4 February 2023
Workshop “Project Design for Philosophical Research” at KU Leuven for the Common Seminar students and focused on how to survive the challenging world of research proposals in academia.
16 February 2023
International workshop The Logic of Matter, University of Helsinki (FI). My talk: “Does Generation Produce a New (Thin) Matter, Too? Surveying Roger Bacon’s Communia naturalium I.4, 7″.
17 February 2023
Lecture at the University of Helsinki (FI).
12-20 January 2023
Research trip to Israel
16 January 2023
Lecture at Bar Ilan University (IL), “Medieval Translations and Cross-Cultural Accommodations”.
17 January 2023
Lecture at the University of Haifa (IL), “Francisco Suárez and Manuel Góis on Prime Matter and Its Conceivability”.
17 January 2023
Lecture at Tel Hai College (IL), “Francisco de Toledo on Matter”.
2 December 2022
Divergent Scholasticism S6 (link)
8-12 November 2022
Trip to Cordoba (ES) for research meetings and teaching.
10-11 November 2022
This year, my course at Cordoba (Matter, Elements, and Mixtures: Cross-Cultural Perspectives) has become a block seminar: wish me luck!
22 November 2022
Lecture at Zhongnan University in Wuhan: “Matter and Prime Matter in the Latin Middle Ages: Surveying an Elusive Substrate”.
24 November 2022
Divergent Scholasticism S5 (link)
7 October 2022
Divergent Scholasticism S4 (link)
14-15 October 2022
Conference: “From Toledo to Gotha: New Perspectives on the Impact of Avicenna upon Science and Philosophy in Europe”, co-organised with Cécile Bonmariage, Sébastien Moureau, and Andrea Robiglio.
26 October 2022
Common Seminar Round Table on doing research as a career, organised by the students at KU Leuven.
28 September 2022
The Common Seminar, which I am co-teaching with Russ Friedman, starts at KU Leuven.
22-26 August 2022
15th SIEPM Congress in Paris (link). My talk: “Systematising Matter in Coimbra: Manuel de Góis on the Epistemology of Prime Matter”.
21 July 2022
Roger Bacon Conference at St Bonaventure University (link). My talk (with Yael Kedar): “Roger Bacon’s ‘Mathematical Proofs’ Against the Infinity of Matter”.
15 July 2022
Our new book series with Routledge, Global Perspectives in the History of Natural Philosophy is officially launched!
9-11 June 2022
Conference at KU Leuven: Late Medieval Hylomorphism: Matter and Form 1300–1600 (link), co-organised with Russ Friedman and Zita Toth.
16 June 2022
Publication of the volume Fragmented Nature: Medieval Latinate Reasoning on the Natural World and Its Order (Routledge), co-edited with Mattia Cipriani.
15-23 June 2022
Trip to Portugal, with many meetings ahead.
9 May 2022
Seminar at UCLouvain: Untangling Medieval Natural Philosophy: An Excursion into Matters, Forms, and Other Peculiar Entities.
11 May 2022
57th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (MI). My talk: “Formlessness and Metaphors of an Elusive Substrate: Facing the Epistemic Obscurity of Prime Matter”.
15 May 2022
The new magazine IPM Monthly: Medieval Philosophy Today is lauched (link).
19 May 2022
Graduate conference at KU Leuven: many interesting papers by students at KU Leuven, I have been asked to chair a session.
27 May 2022
Divergent Scholasticism S3 (link)
7-8 April 2022
Conference: Hylomorphism into Pieces: Elements, Atoms and Corpuscles in the Late Middle Ages (1400–1600) (link).
21 April 2022
Divergent Scholasticism S2 (link)
11 March 2022
Divergent Scholasticism S1 (link)
18 March 2022
The Elusive Substrate P9: Hylomorphism East and West.
18 February 2022
The Elusive Substrate P8: Towards a New Notion of Matter.
14 January 2022
The Elusive Substrate P7: Early Modern Matters.
