SFB 644 "Transformationen der Antike"
07.2013 – 12.2016 Researcher at the Dept of Medieval and Neo-Latin Philology, Freie Universität Berlin
2014 Ph.D. in Medieval and Neo-Latin Philology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
2010 – 2012 Researcher at the Dept of Medieval and Neo-Latin Philology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
2010 Magister Artium in Latin Philology, Greek Philology and Medieval and Neo-Latin Philology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
2004 – 2010 Magister’s studies (Latin Philology, Greek Philology, Medieval and Neo-Latin Philology and the History of Art) at the universities of Freiburg, Rome (“La Sapienza“), Basel and Göttingen
Awards, scholarships, fellowships, longer research stays
05.2016 – 07.2016 Visiting scholar at the Warburg Institute, London
11.2015 Society of Neo-Latin Studies Early-Career Essay Prize 2015, awarded at the Annual Meeting of the SNLS (London, 27 November 2015)
09.2014 – 10.2014 Fellow of the Università di Napoli “Federico II” (as part of the excellence program “Tracciabilità del Patrimonio culturale della Campania”)
06.2014 – 07.2014 Research stay at the University of Uppsala
02.2013 – 06.2013 Visiting scholar at the Università Cattolica, Milan
04.2012 – 06.2012 Fellow of the German Historical Institute, Rome
2012 – 2013 PhD-scholarship awarded by the German National Academic Foundation (“Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes”)
07.2008 – 08.2008 University of Oxford, Lincoln College (DAAD-scholarship for Summer School in Greek Palaeography)
2005 – 2010 Scholarship awarded by the German National Academic Foundation (“Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes”)
2003 ”Humanismus heute”-award for best exam in Latin
(reviewed by Lorenzo di Maggio, Seventeenth Century News 75 (2017), 52–54).
This volume for James Hankin's I Tatti-series will contain key texts by which the Italian humanist Mario Equicola (c. 1470–1525) shaped his profile as intellectual at the court of Isabella d'Este in Mantua. The volume will comprise Latin editions and English translations of exemplary texts by Equicola that permit deep insight into Italian humanist circles and court culture as well as the interaction of literature and patterns of patronage at Renaissance courts.
Texts will include:
- On women (De mulieribus, 1501): A treatise on famous women from antiquity that responds to a new self-awareness of women at Isabella's court.
- On opportunity (De opportunitate, 1507): A dialogue interpreting and intellectually enhancing the visual device (impresa) adopted by Isabella's brother, Cardinal Ippolito d'Este. This was recently revealed as an invention by Leonardo da Vinci (see my article "Decoding da Vinci's impresa"). Moreover, the dialogue constitutes an intriguing testimony of an early humanist theory of imprese and related symbolic devices.
- Neither by fear nor hope (Nec spe nec metu, 1506/1513): A dialogue in which Mantuan humanists sound out the eponymous motto adopted by Isabella d'Este and also used for the decoration of her famous studiolo. Originally dedicated to Isabella as a birthday present in 1506, the text was only printed in 1513, when it was modified and rededicated to gain the favour of the Florentine potentate Giuliano de' Medici.
Published and accepted articles:
Selected conferences and presentations (recent years and forthcoming)
"The Daphnic fate of Camerarius, or: Olof Rudbeck the Younger’s botanical dissertation (1686) revealed as Sweden’s first printed emblem book", Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, Innsbruck, 15 December 2016.