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28/03/2022: Erika Cremer-Fellowship for Johanna Luggin

luggin_fellowshipOn March 28, 2022 Johanna Luggin was granted the Erika-Cremer Fellowship by Innsbruck University. This fellowship supports female researchers intending to finish their Habilitation within the next three years. Johanna will finalize her monograph on the place of rhetorics in Neo-Latin scientific texts. As part of the award ceremony, vice rector Ulrike Tanzer underlined that this fellowship should be seen as a signal for women in academia. In his laudatio, our Principal Investigator Martin Korenjak presented Johanna’s academic achievements and also mentioned that she is an important and integral member of our ERC research team. 


30/03-02/04/2022: RSA Dublin 2022

The 68th annual meeting of the RSA was held in Dublin from Wednesday, March 30, to Saturday, April 2, 2022. Our project was also represented by several talks at this important conference for the study of the early modern period.

Ovanes Akopyan gave a paper on the work De natura by the humanist physician and scholar Nicola Biese.


Domink Berrens, Irina Tautschnig, and Stefan Zathammer looked at Neo-Latin scientific literature from a philological perspective in their panel “Philology of Science: The Application of Philological Methods to Scientific Texts.” In his talk, Stefan Zathammer presented the possibilities of automatic text recognition in the study of large text corpora. Domink Berrens traced the process of naming newly discovered animals in the early modern period, using Conrad Gessner as an example. Irina Tautschnig showed how Jakob Balde jokingly reflected on Copernicus and his system.



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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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