3 December 2021
The Elusive Substrate P6: Scholasticism and Matter.
10-11 December 2021
Materia, 气/Qì, and Their Epistemes.
5 November 2021
The Elusive Substrate P5: Hylomorphic Turns.
12 November 2021
Tea-Time with Bacon (RBRS), talk by Meagan Allen (link).
12 November 2021
Last class of my USK course in Cordoba.
25 November 2021
Lecture at the University of Gothenburg: “Suárez on the Epistemic Challenge of Conceiving Prime Matter”.
1 October 2021
Conference: Ut bon(aventurian)i fiamus: International Conference on the 800th Anniversary of Bonaventure’s Birth, Ljubljana (SLO).
8 October 2021
Tea-Time with Bacon (RBRS), talk by William Newman (link).
31 October 2021
Deadline CFP: Hylomorphism into Pieces: Elements, Atoms and Corpuscles in the Late Middle Ages (1400–1600)
6-8 September 2021
VIII Congreso de SOFIME, University of Porto, PT.
10 September 2021
The Elusive Substrate P3: The High Middle Ages.
17 September 2021
Tea-Time with Bacon (RBRS), talk by Aurélien Robert (link).
24 September 2021
The Elusive Substrate P4: Islamicate Roots.
16 July 2021
Tea-Time with Bacon (RBRS), talk by Yael Kedar (link).
19-21 July 2021
Conference Exchange of knowledge between literate cultures, University of Copenhagen, DK.
11 June 2021
MeLO Seminar, talk by Yehuda Halper (link).
18 June 2021
Tea-Time with Bacon (RBRS), talk by Darrel Rutkin (link).
25 June 2021
MeLO Seminar, talk by Zita Toth (link)
7 May 2021
Tea-Time with Bacon (RBRS), talk by Philipp Nothaft (link)
14 May 2021
The Elusive Substrate P1: Roman Preludes.
28 May 2021
MeLO Seminar, talk by Shahab Khademi (link).
9 April 2021
MeLO Seminar, talk by Irene Binini (link).
9 April 2021
Tea-Time with Bacon (RBRS), talk by Nader El-Bizri (link)
23 April 2021
MeLO Seminar, talk by Elena Baltuta (link).
9-10 March 2021
Conference Abraham ibn Daud: historia, filosofía y teología política en Sefarad, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid (ES). My talk: “Hylomorphic Crossroads: Ibn Daud, Gundissalinus, and the Font of Life“.
12 March 2021
MeLO Seminar, my talk (link).
19 March 2021
Tea-Time with Bacon (RBRS), talk by Alexander Fidora (link).
24 March 2021
Discussion of Space, Time, and Deity, book IV, chapters 1 and 2: Deity and God and Deity and the Religious Sentiment.
26 March 2021
MeLO Seminar, talk by Lorenz Demey (link).
27 March 2021
An entire day of discussion of Physics I-II organised by Elena Baltuta.
12 February 2021
MeLO Seminar, talk by Jenny Pelletier (link).
15 February 2021
MHPS discussion group on Thomas Kuhn II (link).
19 February 2021
Tea-Time with Bacon (RBRS), talk by Nikolaus Egel (link).
24 February 2021
My talk at the IEM Seminar, Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona, ES): “Fragmentaciones hilemórficas: Rogerio Bacon y el problema de la constitución ontológica del mundo natural”.
26 February 2021
MeLO Seminar, talk by Christophe Geudens (link).
15 January 2021
MeLO Seminar, talk by Dominic Dold (link).
18 January 2021
MHPS discussion group on Thomas Kuhn I (link).
21 January 2021
Twelfth meeting of the research reading group of Samuel Alexander’s Time, Space, and Deity (link).
29 January 2021
2 December 2020
Second meeting of the Medieval History of Philosophy of Science discussion group.
5 December 2020
Seminar Dante Filosofo + Assemblea SISPM.
8 December 2020
Third meeting of the Medieval History of Philosophy of Science discussion group.
