Wednesday, February 23, 2022



International Workshop

Gargnano sul Garda (University of Milan), 10-12 October 2022

Call for Papers

This workshop continues the project inaugurated in 2017 in Lisbon (, aiming at fostering and promoting the exchange of ideas on how to edit late Antique and early Medieval texts (mostly Latin texts, but without excluding possible extensions to the Greek field). Young scholars in particular will be encouraged to present case-studies and share the editorial problems and methodological challenges that they had to face in order to fulfill their research or critical editions, in dialogue with more experienced scholars. As in the previous workshop, the centre of interest will be troublesome issues, such as, for example: 

- ‘open’ or ‘fluid’ texts 

- Latin texts translated from another language, like Greek, or bilingual texts

- texts with variants by the author or in multiple recensions

- texts with linguistic instability

- texts transmitted by a huge number of manuscripts

- collections of extracts

- texts with a relevant indirect tradition.


Keynote speakers

Paolo Chiesa (Univ. Milano)

Stephen Oakley (Emmanuel College, Cambridge)

Gert Partoens (Katholieke Univ. Leuven)



The call is open to young scholars under the age of 40.

The papers should be 30 minutes in length and will focus on the edition of late Antique and early Medieval texts. Proposals should concern ongoing research, in which methodological reflection on the most appropriate editorial practice and its problems plays an important role.

The scientific committee will select a number of proposals to be presented and discussed during the workshop. The papers can be presented in English, French, Italian and Spanish.

An abstract of around 200 words (including name, institution and email) and a short CV should be sent before 28 February 2022 to: Successful applicants will be notified by 30 April 2022.



The conference will be held in the Palazzo Feltrinelli in Gargnano sul Garda, where the participants and the public will also be hosted: this will favour a closer contact and exchange during the whole duration of the workshop. The registration fee will cover board and lodging expenses.

How to reach Gargnano: appropriate information will be provided later.


Inscription fees

90 € (V.A.T. incl.) for participating with paper (included shuttle service Milano-Gargnano).

210 € (V.A.T. incl.) for other attendees with board and lodging included (three nights, five meals: different arrangements can be made with the organisers).

The payment should be made before 31 July 2022. Bank account details will be provided later.


Scientific Committee

Rossana Guglielmetti (Univ. Milano), Paulo F. Alberto (Univ. Lisboa), David Paniagua (Univ. Salamanca)



Marina Giani (Univ. Milano), Riccardo Macchioro (Univ. Milano)





Sponsor Institutions

University of Milan – Universidade de Lisboa, Facultade de Letras – Universidad de Salamanca – SISMEL (International Society for the Study of Medieval Latin Culture, Firenze) – CEC, Centro de Estudos Clássicos – FCT, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

 "Reshaping the World: Utopias, Ideals and Aspirations in Late Antiquity and Byzantium" is the twenty-fourth International Graduate Conference of the Oxford University Byzantine Society.

This hybrid conference will take place both online and at the Oxford History Faculty, on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th February 2022.

To view the full programme, please follow this link:

If you would like to attend the conference in person, please register via this Google Form:

If you would like to attend online via Zoom, please register via Eventbrite:

Further information may be found on the OUBS website:

Organisers: Alberto Ravani, James Cogbill, Arie Neuhauser and Tom Alexander.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Call for Papers – Latin Song in the Medieval World

CFP: Latin Song in the Medieval World: Creation, Circulation, and Performance

Currently seeking abstract submissions for an edited volume titled Latin Song in the Medieval World: Creation, Circulation, and Performance (edited by Mary Channen Caldwell and Anne-Zoé Rillon-Marne). A full description of the proposed volume in the CFP is available here:

Essays collected in Latin Song in the Medieval World will explore the nebulous and porous boundaries and identities of medieval Latin song by means of novel methodologies, theoretical and analytical perspectives, and interdisciplinary approaches. Importantly, this volume seeks to understand the complexities of Latin song traditions beyond the text|music binary, embracing approaches that privilege the cultural and social situatedness of Latin song and its multivalence across place and time. Ideally, contributions will bring the study of Latin song into dialogue with contemporary trajectories in musicology and medieval studies by engaging critical lenses employed in study of, for example, vernacular song and lyric, polyphony, and plainchant.

Submission Details

Contributions will not be limited geographically, and explorations of Latin songs and sources outside of Europe are encouraged within the flexible chronological boundaries of ca. 900-1500 C.E. Abstracts (single or co-authored) should fall between 300 and 500 words in length, and may include a brief bibliography. Abstracts are due by April 30, 2022 through Google Forms (, and authors will be informed of the status of their abstracts by May 30, 2022. We anticipate being able to accept 8-10 proposals. Once the chosen abstracts and finalized proposal are sent to the press for peer review, the final drafts of the essays, if accepted, will be due after April 2023 for publication in 2024. Each full-length essay will fall between 8,000 and 10,000 words (inclusive of notes) and will be subject to peer review. The volume will be published fully in English, but contributions in other languages are possible (translations will be facilitated by author(s) and/or the editors).

Please contact Mary Channen Caldwell ( or Anne-Zoé Rillon-Marne ( with any questions.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Call for Papers – Textual Heritage and Information Technologies

Textual Heritage and Information Technologies
El’Manuscript-2022 Innsbruck, Austria 5-9 September 2022 

 We are pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for the El’Manuscript-2022 international conference on the creation and development of information systems for storage, description, processing, analysis, and publication of medieval and early modern hand-written and printed texts and documentary records. Any person involved in the creation or application of these resources —including researchers; instructors; staff of libraries, museums, and archives; programmers, and undergraduate and graduate students— is welcome to participate.

 El’Manuscript 2022 is the ninth in a series of biennial international conferences entitled “Textual Heritage and Information Technologies”. The conferences bring together linguists, specialists in historical source criticism, IT specialists, and others involved in studying and publishing our textual heritage. Along with the lectures, a summer school will be part of the conference, which will allow practitioners to become familiar with various systems and methods for working with manuscripts and texts. The working language of the 2022 conference is English. In the philological sections talks in Russian are welcome but must be accompanied by powerpoint slides in English. 

Accepted abstracts will be published in print and online before the conference. Papers presented at the conference will be published in the 2023 volume of the peer reviewed journal Scripta & e-Scripta and on the website. 

 Click here for more information: