This 2023 promises to be wild: it’s almost May already and the past months have run away like if they were weeks. The long trip to Israel in January, the brief (yet outstanding) visit to Helsinki in February, and the preparations for a crazy spring of conferences around Europe made it impossible for me to take care of Potestas Essendi and even share some good news. Indeed, I got some awesome news that definitely need to be shared (and duly celebrated, too).
On 13 February, I was informed that I had been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship in Porto! News of this caught me by surprise (with European application you never know) and disrupted all my plans, yet in a delightful way. I will be moving to Porto in the autumn to join the splendid Institute of Philosophy at FLUP.
The project is titled Hylomorphism in a Globalising World: Scholastic Debates on the Ontology of Nature Across Europe, China, and New Spain. It also comes with a nice acronym: HYLOGLOB. Implementing it will be a lot of fun and I am so excited to finally focus all my attention (or most of it) on second scholasticism and comparative ontology. There will be many challenges, both practical and theoretical: I am very well aware of this but I do love challenges and this makes me even more excited. You can find more details about HYLOGLOB on the project webpage that I have created.
Let me express my most sincere gratitude to José Meirinhos for having supported this project, and to Jacob Schmutz and Thierry Meynard for the huge help they gave me during the elaboration project (and also for having accepted to host me during HYLOGLOB’s two secondments in Louvain-la-Neuve and Guangzhou).
Given the tight schedule of the project implementation, I have already started to plan some of the events for 2023 and 2024. More details will be available soon.