11 December 2020
MeLO Seminar informal meeting.
17 December 2020
Eleventh meeting of the research reading group of Samuel Alexander’s Time, Space, and Deity (link).
18 December 2020
RBRS Executive committee meeting.
11 November 2020
First meeting of the Medieval History of Philosophy of Science discussion group.
25 November 2020
Tenth meeting of the research reading group of Samuel Alexander’s Time, Space, and Deity (link).
27 November 2020
KU Leuven Question Lab – Metaphysics or Ontology? Thinking about Being in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (with Jenny Pelletier and Nicolas Zaks)
9 October 2020
Online Book Launch of Gretchen Reydams-Schils’s book Calcidius on Plato’s Timaeus: Greek Philosophy, Latin Reception, and Christian Contexts (University of Cambridge Press, 2020, link)
28 October 2020
Ninth meeting of the research reading group of Samuel Alexander’s Time, Space, and Deity (link).
9 July 2020
Discussion of one of my papers on Bacon at the MPIWG lunch colloquium.
10 July 2020
RBRS reading group of Roger Bacon’s Compendium studii philosophiae on Zoom (link). Final meeting.
15 July 2020
Eighth meeting of the research reading group of Samuel Alexander’s Time, Space, and Deity (link).
24 July 2020
Talk at virtual conference 13th Century English Franciscans (first session), organised by Lydia Schumacher (link). Title: “Roger Bacon on the Conceivability of Matter”.
2 June 2020
RBRS Lecture by Irène Rosier Catach, “The Diversity and Coherence of Roger Bacon’s Interest in Language” (link).
3 June 2020
Fifth meeting of the research reading group of Samuel Alexander’s Time, Space, and Deity (link).
10 June 2020
Sixth meeting of the research reading group of Samuel Alexander’s Time, Space, and Deity (link).
12 June 2020
RBRS reading group of Roger Bacon’s Compendium studii philosophiae on Zoom (link).
24 June 2020
Seventh meeting of the research reading group of Samuel Alexander’s Time, Space, and Deity (link).
25 June 2020
Roundtable discussion “Matter: First and Final” with Neil Lewis and Rega Wood at Robert Pasnau’s Virtual Colloquium (link).
1 May 2020
RBRS reading group of Roger Bacon’s Compendium studii philosophiae starts on Zoom (link).
13 May 2020
Fourth meeting of the research reading group of Samuel Alexander’s Time, Space, and Deity (link).
22 May 2020
RBRS reading group of Roger Bacon’s Compendium studii philosophiae on Zoom (link).
1 April 2020
First meeting of the research reading group of Samuel Alexander’s Time, Space, and Deity (link).
15 April 2020
Second meeting of the research reading group of Samuel Alexander’s Time, Space, and Deity (link).
29 April 2020
Third meeting of the research reading group of Samuel Alexander’s Time, Space, and Deity (link).
12 March 2020
The Twelfth-Century Renewal of Latin Metaphysics: Gundissalinus’s Ontology of Matter and Form (Toronto: PIMS) is released!!
7 February 2020
Meeting of the Editorial Committee of Revista Española de Filosofía Medieval in Porto.
8 February 2020
Talk “Matter, Apprehension, and Metaphysics: Prejudices in Favour of the Actual?” at the conference De intellectu. Greek, Arabic, Latin, and Hebrew Texts and Their Influence on Medieval Philosophy. A Tribute to Rafael Ramón Guerrero in Porto.
12 February 2020
Research meeting of The Extensions Project in Oxford.
28 February 2020:
Prime Matter Workshop I at HU Berlin: The Ontological Stakes of Physical Endurance (link).
January to April 2020
Visiting stay at the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford.
23 January 2020
Talk “Dominicus Gundissalinus and the Reception of Arabic Philosophy in the 13th Century” with Alexander Fidora at the conference The Intercultural Roots Early Scholasticism: Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Latin in London.
23 January 2020
Launch of the “Dominicus Gundissalinus Website” (link)
3 December 2019
Conference Alchemy between Practices and Theories in Berlin.
