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Thirteenth International Congress Budapest 6-13 August 2006




1.     XIII International Congress

Preparations for the thirteenth Congress of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies to be held in Budapest between 6 and 13 August 2006 are well under way. We are delighted with the interest shown in the Congress. In the meantime, every person who submitted an abstract has been informed about its acceptance or non-acceptance by the Executive Committee. We would like to remind all potential speakers that they must have paid their subscription for the present triennium in order to present their papers. The Plenary papers will be given by Karl Enenkel, Colette Nativel, Joaquin Pascual Barea, Outi Merisalo, Amedeo di Francesco in the five official languages of the IANLS (German, French, Spanish, English, and Italian).

For information and announcements concerning the congress see:

Access to the congress venue


From the airport:

Budapest (Ferihegy) International Airport is ten miles south-east of the city centre.

It has two terminals: Terminal 1 has been reopened for low-cost airlines (Air Berlin, Germanwings, EasyJet, SkyEurope and Wizzair, among others) in September 2005; Terminal Two is divided into two, with Terminal 2A the departure and arrival point for flights of Malév Hungarian Airlines and Terminal 2B hosting all international carriers’ flights, including some of the budget airlines.

The airport’s central telephone number for information is (+36-1) 296-9696, and flight information is available on (+36-1) 296-7000. Luggage services can be contacted on (+36-1) 296-8108 and (+36-1) 296-7217 in connection with flights into and out of Terminal 2A, and (+36-1) 295-3480 and (+36-1) 296-7948 for Terminal 2B.

Seats on Malév flights can be booked on (+36-1) 235-3888. See also The main car hire firms have offices in the arrivals halls. For those not driving, the Airport Mini-bus will carry passengers to and from any part of Budapest. It is very popular and provides excellent value for money (one way: 2300HUF/person, return: 3900HUF/person; 1 euro= ca. 255 forints). It can be booked on (+36-1) 296-8555 or in person at the airport.

If you arrive together in two or three, it is more profitable to take a cab, but it is always recommended that you ask the driver what the fare is. Normally it should not cost more than 5000 HUF (in 2006)!


By rail:

Daily more than fifty trains provide direct links between Budapest and no fewer than 25 other capital cities of Europe. Trains to Vienna run every three hours. There is also a popular network of Inter City trains linking Budapest with the main Hungarian centres. International trains operate from the three largest stations:

Keleti pályaudvar (=railway station): VIII., Baross tér. Tel: (+36-1) 413-4610

Nyugati pályaudvar: VI., Nyugati tér. Tel: (+36-1) 349-8503

Déli pályaudvar: I. Krisztina krt. 37. Tel: (+36-1) 375-6593

Trains from Vienna arrive at Keleti or Déli Railway Station, while those coming from Prague, Warsaw, Bratislava at Keleti or Nyugati Station.


All three international railway stations are part of the Budapest underground system, the Metró. The Déli and Keleti are stops on the Red (Number 2) line and the Nyugati is on the Blue (Number 3) line. See also the timetables of the Hungarian State Railways:


By coach:

International services terminate and depart from Népliget Coach Station, which is also the terminus for a number of domestic routes. Its telephone number is (+36-1) 382-0888. Other domestic termini are at Árpád híd ((+36-1) 412-2597) and Stadionok ((+36-1) 220-6227) in Pest, and Etele tér ((+36-1) 382-4910) in Buda. See also


By ship, for enterpreneurs:

A hydrofoil services operates during the summer months (from April to October) linking the heart of Budapest with Vienna and Bratislava. International boat landings are situated on the Danube between the Chain Bridge (Szabadság híd). Information about Mahart PassNave Ltd. services is available on (+36-1) 318-6042. See also


By car:

All Hungary’s motorways and most of the main roads radiate out from the capital. The M1, M3, M5 and M7 are toll motorways, and you must pay the appropriate toll (either at the border or at larger petrol stations) and display the windscreen sticker before taking the road. Road signs conform to continental standards.

