1. “Latin Language Manuals from Western Christianity (350-750)”: Conference & Call for Papers

    During Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, Western European society went through a number of important transformations. Studies by Banniard, Chin, Courcelle, Gemeinhardt, Irvine, Kaster, Law, Riché and others have shown the complex historical developments of cultural education (‘Bildung’) in the period concerned. However, many aspects of the textual foundations for this process remain to be studied in depth. In this respect, the corpus of Latin language manuals – grammatical, lexicographical and orthographical works – constitutes a rich but still underexplored source of documentation. The manuals at issue were composed by authors including Augustine, Cassiodorus, Isidore, and Bede, who propounded a distinctly Christian education and lifestyle, while at the same time basing themselves directly or indirectly on Donatus and the ‘pagan’ grammatical tradition.

    With a view to investigating this corpus in a systematic and comprehensive way, the Center for the Historiography of Linguistics of KU Leuven is organizing an international workshop on Latin language manuals from Western Christianity, 350 to 750, to be held in Leuven on Monday 15 May 2017.

    The organizing and scientific committee consists of Tim Denecker (FWO Vlaanderen), Giovanbattista Galdi, Mark Janse (UGent), Gert Partoens, Pierre Swiggers, and Toon Van Hal (KU Leuven).

    The workshop programme and all practical information are available on the website of the Center for the Historiography of Linguistics (www.c-h-l.be), in the ‘News’ section. Those wanting to attend are kindly invited to register before Monday, 8 May.

    Secretary Treasurer

    November 21st, 2016 9:33 am / Continue Reading »
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  3. UPDATE: “The Discoveries of Manuscripts from Late Antiquity” Conference & Call for Papers

    The Second International Conference on Patristic Studies: “The Discoveries of Manuscripts from Late Antiquity: Their Impact on Patristic Studies and the Contemporary World” and the First Meeting on Patristic Studies in Ibero-America: “Research Projects, Translations and Critical Editions” will take place in the city of San Juan (Argentina) from 28-31 March 2017. The organizers invite proposals for papers and workshops related to the conference topic areas. Please submit a title and abstract of 250 words before 30 November 2016 to .

    • Note the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 30 November 2016.
    • See the list of main speakers and topics at the conference website http://www.congresodemanuscrito.com/.
    • There will be a pre-conference free public lecture by Dr. Adolfo Roitman (Director of the Shrine of the Book and Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls – The Israel Museum – Jerusalem) on Monday, 27 March 2017. His presentation is entitled “From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Nano Bible.”

    For more information, please visit: http://www.congresodemanuscrito.com/

    Secretary Treasurer

    November 1st, 2016 2:16 pm / Continue Reading »
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