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CALL. 15.02.2017: Lucretius Poet and Philosopher. Six Hundred Years after his Rediscovery – Alghero


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FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 15/02/2017

FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 15-16-17/06/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: “Bastioni Marco Polo 77”, Department of Architecture, Design and City Planning, Santa Chiara (Alghero, Sassari, Italy)​​

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Valentina Prosperi (Classical Philology, University of Sassari) ; Diego Zucca (Ancient Philosophy, University of Sassari)

INFO: lucretiuscongressalghero@gmail.com ; zucca.diego@gmail.com ; prosperiv@uniss.it

CALL:

The conference, entitled “Lucretius Poet and Philosopher. Six Hundred Years after his Rediscovery”, will bring together leading scholars and young researchers to share their research on Lucretius’ philosophy and writings. The conference will also be a celebration of the 600th anniversary of the rediscovery of Lucretius during the Renaissance. The conference will deal with the impact of Lucretius’ Epicureanism within ancient philosophy as well as on the reception of both his philosophical teaching and his poetry in Early Modern culture.

Topics can focus on any relevant aspects of Lucretius’s poetry and thought. Possible topics include: papers engaging with the impact Lucretius had either in his own day or in subsequent ages and cultures; and papers dealing with ancient thought, Epicureanism and Lucretius’s relationship to previous Greek and Latin thinkers.

Scholars from all academic levels are invited to submit an abstract. The Conference will be held in English and Italian.


The deadline for receipt of submissions is 15 February 2017.


Abstracts in English should be sent to the following address: lucretiuscongressalghero@gmail.com.

Please send a max. 1000-word abstract (Microsoft Word or PDF) with a separate attachment containing your personal details (name and surname, university / affiliation).


The conference will be held in Sardinia: Alghero, “Bastioni Marco Polo 77” (at the Department of Architecture, Design and City Planning, Santa Chiara).


Schedule:

  • 15 February 2017: submission deadline

  • 15 March 2017: notification of acceptance/refusal deadline;

  • 15-17 June 2017: conference in Alghero

Confirmed invited speakers:

Federico Condello (University of Bologna)

Ivano Dionigi (University of Bologna)

Philip Hardie (University of Cambridge)

Stephen Harrison (University of Oxford)

Francesca Masi (University of Venice ‘Ca’ Foscari’)

Pierre Marie Morel (University of Paris IV – Sorbonne)

Ada Palmer (University of Chicago)

Luigi Ruggiu (University of Venice)

Alessandro Schiesaro (University of Manchester)

Francesco Verde (University of Rome)


For further information please contact the organizers:

Diego Zucca (zucca.diego@gmail.com) and Valentina Prosperi (prosperiv@uniss.it).

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