This page gives you information about the various activities that take place as part of TextDiveGlobal. If you are interested in participating in any of our events, please fill in our contact form.
The Colloquium on Textuality and Diversity, exploring the main theme of TextDiveGlobal, aims to bring together scholars interested in new ways of defining and analysing the global diversity of textual objects, forms, and corpora and of telling literary histories of broad, multilingual and interdisciplinary scope. It welcomes scholars of early modern Europe and of other global regions and periods. The particular focus will be sources and theoretical models for exploring the relations between changing, variable texts and forms of textuality (oral-performative, material, written, printed) and vectors of sociocultural diversity (language, form, place, custom, opinion, morality, religion, race, nation, social status, gender, and so on). The format will range from a discussion of pre-circulated primary or secondary materials in the manner of a reading group, led by particular project members or network participants, to more standard, short papers. The Colloquium runs in hybrid mode (or online-only if circumstances require), approximately every 3-4 weeks during UK academic terms.
Session 6: 12 October 2023 (Thursday), 5-6:30pm BST
Session 7: 30 November 2023 (Thursday), time tbc
Session 1: 10 March 2022 (Thursday), 5-6:30pm GMT
Session 2: 18 March 2022 (Friday), 5:30-7pm GMT
Session 3: 20 May 2022 (Friday), 5-6:30pm BST
Session 4: 30 March 2023 (Thursday), 5pm BST
Session 5: 25 May 2023 (Thursday), 5-7pm BST
The aim of our Latin Reading Group is to come together twice a month to read and discuss Latin texts that were current or were composed within the period of the TextDiveGlobal project (c. 16–17th century). Post-Classical Latin texts often pose very particular difficulties that other Latin texts don’t: as opposed to classical texts, no translations exist; wordforms and neologisms are often not covered by dictionaries; the influence of the author’s vernacular on the syntax, or their idiosyncrasies, can be a real headache. The aim is that participants develop reading fluency and advanced translation practices, so that we may be able to read longer extracts in each session. As the focus of this group will be the reading, translation and interpretation of texts, a thorough grounding in Latin (at least to post-beginner/lower intermediate level) would be ideal. You may, though, attend just to listen and follow until you are comfortable with participating more actively. As we plan to combine reading and translation with interpretation and discussions of broader issues, we hope that this reading group will provide an opportunity to get advice from experts, as well as an informal space to have fruitful conversations with colleagues with shared interests.
The reading group is convened by TextDiveGlobal Research Fellow Máté Vince. In spring 2022, sessions will take place on the following Tuesdays at 4.30-6.00pm GMT:
All session this term are online. If you have any questions, please email Máté on email@example.com.
We will run two seminars each year, connected to the year’s research ‘principle’ (one of works, forms, spaces, events). These are primarily intended for project members who are working together in a particular phase. But they will be run in a hybrid format, and project members and network participants are welcome to join online. Below is a list of all planned seminars with approximate dates.
Phase 1: Works
6—8 April 2022: University of York 1—3 September 2022: University of Padua
Phase 2: Forms
May 2023: University of Southern Denmark (Copenhagen campus) September 2023: University of Rijeka, Croatia
Phase 3: Spaces
April/May 2024: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest September/October 2024: Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Phase 4: Events
April/May 2025: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill September/October 2025: University of Valladolid
Phase 5: Mixed (for new contributors in all four sections)
July 2025: Queen Mary University of London October/ November 2025: Queen Mary University of London