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Catch up on the latest from the Keeling Centre here.  You can also follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook group to keep up to date. 

08/05/2024

The Department of Philosophy, King’s College London has organised a workshop in honour of M.M. McCabe titled, 'Virtue, Conversation, Knowledge: Plato and Beyond', which will be held 30th-31st May, Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31), Strand Campus, King's College London. The workshop is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register, please visit: https://virtue-conversation-knowledge.eventbrite.co.uk, where you'll find details of the programme. The workshop is organised with the generous support of the Foundation for Platonic Studies. For enquiries, please contact Branislav Kotoc (branislav.kotoc@kcl.ac.uk).

06/04/2024

There is an upcoming conference, organised by Daniel Ferguson and Joachim Aufderheide, on Virtue in Aristotle, to be held on Thursday 18th April and Friday 19th April, at King's College London, Strand Campus, Macadam Building MB 2.1. The conference will feature talks about virtue in various works of Aristotle from local talent (Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi, Daniel Ferguson), people elsewhere in the UK (Karen Margrethe Nielsen, Giulia Bonasio, Margaret Hampson), and people abroad (Jozef Müller, Daniel Wolt). If you'd like to attend all or part of it, please contact Daniel Ferguson (daniel.ferguson@kcl.ac.uk) by Sunday 14th April.

21/03/2024

Congratulations to Dr Merrick Anderson whose monograph, Just Prospering? Plato and the Sophistic Debate about Justice, has just been published by Oxford University Press!

28/02/2024

The 2023-24 S.V. Keeling Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Verity Harte (Yale University) on Tuesday 12th March, 6-8pm in G46 H O Schild Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. The title of the lecture is 'The Enemies of Philebus: Hedonism and Anti-Hedonism in Plato's Philebus'. Free to all, no registration required.

28/02/2024

The 2024 Keeling Graduate and Early Career Conference will be held on 8th-9th March, with Dr Sophia Connell (Birkbeck) and Prof. Alex Long (St Andrews) as keynote speakers. The conference will be held at the UCL Institute of Education (room C3.14).

25/02/2024

There is an Institute of Classical Studies Ancient Philosophy Seminar tomorrow (Monday 26th February). Benjamin Harriman (Edinburgh) will be speaking on 'Seneca and Stoic Qualities'. The talk will take place at the usual time, 4:30PM - 6:30PM, in Room 243, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Advance booking is encouraged: https://ics.sas.ac.uk/events/seneca-and-stoic-qualities

15/02/2024

Prof. Gabriel Richardson Lear (Chicago) will be giving a talk to The Aristotelian Society this Monday 19th February, 6–7.45pm, entitled ‘The Straightedge of Virtue: Aristotle on the Rational Significance of Beauty-in-Action’. This meeting will be held in the Woburn Suite, Senate House, University of London, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU. A draft paper and other details can be found here.

The talk is free of charge and open to all – no membership or registration is required.

5/02/2024

The next Institute of Classical Studies (ICS) Ancient Philosophy Seminar will take place next Monday (12th February), 4:30PM - 6:30PM, Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Nicolò Benzi (Kent/UCL) will be speaking on: 'Gorgias’ persuasion between rhetoric and art'. You can register in advance here.

31/01/2024

The 33rd Annual Runciman Lecture will be given by Prof. Malcolm Schofield (Cambridge), who will be speaking on 'Aristotle’s Practicable Idealism'. The event will be held on Thursday 1st February, 18:00-20:00, at Great Hall, KCL Strand Campus, Strand, London. The event is free. Register here.

23/01/2024

The next Institute of Classical Studies (ICS) Ancient Philosophy Seminar will take place next Monday (29th January), 4:30PM - 6:30PM, Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Vilius Bartninkas (Vilnius) will be speaking on: 'Plato’s Mathematical Economists, or On Normative Mathematics in Household Management and Economic Policy'. You can register in advance here.

11/01/2024

The next Institute of Classical Studies Ancient Philosophy Seminar will take place on Monday 15th January, 4:30PM - 6:30PM, Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Anne Sheppard (RHUL) will present a paper, 'Neoplatonic responses to Plato, Republic 3.398c-402a'. Advanced booking is encouraged, particularly if you need to be contacted about any changes in arrangements: https://ics.sas.ac.uk/events/neoplatonic-responses-plato-republic-3398c-402a

13/11/2023

The next Institute of Classical Studies Ancient Philosophy Seminar will take place on Monday 20th November, 4:30PM - 6:30PM, Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Lea Cantor (Cambridge) will present a paper, 'Zhuangzi’s words argument against Parmenidean monism'. Advanced booking is encouraged, particularly if you need to be contacted about any changes in arrangements: https://ics.sas.ac.uk/events/zhuangzis-words-argument-against-parmenidean-monism

06/11/2023

Reminder: There is an Institute of Classical Studies Ancient Philosophy Seminar taking place today, 4:30–6:30pm, in Room 243, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Jenny Bryan (Manchester) will give her paper, 'The Epistemic Pessimism of Heraclitus B1'. https://ics.sas.ac.uk/events/epistemic-pessimism-heraclitus-b1

02/11/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi whose book, Ethics for Rational Animals, will be published on 14 March 2024 by Oxford University Press!

21/10/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Merrick Anderson who will be appointed as Assistant Professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California, starting August 2024!

26/05/2023

Congratulations to Mark Kalderon, his latest monograph, Cosmos and Perception in Plato's Timaeus (Routledge: 2023), has just come out!

18-19/05/2023

A Keeling Centre Workshop on Plato's Metaphysics will take place at UCL on 18th and 19th May.

02-03/05/2023

The Biennial London-Oxford-Yale (LOXY) Ancient Philosophy Conference, with papers from academic staff and students, took place on 2nd and 3rd May at UCL, hosted by the Keeling Centre for Ancient Philosophy.

