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The legacy of fundamental structures in Plato's Timaeus for Medieval and Renaissance Europe - 14

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

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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" RESPONDENT: tba 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" RESPONDENT: tba ------ 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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