Dr Nicola Polloni
Last update July 2020
My academic career has been carved out at top-tier institutions in Europe and the US and marked by wide collaborative networks, high-level publications, and dedication to outreach programmes. The main theme of my research is hylomorphism, the theory claiming that every corporeal thing is made of matter and form. My research dissects hylomorphism and analyses how philosophical and scientific tensions arose following the application of this explanatory device in metaphysics and natural science, on the one hand, and in different cultural and linguistic contexts, on the other. My attention is predominantly focused on the period between 350 – 1650 CE, although my interests exceed it both temporarily (toward Ancient and Late-Antique philosophy) and geographically (toward Chinese and Indian philosophy). My teaching is grounded on the disciplinary inductive approach used in the field yet shaped by a unique intertwining of active learning techniques, multiplicity of means of engagement, expression, and assessment (UDL principles), and backward design. I am also co-editor of Revista Española de Filosofía Medieval and secretary of the Roger Bacon Research Society.
Ph.D. in Philosophy
University of Pavia (IT), 2015. International Cotutelle with UAB. Supervisors: Alexander Fidora and Chiara Crisciani. Thesis defence: 9 November 2015. Final note: Excellent.
Ph.D. in Cultures in Contact in the Mediterranean (Medieval Philology)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ES), 2015. International Cotutelle with Pavia. Supervisors: Alexander Fidora and Chiara Crisciani. Thesis defence: 9 November 2015. Final note: Excellent cum laude.
MA in Philosophy
University of Siena (IT), 2012. Supervisor: Michela Pereira. Thesis defence: 18 April 2012. Final note: 110/110 cum laude.
BA in Philosophy
University of Siena, 2008. Thesis defence: 10 June 2008. Supervisor: Paola Bernardini.
Senior Research Fellow, KU Leuven
Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (BE), 1 Oct 2020 – 30 Sept 2023. Mentor: Russell Friedman.
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, HU Berlin
Institut für Philosophie, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (DE), 1 Sept 2018 – 30 August 2020. Host: Dominik Perler.
Junior Research Fellow, Durham University
Department of History and Institute of Advanced Studies, Durham University (UK), 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2018. Mentor: Giles Gasper.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Pavia
Department of Humanities, Università di Pavia (IT), 1 Jan – 30 June 2016. Mentor: Chiara Crisciani.
SIEPM Research Fellow, University of Notre Dame
1 Feb – 31 May 2015, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame (USA). Mentor: John Van Engen.
LICENCES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Certification as Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Spain.
Issued by the Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y la Acreditación (ANECA), n. 2020-3399, Profesor Ayudante Doctor en Filosofía (365), 21 July 2020
Higher Education Teaching Certificate, Harvard University.
Issued by Harvard University (USA), Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, July 2020.
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.
The Warburg Institute, University of London.
The Warburg Institute, University of London.
FWO Senior Research Grant
2020. Awarded by the Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen (FWO) for the project “The Shadow within Nature.” Implementation at KU Leuven (BE), 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2023.
Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Grant
2018. Awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung for the project “Knowing the Shadow.” Implementation at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (DE), 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2020.
2016. Awarded by the Chimaera Foundation – Centro studi di Filosofia Medievale Maria Elena Reina for the research project “La scuola di traduttori di Toledo.” Implementation at the Università di Pavia (IT), 1 January to 30 June 2016.
SIEPM Research Grant
2015. Awarded by the University of Notre Dame and Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale (SIEPM) for the research project “Gundissalinus’ Reception of Universal Hylomorphism.” Implementation at the University of Notre Dame (IN, USA), 1 February to 31 May 2015.
2012-2015. Università di Pavia (IT) for three years. Competitive grant.
AWARDS AND HONOURS
Departamento de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, University of Cordoba (ES), since 2019.
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università di Pavia (IT), since 2014.
Seal of Excellence of the European Commission
2018. Awarded for the research project ‘Knowing the Shadow: Knowledge and Experience of Matter in the Middle Ages’ (MSCA-GF, n. 793587).
Academic Impact: Bibliometrics & Altmetrics
Training course, Durham University, CAROD, February 2017.
Training course, Durham University, CAROD, November 2016.
FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
The Shadow Within Nature: Epistemology and Ontology of Prime Matter in the Late Middle Ages (1250-1430).
Implementation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (BE), October 2020 to September 2023.
Sponsor: Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen (FWO).
Knowing the Shadow: Ontology and Epistemology of Matter in the Thirteenth Century.
