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Colloque New Perspectives on the Enneads in the light of the debate between Plotinus and the Gnostics :

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Between Athens & Alexandria

Description and organization

“Between Athens & Alexandria” studies the relationship between the Neoplatonic Schools of Athens and Alexandria as well as the Alexandrian origins of Neoplatonism, with a special focus on later Neoplatonic developments on, and criticisms to, Plotinus (204/5-270). Are the Schools of Athens and Alexandria essentially distinct, as the traditional view suggests, or can their differences be reduced to the organisation of teaching? To what extent does the attitude towards theurgy (originally flourishing in the Neoplatonic School of Syria founded by Iamblichus of Chalcis) define the orientation of the Schools? Can the harmonization of Plato and Aristotle “bridge the gap” between Athens and Alexandria? The driving research hypothesis of the project is that the Neoplatonic Schools of Athens and Alexandria are essentially one School adapting itself to the different environments of the two cities. The view according to which the attitude towards theurgy constitutes the main difference between Athenian Neoplatonism, traditionally considered as following Iamblichus’ purportedly anti-intellectualist lead, and Alexandrian Neoplatonism, often regarded as “Porphyrian”, is put into question. Porphyry (c. 234-305) and Iamblichus (c. 245-325), and their respective followers in the 4th century, seem to have more in common than has been thought until now. Porphyrian and Iamblichaean trends are present in both Athens and Alexandria. Plotinus’ synthesis of Platonism with Aristotelian and Stoic elements is dynamic, and continues to incorporate innovation into tradition beyond the boundaries of Antiquity, and even of philosophy itself. Focusing on Athens and Alexandria, the project aims at investigating the wider network of late antique Neoplatonic Schools in the Eastern Mediterranean as well as this network’s legacy in the Arabic and Byzantine worlds. Studying late ancient Neoplatonism from the point of its Byzantine and Arabic receptions may reveal a much more unitary picture of the final phase of ancient philosophy than previous reconstructions suggest. The project is hosted by the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (IMS-FORTH) in collaboration with the Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies (ACHS) of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It is supported by the A. S. Onassis Foundation.



Rede Brasileira de Mulheres Filósofas

Descrição e organização

Lutar contra o preconceito acadêmico, dar visibilidade à obra de filósofas, discutir questões de feminismo e gênero e, principalmente, fazer filosofia: esses são os nossos interesses. Formamos um coletivo de profissionais brasileiros engajados em projetos sobre filosofia e mulheres

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Faculty of Theology – University of Oslo


Storyworlds in Transition: Coptic Apocrypha

in Changing Contexts in the Byzantine and Early Islamic Periods

Description and organization

This project studies Coptic apocrypha as transnarrative, transmedial, and transauthorial products of Egyptian, especially monastic, Christianity. The project approaches the material using theories and methods inspired by a combination of material philology, literary and media studies perspectives, and cognitive science. In contrast with common and traditional approaches to apocrypha, this project treats Coptic apocrypha, without chronological boundaries, as major contributors to dynamic and ongoing processes of world-building, extending and developing the Christian storyworld in ways that were profoundly coupled with, and which had important ramifications for, the beliefs and practices of Egyptian Christians over a thousand-year period stretching from late antique and Byzantine times until the early Islamic period, thus spanning the entire period of Coptic literary production.

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Institut for Classical Studies – University of London

Current Epigraphy

Description and organization

Current Epigraphy reports news and events in (especially Greek and Latin) epigraphy.

CE publishes workshop and conference announcements, notices of discoveries, publications and reviews, project reports, descriptive links to digital epigraphic projects, and occasional pre-publication previews of new epigraphic material and other short articles.

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KU Leuven

Longing for Perfection.

Living the Perfect Life in Late Antiquity –

A Journey between Ideal and Reality

Description and organization

The project will offer a critical study of one of the most fundamental ideas of ancient Greek culture – the search for perfection. For centuries, not only philosophers and theologians, but also other intellectuals have reflected on what this ideal should consist in, devising ways of pursuing it in a wide range of human activities. The team will study the complex relationship between theory and praxis, and between ideal and reality, as found in pagan and Christian Greek literature from the first seven centuries CE. Methodologically, the project breaks new ground in going beyond longstanding and widespread (though mostly unjustified) presuppositions in scholarly literature, such as the dichotomy between theory and praxis or the opposition between the pagan and the Christian tradition in this regard. The team has set two main goals: the production (1) of a comprehensive study of the different aspects of ancient ideals of perfection and (2) of a number of in-depth studies of specific problems and core issues related to the overall topic.


