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The fifth Congress of Medieval Latin Studies comes to York

TORONTO, July 12, 2006 -- From Aug. 1 to 6, York University and the University of Toronto will host the Fifth International Congress for Medieval Latin Studies under the aegis of the International Committee for Medieval Latin Studies. This is the first time the congress will be held outside a European venue. Over 150 scholars from 55 universities around the world will travel to York to present their research on a broad range of themes connected to the topic "Interpreting Latin Texts in the Middle Ages".

A key force in the effort to bring the congress to Canada was York´s Michael Herren, distinguished research professor in the School of Arts and Letters, Atkinson Faculty of Liberal & Professional Studies. Herren, a renowned scholar in Medieval Latin, teaches humanities at York and the University of Toronto. He is also the editor of The Journal of Medieval Latin, which is housed at York. Assisting Herren in organizing the congress is Sara Kun (BA ´05), a York master´s student.

"The Fifth International Congress for Medieval Latin Studies shows the importance of this research field," said Herren. "There is a large body of Medieval Latin literature in very old editions that still remains unedited. Many of these manuscripts were created between the seventh and 15th centuries and these texts are still not accessible because they have not been translated."

The knowledge contained within these texts offers insights into the medieval era. The majority of the texts chronicle some aspect of the history, legal system, social history or medical and scientific discoveries of the day. "Many of the texts have survived because they were laid down on parchment, which I call the ?Teflon´ of the medieval era," said Herren. Most of the existing manuscripts were made in the scriptoria of monasteries by members of the clergy. Many of the texts feature elaborate decoration of the text with drawings known as illumination. Many texts have survived the ravages of time because of the amazing capacity of parchment to resist deterioration.

The papers presented at this year´s congress offer medieval interpretations of literary, philosophical, scientific and historical works written originally in Latin or translated into Latin. There will also be a number of presentations on the Latin Bible. "This is a true interdisciplinary conference," said Kun. "The specialists presenting papers come from many different disciplines including religious studies, science, classical literature and the humanities. Their findings are interpreted within the context of the Middle Ages."

The main site for the congress will be York?s Keele campus. Three of the four full days of papers will be set at York, with one full day at the University of Toronto. Sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the conference is being offered free of charge to undergraduate and graduate students.


[14-07-2006,10:05]
Anonymous
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On August 1 to 6, 2006, York University and the University of Toronto will host the Fifth International Congress for Medieval Latin Studies (the ?Congress?) under the aegis of The International Committee for Medieval Latin Studies (?Internationales Mittellateiner Komitee?). Previous international congresses were held at Heidelberg (1988), Florence (1993), Cambridge, U.K. (1998), and Santiago de Compostela (2002). This year?s event marks the first time that the Congress has been held outside a European venue. The papers on offer will be given in four languages: English, French, Italian, and German, as has been customary at previous congresses. Abstracts in English and French will be available. The proceedings of all the past congresses have been published in well-known academic presses or journals, and plans are underway to publish the acta of the Toronto Congress.

Papers will be presented on a broad range of themes connected to the topic of ?Interpreting Latin Texts in the Middle Ages?. These include medieval interpretations of literary, philosophical, scientific and historical works written originally in Latin or translated into that language, as well as the Latin Bible. Specialists presenting papers come from several different disciplines, including the vernacular languages, in addition to various branches of Latin studies. Papers range from expansive themes such as exegetical method(s) to studies of commentaries or gloss collections, or announcements of new discoveries of manuscripts containing interpretative material.

The main site of the Congress will be York University?s Keele campus in the northwest section of the City of Toronto. Three of the four full days of papers will be set at York University, with one full day at the University of Toronto. It is expected that most Congress participants will be housed at York, which offers a variety of comfortable on-campus accommodation and dining choices. York University will also be the main centre for the book displays. Individual units of both universities, as well as the institutions themselves, have contributed generously to the organization of the Congress.

We invite you to join us.

http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/medieval/2006_Latin_Congress/index.html

[14-07-2006,10:09]
Anonymous
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Agreed...
[14-07-2006,12:28]
Anonymous
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agreed your motha!!
[14-07-2006,13:07]
Anonymous
(in reply to: YORK > UofT)
obviously it´s not
[14-07-2006,16:57]
Anonymous
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York > UofT.... for LATIN????

You gotta be kidding.

1) no one would care, it´s latin
2) UofT has the top latin, medieval, and classics departments in NORTH AMERICA

Competing with York... puhleez

[14-07-2006,18:38]
Anonymous
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YORK > UofT


"The main site of the Congress will be York University?s Keele campus in the northwest section of the City of Toronto. Three of the four full days of papers will be set at York University, with one full day at the University of Toronto. "

[15-07-2006,03:56]
Anonymous
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^ Agreed.

It proves once again that York University is a.k.a the "Canada liberal arts school".

[15-07-2006,08:16]
Anonymous
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^ lol

York also rents space out to the Argonauts.

Make no mistake, York is renting out space. And apparently damn proud of it.

lol

[15-07-2006,19:49]
Anonymous
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^ lol

Why did UofT rent out its space for one day only instead of 3?

hmmm.... I guess York offered free rent. LOL

STUPID UofT kid!!

Go to study, it´s time for you to milk by your mom.

[16-07-2006,02:20]
Anonymous
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You know why UofT students are real bad?

They never accept the fact and think they are the best. Once they got defeated, they will have a lot of excuses.

I will never hire these guys. Don´t even think of McJobs too.


[16-07-2006,02:24]
Anonymous



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