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Project Team

General Description
Europa Humanistica is an international research project set up by the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (IRHT) in Paris. Twelve institutes from France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Hungary participate in the project, supplemented by a ‘peripheral’ group of scientific researchers from Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Portugal.

Europa Humanistica presents a survey of European humanist philologists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and their editions of the work of (post-) classical authors. The project offers an insight into the way manuscripts used to be edited, and will also throw light on how the published texts were appreciated as well as on the relationships which the philologists mutually upheld to further their work.
In conjunction with colleagues from Belgium, the Huygens ING institute is working on a double volume covering editions by scholars from the United Republic of the Netherlands in the timespan ranging from prior to the Reformation until approx. 1575, when the University of Leiden was founded:

  • Les Pays-Bas des Humanistes Ia (approx. 1480 – approx. 1575).
  • Les Pays-Bas des Humanistes Ib. Le Collège trilingue à Louvain (1517 – c.1575).

Work is currently being performed on the lemmata dealing with Rodolphus Agricola, Dirk Volkertsz. Coornhert, Cornelis van Ghistele, Adrianus Junius, Gybertus Longolius, Johannes Murmellius and Theodorus Pulmannus.

Duration
2000-

Project Committee

  • M. de Schepper, MA (Belgian Royal Library, Brussels)
  • Prof. Dr C.G. Meerhoff (University of Amsterdam)
  • Prof. Dr M.G.M. van der Poel (Radboud University Nijmegen).

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Literature
H. J. M. Nellen and S. Surdèl, ‘Classical philology and Early Humanism in the Low Countries. Research for Europa Humanistica’. In: Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Bonnensis. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies. Bonn 3 – 9 August 2003 (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, vol. 315), edd. Rhoda Schnur et al. Tempe (Ariz.) 2006, pp. 777-788.
H. J. M. Nellen and S. Surdèl, ‘Short but not sweet: the career of Gisbertus Longolius (1507-1543), headmaster of the Latin school in Deventer and professor at the university of Cologne’ in: LIAS. Sources and Documents Relating to the Early Modern History of Ideas, jrg. 32 (2005), p. 1-22.

Earlier publications of the Europa Humanistica series:

  • J.-Fr. Maillard et alii (eds.), L’Europe des humanistes (XIVe-XVIIe siècles). Répertoire établi par J.-Fr. Maillard etc., Turnhout 1998.
  • J.-Fr. Maillard et alii (eds.), La France des humanistes. Hellénistes I. Turnhout, 1999.
  • J. Kecskeméti et alii (eds.), La France des humanistes. Henri II Estienne. Éditeur et écrivain. Turnhout, 2003.
  • W. Kühlmann et alii (eds.), Die deutschen Humanisten. Abteilung I: Die Kurpfalz. Band I/1: Marquard Freher. Turnhout, 2005.
  • W. Kühlmann et alii (eds.), Die deutschen Humanisten. Abteilung I: Die Kurpfalz. Band I/2: Janus Gruter. Turnhout, 2005.
  • I. Monók et alii (eds.), Humanistes du Bassin des Carpates I. Traducteurs et éditeurs de la Bible. Turnhout, 2007.
  • J. Kecskeméti et alii (eds.), La France des humanistes. Robert et Charles Estienne. Des imprimeurs pédagogues. Turnhout, 2009.
  • W. Kühlmann et alii (eds.), Die deutschen Humanisten. Abteilung I: Die Kurpfalz. Bd. II: David Pareus, Johann Philipp Pareus und Daniel Pareus. Turnhout 2010.
  • J.-Fr. Maillard et alii (eds.), La France des humanistes. Hellénistes II. Turnhout, 2011.