24-hour roadside assistance is available from the Magyar Autóklub (Tel.: (+36-1) 345-1755), and emergency roadside help can also be called for by dialling 188.


For local transport in Budapest see,


For finding out where exactly your accommodation is situated, we recommend the following sites:  (with English interface)


Parking is not easy in Budapest, tariffs range between 180-300 HUF/hour in different districts. (1Euro = 250HUF.) Further details related to parking and local transport in Bu-dapest will be given in the third circular letter.



The list attached to the circular includes hotels which can be reached by urban transport of approximately half an hour from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. (Budapest, 1051-5th district, Roosevelt square 9,

The main building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is ten-minutes walk from the stop “Kossuth tér” of the M2-Red underground line, and also from the stop “Arany János utca” of the M3-Blue underground line, and the tram nr.2 stops in front of the building.


Please make your own arrangement well in advance, since according to our information the date of the “Formula 1 Grand Prix of Hungary”, 6th of August, will coincide with the first day of our congress! These days prices are usually higher and hotels are full, thus it means that the first night of your stay might cost more.


The Organizing Committee is not able to make reservations for participants. More hotels in Budapest can be found via:,,,,,


Accompanying events:

During the Congress an excursion to the Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma, a concert in the open-air Aquincum Museum, and several receptions will be organized, all of which are included in the conference fee. Furthermore there will be an optional full-day excursion to Szeged, dinner included. (A short description both of Pannonhalma, and that of Szeged was included in the first circular letter.)


Please note: registration for the excursion will close on April 30, 2006.

The banquet on Friday, 11 August at the Budapest Boat-Restaurant will consist of a three-course meal, including wine, soft drinks, and coffee (price: 40 €). A place at the banquet can be guaranteed only for those booking before April 30, 2006!


Conference Fees:


The conference fees have been set by the Executive Committee at € 75,- if paid before 31 March 2006, and € 90,- if paid after that date (see booking form enclosed in this circular). In order to encourage young researchers and students to attend, the Executive Committee has agreed to a special rate of € 35,- for registered research students who do not hold an institutional post. These amounts include the receptions, coffee breaks, the excursion to Pannonhalma, and the concert.

The banquet as well as the full-day excursion have to be booked and paid for individually.


Payment should be made by credit transfer to:

Account holder: HUNGARIA LATINA


Bank code/BLZ (IBAN number): HU76 1160 0006 0000 0000 1344 5865 

From Hungary: 11600006-00000000-13445865

Purpose (in the comment-box of the transfer commission):

for the conference fee: “your name”IANLS2006participation

(eg. Charlet-IANLS2006participation)

for the full-day excursion: “your name”IANLS2006excursion

for the banquet: “your name”IANLS2006banquet

[for administrative reasons, it is absolutely necessary to mention these project codes with your name, otherwise we cannot identify your money-transfer!]


Please make sure that the Organisers receive the full amount, undiminished by bank charges.


You will be sent a confirmation of your booking, preferably by e-mail. Once paid, conference fees are not refundable.



Provisional Programme


Sunday, 6 August

16–18 Registration in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (afterwards: HAS)

