International Conference Mare Internum Culture

Humanistic Ideas, Relationships and Parallels in the Early Modern Age

October 12th – 14th, 2018 at Juraj Dobrila University of Pula’s Faculty of Humanities (Croatia)

Welcome to the website for Mare Internum Culture: Humanistic Ideas, Relationships and Parallels in the Early Modern Age, the first conference ever held in Pula dealing with various topics in classical philology and corresponding vernacular philological traditions from the early modern period as well as their classical predecessors. 

The main organizer of the event is the Department of Classical Philology, Faculty of Humanities at Juraj Dobrila University of Pula (Croatia). The conference will be held October 12th-14th, 2018 at Juraj Dobrila University of Pula’s Faculty of Humanities (Croatia).

The early modern period, especially the age of humanism and the Renaissance, contains in itself the germ of modern European community and culture. Humanism progressively spread from Italy across Europe, and a space was made in European culture for new deliberation on art, science, philosophy and politics. The renewal of interest in the ancient world, which was characteristic of the epoch, permeated almost all aspects of the lives of contemporary intellectuals and the ruling elite. Humanistic relationships as well as the spread of humanistic ideas in those central European countries which remain in the orbit of direct cultural influence from Italy attract the interest of modern researchers today from both shores of the Adriatic Sea; as such, it seems useful to follow the spread of humanistic waves from Italy to Istria, Dalmatia and Croatia, and soon after to Hungary and Poland.

The conference will be concluded with a round table discussion: The position of classical philology and of studia neolatina.

The meeting place is the ancient city of Pula in Istria, which culturally and geographically links the two Adriatic coasts, and a sight-seeing tour of that rich ancient heritage is planned for October 14th, 2018.

Yours sincerely,

The Organizing Committee
Mare Internum Culture: Humanistic Ideas, Relationships and Parallels in the Early Modern Age 

 

 

 

 

 

* Photo in the header by Diego Delso (delso.photo, License CC-BY-SA).