple traditions and high culture. Saint Stephen’s Cathedral dominates the centre of the city and is closely connected with Duke Rudolph IV, the founder of the Gothic cathedral and of the University as well. One can find baroque representation at the palace of Schönbrunn with its magnificent park and surroundings. What is probably best known about Vienna is its music, renowned composers as well as famous institutions like the Opera House or the Hall of the Friends of Music. A great event takes place every year in front of the town hall – the official opening of the Wiener Festwochen –, and there is also a music and film festival in August. Although music is important for Vienna, theatre has not been neglected either. Just opposite the town hall the Burgtheater is located. There are, of course, a number of other important institutions like the Volkstheater or the Schauspielhaus, which is completely dedicated to contemporary authors. Many buildings like the Opera House, the House of Parliament and the main building of the University were constructed in the late 19th century after the town walls had been pulled down. Each of these buildings is imitating another style of the past, e.g. in Neo-Gothic or Neo-Baroque manner. This mixture of “Neos” has long been despised, until about three or four decades ago critics have begun to appreciate it as one of the characteristic features of late imperial Vienna.

Everybody who prefers to go to one of the big museums, had better make an early decision, which department – e.g. the picture gallery of the Kunsthistorisches Museum – (s)he wants to concentrate on, otherwise there is the risk of getting exhausted. Vienna is not only a city of old traditions, it is also a city of genuine innovation, as represented e.g. by the Jugendstil (also known as “art nouveau”), for which one can find an especially impressive example in the building and decorations of the so-called Secession near the Opera House. As to famous painters and architects, one of the oldest and one of the most prominent of our time shall only be mentioned briefly. The first is Meister Pilgram showing himself below the pulpit of Saint Stephen’s, the later is Friedensreich Hundertwasser with his extremely unconventional house. Of special interest is Heinrich von Ferstel: as a young man, about 1860, he built the Votivkirche, which had been vowed by the brother of the Emperor, after an attempt to assassinate Franz Josef had failed. If one can accept “Neo”-styles at all, one will soon agree that this is one of the most beautiful Neo-Gothic churches in the world. Nevertheless, a building nearby is more important for the congress: it is Ferstel’s last and most magnificent work, the main building of the University of Vienna, the congress venue. It was designed as a monument to show the greatness of the Empire, but, of course, also as a centre of arts and science. After a long period of construction, and only after the death of Ferstel, it was officially opened by the emperor himself in 1884.

The University of Vienna as an institution will celebrate its 650th anniversary in 2015: In 1365 Duke Rudolph IV, known as “the Founder”, decided to follow the example of Prague, where a university had been established in 1348 by the emperor Charles IV, Rudolph’s father in law. Vienna’s studium generale easily reached the standards of a medieval university, but for a faculty of theology, which was added by Rudolph’s successor Albrecht III in 1386. The foundation documents of both dukes are still extant and of great historical value. There is also a contemporary painting of the collegium ducale, where the University was housed under Albrecht. In the following centuries it moved to various buildings, among others to the present Jesuit College and to the magnificent edifice now belonging to the Austrian Academy of Science. Today the centre of the University is Ferstel’s building on the Wiener Ringstraße mentioned above, but its academic institutions are spread over more than 60 locations.

In the course of six and a half centuries there were, of course, highlights as well as drawbacks. An especially important measure was taken in 1848, when the University of Vienna was completely re-organized according to the principles of Wilhelm von Humboldt, which were, however, adapted to the special requirements of Vienna and initiated an almost unbelievable progress and success in many disciplines, among them the humanities, in the later years of the 19th century. Nowadays the University of Vienna is the oldest one in all German speaking countries and one of the largest in Central Europe. About 92,500 students and 9,500 employees are currently studying and working there, making it the largest research and teaching institution in Austria.

The address of the main building – where all meetings and lectures will take place – has recently been changed. It had been “Dr. Karl Lueger-Ring 1” for a long time, but now it is
“Universitätsring 1”. Lueger was a prominent and very efficient mayor of Vienna at the beginning of the
20th century, but he was also a rather unscrupulous politician who did not refrain from anti-Semitic propaganda, if it served his purposes. Therefore it was decided that the address of Austria’s first university should no longer bear his name.

