Bessarion’s Treasure: editing, translating and interpreting Bessarion’s literary heritage

Bessarion’s Treasure: editing, translating and interpreting Bessarion’s literary heritage

An International Conference organized by the Institute of Byzantine Studies of the University of Munich, Germany, and hosted by the German Center of Venetian Studies in Venice, Italy.

Venice, 4-5 April 2014

Call For Papers

In his act of donation written in 1468, Bessarion underlined that the greatest treasure he had ever possessed in his life was his library, which he was now donating to Venice, the “alterum Byzantium”. While generations of historians and philologists have been ever grateful to Bessarion for this invaluable act of preserving for posterity one of the most significant vestiges of Byzantine civilization, it is not until recently that the literary heritage of Bessarion himself and his circle has begun to attract close attention of the scholarly world.

On the occasion of presenting the forthcoming critical edition, translation and philosophical commentary on Bessarion’s treatise De Natura et Arte, the members of the Munich research group responsible for the project invite contributions from colleagues who work on editing, translating and interpreting texts written by Bessarion and his circle.  Contributions are expected to be between 20 and 45 minutes in duration and may be delivered in English, German, Italian or French.

Confirmed key-note speaker: Prof. John Monfasani, Albany, USA

If you would like to participate, please send a short abstract (200 words) to s.mariev@lmu.de by May 31, 2013. Inquiries about the possibility of obtaining financial support (travel and accommodation grants) should also be addressed to s.mariev@lmu.de

The Conference is organized by Dr. Sergei Mariev, Dr. Katharina Luchner and Dr. Monica Marchetto on behalf of the Institute of Byzantine Studies of the University of Munich with the support of the Byzantine Studies Association of Germany  and the Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani, Venice.

Nicola

Author: Nicola

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