Notes on the Contributors
is Senior Lecturer at the department of Classical Philology of the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. Her main research interests are inscriptions of the Early Modern period, particularly funeral inscriptions. She published Berolinum Latinum. Lateinische Inschriften in Berlin, and (as Veronika Rücker) Die Grabinschriften der Hohenzollern. Einleitung, Edition, Kommentar und Übersetzung (2009), as well as the catalogue (with Katharina Walther) Verborgene Grabinschriften ans Licht gebracht. Die Grabinschriften der albertinischen Wettiner in Meißen, Freiberg und Dresden (2009). She is also working on the reception of Classical authors, such as Plautus, Horace, and Ovid, in Renaissance humanism and the modern era, as well as on early modern dissertations on rhetoric and poetics.
is Professor of Musicology at the University of Tours (Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance) and a senior member of the Institut universitaire de France. His work focuses on Italian music in the sixteenth century, with a special emphasis on Florentine musical life. He is also interested in improvised counterpoint in the Renaissance. His publications include Fronimo de Vincenzo Galilei (2001), Andrea et Giovanni Gabrieli (2003), Chanter sur le livre à la Renaissance. Les traités de contrepoint de Vicente Lusitano (2013), and L’improvisation polyphonique à la Renaissance (2015).
is Research Fellow at the Department of Literary and Linguistic Studies (DISLL) at the University of Padua and Honorary Faculty Research Fellow at the Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty at the University of Oxford. He took his PhD (devoted to Horace’s reception in sixteenth-century Italy) at the University of Warwick in 2016. He was Junior Research Fellow at the Dahlem Humanities Center at the Freie Universität in Berlin, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, working on the AHRC project ‘Petrarch. Commentary and Exegesis in Renaissance Italy (c.1350–c.1650)’, and Research Associate of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. His research interests include the early modern reception of classical Latin literature, Renaissance Italian and Latin poetry, exegesis of Petrarch’s lyrics, and the history of manuscript and print. He edited a volume on Aldus Manutius (Aldo Manuzio editore, umanista e filologo, 2019).
Carolin A. Giere
studied Latin, Arts, and Italian Studies at the University of Osnabrück. She received her M.Ed. in 2018 and was thereafter a Research Associate with the Abteilung für Lateinische Philologie des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit in the Zentrum für Mittelalter- und Frühneuzeitforschung (ZMF) at the University of Göttingen. Since March 2022, she is Wissenschaftliche Koordinatorin of the School of Medieval and Neo-Latin Studies at the University of Freiburg. Her research focuses on intertextuality and interdependencies of ancient and early modern literature, with special regard for the Italian Quattrocento, including Petrarchism and vernacular poetry in general. In her PhD project, supervised by Thomas Haye, she prepares the first critical edition, with introduction and commentary, of the manuscript of the song-book Lucina (1474), written by Aurelius Laurentius Albrisius from Pavia.
Inga Mai Groote
is Professor of Musicology at the University of Zurich. Her research focuses on the history of early modern music theory and its book culture, the circulation of music and musical knowledge, and the impacts of confessional differentiation in early modern Germany. She has also been working on music in fin-de-siècle France. She has been awarded the Dent Medal of the Royal Musical Association 2018. She is the author of Michael Praetorius: Musikalischer Weltbürger an der Oker (2021) and editor (with Iain Fenlon) of Heinrich Glarean’s Books: The Intellectual World of a 16th-Century Musical Humanist (2013).
Luke B.T. Houghton
teaches Classics and is Keeper of the Scholars at Rugby School, Warwickshire (UK), and is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Department of Greek and Latin at University College London. From 2007 to 2013 he was Lecturer in Classics at the University of Glasgow, and since then he has held posts at the University of Reading, University College London and Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of Virgil’s Fourth Eclogue in the Italian Renaissance (2019) and of articles in journals and chapters in books on Latin and Neo-Latin literature. He has edited Perceptions of Horace (with Maria Wyke, 2009), Neo-Latin Poetry in the British Isles (with Gesine Manuwald, 2012), Virgil and Renaissance Culture (with Marco Sgarbi, 2018), and An Anthology of British Neo-Latin Literature (with Gesine Manuwald and Lucy Nicholas, 2020).
