KISS Dániel

Position Visiting scholar
Website (personal record)
Office Department of Humanities

I am a classical scholar with a special interest in Latin literature and the digital humanities.

After undergraduate studies in Classics and Persian at the University of Oxford (BA Honours 2002), I went on to write a doctoral dissertation on a key text in the development of Latin poetry, the so-called carmen 68 of Catullus at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa (2004–09). Since then, I have held research positions at the University of Barcelona, at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and at University College Dublin. I have been a Visiting Professor of La Sapienza University of Rome and of UNED in Madrid. I am now a Ramón y Cajal Fellow at the Department of Classical, Romance and Semitic Philology of the University of Barcelona. For a year starting in May 2020, I am a Visiting Scholar at the Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities at Ca' Foscari University.

When I was still a graduate student, I discovered a collection of excellent collations (textual notes) of the manuscripts of Catullus that were drawn up by American scholars in the first years of the twentieth century, which are now conserved at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This valuable resource led me to embark on a long-term research project on the text and the transmission of the poems Catullus. In the first part of this project, I drew up a repertory of conjectures for Catullus and published it along with a digital edition of the poems as "Catullus Online" (, 2013). "Catullus Online" is the first digital repertory of conjectures and the second digital critical edition ever to be published of a major classical text. In the second part of my project, I have been doing research on the transmission of the poems. I am close to completing a descriptive catalogue of his manuscripts.

At the Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities, I am preparing a new digital critical edition of the poems of Catullus for the digital library "Musisque Deoque" ( and I am upgrading "Catullus Online"; and I am conducting preparative work for a future project to create a digital library of classical Latin.

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