18.30 Reception in the Renaissance garden of the Budapest Historical Museum (Buda Castle)


Monday, 7 August

venue: HAS

8.30–10 Registration

10–11 Official opening

11–12 Plenary session 1 (in Italian): Amedeo di Francesco

12–14 Lunch break

14–15.30 Session 1-5: Individual papers

15.30–16 Coffee break

16–17.30 Session 6-10: Individual papers

20 Reception


Tuesday, 8 August

venue: HAS

9–11 Session 11-15: Individual papers + special sessions

11–11.30 Coffee break

11.30–12.30 Plenary session 2 (in French): Colette Nativel

12.30–14 Lunch break

14–15.30 Session 16-20: Individual papers

15.30–16 Coffee break

16–17.30 Session 21-25: Individual papers + special sessions

19 Concert and reception in the Aquincum Museum


Wednesday, 9 August

venue: National Széchényi Library, Buda Castle

9–11 Session 26-30: Individual papers + special sessions

11–11.30 Coffee break

11.30–12.30 Plenary session 3 (in English): Outi Merisalo

12.30–14 Lunch break

14 Excursion to the Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma


Thursday, 10 August

venue: HAS

9–10.30 Session 31-35: Individual papers + special sessions

10.30–11 Coffee break

11–13 Business meeting of the IANLS

13–14 Lunch break

14–15 Plenary session 4 (in Spanish): Joaquin Pascual Barea

15–15.30 Coffee break

15.30–18.00 Session 36-40: Individual papers


Friday, 11 August

venue: HAS

9–11 Session 41-45: Individual papers

11–11.30 Coffee break

11.30–12.30 Plenary session 5 (in German): Karl Enenkel

12.30–14 Lunch break

14–15.30 Session 46-50: Individual papers

15.30–16 Coffee break

16–17.30 Session 51-55: Individual papers

20 Banquet in the Budapest Boat-Restaurant


Saturday, 12 August

9.00–ca. 20.00 Excursion to Szeged



(1) We would like to remind all speakers that the length of the papers must not exceed twenty minutes.


(2) The above programme is provisional; current changes will be published under


(3) The rules of the IANLS stipulate that for papers to be included in the Acta, they must be read by their authors personally, and not by someone else.


(4) If for any reason you have to cancell your participation at the Congress, please inform the Organizing Committee as soon as possible, to avoid last-minute disruptions to the programme.


2. XV International Congress Members are invited to offer possible venues for the 2012 congress at the Business Meeting in Budapest. Members intending to do so are kindly requested to contact either Jean-Louis Charlet ( or Marianne Pade ( before the Business Meeting.


3. Subscriptions to the IANLS In accordance with the statutes of the IANLS, no one may give a paper without being a member in good standing of the Association. This means having paid the subscription for the years 2004–2006. The subscription amounts to the equivalent of € 35,- for regular membership, € 17,50 for reduced membership (students, members in post at an institution for under five years, retired members, spouses, and children of members who do not themselves hold an institutional office). If you have not paid your subscription, please contact your national Secretary / Treasurer as follows.
When using IBAN and BIC in cross-border transactions within the European Union only domestic banking charges apply (at least, in the pre-2005 member states).


Belgium and all other countries not mentioned below: Jan Papy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Seminarium Philologiae Humanisticae, Blijde-Inkomststraat 21, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium,

postal giro acc. no. 000-3149547-54.

IBAN: BE42 0003 1495 4754.



Canada: Brenda Hosington, Linguistique, Université de Montréal, Canada C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-ville, Montreal (Québec), H3C 3J7; Ann Hutchinson, 51 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C5 (Acc. no. 2017229 La Banque de Nouvelle-Ecosse, 5180, Chemin de la Côtes-des-Neiges, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1X8).


France: Colette Nativel, 17 rue Pavée, F-75004 Paris. E-mail: or  


Germany: Johann Ramminger, Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, Marstallplatz 8, D-80539 München. Sparda-Bank München (BLZ 700 905 00), Kontonummer 10 10 52 268. IBAN: DE 08 700905000101052268. BIC: GENODEF1S04.


Italy: D. Defilippis, Dipartimento di Italianistica, Università degli Studi, Palazzo Ateneo, Piazza Umberto 1, I-70121 Bari. E-mail: c/c bancario nr. 103000506, ABI 3067, CAB 41560, CIN V, Banca Carime, Filiale di Molfetta, via Te-nente Fiorino, 70056 Molfetta; c/c postale nr. 28507705, ABI 7601, CAB 4000, CIN N, Ufficio postale di Bari centro, via Nicolai, 70122 Bari.