6 December 2019
Sixth Medieval Philosophical Gathering hosting Tommaso Alpina.
12 December 2019
Seventh Medieval Philosophical Gathering hosting Sebastian Bender.
13 December 2019
The course Ancient and Medieval Visions of Light and Colour starts at TU Berlin (Blockseminar).
19 December 2019
Eighth Medieval Philosophical Gathering hosting Gerd Micheluzzi.
1 November 2019
Third Medieval Philosophical Gathering hosting Dominic Dold.
8 November 2019
Fourth Medieval Philosophical Gathering hosting Joshua Mendelsohn.
29 November 2019
Fifth Medieval Philosophical Gathering hosting Han Thomas Adriaenssen.
15 October 2019
My research visiting stay at MPIWG begins.
18 October 2019
First meeting of the matter reading group “Scattered Matter: Atoms and Reality According to Nicholas of Autrecourt”
18 October 2019
First Medieval Philosophical Gathering hosting Elena Baltuta.
25 October 2019
Second Medieval Philosophical Gathering hosting Stephen Ogden.
20 September 2019
My lecture at Radboud University in Nijmegen: “A Matter to Be Grasped: Epistemic Strategies and Ontological Problems about Prime Matter”.
23-25 September 2019
Conference The Summa Halensis: Philosophy and Reception in Oxford. My talk: “Shadows of Gundissalinus in the Summa Halensis“.
1-4 July 2019
International Medieval Congress 2019 in Leeds. My talk: “Robert Grosseteste: Patterns of Causality, Matter, Light, and the Divine”.
5 July 2019
Seventh Medieval Philosophical Gathering hosting Abel Aravena Zamora.
12 July 2019
Symposium Matters Entangled at HU Berlin.
23-27 July 2019
2019 Meeting of the History of Science Society in Utrecht. My talk: “Matter as Epistemic Object: Intellection, Manipulation, and Particularisation in the 13th Century”
28 July – 3 August 2019
Summer school Structuring Nature in Berlin.
5-7 June 2019
Conference: The Multi-ethnic Borderlands of Medieval Toledo: New Directions in Toledo. My talk: “Movements, Clusters, and Teams: Modern Perspectives on Premodern Translations”.
14 June 2019
Fifth Medieval Philosophical Gathering hosting Meagan Allen.
21 June 2019
Sixth Medieval Philosophical Gathering hosting Mattia Cipriani.
27-28 June 2019
Conference: Premodern Experience of the Natural World in Translation at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. My talk: “Experiencing Matter: Translations and Transitions in Grosseteste’s Early Works”.
3 May 2019
Second Medieval Philosophical Gathering hosting Yael Kedar.
10 May 2019
Third Medieval Philosophical Gathering hosting David Cory.
14-16 May 2019
Ordered Universe Symposium in Lincoln.
17 May 2019
Fourth Medieval Philosophical Gathering hosting Thomas Harb.
22-25 May 2019
Conference Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions: Intellect, Experience and More at the University of Pisa. My talk: “Marginal Epistemologies of Matter: Premodern Strategies for Knowing the Prime Substrate”.
3 April 2019
Conference La Fisica di Aristotele nel Medioevo. Parigi e Oxford (1210-1270). Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”. My talk: “Le questioni sulla Fisica di Ruggero Bacone: il problema della materia”
8 April 2019
The course Mobilizing Knowledge in Translation starts at TU Berlin.
12 April 2019
The reading group Structures of Materiality: Roger Bacon and the Conundrum of Prime Matter starts at HU Berlin.
26 April 2019
First Medieval Philosophical Gathering hosting Lydia Schumacher.
4 March 2019
OxNet seminar in Sunderland: “Translations and Natural Philosophy in the Middle Ages”.
5 March 2019
My lecture at Durham University: “Looking into the Unknowable: Premodern Conundrums of Prime Matter”.
28-29 March 2019
Conference Mapping the Rhetoric of Science Writing in Antiquity and Beyond at the Ionian University of Corfu (GR). My talk: “Premodern Translations into Latin: Rhetorical Strategies and Historical Reconstructions”.
15 February 2019
Last meeting of the matter reading group.
11 January 2019
First meeting in the new year of the matter reading group “(Re)Shaping the Tradition: Narratives of Matter in Calcidius and Ibn Gabirol”.
19 January 2019
Research meeting of the Extension Project in Berlin.
24 January 2019
Conference Filosofia naturale, filosofia morale e teologia in Ruggero Bacone at the University of Pavia.
29 January 2019
Conference Trespassing Walls. Jews, Christians and Muslims around Their Texts and Traditions. Universidad de Córdoba, Cordoba (ES), 29 January 2019. My talk with Pedro Mantas is titled “Inside Marc of Toledo’s Approach to Ibn Tûmart and His Philosophical and Theological Doctrines”
1-4 November 2018
2018 Meeting of the History of Science Society in Seattle. My talk: “From Matter to Materiality: Premodern Quests for Knowing the Principle of Corporeality”.
9 November 2018
Conference Matter, Mind, and More at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. My talk: “Knowing the Shadow. Prime Matter and its Knowability in the 13th Century”.
14-16 November 2018
Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Meeting in Bonn.
26 October 2018
First meeting of the reading group “(Re)Shaping the Tradition: Narratives of Matter in Calcidius and Ibn Gabirol”.
18-20 September 2018
Ordered Universe Symposium at Trinity College Dublin.
27-29 September 2018
Conference Arabic and Latin Science of Vision and the Theory of Perspective in Early Renaissance Florence in Florence.
23-25 August 2018
Aquinas and the Arabs Annual Fall Meeting in Mexico City. My talk: “Avicennian Cosmologies? Remarks on Grosseteste and the Arabs”.
8 June 2018
Launch of the volume Vedere nell’ombra in Florence.
30 June 2018
My Junior Research Fellowship at Durham University ends. A new adventure begins in Berlin!
2-5 May 2018
Ordered Universe Symposium at McGill University in Montreal.
9 May 2018
A very long trip by car from Montreal to Kalamazoo…
10-13 May 2018
53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo. My talk: “Expanding Matter: Cosmologies of Light in Artephius and Grosseteste”.
3 April 2018
Conference East-Western Transmission of Knowledge in Cordoba. My talk: “Nicholas of Cusa and Gundissalinus: A Prelude on Matter”.
3-6 April 2018
Conference Science Imagination and Wonder – Robert Grosseteste and His Legacy at the University of Oxford. My talk: “Sources of Light: Remarks on the Grosseteste/Avicebron Connection”.
5 March 2018
OxNet Seminar in Sunderland “Science and Translations in the Middle Ages”.
14 March 2018
Conference: Crossing Lands. Spreading knowledge in the Near East and the Mediterranean from Late Antiquity to Middle Ages in Cordoba. My talk: “Arabic Philosophy in Latin Europe Before Michael Scot”.
26-28 February 2018
Conference Scire naturam: filosofia e ciências, da antiguidade ao início da modernidade in Porto. My talk: “Chaos in Toledo: Gundissalinus, Daniel of Morley, and the Chartrean Tradition”.
16 January 2018
Conference Explicatio y ratio naturae. Comprensiones medievales sobre el origen del universo at the University of Navarra in Pamplona. My talk: “Domingo Gundisalvo y Daniel de Morley acerca del establecimiento y conservación de la causalidad del universo”.
6-7 November 2017
Conference Pre-Modern Sciences and Religions at Harvard University. My talk: “Matter of Change: Philosophical Claims and Religious Concerns on the Substrate”.
9-12 November 2017
2017 Meeting of the History of Science Society in Toronto, with a panel I have organised. My talk: “Sciences of Matter? Knowledge of the Material Substrate in the two Bacons”.
