POSTPONED: PRIVACY LECTURE: The Notion 'private' in Humanist autobiographical texts

by Prof. Karl Enenkel

Karl Enenkel is Professor of Medieval Latin and Neo-Latin at the University of Münster (Germany). Previously he was Professor of Neo-Latin at Leiden University (Netherlands). In 2008 is was elected a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the principal investigator of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion und Politik” and director of the Seminar für Lateinische Philologie des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit at the University of Münster. He is member of the board of, among others, the “Conseil international pour l’édition des oeuvres complètes d’Erasme”, Humanistica Lovaniensia, and Imago Figurata. He has founded the international series Intersections. Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture (Brill); Proteus. Studies in Early Modern Identity Formation; Speculum Sanitatis: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Medical Culture (500-1800) (both Brepols), and Scientia universalis. Studien und Texteditionen zur Wissensgeschichte der Vormoderne (LIT-Verlag).
Enenkel is a specialist in early modern intellectual culture, early modern humanism (ideology, politics and religion; authorship etc.), the history of scholarship and science, Neo-Latin literature, emblematics, word and image relationships, and the reception of antiquity. Among others, he has written monographs on Petrarch, Neo-Latin autobiography, and early modern authorship. He has (co)organized some fifteen international conferences, among others ‘The Authority of the Word. Reflecting on Image and Text in Northern Europe, 1400–1800’ (Atlanta, Emory University, 2009), ‘Ideological Discourses in Latin Literature’ (Leiden, 2009); ‘Friends and Foes of the Poet Laureate: Petrarch and his Readers in the Renaissance’ (2004); ‘The Neo-Latin Epigram: Towards the Definition of a Genre’ (Rome, 2006); ‘Commentaries and the Management of Knowledge in the late Middle Ages and the early modern Period (1300–1700)’ (Amsterdam, 2010); and ‘Jesuit Image Theory’ (Münster, 2014).