Kentucky Neo-Latin Symposium 2024

I am excited to attend my first Kentucky Neo-Latin Conference this week, organized by the amazing Jennifer Tunberg and Laura Manning. The program does not seem to be freely available online, so I reproduce it here.

KLFC Neo-Latin Symposium program screenshot

Thursday, April 18, 2024 – 9:10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Via Zoom

Latin and Scientific Discovery in Australia and Peru; Learning Latin in Mexico

Organized by: Jennifer Tunberg, University of Kentucky. Chaired by: Terence Tunberg, University of Kentucky

9:109:20 Welcoming Remarks


“Flora in the Antipodes: Baron Ferdinand von Mueller’s Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae.” Peter James Dennistoun Bryant. Independent scholar, Conventicula Lexintoniensia


“A Medical Thesis by a Peruvian Mulatto Towards the End of the Colonial Period.” Angela Helmer (University of South Dakota)


“What if the earliest students of Latin in the Americas were… Aztecs? Indigenous Latin in early colonial Mexico.” Ambra Marzocchi (Brown University; University of Kentucky alumna)

10:2010:50 Discussion

10:501:00 Pause

Thursday, April 18, 2024 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. via Zoom

Translation, Style, Censorship: 4 NeoLatin Texts, ss. 1618

Organized by: Laura Manning and Jennifer Tunberg, University of Kentucky. Chaired by: Milena Minkova, University of Kentucky


“Moro, Maumethanus, or both? Descriptions of Islamic believers in Archangelus Madrignanus’s Itinerarium.” Shruti Rajgopal (University College Cork, Ireland)


“Cleansing the Channels of Expression? The Early Prose Style of Bonaventure Baron (16101696)” Jason Harris (University College Cork, Ireland)

1:402:00 Discussion

2:002:20 Pause


“Quanto Elegantius, Tanto Difficilius: on the Latin of Jacobus Trigland III’s Diatribe de Secta Karæorum” Justin Mansfield. Independent Scholar


“Timui ne a censoribus italicis prohiberetur: An analysis of prepublication censorial interventions in Gian Vittorio Rossi’s Pinacotheca” Jennifer Nelson (The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law

3:003:20 Discussion

Friday, April 19, 2024 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. via Zoom

Empire and Colony in Europe and the New World: Four NeoLatin Perspectives, ss. 1618

Organized by: Julia Hernández and Laura Manning. Chaired by: Leni Ribeiro Leite (University of Kentucky)


“Luisa Sigea’s Syntra (1553): Framing Feminine Space at the “Hesperian” Margin of Empire.” Julia Hernández (New York University)


“Epic emulation of Vergil’s Georgics in Basílio da Gama’s Brasilienses Aurifodinae.” Dreykon Fernandes Nascimento (University of Espírito Santo)

10:4011:00 Discussion

11:0011:20 Pause


“Translating AntiImperial Dissent in NeoLatin: Antonio de Guevara’s Horologium Principum.”  Matthew Gorey (Wabash College)


“Traveling to Lisbon: Maffei’s Historiae Indicae (1588) and the Portuguese Empire.” Christopher Francese (Dickinson College)

12:0012:20 Discussion

12:2012:40 Closing Remarks

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