digital@IANLS: online Wikidata workshop for Neo-Latinists in February 2023

In February 2023, the Committee for Digital Resources of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies (IANLS) will inaugurate an event series dedicated to digital topics. The first workshop will be on Wikidata. Participants will learn what Wikidata is about, how to edit and use this general knowledge base specifically in the context of Neo-Latin studies. Attendance is free and open to all, please register via this google form.


  • Fri 10/2/23, 2 pm (Berlin time): Introduction to Wikidata and Wikidata Editing
  • Fri 24/2/23, 2 pm (Berlin time): Querying Wikidata with SPARQL

The workshop will be held vie ZOOM. The meeting link will be sent to all registered participants in due course. Workshop language will be mainly English.

The official call can be downloaded from the IANLS website.

Materials used during the IANLS Vacation School

We would like to share with you some of the materials that were used during the Vacation School.

Francesco Mambrini / Marco Passarotti: Latin Lemmatization & POS Tagging. Issues Resources, Tools.

Ingeborg van Vugt and Liliana Melgar Estrada: Geographical and biographical metadata | Historical Network Analysis

Hybrid project presentations

The IANLS Vacation School will take place at Bonn from 1 through 5 March 2022.

In addition to workshop sessions, there will be project presentations in the evenings (5.30-7 pm CET) that can be followed via Zoom as well. Send an email to if you want to join!

The following presentations are scheduled:

Wednesday, 2/3/22

  • Marco Passarotti: Computational Thinking
  • Sarah Lang (remote): Innsbruck Noscemus Corpus
  • Raf Van Rooy: DaLeT platform (

Thursday, 3/3/22

  • Jennifer Bunselmeier/Patrick Sahle: Rhodomanologia
  • Peter Sjökvist: Carmina Suecorum Poetarum Latina

Friday, 4/3/22

  • Tim Geelhaar: Latin Text Archive
  • Antonia Karaisl: Rescribe OCR pipeline

Call for participation

IANLS Vacation School: Digital Humanities and Neo-Latin Studies

Bonn, 1 – 5 March 2022

The corpus of Neo-Latin texts is a vast and still widely uncharted ‘terra incognita’ whose actual dimensions have been emerging only in recent years with the advent of digitization. The digital turn could be a veritable game changer for Neo-Latin studies. Scholars no longer depend on physical access to large research libraries with collections of manuscripts and old printed books. Today, a daunting quantity of texts is often just a click away. Even though Neo-Latin studies have crucially benefitted from digitization, there has nonetheless been little interaction between Neo-Latin studies and the Digital Humanities.

The Vacation School on Digital Humanities and Neo-Latin Studies, organized under the auspices of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies (IANLS) and generously sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation, is intended to provide a platform for a more intense dialogue between these two disciplines. It offers an opportunity for people from both fields to discuss research questions at the intersection between Neo-Latin Studies and Digital Humanities and explore the potential of interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Vacation School consists of two events, the first of which was an online conference held from 14 to 17 April 2021 (video in our Youtube channel), whereas the second will take place in person in Bonn from 1 through 5 March 2022. This second hands-on event will enable the participants to meet up in person, share their experiences, ideas and questions. It will address in particular the following areas: (1) Exploring Neo-Latin text corpora, (2) Digital Neo-Latin editions, (3) Lemmatization, (4) Stylometry, (5) Linguistic Linked Open Data, and (6)­ Geographical and biographical metadata. The program will start in the afternoon of Tuesday 1 March (arrival date) with general introductions and will end in the morning of Saturday 5 March 2022 (departure date) with concluding remarks. The core of the program will be conducted from Wednesday 2 March through Friday 4 March. People arriving late on 1 March and/or leaving early on 5 March will not miss anything essential.

We can offer travel bursaries (maximum amount based on the travel allowances granted by the DAAD) to all successful applicants. The participants will be offered free accommodation in Bonn from 1 through 5 March 2022.

Early-career researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.

Papers and discussions will be in English. Basic computer skills as well as a good command of Latin are required. Participants are asked to bring their own computer.

Applicants are kindly asked to send a short CV alongside a motivation statement (approx. 300 words) via email to Prof. Dr. Neven Jovanović (, Prof. Dr. Marc Laureys (, and Alexander Winkler (

Deadline for applications: 26 November 2021, Notification: 15 December 2021.

For up-to-date information please visit the website dedicated to the Vacation School ( and Follow us on Twitter (@DigNeoLatin). If you have specific questions, please contact the organisers directly via email.

Digital Humanities and Neo-Latin Studies

Online conference, 14-16 April 2021

An online conference on the current developments and perspectives of Digital Neo-Latin studies, organized by Neven Jovanović (Zagreb), Marc Laureys (Bonn) and Alexander Winkler (Berlin/Halle) under the auspices of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies.

The conference will be held via zoom. You can register via mail to

Please note: The conference is the first part of a two-tiered vacation school, generously supported by the VolkswagenStiftung. The second part will be a 3-day in-person workshop in Bonn that is currently being scheduled. More information and a call for participation will follow soon.

All times are in CEST (Berlin/Paris time).

Wednesday, 14 Αpril 2021

10.00-10.15: Introduction

OCR, digital editions, and corpora

10.15-11.00 – Enikő Békés: Bibliotheca corvina digitalis – The Renaissance library of King Matthias online

11.00-11.45 – Uwe Springmann: OCR for Neo-Latin (presentation, CC-BY 4.0)

11.45-12.30 – Martin Korenjak/Stefan Zathammer: Nova Scientia. A Semantic Media Wiki and a New Transkribus Model for Studying Latin Science

14.30-15.15 – Marco Petolicchio: Basinio, Hesperis: An overview of its digital architecture

15.15-16.00 – Neven Jovanović: Preparing a digital critical edition of a Neo-Latin text – Nicholas of Modruš, Oratio de funere Petri cardinalis S. Sixti (1474)

16.00-16.45 – William Short: The Latin WordNet and meaning representation in electronic corpora

Thursday, 15 Αpril 2021

Text mining and stylometry

10.15-11.00 – Maciej Eder: Textual similarities and Latin literature: a few case studies

11.00-11.45 – Johann Ramminger: Stylometry and Neo-Latin texts: Some case studies

11.45-12.30 – Christof Schöch: Comparison of Text Groups using Measures of Distinctiveness, slides by Christof Schöch on GitHub, CC-BY 4.0

14.30-15.15 – Patrick J. Burns: Conversational Agents from the Neo-Latin Colloquia to ChatterBot

15.15-16.00 – Maria Chiara Parisi/Yvette Oortwijn: Distributional Semantics for Neo-Latin

16.00-16.45 – Marco Passarotti: The LiLa Knowledge Base of Interlinked Linguistic Resources for Latin

Friday, 16 Αpril 2021

Linked Texts and Data

10.15-11.00 – Steven Coesemans/Jan Papy: Magister Dixit

11.00-11.45 – Matteo Romanello: Citation detection with the CitedLoci pipeline, slides

11.45-12.30 – Andreas Walker: CERL resources in the context of Neo-Latin

14.30-15.15 – Marc Laureys/Alexander Winkler: Antonius Sanderus‘ Views on the Political and Cultural Contours of Flandria, slides by Alexander Winkler (CC-BY 4.0,

DH and the teaching of and the teaching of Neo-Latin

15.15-16.00 – Isabella Walser-Bürgler: Joined Forces. Digital Humanities and Digital Teaching


16.00-16.45 – Ingrid De Smet: Potentials and Challenges of Digital Neo-Latin Studies

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