The Netherlands: Chris L. Heesakkers, Dept. GLTC - Neolatijn, Doelensteeg 16, Post-bus 9515, NL - 2300 RA Leiden. E-mail:, postal giro: acc. no. 1229173 / Chris Heesakkers / inz. rek ianls, Berlagestr. 19, NL-2321 EK Leiden


Spain: Elena Rodriguez Peregrina, Universidad de Granada, Dept. Latin, c/Santa Rita 4, 4° C, Granada. E-mail: Cuenta : Caja General de Ahorros de Granada. Urbana 7, Camino de Ronda, Granada. Nr. c/c 007.0100494629.


United Kingdom: Alejandro Coroleu, University of Nottingham, Dept of Hispanic Studies, University Park, GB-Nottingham NG7 2RD; Fax: ++44/115/951 5814. E-mail: Natwest Bank, Nottingham University, Univer-sity of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2AG. Account No. 71559140; Sorting Code 601549. Cheques should be made out to IANLS, not to the treasurer.


United States: Craig Kallendorf, Dept. of English, Texas A&M University, College Sta-tion, Texas 77 843-4227, USA, fax: (409) 862-2292.



For a printable version of this letter, and of the booking form, please click here: 2nd circular letter


The Thirteenth International Congress of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies is arranged by the IANLS and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with the Ministry of the National Cultural Heritage and with the universities of Szeged and Debrecen. The congress will take place 6--12 August 2006 in Budapest, Hungary. It will start in Budapest with registration on Sunday evening (6 August) and will formally close with the banquet on Friday evening (11 August), with an excursion to Szeged on the following day.


The theme of the Congress will be "Varietas gentium -- Communis Latinitas'' (Népek sokfélesége – latinitás közössége). Papers on this theme (in Latin, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish) or on other aspects of Neo-Latin studies are welcome. Abstracts between 150 words minimum and 200 words in length should be submitted to Prof. Dr. L. Szörányi. Abstracts sent by e-mail ( are preferred, but submissions sent through the post (MTA Irodalomtudományi Intézet, H – 1118 Budapest, Ménesi út 11–13) or by fax (00-36-1-3853876), are also accepted. E-mail and faxes must arrive no later than 31 March 2005. Abstracts sent by post must bear a date stamp of no later than 31 March 2005. Abstracts sent after that date will not be accepted. Only papers dealing with Neo-Latin subjects will be considered. Forms for abstracts may be downloaded from the web site of IANLS (, from the web site of the Congress (, or obtained from the Organizing Commitee (Enikő Békés, MTA Irodalomtudományi Intézet, H – 1118 Budapest, Ménesi út 11–13) or from the secretary of IANLS, Prof. Dr. Marianne Pade, Københavns Universitet, Institute for Greek and Latin, Njalsgade 80, DK-2300 Copenhagen, Denmark. You will also find a copy enclosed with this letter. The Executive Commitee will make a decision on accepting papers and the Organizing Commitee will inform the proposers by 15 October, 2005.

The Organizing Committee will also welcome proposals for special sessions. Such sessions can focus either on the special theme of the congress or on any subject relating to Neo-Latin studies. Each session, however, must have a clearly stated theme. Proposers are responsible for organizing their sessions. The deadline for detailed proposals is also 31 March 2005. Forms for proposals for special sessions may be obtained in the same way as the forms for abstracts. Scholars are advised that the delivery time for each paper must not exceed 20 minutes. Furthermore, papers delivered at an international congress should be read slowly and clearly in order to be intelligible to an international audience. Scholars giving papers or organizing sessions must be paid-up members of the IANLS. Those interested in submitting papers or proposing sessions who are not IANLS members should contact the secretary and/or the national treasurers (addresses given below) to apply for membership (see also under How to join the IANLS).