(PhD Durham, UK 2006) is a Visiting Scholar at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, and Professor UAM dr. hab. of Dutch at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. He has published The Multilingualism of Constantijn Huygens (1596–1687) (2014) and The Dutch Language in Britain (1550–1702) (2015). His current research interests include Dutch as a contact language in East Asia and Anglo-Dutch literary identity in early modern England. His cultural biography on John Cruso, John Cruso of Norwich and Anglo-Dutch Literary Identity in the Seventeenth Century, has been published by Boydell & Brewer in 2022.
read Classics and German studies and subsequently earned a PhD in musicology from the University of Melbourne, and a PhD in history from the University of Leiden. He has held postdoctoral positions at Tours, Leuven, Salzburg, Vienna and Oxford. His work has three principal foci: the links between music, philology, philosophy, theology and medicine in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; music printing; and music at the Habsburg courts from 1440 to 1540. He is author of the monographs Biblical Criticism in Early Modern Europe: Erasmus, the Johannine Comma, and Trinitarian Debate (2016) and Marsilio Ficino in Germany, from Renaissance to Enlightenment: a Reception History (2022), and co-edited the volumes Early Music Printing in German-Speaking Lands (2018), Music and Theology in the European Reformations (2019) and Early Printed Music and Material Culture in Central and Western Europe (2021). He also published the first critical edition of Paul Hofhaimer’s Harmoniae poeticae (2014).
studied Latin, History and Classical Cultures at the Universities of Münster and Toulouse. He earned his M.A. in 2017 and his M.Ed. in 2018 and has since been a Research Associate with the Department of Medieval Latin and Neo-Latin Philology at the University of Münster. His research focuses on Latin literature in the 16th and 17th centuries. In his PhD project, supervised by Karl Enenkel, he investigates Early Modern Latin descriptions of states in the Dutch Republic, the so-called ‘Republics’.
is Professor for Classical and Medieval Latin at the Institute for Greek and Latin Philology of the Freie Universität Berlin. His research interests include high medieval and early modern Latin poetry, medieval and early modern philosophy, especially philosophy of language; the history of early modern science, university history, with special focus on Scandinavia; and early modern esoteric traditions. Recent monographs are: Christliche Kabbalah und aristotelische Naturphilosophie im Werk des Paulus Ritius (2007); Locutio angelica. Die Diskussion der Engelsprache in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit als Antizipation einer Sprechakttheorie (2008); Drachen und Sirenen: Die Aufarbeitung und Abwicklung der Mythologie an den europäischen Universitäten (2010); Physica Sacra: Wunder, Naturwissenschaft und historischer Schriftsinn zwischen Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit (2013). He has recently finished a book on the Swedish polymath Olaus Rudbeck and his reception in 18th-century Northern Europe, entitled Odins Imperium. Der Rudbeckianismus als Paradigma an den skandinavischen Universitäten (1680–1860), 2 vols. (2020).
is Professor of German literature at the University of Frankfurt am Main. His research interests are focused on Neo-Latin literature and on the history of early modern scholarship. He is currently leading a research project on The correspondence of Nicodemus Frischlin (1547–1590). Edition and commentary. His main book publications are Späthumanismus in Schlesien. Caspar Dornau (1577–1631). Leben und Werk (1994), Literarische Kommunikation im Territorialstaat. Funktionszusammenhänge des Literaturbetriebs in Hessen-Darmstadt zur Zeit der Spätaufklärung (2003). He co-edited Humanistische Lyrik des 16. Jahrhunderts (1997), Jacob Balde SJ: Urania Victrix. Die siegreiche Urania (1663). Liber I–II (2003), Martin Opitz: Lateinische Werke (3 vols., 2011–2015), and several collective volumes, among others ‘parodia’ und Parodie. Aspekte intertextuellen Schreibens in der lateinischen Literatur der Frühen Neuzeit (2006), Rhetorik, Poetik und Ästhetik im Bildungssystem des Alten Reiches. Wissenschaftshistorische Erschließung ausgewählter Dissertationen aus Universitäten und Gymnasien 1500–1800 (2016). Seidel is also co-editor of Frühe Neuzeit in Deutschland 1620–1720. Literaturwissenschaftliches Verfasserlexikon (to date 8 vols., from 2018). He is also co-editor of the journals Daphnis and Antike & Abendland as well as the book series Intersections and Neudrucke deutscher Literaturwerke.
is a classical philologist and an editor of Neo-Latin texts. She earned a PhD degree at the Charles University in Prague. She works as an editor of Comenius’s Opera omnia at the Department of Comenius Studies and Early Modern Intellectual History at the Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague. She specializes in the Latin correspondence of Johann Amos Comenius and in Neo-Latin and Humanist Greek poetry of Bohemian origin.
Paul J. Smith
is Professor emeritus of French literature at Leiden University. He has published widely on 16th-, 17th-, and 20th-century French literature, its reception in the Netherlands, French and Dutch fable and emblem books, literary rhetoric, intermediality, as well as animal symbolism and early modern zoology, and its presence in art and literature. He is member of the editorial board of Intersections, Neophilologus, Montaigne Studies, and Renaissance and Reformation.
is an art historian (PhD from Utrecht University), currently working as a lecturer and researcher at University College Utrecht. She has specialised in Dutch seventeenth-century art, with a particular emphasis on painting and art theory. She has conducted research into painters born between 1600 and 1625 for the second volume of the Rijksmuseum Collection Catalogue and has published a book-length study on Gerard de Lairesse (Reforming Dutch Art: Gerard de Lairesse, 2015).