Donnerstag, 21. Mrz 2024, 17:00 - 18:30 iCal

Dangerous Documents

Editing Latin texts of Italian Fascism and German National Socialism

Hörsaal 21 (HS) im Hauptgebäude der Universität Wien + per Zoom
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien

Vortrag


This lecture introduces an editorial project currently underway in a team based at Oslo, Groningen and Vienna: an open-access edition and translation of Latin texts written under Italian Fascism and German National Socialism with explicitly political content. We offer an overview of the texts we include, along with the rationale for their selection, and explore the different ways in which the Latin language was politicised under both regimes. In preparing this edition, we are faced with a number of challenges and dilemmas which are peculiar to editing what one might call ‘dangerous documents.’ Do the scholarly benefits outweigh the dangers attached to re-publishing and translating imperialist, antisemitic, or militarist rhetoric? Is it problematic to publish the work of such regimes’ victims alongside that of authors who profited from Fascism? In the second half of our lecture, we explicitly address these and other challenges and explore potential responses.


Veranstalter

ERANOS VINDOBONENSIS; Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein


Kontakt

Katharina-Maria Schön
Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein
+431427741901
klassischephilologie@univie.ac.at