Launch Journal of Latin Cosmopolitanism and European Literatures (JOLCEL)

20-09-2019 from 19:30 to 22:00
Ghent, Arts and Philosophy Faculty Library, Atrium
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Launch Journal JOLCEL, with lecture by Catherine Conybeare (Bryn Mawr College)


The Journal of Latin Cosmopolitanism and European Literatures (JOLCEL) is new a peer-reviewed journal which publishes two issues per year in open access. The journal is closely linked to the activities of the research group RELICS (Researchers of European Literary Identity, Cosmopolitanism and the Schools) at Ghent University, that shares many members with the Pirenne Institute. JOLCEL aims to be a platform for research on the dynamic role of Latin as a cosmopolitan language within European literary history. You can find the first issue on ‘Latin Education and European Literary Production’ on the website of JOLCEL.

Launch event

September 20th 2019, the RELICS research group and the Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies organise a festive launch event. On this occasion there will be a presentation of the new journal, testimonials by colleagues and a keynote lecture by Prof. Catherine Conybeare (Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, USA) on 'Improve This Thought: Latin Literature and Cosmopolitan Marginalia'. Afterwards there will be a reception.

The event will take place September 20th, from 4 - 7:30 p.m. at the atrium of the library of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Rozier 44, 9000 Gent).

Participation is free but registration is mandatory, please contact (Department of Literary Studies) or You can find the invitation attached.