Geert Roskam, Greek Studies Department

Blijde-Inkomststraat 21 – box 3309

3000 Leuven

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CNRS – LEM, Université de Vienne, Université Laval et Université d’Amsterdam

Les platonismes de l’Antiquité tardive

Interactions philosophiques et religieuses

Projet pluriannuel de recherches et webinaire

Description et organisation

Le projet de recherches « Les platonismes de l’Antiquité tardive : interactions philosophiques et religieuses » a pour but de créer un espace de rencontre régulier permettant de faire collaborer des chercheurs et des chercheuses travaillant sur les échanges entre les pensées philosophiques et religieuses à l’époque de l’Empire romain et de l’Antiquité tardive. Il vise à mieux comprendre, d’une part, l’impact des pensées religieuses sur l’émergence et la construction des philosophies néoplatoniciennes et, d’autre part, identifier les sources philosophiques des pensées religieuses, en particulier les textes gnostiques, hermétiques et des Oracles chaldaïques. Il prend la suite d’un précédent projet collaboratif « Plotin et les gnostiques », en en élargissant le champ de recherches quant à la chronologie (avant et après Plotin) et quant aux corpus étudiés (médioplatoniciens, hermétiques, etc.) et il est en lien direct avec la thématique de la base de données

Organisé par Luciana Gabriela Soares Santoprete (CNRS, Laboratoire d’Études sur les Monothéismes, UMR 8584 – PSL), Anna van den Kerchove (CNRS, LEM – IPT), Éric Crégheur (Université de Laval), George Karamanolis (Universität Wien) et Dylan Burns (Universiteit van Amsterdam).

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Webinaires-Platonismes-Antiquité-tardive programme 1

European Research Council

Projecto ERC Advanced Grant 885222-GreekSchools

Description and organization

This is just to inform you that, on last January 1, the five-years lasting Project ERC Advanced Grant 885222-GreekSchools has officially started. The Project, coordinated by the University of Pisa (Dipartimento di Filologia, Letteratura e Linguistica) in co-operation with the National Research Council of Italy (Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale and Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale) and the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities (Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli), aims to produce a new critical edition, translation, and commentary of Philodemus’ Arrangement of the Philosophers. In particular, (a) we intend to establish a more reliable and improved critical text of Philodemus’ treatise and its various sections through an innovative editorial system; (b) we shall apply advanced techniques to opisthograph and multi-layered papyri in order to visualise and read noninvasively inaccessible or invisible text; (c) we shall develop an open-source scholarly Web platform for the on-going and on-line collaborative edition of papyri.

The Project will be publicly launched on next Monday 18, from 9.15 to 12.30. The event will be webcast through the following social networks:



You can find the relative program here:

On that occasion, the official website of the Project ( will also be inaugurated.

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European Research Council

Neoplatonism and Abrahamic Traditions (9th-16th Centuries)

Description and organization

A Comparative Analysis of the Middle East, Byzantium and the Latin West (9th-16th Centuries) – NeoplAT

(ERC Consolidator Grant hosted by University College Dublin and The Austrian Academy of Science in Vienna).


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École Pratique des Hautes Études


Description et organisation

Le projet Didaskalos « Alexandre d’Aphrodise et la métaphysique aristotélicienne. Contextes, Enjeux, Réception » a été sélectionné en 2013 par l’ANR en tant que Programme blanc national. Il porte sur le Commentaire à la Métaphysique d’Alexandre d’Aphrodise, sur son herméneutique et, plus généralement, sur la philosophie de son époque (IIème s.-IIIème s. ap. J.-C.). Il a pour objectifs : de publier la première traduction en français des cinq livres conservés du Commentaire à la Métaphysique d’Alexandre d’Aphrodise, de mettre à la disposition des chercheurs des outils numériques permettant d’étudier l’herméneutique alexandrinienne et le vocabulaire philosophique des IIème s. et IIIème s., de fédérer et promouvoir les recherches portant sur Alexandre, son époque et sa réception. Le projet s’intitule « Didaskalos » en référence à la fonction qu’occupe Alexandre à la fin du IIème s. de notre ère : professeur, détenteur de la chaire impériale de philosophie aristotélicienne d’Athènes.

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