Implementation: Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (DE), September 2018 to August 2020.
Sponsor: Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung.
The Metaphysics of Grosseteste and Bacon: Between Philosophy and Science.
Implementation: Durham University (UK), July 2016 to June 2018.
Sponsor: Durham University, DIFeREns2 and European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 609412.
La scuola di traduttori di Toledo, Gundisalvi e l’influenza avicenniana sul pensiero latino tra XII e XIII secolo.
Implementation: Università di Pavia (IT), January to June 2016.
Sponsor: Fondazione Chimaera– Centro Studi di Filosofia Medievale ‘Maria Elena Reina’.
Gundissalinus’ Reception of Universal Hylomorphism and Its Influence in the 13th Century.
Implementation: University of Notre Dame (IN, USA), February to May 2015.
Sponsor: University of Notre Dame and SIEPM.
MEMBERSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES
8th Congress of Sociedad de Filosofía Medieval (SOFIME): De cognitione.
SOFIME and University of Porto. Porto (PT), 6-8 September 2021.
Greek-Hebrew-Arabic into Latin: The Sources of Early Scholasticism.
King’s College London. London (UK), 23-24 January 2020.
The Multi-Ethnic Borderlands of Medieval Toledo: New Directions.
Texas State University. Toledo (ES), 5-7 June 2019.
Science, Imagination and Wonder – Robert Grosseteste and His Legacy.
University of Oxford and Durham University. Pembroke College, Oxford (UK), 3-6 April 2018.
MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES
Roger Bacon Research Society
Member since 2020.
Secretary since 2020.
British Society for the Philosophy of Science
Member since 2019.
History of Science Society
Member since 2017.
American Cusanus Society
Member since 2017.
Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
Member since 2015.
Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale
Member since 2013.
Società Italiana per lo Studio del Pensiero Medievale
Member since 2013.
Sociedad de Filosofía Medieval
Member since 2012.
Communication manager since 2016.
International Robert Grosseteste Society
Member since 2012.
MEMBERSHIP OF RESEARCH PROJECTS
Greek-Arabic and Latin Biblical and Patristic Manuscripts.
University of Cordoba (ES), 2019-present.
The Ordered Universe.
Durham University and University of Oxford (UK), AHRC-funded Research Project, 2016-2020.
Aristotelica Portugalensia. The Reception of Aristotle in Portugal until the 18th Century.
University of Porto (PT), 2018-present.
Reason, Politics and Society in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy.
University of Porto (PT), 2018-present.
Hermeneutica Patrística y Medieval.
University of Navarra (ES), 2016-2018.
MEMBERSHIP OF RESEARCH NETWORKS
Dominicus Gundissalinus Working Group.
Autonomous University of Barcelona (ES), 2020-present.
Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ International Working Group.
Marquette University (WI, USA), 2016-present.
Cordoba Near Eastern Research Unit.
University of Cordoba (ES), 2018-present.
Roger Bacon: The Philosopher’s Workshop.
Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino, Florence (IT), 2016-present.
DB Roger Bacon.
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, 2016-present.
Early Robert Grosseteste on Matter.
Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science, accepted.
Hugh of St Victor, Dominicus Gundissalinus and the Place of the Mechanical Arts in Premodern Architectures of Knowledge.
With Alexander Fidora. Revue de Théologie et de Philosophie, accepted.
A Matter of Philosophers and Spheres. Medieval Glosses on Artephius’s Key of Wisdom.
Ambix 67/2 (2020): 135-152.
Gundissalinus on the Angelic Creation of the Human Soul. A Peculiar Example of Philosophical Appropriation.
Oriens 47/3-4 (2019): 313–347.
Gundissalinus and Avicenna: Some Remarks on an Intricate Philosophical Connection.
Documenti e Studi sulla Tradizione Filosofica Medievale 28 (2017): 515-552.
Gundissalinus on Necessary Being: Textual and Doctrinal Alterations in the Exposition of Avicenna’s Metaphysics.
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 26/1 (2016): 129-160.
Gundissalinus’s Application of al-Farabi’s Metaphysical Programme. A Case of Epistemological Transfer.
Mediterranea. International Journal on the Transfer of Knowledge 1 (2016): 69-2.
Thierry of Chartres and Gundissalinus on Spiritual Substance: The Problem of Hylomorphic Composition.
Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale 57 (2015): 35-57.
Elementi per una biografia di Dominicus Gundisalvi.
