Torino-Toronto Alliance

by George Boys-Stones .

We are very excited to announce the formation of the Torino-Toronto Ancient Philosophy Alliance, supported by an Internationalization grant from Turin. This will provide opportunities for student and faculty exchange visits through 2023, and we are planning to hold a joint residential reading group in Athens (details tbc). Find out more about our Turin partners on their Facebook site.



New Postdoctoral Fellows

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We are delighted to welcome to Toronto Sosseh Assaturian, who holds a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at UTM; and Thomas Slabon who is back with us for three years as Postdoctoral Fellow at St Michael’s College. Also Joseph Gerbasi who recently completed his PhD here and is staying with us as a one-year Postdoctoral Fellow funded by CSAMP.

CSAMP Fellowship Successes

by George Boys-Stones .

Congratulations to recent PhD graduate Kamil Majcherek who has won a Junior Research Fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge. Also to Samuel Meister, who moves from a Postdoctoral Fellowship here to a Fellowship at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. in spring 2023.

Another CSAMP PhD

by George Boys-Stones .

Congratulations to Kamil Majcherek who successfully defended his PhD dissertation yesterday! Kamil wrote on “Medieval Metaphysics of Artefacts, 1250-1500” under the supervision of Martin Pickavé.

Two new CSAMP PhDs

by George Boys-Stones .

June saw two successful CSAMP PhD defences: warm congratulations to Matthew Watton, awarded the degree for his thesis “Platonis Imitator: Cicero’s Reception of Platonic Philosophy”; and to Joseph Gerbasi for “The Trial of Socrates and the Idea of Athens”!

CPAMP congratulates recent graduate, Roberto Granieri!

by Doug Campbell .

On March 1, 2021, Roberto Granieri successfully defended his dissertation Being as a Kind in Plato’s Sophist, written under the supervision of Professor Lloyd Gerson. Congratulations, Roberto!



Iles-Johnston seminar

by Máté Veres .

As part of the 2020-21 UTM Annual Classics Seminar Series, Sarah Iles-Johnston (Ohio State University) will give a seminar on ‘Theory of Mind and Ancient Greek Religious Experience’, 1-4 pm on Friday, February 5, 2021. For all inquiries, please contact Martin Revermann (

Further details about the seminar series:

ATWAP: ‘Inheriting Plato: Then and Now’

by Máté Veres .

The Collaborative Specialization in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy  is pleased to announce that we plan to resume holding events in our series, the Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, this October with the workshop “Inheriting Plato: Then and Now”.

Andrea Falcon: Masterclass and WiP Seminar

by Máté Veres .

On Monday, 19th October, Prof. Andrea Falcon (Concordia University) will be giving a masterclass as part of this term’s graduate seminar on Aristotelianism next Monday, as well as a presentation to the CPAMP Work-in-Progress Seminar.


The title for the Masterclass ( 10 a.m. – 12 Noon)  is “Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition are Not the Same Thing”, and he will be focusing on Alexander of Aphrodisias‘ discussion of two questions in particular: the nature of the intellect, and cardiocentrism. Recommended advance reading: Alexander, On the Soul pp. 80.16-92.11 and 94.7-100.7 (Bruns); Mantissa 2 (De Intellectu).


The title for the Work-in-Progress Seminar presentation (4 p.m – 6 p.m) is “Aristotle and the Explanation of Longevity”.


All U of T people are welcome to join in!