LECTIO, Leuven Centre for the study of the transmission of texts and ideas in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Round tables "Laboratory for critical text editing".
19, November, 2012.
The role played by ancient, medieval and Renaissance scholarship in the process of canonization, preservation (or destruction) and transformation of our literary heritage cannot be overemphasized. But to what extent does it influence still our way of dealing with ancient and medieval texts? To what extent are the editors of today putting their feet into the footsteps of their remote predecessors (or climbing on their shoulders, as it has often been said)? Scholars of the past and those of today are working with drastically different tools, in different cultural environments, with different constraints, using different methods for different goals. And yet our scholarly work (editions, studies...) today still very much depends upon what Alexandrian philologists, medieval erudite monks, and Renaissance humanists have done.
- Mariken Teeuwen (Huygens ING)
- Pantelis Golitsis (Aristoteles-Archiv, Freie Universität Berlin)
- Toon Van Hal (KU Leuven)
- Moderator: Russ Friedman (KU Leuven)