The University of Vienna – the Alma Mater Rudolphina, as it is traditionally called – is looking forward to welcome the Sixteenth International Congress of the IANLS at its 

650th anniversary in 2015.


The theme of the Congress will be “Contextus Neolatini: Neo-Latin in local, trans-regional and worldwide contexts (Neulatein im lokalen, transregionalen und weltweiten Kontext)”. Papers on this theme (in Latin, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish) or on other aspects of Neo-Latin Studies are welcome. We especially welcome abstracts on: Neo-Latin and its relations to the vernacular; Neo-Latin as it appears in disciplines other than ‘literature’ (belles lettres); Neo-Latin and pedagogics; and digital projects. We especially encourage members to submit proposals for papers in these areas.

Abstracts between 150 words minimum and 200 words maximum in length should be submitted to Prof. Dr. Franz Römer. Abstracts sent as WORD e-mail attachments (ianls.vienna@univie.ac.at) are preferred, but submissions sent by post (Prof. Dr. Franz Römer, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Philologisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Wien, Universitätsring 1, A-1010 Wien, Österreich) will also be accepted. E-mails must arrive no later than 31 March 2014. Abstracts sent by post must bear a date stamp of no later than 31 March 2014. Abstracts sent after that date will not be accepted. Only papers dealing with Neo-Latin subjects will be considered. The guidelines for abstracts may be downloaded from the website of IANLS (www.ianls.com). You will also find the abstract guidelines at the end of this communication. The Executive Committee is responsible for accepting or rejecting papers and will inform the proposers by 15 October 2014.

The Organizing Committee will also welcome proposals for special sessions. Such sessions can focus either on the special theme of the congress or on any subject relating to Neo-Latin Studies. We want to encourage members to propose special sessions on method, on how one does research in Neo-Latin. Each session must have a clearly stated theme. Proposers are responsible for organizing their sessions. The deadline for detailed proposals is also 31 March 2014. The guidelines for proposals for special sessions may be obtained in the same way as the guidelines for abstracts.

Scholars proposing papers or organizing and participating in special sessions must be paid-up members of the IANLS when they make their proposal, i.e. before 31 March 2014. Those interested in submitting papers or proposing sessions who are not IANLS members should contact the secretary (see also www.ianls.com > Membership > How to join the IANLS).

Scholars are advised that the delivery time for each paper must not exceed 20 minutes. Furthermore, papers delivered at an international congress should be read slowly and clearly in order to be intelligible to an international audience. In practice, this means that papers should be c. 2,000 words or 10,400 characters.

The Organizing Committee also welcomes proposals for posters about research projects. Posters offer information in visual form and will be on exhibit for most of the congress. At a certain point, an hour will be left free of other activities so that the authors of posters can be present and answer questions onlookers may want to ask. The guidelines for proposals for posters may be obtained in the same way as the guidelines for abstracts.

The Executive Committee and the Organizing Committee are exploring the possibility of awarding a limited number of travel grants for doctoral and early career researchers (PhD + 3 years) to cover a proportion of the conference expenses. Details will be posted on the IANLS website www.ianls.com and on the conference website http://ianls-vienna2015.univie.ac.at. In case of interest please indicate it together with sending your abstract and give a brief outline why you think to be the right candidate for a travel grant.


The subscription for the triennium 2012–2015 will be 40 euros. A reduced subscription of 50%, viz. 20 euros, applies to students still taking courses, for those who are in their first five years of their institutional appointments, as well to those who are retired from their institutional appointments after being members of the IANLS for at least a three-year period, provided they do not hold a new appointment. Institutes and libraries may subscribe to the IANLS at twice the normal subscription; they will have the right to send a delegate to each congress. Affiliated associations may be represented at the congresses without association fees through the subscriptions of individual IANLS members belonging to their associations. Changes of address etc. should be communicated to the secretary of the IANLS.

Method of payment:

You can choose between two systems:

1) Electronic payment by PayPal® (see their website www.paypal.com). Please send, via their websystem, the amount due (42 euros, made up of 40 euros subscription fee plus 2 euros to cover PayPal charges) to jan.papy@arts.kuleuven.be. This method may be preferable for members who cannot make international money transfers without incurring banking charges (if you are not familiar with the system, you can see a sample transaction here: www.ianls.com/paypal.pdf).