The subscription for the triennium 2003-2006 will be 35 Euro or the equivalent. In order to reduce bank charges, the IANLS has local treasurers in various countries. Local treasurers in countries using other currencies than Euros will fix the appropriate rate. Members should take care that the Association receives the full amount and that their subscription is not diminished by bank charges. If at all possible, payment should be made by postal giro or cheque. A reduced subscription (of 50%) applies to students still taking courses, to those who are in the first five years of their institutional appointments, as well to those who are retired from their institutional appointments after having been members of the IANLS for a three-year-period, provided that they do not themselves hold an institutional appointment. Institutes and libraries may subscribe to the IANLS at a subscription rate set by the Business Meeting in Bologna (1979), that is, at twice the normal subscription; they will have the right to send a delegate to each congress. Affiliated associations may be represented at the congresses without association fees through the subscriptions of individual IANLS members belonging to their associations. All members who want to be in good standing are requested to send their subscription for 2003-2006 as soon as possible to the appropriate treasurer. Cheques should be made payable to the appropriate treasurer by name. Please indicate if a receipt is desired. The treasurers are as follows:

For all other countries not mentioned below:

Jan Papy

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Seminarium Philologiae Humanisticae

Blijde-Inkomststraat 21

B-3000 Leuven



postal giro acc. no. 000-3149547-54


Brenda Hosington


Universit� de Montr�al

Canada C.P. 6128

Succ. Centre-ville

Montreal (Qu�bec)

H3C 3J7


Ann Hutchinson

51 Lowther Avenue

Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C5

(Acc. no. 2017229 La Banque de Nouvelle-Ecosse, 5180, Chemin de la

C�tes-des-Neiges, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1X8)


Colette Nativel

17 rue Pav�e

F-75004 Paris




Johann Ramminger

Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

Marstallplatz 8

D-80539 M�nchen

Sparda-Bank M�nchen (BLZ 700 905 00)

Kontonummer 10 10 52 268


D. Defilippis

Dipartimento di Italianistica

Universit� degli Studi

Palazzo Ateneo

Piazza Umberto 1

I-70121 Bari



Elena Rodriguez Peregrina

Universidad de Granada

Dept. Latin

c/Santa Rita 4, 4� C



Cuenta : Caja General de Ahorros de

Granada. Urbana 7, Camino de Ronda, Granada.

Nr. c/c 007.0100494629

Great Britain and Northern Ireland:

Alejandro Coroleu

University of Nottingham

Dept of Hispanic Studies

University Park

GB-Nottingham NG7 2RD

Fax : ++44/115/951 5814


Natwest Bank, Nottingham University,

University of Nottingham, University Park,

Nottingham NG7 2AG.

Account No. 71559140

Sorting Code 601549.

United States:

Craig Kallendorf

Dept. of English

Texas A&M University

College Station

Texas 77 843-4227


fax: (409) 862-2292.

Members from Italy, the United States and France should contact D. Defilippis, Craig Kallendorf, and

Colette Nativel for further details.


At the business meeting at at Bonn (7 August 2003), the Advisory Board was approved with the

following members:

Ingrid De Smet

L�szl� Havas

Heinz Hofmann

Antonio Iurilli

Craig Kallendorf

Johann Ramminger

Elena Rodriguez Peregrina

Reija Sarasti-Wilenius


Budapest, lying on both banks of the Danube, was united from the cities of Buda, Pest and �buda (ancient Buda) in 1873. �buda's origins can be traced back to the Celtic Ak Ink (meaning 'spring rich in water' -- Budapest is still famous for its spas!), from which the Roman name of the city is derived: Aquincum. The town was founded in the first century A.D. by the Roman legions which had occupied the region they called Pannonia, and which is today's Western part of Hungary. Only ruins remain of the monumental buildings of the military settlement and the civilian town: an amphitheatre, a small Mithras temple and public baths. In the early fifth century the Roman defence lines were swept away by the Great Migration: Goths, Huns, Gepids, Longobards, Avars, Franks and Moravians occupied the region till the arrival of Hungarian tribes (896). The Hungarian royal seat was moved to Buda in the thirteenth century. A Western European type of urban and bourgeois development began in Pest, which had a mixed German-Hungarian population in the thirteenth century. The ruling of King Sigismund I (1387--1437) and King Mathias I (1458--1490) brought wealth and cultural richness to the city. Humanist literature and science flourished at the court of King Mathias around the famous Corvinian Library, and then in the time of Vladislas II, cultivated by numerous Hungarian poets and Italian, German and Czech wandering humanists. After the battle of Moh�cs (1526) and the fall of the castle (1541) to the Turks, Buda ceased to be the centre of the Kingdom of Hungary. The city started to revive only after the liberation from the Osman rule (1686). The Latin literacy was brought back by the settling of Jesuit, Piarist, Franciscan and other orders, and the moving of the University from Nagyszombat to Buda (1772). This second golden age of Neolatin culture was ended only by the reform regulations in 1844, which made Hungarian the official language of the country instead of Latin. Now Budapest, having approximately 2.000.000 inhabitants, is the largest city in East Central Europe.