Archives d’Histoire Doctrinale et Littèraire du Moyen Âge 82 (2015): 7-22.
Il De processione mundi di Gundissalinus: prospettive per un’analisi genetico-dottrinale.
Annali di Studi Umanistici (2013): 25-38.
The Twelfth-Century Renewal of Latin Metaphysics: Gundissalinus’s Ontology of Matter and Form.
Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2020. xiii + 318pp. ISBN: 9780888448651.
Domingo Gundisalvo. Una introducción.
Madrid: Editorial Sindéresis, 2017. 165pp. ISBN: 978-84-16262-34-2.
Fragmented Nature: Conceptions of the Natural Order in the European Middle Ages.
Edited by M. Cipriani and N. Polloni. Contract with Routledge. Expected publication: 2021.
Roger Bacon and Medieval Science and Philosophy. Studies in Honour of Jeremiah Hackett.
Edited by N. Polloni and Y. Kedar. Contract with Routledge. Expected publication: 2020.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol’s Philosophy and Its Impact in the Middle Ages.
Edited by N. Polloni, M. Benedetto, and F. Dal Bo. Preliminary agreement with Brepols. Expected publication: 2020.
Vedere nell’ombra. Studi su natura, spiritualità e scienze operative offerti a Michela Pereira.
Edited by C. Panti and N. Polloni. Firenze: SISMEL (Micrologus’ Library 90), 2018. 430pp. ISBN 978-88-8450-813-3.
Appropriation, Interpretation and Criticism: Philosophical and Theological Exchanges Between the Arabic, Hebrew and Latin Intellectual Traditions.
Edited by A. Fidora and N. Polloni. Barcelona – Roma: FIDEM, 2017. 336pp. ISBN: 978-2-503-57744-9.
Roger Bacon on the Conceivability Matter.
In N. Polloni and Y. Kedar (eds.), Roger Bacon and Medieval Science and Philosophy. Studies in Honour of Jeremiah Hackett. Forthcoming.
Misinterpreting Ibn Gabirol? Questions, Doubts, and Remarks on the Latin Translation of the Fons vitae.
In N. Polloni, M. Benedetto, and F. Dal Bo (eds.), Solomon Ibn Gabirol’s Philosophy and Its Impact in the Middle Ages. Forthcoming.
Dominicus Gundissalinus’s On Unity and the One.
In L.X. López Farjeat, K. Krause, and N. Oschman (eds.), Medieval Philosophy and the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian Traditions. Essays in Honor of Richard Taylor. Forthcoming.
The Liberal Arts: Inheritances and Conceptual Frameworks.
With G.E.M. Gasper, S. Sønnesyn, N. Lewis, and J. Cunningham. In G.E.M. Gasper, C. Panti, T.C.B. McLeish, H. Smithson (eds.), Knowing and Speaking: Robert Grosseteste’s De artibus liberalibus ‘On the Liberal Arts’ and De generatione sonorum ‘On the Generation of Sounds’. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019, 36–50.
The Use of the Stars: Alchemy, Plants, and Medicine.
With G.E.M. Gasper, S. Sønnesyn, A. Lawrence-Mathers, and N. El-Bizri. In G.E.M. Gasper, C. Panti, T.C.B. McLeish, H. Smithson (eds.), Knowing and Speaking: Robert Grosseteste’s De artibus liberalibus ‘On the Liberal Arts’ and De generatione sonorum ‘On the Generation of Sounds’. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019, 166–195.
Nature, Souls, and Numbers: Remarks on a Medieval Gloss on Gundissalinus’s De processione mundi.
In M.J. Soto-Bruna (ed.), Causality and Resemblance. Medieval Approaches to the Explanation of Nature. Hildesheim – Zürich – New York: OLMS, 2018, 75-87.
The Toledan Translation Movement and Gundissalinus: Some Remarks on His Activity and Presence in Castile.
In Y. Beale-Rivaya and J. Busic (eds.), A Companion to Medieval Toledo. Reconsidering the Canons. Leiden – Boston: Brill, 2018, 263-280.
L’acqua che si trasforma in pietra. Gundissalinus e Avicenna sulla generazione dei metalli.
In C. Panti and N. Polloni (eds), Vedere nell’ombra. Studi su natura, spiritualità e scienze operative offerti a Michela Pereira. Firenze: SISMEL, 103-119.
