Visiting scholars from Turin

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Our exchange program with Turin, part of the Torino-Toronto Alliance, is well under way: two weeks ago, Joseph Gerbasi was enjoying his time in Italy; this week, we are delighted to welcome six Ancient Philosophy scholars from Turin who will stay and work with us all this week. A warm welcome to them (shown here visiting the Fisher Rare Book Library).


Doug Campbell appointed to Alma College

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We are delighted and proud that recent CSAMP graduate Doug Campbell has been appointed to a tenure-track position in the Department of Philosophy at Alma College in Michigan. Doug completed his PhD on Plato’s Timaeus in 2020 under the supervision of Rachel Barney, and has since been with us as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in Philosophy. We’ll be sorry to see him go – but congratulations, Doug!

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship success

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We are delighted to announce that Tommaso De Robertis, working with John Magee (Classics / CMS) has been awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to work at Toronto from next year. His project is “Re-orienting the foundations of ‘new science’: John Philoponus and modern theories of space and void (1520-1604)”. We look forward to welcoming Tommaso to CSAMP!

Winter Proseminar Talks and Visitors

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The exciting programme of speakers for the Winter 2023 Proseminar session (beginning on January 9) is now available to see under Events — or import the whole series directly into your calendar with this ics file.

PhD success!

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Congratulations to Dr Francesco Pica who this month successfully defended his PhD thesis: “John Duns Scotus on Cognitive Acts: Their Causes, Ontological Nature, and Intentional Character.” Congratulations to his supervisor, Martin Pickavé, as well!

Reading Groups in Fall 2022

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There will be two reading groups meeting this Fall – all welcome (but please let the organisers know that you are interested):

(1) (Greek) Aristotle, Metaphysics α (1), meeting on Mondays from 12.30 to 2 p.m. beginning October 3. Organiser:

(2) (Latin) Godfrey of Fontaines, Quodlibet XV, q. 4: ‘Utrum dicere quod non potest esse meritum nisi idem et secundum idem primo et per se et immediate moveat seipsum vel reducat se in actum, sit erroneum’, meeting Tuesdays, 3:15-5:00pm from September 27 to November 29. Organiser:

Roberto Granieri recognised by IPS

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Roberto won a special mention from the International Plato Society Committee for the Conrado Eggers Lan Prize, for the excellence of his Toronto PhD dissertation, Being as a Kind in Plato’s Sophist. Congratulations, Roberto!