Szeged lies on Hungary's south-eastern border, just south of the mouth of the Maros River, on both banks of the river Tisza. Szeged is the main city of Csongr�d county and serves as a commercial and cultural center of the region. It is the forth biggest city in Hungary, home to around 160 thousand people. Aside from local residence, the city also takes in about 15,000 students, who all attend the University of Szeged. The city of Szeged existed even during the time of the Roman Empire, where its strategic location was perfect for guard post settlement to guard the gold and salt shipments coming from Dacia. A couple of years before 1274 the settlement advanced to city rank, and become the cultural and economic center of the region. Szeged played an important role during the fifteenth century in the campaigns lead against the advancing Turkish armies. The Franciscan church of Als�v�ros (in the southern part of the medieval city) was the unique centre of catholic culture under the Turkish domination. 1879 was the most dramatic date in the city's history, but it was also the start of the rebirth of Szeged. The flood water of the river Tisza broke through the dams protecting the residence and virtually washed the entire city away. Only 5 % of the buildings remained standing! The news of the disaster spread throughout Europe. Concerts and fund raisers where held all over the continent to help rebuild Szeged. With the financial help of Vienna, London, Brussels, Paris, Rome and Berlin a new modern city was built with an exemplary layout of avenues and boulevards, with a strikingly homogenous architecture that preserves the Eclecticism and Art Nouveau of the turn of the century. Thus its present layout of wide streets, incorporating a network of three rings with avenues crossing them, gives the city its fairly modern and organized appearance. The major avenues were named after the contributing cities, and later a monument was erected in memory of the Great Flood. Szeged offers an experience unequal to any visitor of the city. Its sights, like the Romanic-style tower of St. Demetrius of the medieval parish church, the Gothic-style Franciscan church and convent, the Baroque Minorite church, the Votive church, the Synagogue, the Hero's Arch, the Ferenc M�ra Museum all give such a distinct character to the city, that it is safe to say: Szeged is the gem of the Great Plains. The renovated shops, caf�s and beautiful buildings of the Karasz street give it a Mediterranean feel.


The Benedictine monastery on Saint Martin's Hill (Pannonhalma) was established by G�za, chieftain of Hungary in 996. King Stephen provided a special priviledge for the monastery. The hill was named after Saint Martin of Tours since the tradition regarded the neighbouring Pannonian village, Sabaria as the saint's birthplace. The monastery's archival collection has been enriched from the establishment up to the present day continuously, this collection is one of the most important sources of the medieval and modern Hungarian history. The library's first extant inventory dates back to the eleventh century, but unfortunately a considerable part of the material was demolished during the centuries. The present collection, however, preserves several incunabula and Humanist editions from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as well. Here must be mentioned, inter alia, the Paintner-collection of Jesuit origin which contains unedited Neolatin-manuscripts. The present building of the monastery was built in Baroque and Classicist style, but the church still preserves the medieval and Renaissance traces of the monastery. Among the art-collections not only the treasury but the cabinet of paintings and statues is of high value as well. In the lapidarium can be visited the collection of Antique Roman and Italian and also local fragments. Beside the monastery a botanical garden is situated. For further information visit