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23–25/09/2021: PONTES X – Ancient Literature and the Scientific Revolution

pontes_x_1From 23 to 25 September 2021, PONTES X took place in a hybrid format, with participants in Innsbruck and on the screen. Sixteen papers traced continuities and innovations between ancient and early modern scientific literature. The case studies explored the various literary forms that characterised scientific writing from the invention of print to the late eighteenth century, e.g. aphorisms, dialogues, historiae, didactic epics and epigrams. A fruitful and stimulating final discussion brought together the insights of the individual papers. The conference ended with an excursion to the chamber of art and wonders in Ambras Castle.

 

 

26/06/2021: Talk by Irina Tautschnig

 On June 25–26, Simon Zuenelli and Irina Tautschnig organised the online workshop “The Ancient Greek Book Epigram in Context”. In the two-day event, the ancient Greek book epigram was contextualised both synchronically, in comparison to other forms of ancient paratext, and diachronically, in comparison to medieval and early modern book epigrams. Irina Tautschnig contributed a case study on book epigrams in early modern scientific publications, namely the book epigrams in Ulisse Aldrovandi’s multi-volume natural history. The talk focused on those Latin and Greek poems which evoke the epic hero Ulysses as a foil for Aldrovandi and showed how they transform Aldrovandi’s natural history into an epic endeavour.

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27/05/2021: Insects in Antiquity

The June issue of the German newspaper “Politik & Kultur” has a focus section on insects and culture. Our colleague Dominik Berrens contributed a short piece on insects in antiquity, which builds on his doctoral dissertation. You can find the article on page 26.

 

12/05/2021: Guest Talk by Julia Heideklang

On Wednesday, 12th May 2021, Julia Heideklang (HU Berlin) will give the talk: “Botanics in the Making. Writing and Reading 16th-century Herbals”. 

Date: Wed, 12/05/2021 – 18:00
Location: Online, Zoom-Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84432440838?pwd=OTZtR1dUV2pja1N3WXd1elpLQVhUUT09

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Funding: European Research Council Advanced Grant
Principal Investigator: Martin Korenjak
Host Institution: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
Duration: 10/2017–09/2022
Project No. 741374
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