One post-doctoral position (3-5 years) for a latinist for preparing the critical edition of a major Latin Ptolemaic text

The Project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL) is dedicated to the edition and study of the Arabic and Latin versions of Ptolemy’s astronomical and astrological texts and related material. These include works by Ptolemy or attributed to him, commentaries thereupon and other works that are of immediate relevance to understanding Ptolemy’s heritage in the Middle Ages and the early modern period up to 1700 A.D. The Project is hosted by the Bavarian Academy of Science and Humanities in Munich for a period of 25 years from 2013 to 2037. It is supervised by Prof. Dr. Dag Nikolaus Hasse (University of Würzburg) and carried out by five scholars, namely two research leaders, Dr. David Juste and Dr. Benno van Dalen, two post-doctoral researchers and one doctoral student.

Applications are open for one post-doctoral position (no age limit):  One full-time position for a period of 3 years, with possible extension up to 5 years pending positive evaluation and budget leeway. The position is expected to commence on 1 October 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.  The monthly salary range is € 4075-5378 liable to deductions for tax, social security benefits and retirement provisions. The salary will be dependent on relevant academic experience (German pay scale TV-L E13). [Részletek]

COST-Action IS 1310 ‘Reassembling the Republic of Letters’ Training School in Tallinn

COST-Action IS 1310 ‘Reassembling the Republic of Letters’
Training School in Tallinn, Estonia, 13–16 March 2018
‘EMLO on the road’

Generously funded by COST Action IS 1310, the Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences is hosting the third ‘Reassembling the Republic of Letters’ Digital Humanities Training School, in Tallinn.

We invite researchers to submit applications to a Training School to be held in Tallinn from 13 March to 16 March 2018.


The aim of the Training School is to teach participants to collate, standardize, and prepare for publication early modern correspondence metadata in a format that is compatible with a union catalogue in addition to meeting the needs and requirements of the contributing scholar’s own work and focus of research.


The training sessions will be conducted by Miranda Lewis (Editor) and Charlotte Marique (Editorial Assistant) of the online database Early Modern Letters Online [EMLO], which is maintained by the Cultures of Knowledge project at the University of Oxford. Using tools developed specifically for metadata preparation, and in combination with standards that enable interoperability, participants will learn how to collate and structure epistolary metadata for publication in a union catalogue. Attendees will be shown how to take advantage of pre-existing, standardized early modern person and place metadata, together with relevant associated authority file references and links. [Részletek]

Conference: Networks, poetics and multilingual society in early modern Baltic Sea Region


30-31th August 2018, Finnish Literature Society, Helsinki, Finland

In different languages of the Baltic Sea region, oral and literary cultures have existed in continuous, long-term, and transnational interaction. Yet, the research has often been divided into linguistic, disciplinary or national branches. The aim of the present conference is to create discussion between scholars interested in social networks, early modern poetics, song languages, and multilingual encounters in the Baltic Sea area in the early modern period.

The late medieval and early modern Baltic Sea region witnessed major political, social, cultural, religious changes, as well as the transformation of linguistic and poetic systems. In studying these, scholarship has traditionally emphasized the role of large-scale socio-cultural processes: the rise of new territorial powers, Reformation and the spread of Protestantism, book printing, and vernacular literacy. Yet, recently, more and more attention is being paid to the agents and actors of these broad changes: individuals, texts, songs and other artefacts, which transmitted new kinds of ideas, attitudes, and practices.

The conference sets out to examine the transfer of knowledge and practices across various regional and political, ethnic and social groups. Accentuating the broad, pan-European, or even global scale of early modern communication, knowledge exchange, and networks of clergy and learned elites, traders, aristocrats and bourgeoisie, this transnational approach challenges the national research traditions. [Részletek]

III. Neolatin Konferencia

Antikvitás és Reneszánsz: Források és Recepció fényképe.

III. Neolatin Konferencia
Debrecen, 2017. december 7–9.
DAB-székház, Debrecen, Thomas Mann u. 49.

Részletes Program:

2017. december 7. (csütörtök)
10.45–11.00 Megnyitó- és köszöntőbeszédek
HODOSSY-TAKÁCS ELŐD, MTA DAB, tudományos főtitkár
SZABADI ISTVÁN, Tiszántúli Református Egyházkerület Levéltára, igazgató
LÁZÁR ISTVÁN, MTA-SZTE Antikvitás és Reneszánsz Kutatócsoport

11.00–11.45 Nyitóelőadás
IMRE MIHÁLY: Üdvérték és esztétikai érték kettőssége latinul a protestantizmus kulturális modelljében

11.45–13.15 Ebédszünet

13.15–14.35 Filológia és filozófia (Elnök: BÖLCSKEI GUSZTÁV)
TAKÁCS LÁSZLÓ: Kálvin kommentárja Seneca De clementiájához
EKLER PÉTER: Gyarmati Bíró Miklós Axiokhosz-kommentárja
SIMON JÓZSEF: Pázmány és Zabarella
BOROS ISTVÁN: Prileszky János (1709–1790) lábjegyzetei az egyházatyák kiadásához
14.35–15.00 Vita
15.00-15.20 Kávészünet

15.20–16.20 Historia I. (Elnök: KASZA PÉTER)
NAGY GÁBOR: Kajaneborgi anzix. Johannes Messenius (1579/81–1636) három élete
PAP LEVENTE: A 17–18.századi erdélyi, székelyföldi történetírás a katolikus vallási megújulás szellemében
PETNEHÁZI GÁBOR: Az egyik kulcs Forgáchhoz: az isteni bosszú a protestáns történeti gondolkodásban

16.20–16.40 Kávészünet

16.40–17.20 Historia II. (Elnök: KASZA PÉTER)
TÓTH GERGELY: „Matthias Augusto similis” Mátyás-kultusz a kora újkori protestáns múltszemléletben
RESTÁS ATTILA: Frisowitz Boldizsár strassburgi egyetemi nyomtatványai

17.20–17.45 Vita
17.45–18.00 Szünet
18.00–18.30 Könyvbemutató
KASZA PÉTER–KISS FARKAS GÁBOR–¬MOLNÁR DÁVID (szerk.): Scientiarum miscellanea. Latin nyelvű tudományos irodalom Magyarországon a 15-18. században. Convivia Neolatina Hungarica 2, Szeged, Lazi Kiadó, 2017. (A második neolatin konferencia tanulmányai)
(A könyv a bemutató helyszínén kedvezménnyel megvásárolható.)

2017. [Részletek]