2) International bank transfer to the account of the treasurer of IANLS:

Jan Papy
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Seminarium Philologiae Humanisticae
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
Tel. +32/(0)16-32 49 13
Fax: +32/(0)16-32 49 09
E-mail: jan.papy@arts.kuleuven.be
No. postal giro: 000-3149547-54
IBAN: BE42 0003 1495 4754

When using IBAN and BIC in cross-border transactions within the European Union only domestic banking charges (ought to) apply. This method of paying therefore may be most attractive to members within the European Union.

Members are kindly requested to ensure that their name appears together with the payment (esp. if not using their own bank account) and not to include further communications together with payments, since these are usually cut off during the bank-transfer.

For further information, see www.ianls.com > Membership > How to join the IANLS, or please contact the secretary of the IANLS, Dr. Raija Sarasti-Wilenius, University of Helsinki, Department of World Cultures, Classical Philology, P.O. BOX 24, 00014 University of Helsinki. Phone +358 9 191 22487. E-mail: raija.sarasti-wilenius@helsinki.fi.


According to the elections at Münster (9 August 2012) the names and addresses of the new members of the Executive Committee are as follows:

President: Craig Kallendorf
Department of International Studies
MS 4215, Academic 102
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4215
Tel. +1 979 492 1824
E-mail: kalendrf@tamu.edu

First Vice President: Ingrid A.R. De Smet
Department of French Studies / Centre for the Study of the Renaissance
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Tel. +44-(0)24-76523013 (secr.)
E-mail: I.de-Smet@warwick.ac.uk

Second Vice President: Franz Römer
Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein
Philologisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Universität Wien
Universitätsring 1
A-1010 Wien
Tel. +43-1-4277-41905
E-mail: franz.roemer@univie.ac.at; ianls.vienna@univie.ac.at

Secretary: Raija Sarasti-Wilenius
Department of World Cultures
Classical Philology
University of Helsinki
P.O. BOX 24
SF-00014 University of Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 191 22487
E-mail: raija.sarasti-wilenius@helsinki.fi

Treasurer: Jan Papy
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Seminarium Philologiae Humanisticae
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
B-3000 Leuven
Tel. +32/(0)16-32 49 13
Fax: +32/(0)16-32 49 09
E-mail: jan.papy@arts.kuleuven.be

Past President: Minna Skafte Jensen
Søndre Alle 17
DK 2500 Valby
Tel. +45/6591 9789
E-mail: minna.s.j@gmail.com

Chair of Publications: Astrid Steiner-Weber
Centre for the Classical Tradition
Universität Bonn
Am Hof 1
D-53113 Bonn
Tel. +49 228 73 74 37
E-mail: steiner-weber@uni-bonn.de

Johann Ramminger (Chair)
Thesaurus Linguae Latinae
Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Alfons-Goppel-Str. 11
D-80539 München
E-mail: j.ramminger@gmail.com

Craig Kallendorf (President)
Raija Sarasti-Wilenius (Secretary)
Jan Papy (Treasurer)

Regular members
Donatella Coppini; donatella.coppini@unifi.it
Jean-François Cottier; jffcottier@gmail.com
Elisabeth Klecker; elisabeth.klecker@univie.ac.at
Jolanta Malinowska; gramal@kul.lublin.pl
Carolina Ponce Hernández; sulpicia7@hotmail.com
José Manuel Rodríguez Peregrina; joseman@ugr.es
Claudia Schindler; claudia.schindler@uni-hamburg.de
Marjorie Curry Woods; jorie@mail.utexas.edu

Representatives of affiliated associations
Angela Fritsen (American Association for Neo-Latin Studies)
Sarah Knight (Society for Neo-Latin Studies, UK and Ireland)
Barbara Milewska Wazbinska (The Center for Studies on the Classical Tradition in Poland and East-Central Europe)
Anna Modigliani (Roma nel Rinascimento)
Elena Rodríguez Peregrina (Sociedad de Estudios Latinos)
László Szörényi (Hungaria Latina)
Stefan Tilg (Deutsche Neulateinische Gesellschaft)

Nominating Committee
Minna Skafte Jensen (Chair)
Ingrid De Smet
László Szörényi