Toledan Ontologies: Gundissalinus, Ibn Daud, and the Problems of Gabirolian Hylomorphism.
In A. Fidora and N. Polloni (eds.), Appropriation, Interpretation and Criticism: Philosophical and Theological Exchanges Between the Arabic, Hebrew and Latin Intellectual Traditions. Barcelona – Roma: FIDEM, 2017, 19-49.
Aristotle in Toledo: Gundissalinus, the Arabs, and Gerard of Cremona’s Translations.
In Ch. Burnett and P. Mantas (eds.), ‘Ex Oriente Lux’. Translating Words, Scripts and Styles in the Medieval Mediterranean World. Arabica Veritas, IV. Córdoba: UCOPress – London: The Warburg Institute, 2016, 147-185.
‘Natura vero assimilatur quaternario’: numerologia e neoplatonismo nel De processione mundi di Dominicus Gundissalinus.
In J. L. Fuertes Herreros and Á. Poncela González (eds.), De Natura. La naturaleza en la Edad Media. Vol. 2. Ribeirão: Húmus, 2015, 679-688.
REVIEWS OF BOOKS
Tiziana Suarez-Nani, Agostino Paravicini Bagliani. Eds. Materia: Nouvelles perspectives de recherche dans la pensée et la culture médiévales (XIIe-XVIe siècles). Florence: SISMEL, 2017. ISBN: 9788884508072.
Revista Española de Filosofía Medieval 27/1 (2020), 199-210.
A. Lammer. The Elements of Avicenna’s Physics: Greek Sources and Arabic Innovations. Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 2018. ISBN 9783110543582.
Isis 110/3 (2019): 586-587.
José Martínez Gázquez. The Attitude of the Medieval Latin Translators Towards the Arabic Sciences. Florence: SISMEL, 2016. ISBN: 9788884506948.
Aestimatio 13 (2018): 141-144.
M.J. Soto Bruna, C. Alonso Del Real. De unitate et uno de Dominicus Gundissalinus. Pamplona: EUNSA, 2015. ISBN: 9788431329426.
Anuario filosófico 49/2 (2016): 484-486.
S. Pessin. Ibn Gabirol’s Theology of Desire. Matter and Method in Jewish Medieval Neoplatonism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781107032217.
Theology and Sexuality 21/2 (2015): 163-165.
L’ombra di Brexit sull’accademia inglese.
In circolo. Rivista di filosofia e culture 2 (2016).
Domingo Gundisalvo, traductor y filósofo.
Madrid: Fundación Ignacio Larramendi, 2013. 95pp. DOI: 10.18558/FIL033.
ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC EVENTS
Nature and Emergence: A Research Reading Group on Samuel Alexander.
Research reading group. Organised with D. Dold. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Max-Planck-Institute für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Summer semester 2020.
Prime Matter: The Ontological Stakes of Physical Endurance.
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin (DE), 28 February 2020.
De intellectu. Greek, Arabic, Latin, and Hebrew Texts and Their Influence on Medieval Philosophy. A Tribute to Rafael Ramón Guerrero.
International Conference. Organised with J. Higuera, C. López, P. Mantas, J. Meirinhos. Universidade do Porto. Porto (PT), 6-7 February 2020.
Medieval Philosophical Gatherings (Wintersemester 2019).
Series of Lectures on Ancient, Medieval, and Early-Modern Philosophy. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin (DE), Oct-Dec 2019.
Matters Entangled. An Early-Career Symposium on History and Philosophy.
Symposium. Organised with E. Baltuta. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin (DE), 12 July 2019.
Medieval Philosophical Gatherings (Sommersemester 2019).
Series of Lectures on Ancient, Medieval, and Early-Modern Philosophy. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin (DE), Apr-July 2019.
Pre-Modern Experiences and the Limits of Science.
Panel. 2017 Meeting of the History of Science Society. Toronto, ON (Canada), 9-12 November 2017.
Translating Experience: Medieval Encounters with Nature, Self, and God.
International conference. Organised with K. Krause. Durham University. Durham (UK), 4-6 June 2017.
Da Stagira a Parigi: prospettive aristoteliche tra Antichità e Medioevo.
International conference. Organised with C. Blengini, S. Gastaldi, and C. Zizza. Università di Pavia, Pavia (IT), 30-31 May 2016.
Idee, testi e autori arabi ed ebraici e la loro ricezione latina.
International conference. Università di Pavia, Pavia (IT), 3-4 December 2014.
