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 Oxford>, 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 ... ?
Birth name: Elisa Bernadette Preben-Hansen
Copenhagen (Vesterbro), Denmark
Filolog, født 1967 (Charlottenlund)
1994, kandidat (latin), Københavns Universitet
1999-2001, ph.d. stipendiat (skolastik) ved Groningen Universitet, Nederlandene
2004-2017, universitetsstudier i historie, filosofihistorie og russisk: Tysklands, Ruslands, USSRs, Polens og Baltikums historie
22-1-2017, application for a PhD fellowship to finish my book on The Danish Aid to POWs in Russia 1917-1920
Philologist (Latin), 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 am interested in medieval Latin fallacies sophismata and syllogisms. I have been working on selected commentaries on Aristotle's Physics. Currently (2017), 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) on the basis of my list of our manuscripts. My travels in Europe (my symposia, and my library research on location). My KU-life 1989 to 2017
MY WORK in progress 2017
Dansk krigsfangehjælp i Rusland 1917-1920 (200 pages, book in Danish). The Danish Aid to POWs in Russia 1917-1920 (25 pages, article in English)
Harald Scavenius: en dansk diplomat i Europa (120 pages, book in Danish). A Danish Diplomat in Europe (25 pages, article in English)
In the Footsteps of Jean Buridan†1360 (4-5 articles): Henry Totting of Oyta†1397 (no Buridanist), Roger of Roermond†1409, Blasius of Parma†1416 (no Buridanist), Frederick of Nuremberg†1464. My PhD thesis as articles in English
John Dumbleton's Summa Logicae 14C
Speaking: Danish (native), English, Dutch, some German
Reading (modern languages): the above plus French, Italian, and some elementary Russian
Reading (classical languages): Latin, some Classical Greek, some Biblical Hebrew
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
THE SAXO LIBRAY Greek and Latin
"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
Bernadette & Sten Ebbesen 1990-1991
They seek her here, they seek her there. Those female bureaucrats of
the Faculty of Humanities (University of Copenhagen) seek her everywhere: Hannah Krogh Hansen, Kirsten Stenbjerre, Dorrit Wivel (P&J), Hanne Møller - do they know what research is? Where is she? Is she at South Campus? Is she at the Royal Library? Or is she at home? That demned elusive student
She meddles with research at our Faculty; popping in and out each week
“Books? Why do you need access to books? You are an MA” (Margit Laurberg). Simply stay home in bed, with all your interference
“I am an MA, yes in 1994, but I just began my life in research - a dr. in spe
I need access to books and microfilms.
I need to work, to work!"
1994 to 2017
It took the Faculty of Humanities, twenty-three years - 1994 to 2017 - to give me a functioning restricted access to our SAXO Library, Greek and Latin
ALL ACTS ARE PUBLIC
16-3-2011 (David Bloch: "De gamle vidensamfund - og vores"); 14-9-2011 (Sten Ebbesen: "Den Aristoteliske tradition"); 9-3-2017 (KUA2's forhal: jagten ved Hanne Møller, HR- og personalechef)