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Latin Lexicography Summer Workshop

July 30, 2018 - August 4, 2018

Munich, Germany
Munich, 80333 Germany

“The *Thesaurus linguae Latinae* Institute announces its first annual Latin Lexicography Workshop, a one-week event in Munich, July 30 to August 4, 2018. We invite participation by researchers at any stage in their career whose work involves the rigorous evaluation of Latin words in any aspect, ranging from their use in specific texts or their changing significance across the entire corpus of ancient Latin. In addition to philology, relevant disciplines include conceptual and intellectual history, epigraphy, linguistics, literary and textual criticism, medieval and Renaissance studies, philosophy, and theology.


Each day will be divided between two types of activity. First, seminars and related exercises will address Latin lexicography, the methods and format of the *TLL*, and particularly challenging corpora (e.g. inscriptions, *vetus Latina*, medical and legal sources, ancient lexicography). Secondly, time will be given for participants’ own research in the *Thesaurus *Archive, supported by collaboration with editors and research fellows at the dictionary. The ultimate goal is to provide a supportive environment for participants to develop their own, independent research, while drawing on sophisticated lexicographic techniques and the unique resources of the *Thesaurus* library and Archive.


The *Thesaurus linguae Latinae *Institute is home to the world’s most comprehensive record of the Latin language (ca. 600 BC to AD 600), consisting of over ten million hand-written notecards, and a world-class library of editions, commentaries, and relevant reference material. Many of these texts have been annotated by former owners and specialists (e.g. Eduard Fraenkel, Wilhelm Heraeus, Friedrich Leo, Eduard Norden, Eduard Wölfflin). These texts also have systematic cross-references to recent discussions of individual words in scholarly journals and other publications. In addition, the Archive contains all the unpublished material for the *TLL* Onomasticon, consisting of all proper names and their derivatives (e.g. *Homerus,* *palatium*). The Bavarian Academy also houses the German *Mittellateinisches Wörterbuch*, with an extensive library of medieval texts, and is walking distance from the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, which has an outstanding Latin manuscript collection, as well as the excellent libraries of the Institut für Klassische Philologie at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut.


Application due: June 1


Participation fee: €70


Location: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Alfons-Goppel-Str. 11, 80539, Munich”

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July 30, 2018
August 4, 2018
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Thesaurus linguae Latinae Institute Latin Lexicography Workshop


Munich, Germany
Munich, 80333 Germany
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