Pensare a Weimar. Figure del pensiero tedesco nella Germania della crisi.
International conference. Organised with L. De Giovanni Università di Pavia, Pavia (IT), 10-12 December 2013.
SELECTED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
A Matter to Be Grasped: Epistemic Strategies and Ontological Problems about Prime Matter.
Invited lecture. Radboud University, Nijmegen (NL), 20 September 2019.
Shadows of Gundissalinus in the Summa Halensis.
Conference: The Summa Halensis: Philosophy and Reception. University of Oxford, Oxford (UK), 23-25 September 2019.
Matter as Epistemic Object: Intellection, Manipulation, and Particularisation in the 13th Century.
2019 Congress of the History of Science Society. University of Utrecht, Utrecht (NL), 23-27 July 2019.
Robert Grosseteste: Patterns of Causality, Matter, Light, and the Divine.
2019 International Medieval Congress. University of Leeds, Leeds (UK), 1-4 July 2019.
Experiencing Matter: Translations and Transitions in Grosseteste’s Early Works.
Conference: Premodern Experience of the Natural World in Translation. Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (DE), 27-28 June 2019.
Looking into the Unknowable: Premodern Conundrums of Prime Matter.
Invited lecture. Durham University, Durham (UK), 5 March 2019.
Expanding Matter: Cosmologies of Light in Artephius and Grosseteste.
53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo (MI), 10-13 May 2018.
Sciences of Matter? Knowledge of the Material Substrate in the two Bacons.
2017 Congress of the History of Science Society. Toronto (ON), 9-12 November 2017.
Matter of Change: Philosophical Claims and Religious Concerns on the Substrate.
Conference: Pre-Modern Sciences and Religions. Harvard University, Cambridge (MA), 6 November 2017.
Effectus, affectus, and defectus: Causality and Causation of the Substrate.
Conference: Aspectus and Affectus: Robert Grosseteste, Understanding and Feeling. Georgetown University, Washington DC, 30 March – 1 April 2017.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT
My teaching philosophy has been shaped by central disciplinary features proper to the teaching of history of philosophy. Inductively, I take my students to a gradual questioning of their unspoken assumptions, both philosophical and historical. Deductively, I lead them to analyse implications and tensions within the philosophical frameworks we discuss. In my experience, from a combination of these two approaches, students achieve a critical understanding of the materials and are able to synthetize and apply it to their own philosophical analysis.
As a teacher, my main goal is to provide my students with the skills and expertise required by their philosophical training. In order to attain this goal, my teach is grounded on two cornerstones: universal design for learning and active learning. In this regard, I often recall the first classes that I have taught as a doctoral student. Following what I myself had experienced, I structured my classes as a series of lectures and assumed that my students would absorb, like cognitive sponges, the knowledge I was offering them. With final grading, I realised how naive my approach was. A teacher needs to provide students with means of direct and active engagement with our shared learning experience. From this consideration follows my conviction that, in reason of its own disciplinary method, the teaching of philosophy and the history of philosophy should make use of a wide range of means of engagement, expression, and assessment. Such richness provides my students with an extended ground in which they can practice their skills through active learning. Indeed, students can cherish their skills only through a direct and active engagement able to foster their responsibility while nurturing a growth mindset in an inclusive environment. Diversity is an intrinsic value which I nourish in my students and encourage them to apply in their discussions and lives. This is why I always build reciprocal trust and rapport with my students through transparency and proactive interest.
These main coordinates of my teaching philosophy are reflected on the syllabi of my courses. Their materials, activities, and assignments are carefully chosen by backward design, focused on my students’ learning goals and heuristically assessed through Bloom’s taxonomy. Beside lectures, my courses include a multiplicity of active learning techniques, like debates, discussions, and peer-reviews. Through ungraded low-stakes assignments, my students and I constantly assess the course. I encourage them to engage with group activities as to build rapport and collaborations. The final assignment is usually an essay, graded anonymously and following rubrics to ensure objectivity. My feedbacks are always constructive and directed toward the students’ acquisition of philosophical skills also beyond my course. And, as a reflective practitioner, I constantly use the feedback I receive from peers and students to further improve my courses, approach, and openness.
ORGANISATION OF SUMMER SCHOOLS
Structuring Nature. An Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Summer School.
Organised with N. Aubin, V. Carlotta, M. Cipriani, K. Krause. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and MPIWG. Berlin (DE), 28 July – 3 August 2019. Web: https://structuringnature.wordpress.com/
COURSES AND READING GROUPS
Ancient and Medieval Visions of Light and Colour.
