Bernadette Preben-Hansen

7-12-2016

 

 

Copenhagen, Denmark

 

b.preben () gmail.com

 

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Qui ne sait se borner ne sut jamais écrire. Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, L'Art poétique 1674

 

 

Scientia est nobilis animi possessio, quae distributa recipit incrementum et avarum dedignatur possessorem. Nisi enim publicetur et multiplicetur, elabitur.

Johannes Dacus, Divisio Scientiarum c. 1280

 

 

 

"Nam etiam illa barbaria, quae trans oceanum habitat, in illam <dialecticam> impetum fecit. At quae gentes, dii boni? Quorum etiam nomina perhorresco: Farabrich <Richard Ferrybridge †after 1367>, Buser <William Buser of Heusden †after 1413>, Occam <William Ockham †1347>, Suisset <Roger Swineshead †1365?>, aliique eiusmodi, qui omnes mihi videntur a rhadamantis cohorte traxisse cognomina. Et quid est (...) inquam, in dialectica quod non britannicis sophismatibus conturbatum sit?" Leonardo Bruni. Ad Petrum Paulum Histrum dialogus. In: Prosatori latini del Quattrocento. Milano 1952, 58-60. So, why did Bruni complain so much over Ferrybridge?

Bernadette Preben-Hansen

Birth name: Elisa Bernadette Preben-Hansen

Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 

 

 

Philologist, Danish, born 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Educated at the University of Copenhagen (The Institute of Greek and Latin Medieval Philology / Institute of Greek and Latin, MA 1994). Studies at Groningen University, COMERS, the Netherlands, as PhD fellow (student) 1999-2001: John Buridan †1360 and Buridanism at the Central European Universities 1350-1420

 

I have been working on sophismata and on selected commentaries on Aristotle's Physics. Currently (autumn 2016), I am carrying out the substantial updating of the E. P. Bos / L. M. de Rijk Database. Leiden: Medieval Logical Manuscripts (around 10.000 entries). My travels in Europe (conferences, libraries, manuscripts symposia), my BIB, my journals

 

 

Filolog, født 1967 (Charlottenlund). Kandidat i latinsk middelalderfilologi fra Københavns Universitet 1994. Ph.d. stipendiat i skolastik ved Groningen Universitet, Nederlandene 1999-2001. Universitetsstudier i primært historie: Tysklands, Ruslands, Sovjetunionens, Polens og Baltikums historie 2004-2016, politik og militærhistorie, historisk kildekritik og palæografi, den latinske katolske og den russiske ortodokse kirkehistorie, reformations- og oplysningstidshistorie i Europa, Københavns Universitets historie, filosofihistorie i skolastik og oplysningstid, samt nederlandsk grammatik og sprogfærdighed. Har på dansk publiceret om dansk krigsfangehjælp i Rusland og Sibirien 1917-1920. The Danish Aid to POWs in Soviet Russia and Siberia 1917-1920. Interested in Philosophy and in the History of Learning. My cultural background: roman-catholic (French Dominicans, German Jesuits), and tsar-Russia (Kurgan, Petersburg, Rybinsk) until 1918/Riga in the 1920s, 1930s

 

 

 

 

And writing on the manuscripts:

a. Dansk krigsfangehjælp i Rusland 1917-20 (160 pages, publication: 2017), The Danish Aid to POWs in Soviet Russia and Siberia 1917-1920

b. Harald Scavenius: en dansk diplomat i Europa (100 pages), Harald Scavenius: a Danish Diplomat in Europe (publication: 2018)

c. The Heritage of John Buridan (defence: 2019)

d. Medieval Logic: Oxford and Paris

 

Spoken languages: Danish (native), English (fluent), Dutch/Nederlands (good), German (all right)

Reading: the spoken languages, Latin, French and Italian

 

Knowledge of: Ancient Greek, Bible Hebrew, Russian, Latin Palaeography (13C and 14C philosophical manuscripts), History of Medieval Philosophy, 20th Century European History: Germany, Russia/USSR, Poland and the Baltics

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Sea around Denmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SAXO LIBRAY Greek and Latin - sine qua non!

 

"Science, scholarship and books go together. Without books no science or scholarship" Sten Ebbesen. The Danes, science, scholarship, and books in the Middle Ages. Living Words and Luminous Pictures: Medieval book culture in Denmark (ed. Erik Petersen). Copenhagen 1999 (87-7023-396-9), 119

 

"The work on this book has been performed in the Institute of Greek and Latin Medieval Philology under the University of Copenhagen. Had I not got the chance to work there, I could never have written it" (Niels Jørgen Green-Pedersen). The Tradition of the Topics in the Middle Ages, The Commentaries on Aristotle’s and Boethius’ Topics. München 1984 (3-88 405-046-X), 9

Parliamentary Ombudsman in Denmark (Bernadette Preben-Hansen, b. 1967): 2011-2405-7510, 2010-5151-7011 / February 17, 2011 / 2010-0681-7012, 2008-2217-701, 2007-2118-701, 2006-2287-712, 2006-2023-712, 2005-1794-712, 2004-2695-712; Danish University and Property Agency: 06-010590; Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation: 42 137; Danish Ministry of Education 2000-2726-276. University of Copenhagen, Personale og Jura: 715-861-3/99 (Dorrit Wivel). Faculty of Humanities: 605-0019/11-4550, 605-0017/11-4550, 605-0001/06-7710, 605-0001/06-4550, 401-221-149/97-4261 (Sten Ebbesen, b. 1946). Aktindsigt: umiddelbar tilgængelighed. Disciplinary measures towards students at the University of Copenhagen 1994-1999 sic!

The Microfilm-Collection of Latin Scholastic Manuscripts 2001

 

 

ALL DOCUMENTS 1994-1999, 2000-2016 ARE PUBLIC

ALL this permanent, painful and inefficient bureaucracy of the University of Copenhagen (Hannah Krogh Hansen, Kirsten Stenbjerre, Hanne Møller, and many others) due to my past, in the years happy, engagement 14-3-1991 to professor Sten Ebbesen 1989-1991 (his initiative 15-12-1989, spontaneously, unsolicited), when I was an undergraduate student of our Institute of Greek and Latin Medieval Philology, University of Copenhagen