Society for Neo-Latin Studies Postgraduate Event

Event Date: 
17 Mar 2017

Birmingham and Midland Institute (



The Society for Renaissance Studies has generously awarded a number of postgraduate bursaries: please contact the event organiser Sarah Knight ( if you would like to apply for a bursary, or if you have any other questions about the event.


10:00-10:15 Welcome: Prof. Gesine Manuwald (UCL; SNLS President)


10:15-11:15 Reseach Panel 1:

Chair: Prof. Sarah Knight (Leicester)

  • Lucy Nicholas (King’s College London), ‘Crossing boundaries in the European Reformation: Johannes Sturm and the English Reformation’
  • Sharon van Dijk (King’s College London), ‘Sixteenth-Century Education and the Pastoral Elegy’


11:15-12:15 Reseach Panel 2:

Chair: Prof. Gesine Manuwald (UCL)

  • Jill Woodberry (King’s College London), ‘Mildmay Fane’s Horatian imitations’
  • Christophe Bertiau (University of Cambridge/Université libre de Bruxelles), ‘“Ipse fruens pulchrum, sine definire sophistas”: Jean Dominique Fuss’ æsthetic’


12:30-2:00 Lunch: The Old Contemptibles Public House, 176 Edmund St, Birmingham B3 2HB


2:00-3:00 Neo-Latin Research:

Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Sandis (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham)

  • Prof. Yasmin Haskell (Bristol)
  • Dr. Joseph Wallace (Birmingham)


3:00-4:00 Seminar discussion of three pre-circulated chapters, selected from:

  • Peter Burke, Languages and Communities in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge, 2004)
  • Marc van der Poel, ed., Neo-Latin Philology: Old Tradition, New Approaches (Leuven, 2014)
  • Françoise Waquet, Latin: Or the Empire of a Sign, trans. by John Howe (London, 2001)


4:00-4:30 Final plenary discussion


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