16-19 November 2017
ACPA Conference Philosophy, Faith and Modernity in Dallas. My talk: “Accordance and Strife: Encounters with Modernity at the Beginning of the Thirteenth Century”.
21 November 2017
Research Meeting at Texas State University in San Marcos.
30 November 2017
Conference Oriente próximo y la cuenca del Mediterráneo. Fe, creencia y transmisión textual entre lo canónico y lo apócrifo in Cordoba. My talk: “Traducción y circulación del conocimiento árabe a finales del siglo XII: unas notas de introducción”.
25 October 2017
Lecture by Lucas Oro Hershtein in Durham.
27 September 2017
Roger Bacon Workshop in Florence.
1-2 June 2017
Conference Creation and Artifice at the Warburg Institute. My talk: “‘Indeed, the soul has not been made by the first Maker’: Creation, Imitation, and Matter”.
5-6 June 2017
Conference Translating Experience: Medieval Encounters with Nature, Self, and God in Durham (organised by Katja Krause and me).
16-19 May 2017
Ordered Universe Symposium in Oxford.
24-27 May 2017
Conference Rappresentazioni della natura nel Medioevo in Padua. My talk: “I numeri della natura: testimonianze numerologiche della completezza del creato in Gundisalvi e Grossatesta”.
7 April 2017
Fourth meeting of the AAIWG Research Seminar: “Attempting an Epistemological Revolution”.
21 April 2017
Fifth meeting of the AAIWG Research Seminar: “Theoretical Enthusiasm and Doctrinal Condemnation”.
3 March 2017
Third meeting of the AAIWG Research Seminar: “Gundissalinus’s Psychological Reflection”.
30 March – 1 April 2017
Conference Aspectus and Affectus: Robert Grosseteste, Understanding and Feeling at Georgetown University. My talk: “Effectus, affectus, and defectus: Causality and Causation of the Substrate”.
3 February 2017
Second meeting of the AAIWG Research Seminar: “Dominicus Gundissalinus: Metaphysics and Cosmology”.
21-22 February 2017
Ordered Universe Symposium in Durham.
12-13 January 2017
Conferece Filosofia Medieval: em curso e em toda a extensão in Porto. My talk: “Contrasting Perspectives: The Latins, the Arabs, and the Rise of a New Approach to Philosophy”.
20 January 2017
First meeting of the AAIWG Research Seminar: “The Toledan Translation Movement”.
26 January 2017
My lecture at the University of Cordoba: “La ciencia de ‘los otros’. Peculiares asimilaciones de teorías árabes por la tradición filosófica latina (1150-1210)”.
2 November 2016
My lecture at Marquette University: “Gundissalinus, Avicenna, and the Road to Paris”.
11 November 2016
Conference Translation and Philosophy: Gundissalinus and Ibn Daud in 12th Century Spain at the University of South Carolina. My talk: “Dominicus Gundissalinus and the Renovation of Medieval Philosophy”.
14-16 November 2016
VII Congreso Internacional Iberoamericano de la Sociedad de Filosofía Medieval: De relatione at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. My talk: “Gundisalvo, Guillermo de Auvernia, y el problema de atribución del De immortalitate animae“.
31 October 2016
My lecture at the University of Notre Dame: “Translation and Appropriation: Necromancy, Astrology, Alchemy”.
31 August – 3 September 2016
Ordered Universe Symposium in Durham.
1 July 2016
A new adventure begins in Durham, where my JRF starts.
30 June 2016
My postdoctoral fellowship in Pavia ends.
30-31 May 2016
Conference Da Stagira a Parigi: prospettive aristoteliche tra Antichità e Medioevo in Pavia. My talk: “Aristotele a Toledo”.
5-7 April 2016
Ordered Universe Workshop in Rome.
9 March 2016
Conference Espacios de la filosofía medieval: Córdoba, Toledo y Paris at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. My talk: “Entre Toledo, Segovia y Chartres: convergencias doctrinales en la discusión metafísica de Domingo Gundisalvo”.
1 January 2016
My postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pavia begins.