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The legacy of fundamental structures in Plato's Timaeus for Medieval and Renaissance Europe - 14-15-16/03/2018, Durham (England)




FECHA / DATE/DATA: 14-15-16/03/2018


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The Miners' Hall, Durham (Durham, England)




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INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Gratis/free/gratuito  Deadline: 08/03/2018


Se ruega enviar un email a /please contact /sono pregati di inviare una e-mail a Edmund V. Thomas (


PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:  Disponible también en PDF/Also available in PDF/Anche disponibile in PDF


Wednesday 14 March:

1.30-2.00 Arrival and registration
2.00-2.30 INTRODUCTION: Edmund Thomas (Durham)
2.30-3.40 PAPER 1 Federico Petrucci (Durham), "Why the Timaeus? The Philosophical Reasons for the Priority of the Timaeus in Middle Platonist Exegesis"
RESPONDENT: Sarah Broadie (St Andrews)

Tea and coffee 3.40-4.10

4.10-5.20 PAPER 2 Sarah Byers (Boston), "The concept of matter-as-such in the Neoplatonism of Marius Victorinus" [by SKYPE]
RESPONDENT: Phillip Horky (Durham)
5.20-6.30 PAPER 3 Gijsbert Jonkers (Zwolle), "From disorder to order, Plato's Timaeus and Proclus' Commentary"
RESPONDENT: George Boys-Stones (Durham)

Drinks and buffet supper 6.45-8.00

Thursday 15 March:

9.10-10.20 PAPER 4 Nancy Van Deusen (Claremont Graduate University), "'What is it that we want to know?' Plato's Timaeus, with Chalcidius' Commentary, on the Topics of Understanding Motion through Sight and Sound"
RESPONDENT: Jacomien Prins (Warwick)
10.20-11.30 PAPER 5 Jacomien Prins (Utrecht), "'Not for Irrational Pleasure': Music in Marsilio Ficino's Timaeus Commentary"
RESPONDENT: Hector Sequera-Mora (Durham)

Tea and Coffee 11.30-11.50

11.50-1.00 PAPER 6 John Hendrix (Roger Williams University, Rhode Island), "The Timaeus and Durham Cathedral"
RESPONDENT: Michael Chapman (Newcastle, NSW)

Lunch 1.00-2.00


2.15-3.45 Cathedral tour: Contributions by John Hendrix, Edmund Thomas, and others

Tea and coffee 4.00-4.30

4.30-5.40 PAPER 7 Guy Claessens (Leuven), "Saving the phenomena: geometric atomism and the Timaeus in the Renaissance"
5.40-6.50 PAPER 8 Andrew Briggs (Oxford): "Curiosity in an age of science" (with lunch)
RESPONDENT: Peter Vickers (Durham)


7.00-7.30 Drinks
7.30 -10.00 Conference dinner


Friday 16 March:

9.10-10.20 PAPER 9 Carlos Steel (Leuven), "Ficino and Ambrogio Fiandino explaining Plato's views in the Timaeus on the origin of the world"
RESPONDENT: Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck)

Tea and coffee 10.20-10.40

10.40-11.50 PAPER 10 Christian Frost (Birmingham), "The Timaeus, Movement, Medieval Architecture, and the City"
RESPONDENT: Kimberley Skelton (St Andrews)
11.50-13.00 PAPER 11 Nicholas Temple (Huddersfield), "The Timaeus, the Trinity and Renaissance Concepts of Architectural Space"

13.00-13.30 Sandwich lunch

13.30-14.30 ROUND TABLE
CO-CHAIRS: Sarah Broadie (St Andrews), Edmund Thomas (Durham)

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