Co-lecturer, MA course, 2019. Technologische Universität Berlin, Institute of the History of Science, Winter Semester 2019. Course lectured by Katja Krause and Nicola Polloni.
Scattered Matter: Atoms and Reality According to Nicholas of Autrecourt.
Reader, Reading Group, 2019. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Winter Semester 2019.
Mobilising Knowledge in Translation.
Co-lecturer, MA course, 2019. Technologische Universität Berlin, Institute of the History of Science, Summer Semester 2019. Course lectured by Maria Avxentevskaya, Robert Middeke-Conlin, Nicola Polloni, Shixiang Jin.
Structures of Materiality: Roger Bacon and the Conundrum of Prime Matter.
Reader, Reading Group, 2019. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Summer Semester 2019.
Reshaping the Tradition: Narratives of Matter in Calcidius and Ibn Gabirol.
Reader, Reading Group, 2018. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Winter Semester 2019/19.
The Liberal Arts.
Co-convenor, Level 4 (MA) module, 2018. Durham University, Department of History. Convenors: G. Gasper and N. Polloni. Responsibilities included module design, teaching preparation, leading seminars, guiding and mentoring student projects and essays, and evaluation.
History of Science.
Teaching Assistant, MA module, 2016. Università di Pavia, with C. Crisciani. Responsibilities included lecture and seminar teaching, guiding and mentoring students, and evaluation.
History of Medieval Philosophy.
Teaching Assistant, BA module, 2015. Università di Pavia, with C. Crisciani. Responsibilities included lecture and seminar teaching, guiding and mentoring students, and evaluation.
History of Medieval Philosophy.
Teaching Assistant, BA module, 2014. Università di Pavia, with C. Crisciani. Responsibilities included lecture and seminar teaching, guiding and mentoring students, and evaluation.
History of Medieval Philosophy.
Teaching Assistant, BA module, 2013. Università di Pavia, with C. Crisciani. Responsibilities included lecture and seminar teaching, guiding and mentoring students, and evaluation.
The Penetration of Arabic Philosophy into the Latin Philosophical Tradition.
Lecturer, Research Seminar, 2017. Marquette University, Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ International Working Group. Research Seminar Jan-April 2017.
The Mediterranean Sea as Space of Philosophical Dissemination.
Lecturer, MA seminar, 2016. Università di Pavia, Spring semester 2016. Responsibility for lecture and seminar teaching.
Neoplatonism and Aristotelianism in the Middle Ages: Perspectives and Problems.
Lecturer, BA seminar, 2014. Università di Pavia. Responsibility for lecture and seminar teaching.
ACADEMIC TEACHING PROGRAMMES
The World Machine.
Lecturer, OxNet Initiative Course, 2019. University of Sunderland. Schools Outreach and Access Programme for the OxNet Initiative, Durham University, University of Oxford, University of Sunderland. Responsibility for lecture and seminar teaching for 16-17 years old university applicants, as part of a national UK programme; preparation of teaching materials, delivery and assessment.
The Ordered Universe.
Lecturer, OxNet Initiative Course, 2018. University of Sunderland. Schools Outreach and Access Programme for the OxNet Initiative, Durham University, University of Oxford, University of Sunderland. Responsibility for lecture and seminar teaching for 16-17 years old university applicants, as part of a national UK programme; preparation of teaching materials, delivery and assessment.
SUPERVISION OF FINAL YEAR PROJECTS
Dante, Monarchia I, II-IV: una teoria politica dell’intelletto.
Co-Supervisor,BA Thesis: 2015. Università di Pavia (IT), BA candidate: Carolina Tosca. Supervisors: Carla Casagrande and Nicola Polloni. Thesis defended on 25 February 2016.
Co-Editor, Revista Española de Filosofía Medieval.
2018-present. Editorial Committee: Alexander Fidora, Pedro Mantas España, and Nicola Polloni.
Editorial collaborator, Medioevo Latino/MEL.
2011-present. SISMEL, Florence (IT).
Co-Founder, The Extensions Project.
2019-present. Founders: Nicola Polloni, Tom Lancaster, Rosie Reed Gold, and Joshua Harvey.
COMMUNICATION AND MANAGEMENT
Editor, Iberica Philosophica Mediaevalia
2017-present. Newsletter of medieval philosophical studies.
Manager of the websites of the following societies and research groups: