Latin and the key for language
TedX talk by Isabela Stoian
Given at TEDxLausanne on September 19, 2019
Isabela is passionate about Latin and devoted her PhD thesis to bring to life the most accurate and precise version of the key to our western languages, the most ancient book in Latin: Alcuin’s Ars Grammatica.
Isabela’s thesis, “Alcuin’s Ars Grammatica. Translation and Philological Study” was done under the supervision of Prof. Karin Schlapbach and Prof. Florica Bechet, and her presentation won first place at Fribourg’s University as well as first place in the Swiss National Contest of My Thesis in 180 seconds. Isabela Grigoraș, from Romania, has a BA in classical philology from the University of Bucharest and three MA degrees in biblical exegesis and hermeneutics; translation studies; medieval studies. Isabela began a PhD in Latin at the same university and since 2018 she is a doctoral student at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, where she is currently conducting her research and working as a graduate assistant.
Grammar is the protector of our language…that’s what drives Isabela Stoian to translate word by word medieval texts that hold the key to language and learning and culture. #TEDxLausanne pic.twitter.com/yvPHwPAA7E
— TEDxLausanne (@TEDxLausanne) September 19, 2019
Félicitations! Isabela Stoian, Swiss Gov‘t Excellence Scholarship holder from Romania, wins the 1st prize for the best presentation of her PhD „Ars grammatica“ @unifr https://t.co/WfRNnKvZQc (at 34:53) Read also the newspaper article in @laliberte 17th May 2019. pic.twitter.com/llEmKThPb8
— The Swiss FCS (@Swiss_FCS) May 19, 2019
Top Image: Alcuin in Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, cod.652, fol. 2v