We would like to forward to you an announcement issued by the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Munich:
"The Thesaurus linguae Latinae Institute announces its second Latin
Lexicography Summer School, a one-week event in Munich, July 22 to 26, 2019. 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.
This year Professor James N. Adams will be present as a scholar in residence.
The program involves offers three 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, the vetus
Latina Bible translation, ancient lexicography). Secondly, participants
will collaborate in the production of a short lexicographic entry, which will
be published in a forthcoming fascicle (lemma to be determined by the editors).
Lastly, there will be daily time for participants’ own research in the Thesaurus
Archive, supported by advice from researchers at the dictionary.
Unfortunately, the time for independent research is limited by other
activities, and we encourage researchers with more extensive projects to arrive
earlier, stay longer than a week, or plan a visit at another occasion, which is
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all the unpublished material for the TLL Onomasticon, consisting of all proper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.
The workshop begins at 9:30 am on July 22. Daily activities will typically
run from 9:30 until 5pm over the course of the week, with some optional
excursions. Participants are responsible for their own housing; occasional
refreshments will be provided. The language of group instruction is English,
but one-on-one support is available in several languages (Dutch, French,
German, Italian, Spanish). A Certificate of Participation is available upon
submission of a short report on your research findings, which will be stored in
the Archive for future researchers to consult.
Applications must be received by March 1 by email to email@example.com.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a one- to two-page Statement
of Benefit. The Statement should briefly describe one or more words that you
plan to investigate (whether or not they have been published in the TLL), why
they are important for your research, and what questions you hope to address
during your stay. It is important to show familiarity with existing
lexicographic resources. Given the limited time available for independent
research, we encourage you to set modest goals and/or plan for a longer stay.
Only fifteen participants can be accepted, and successful applicants will be
notified by March 15.
Application due: March 1
Participation fee: €70
Location: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Alfons-Goppel-Str. 11,
80539, Munich, Germany
Website: http://www.thesaurus.badw.de/summerschool "