News and events

2018.02.28 | Research news

Report on Origen seminar in Aarhus

In February 2018, a group of young, international scholars met in Aarhus to present papers and discuss their work on the theology and philosophy of the church father Origen from Alexandria.

2018.02.26 | Knowledge exchange, Research news

Origenes: Grieche und Christ in römischer Zeit

A new book (in German) by Prof. Dr. Dr. Alfons Fürst has recently been published - Origenes: Grieche und Christ in römischer Zeit. Find an English and German summary in this article.

2018.02.21 | Events

Workshop on Anne Conway in Cambridge - open invitation

Karen Felter, one of the ESRs, has arranged a workshop in co-operation with the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism on Anne Conway - part of an influential group of philosophers called the Cambridge Platonists. All those interested are invited to participate.

2018.02.20 | Events

Conference on Origen and the Origenian tradition on progress - Call for Papers

The organizers of a new conference on Origen and the Origenian tradition on progress, co-arranged by the Dipartimento di Storia, Culture, Religioni of Sapienza University of Rome and the ITN The History of Human Freedom and Dignity in Western Civilization, invites for papers - deadline March 8.

2018.02.11 | Events

Network-wide seminar II

In late February, the ITN participants will meet up for another network-wide seminar, this time in Drübeck, Germany. This is going to be an exciting event where some of the ESRs will present their most recent research.

2018.02.09 | Events

February 13-14: Lecture and seminar on Origen in Reading

Everybody is invited to join the team at Reading University for a lecture and a small seminar on Origen reception and theology February 13 and 14. No registration is necessary.

2018.02.07 | Research news

My Stay in Prague - the adventures of an ESR

One of our ESRs, Ilaria Scarponi, recently completed her secondment at the Charles University in Prague. In this report, she writes about the experiences and academic and social adventures she had there during the three months.

2018.02.05 | Knowledge exchange, Events

New ITN Panel on Origen’s Platonism - call for abstracts

We are happy to announce that the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies has accepted the panel proposal of two ESRs, Giovanni Tortoriello and Andrea Bianchi. The ITN panel will take place at the 16th Annual Conference of the ISNS in Los Angeles, June 13-16, 2018. The organizers invite abstracts: deadline February 21.

2018.01.26 | Knowledge exchange

All about Origen: New audios available from AAR 2017 (Boston)

As announced in an earlier post, the ITN team was granted the opportunity to host five AAR seminars focusing on Origen and the Roots of Human Freedom and Human Dignity in the West. You can now listen to three of the presentations from the AAR in Boston 2017 by ESRs Zocchi, Felter and Bunkenborg.

2018.01.24 | People

Meet our new Phd Fellow

Sara Contini is a new PhD fellow in our ITN. Her project focuses on Origen and Bernard of Clairvaux, a work which she carries our at the University of Reading.

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