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is Professor of Medieval Latin and Neo-Latin at the University of Münster (Germany). Previously he was Professor of Neo-Latin at Leiden University (Netherlands). He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has published widely on international Humanism, early modern culture, paratexts, literary genres 1300–1600, Neo-Latin emblems, word and image relationships, and the history of scholarship and science. Among his major book publications are Francesco Petrarca: De vita solitaria, Buch 1. (1991); Die Erfindung des Menschen. Die Autobiographik des frühneuzeitlichen Humanismus von Petrarca bis Lipsius (2008); Die Stiftung von Autorschaft in der neulateinischen Literatur (ca. 1350–ca. 1650). Zur autorisierenden und wissensvermittelnden Funktion von Widmungen, Vorworttexten, Autorporträts und Dedikationsbildern (2015); The Invention of the Emblem Book and the Transmission of Knowledge, ca. 1510–1610 (2019), and Ambitious Antiquities, Famous Forebears. Constructions of a Glorious Past in the Early Modern Netherlands and Europe (with Koen Ottenheym, 2019). He has (co)edited and co-authored some 40 volumes on a variety of topics; some key topics are: Modelling the Individual. Biography and Portrait in the Renaissance (1998), Recreating Ancient History (2001), Mundus Emblematicus. Studies in Neo-Latin Emblem Books (2003), Cognition and the Book (2004), Petrarch and his Readers (2006), Early Modern Zoology (2007), Portuguese Humanism (2011), The Authority of the Word (2011), Discourses of Power. Ideology and Politics in Neo-Latin Literature (2012), The Reception of Erasmus (2013), Transformation of the Classics (2013), Neo-Latin Commentaries and the Management of Knowledge (2013), Zoology in Early Modern Culture (2014), Iohannes de Certaldo. Beiträge zu Boccaccios lateinischen Werken und ihrer Wirkung (2015), Discourses of Anger in the Early Modern Period (2015), Jesuit Image Theory (2016), Emblems and the Natural World (2017), The Figure of the Nymph in Early Modern Culture (2018), Solitudo. Spaces, Places, and Times of Solitude in Late Medieval and Early Modern Cultures (2018), The Quest for an Appropriate Past in Literature, Art and Architecture (2018), Artes Apodemicae and Early Modern Travel Culture, 1550–1700 (2019), Re-Inventing Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Pictorial and Literary Transformations in Various Media, 1400–1800 (2021), Landscape and the Visual Hermeneutics of Place, 1500–1700 (2021), and Memory and Identity in the Learned World (2022). He has founded the international series Intersections. Studies in Early Modern Culture (Brill); Proteus. Studies in Early Modern Identity Formation; Speculum Sanitatis: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Medical Culture (500–1800) (both Brepols), and Scientia universalis. Studien und Texteditionen zur Wissensgeschichte der Vormoderne (LIT-Münster). Currently he prepares a critical edition of and a commentary on Erasmus’s Apophthegmata, books V–VIII.
is Professor of Medieval Latin and Neo-Latin Philology as well as Founding Director of the Centre for the Classical Tradition at the University of Bonn. His main areas of scholarly interest are early modern historiography and antiquarianism, particularly in Italy and the Low Countries, polemical discourse in Renaissance humanism, and the classical tradition in Neo-Latin literature. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Neulateinisches Jahrbuch and the Noctes Neolatinae. His latest co-edited volumes are Non omnis moriar. Die Horaz-Rezeption in der neulateinischen Literatur vom 15. bis zum 17. Jahrhundert (Deutschland – France – Italia), 2 vol. (with Nathalie Dauvois and Donatella Coppini, 2020), Spheres of Conflict and Rivalries in Renaissance Europe (with David A. Lines and Jill Kraye, 2020), I paratesti nelle edizioni a stampa dei classici greci e latini (XV–XVIII sec.) (with Giancarlo Abbamonte and Lorenzo Miletti, 2020), and Heroinnen und Heldinnen in Geschichte, Kunst und Literatur (with Uwe Baumann and Konrad Vössing, 2022).