​14/04/2023

Oxford University Press are promoting 'Psychology and Value in Ancient Greek Philosophy: The Ninth Keeling Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy', edited by Fiona Leigh and Margaret Hampson (OUP, 2022) as part of their 'Philosophy in Focus' campaign'! OUP has made Hampson's chapter freely available:  https://academic.oup.com/book/44907/chapter/384750803

24/03/2023

The next Institute of Classical Studies Ancient Philosophy Seminar will take place on Monday 27th March 16:30-18:30; Room 243, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Karen Margrethe Nielsen (Oxford) will give her paper ‘Aristotle as conceptual engineer: the case of forensic oratory’.

It would be very helpful if you would book in advance, particularly if we need to contact you about any changes in arrangements: https://ics.sas.ac.uk/events/aristotle-conceptual-engineer-case-forensic-oratory

 

15/03/2023

A benefit conference for Ukraine, 'What Good is Philosophy?' will be held online on the 17th-19th March, 2023, with the aim of raising the funds required to establish a Centre for Civic Engagement at Kyiv Mohyla Academy. This Centre will provide support for academic and civic institutions in Ukraine to counteract the destabilizing impact that Russia’s invasion has had on Ukrainian higher education and civilian life. By assisting Ukrainian students and scholars today, this Centre will also help pave the way for a vibrant and engaged post-war Ukraine.

 

Speakers include ancient philosophers Peter Adamson (LMU), Angie Hobbs (Sheffield) & Melissa Lane (Princeton). For more information see https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/kma-conference.

​08/03/2023

Professor Jonathan Beere will give a talk to The Aristotelian Society on Monday 13th March, 6-8pm (Room 103, Roberts Engineering Building, University College London, Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE), entitled ‘The Best City in Plato’s Republic: Is it Possible?’


NOTE the change in venue for this talk in the Aristotelian Society Proceedings, and NOTE that the time of the talk scheduled for the Institute of Classical Studies ancient philosophy seminar for the same day, by Thornton Lockwood, has been moved to 4-6pm to avoid a clash.

 

Professor Beere’s paper, which is available for pre-read, and other details can be found on the Aristotelian Society website here: https://www.aristoteliansociety.org.uk/the-2022-23-programme/jonathan-beere/

 

The talk is free and open to all – no registration is necessary. The President of the Aristotelian Society this year, Professor M.M. McCabe, and the organisers hope to see many of you there.

 

03/03/2023

The Institute of Classics Ancient Philosophy Seminar continues on Monday, 6th of March, with Katerina Ierodiakonou (Geneva/Athens), 'Why do flowers smell good but taste bad? The Aristotelian reply', at 4:30-6:30pm in Room 243, Senate House, Malet St, London. If you're planning to come, it would be helpful to register at https://ics.sas.ac.uk/events/why-do-flowers-smell-good-taste-bad-aristotelian-reply.

 

​27/02/2023

The 2023 Keeling Graduate and Early Career Conference will be held on the 10th and 11th March The conference is free and open to all, however, we ask that you register by emailing

 keelinggrad@gmail.com

17/02/2023

The next Institute of Classical Studies Ancient Philosophy Seminar is on Monday 20th February 4:30-6:30pm in Room 243, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU. Laura Castelli (Cambridge) will give a paper titled ‘Aristotle on the opposites and “the other principle”’.  If you'd like to come, please book a place here.

09/02/2023

The 2023 Keeling Graduate and Early Career Conference will be held on the 10th and 11th March!

06/02/2023

 Susan Sauvé Meyer (Pennsylvania) will be giving her paper 'Plato's theory of legislation' at the

Institute of Classical Studies Ancient Philosophy Seminar on the 6th February, 4:30-6:30pm, Bedford Room, G37, Senate House.

01/02/2023

The 'New Approaches to Ancient Greek Moralism and Immoralism' Keeling Workshop is happening this weekend (4th and 5th February)!  Click here to see the programme.

 

20/01/2023

The first Institute of Classical Studies Ancient Philosophy Seminar of 2023 will be given by Anne

Sheppard (RHUL), who will present her paper ‘The effect of tragedy on the emotions: Plato, Aristotle and the Neoplatonists’ on Monday 23rd January 4:30-6:30pm, Room 243, Senate House. Register here.

 

12/12/2022

The Institute of Classical studies ancient philosophy (Thornton Lockwood) planned for today has been postponed.

24/11/2022

Ricardo Salles (UNAM) will give his paper ‘Is the Stoic conflagration something good?’ at the next Institute of Classical Studies Ancient Philosophy Seminar series on Monday 28th November 16:30-18:30 in Room 243, Senate House. Book here.

18/11/2022

The next Institute of Classical Studies ancient philosophy seminar is on Monday 21st November, 4:30-6:30pm. Rachana Kamtekar (Cornell) will present her paper, ‘What makes right acts right? A Stoic answer to Ross’s question’. This seminar will be held online. Register here.

 

06/11/2022

The 2022-2023 S.V. Keeling Lecture, 'Ethics and and Politics of Plato's "Noble Lie"  will be given by Prof. Rachel Barney (Toronto) on Tuesday 15th November, 5-7pm, Senate Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU.  It will be followed by a drinks reception. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sv-keeling-memorial-lecture-prof-rachel-barney-tickets-435633590797

03/11/2022

Simona Aimar (UCL) has written a beautiful tribute to Sarah Broadie (1941-2021, Keeling Scholar in Residence, 2018-2021). Click here to read.

 

31/10/2022

Raphael Woolf (KCL) will be giving his paper 'The Body in Plato's 'Charmides'' at the next Institute of Classical Studies Ancient Philosophy Seminar. It's on the 31st October, 5-6:30pm in G35, Senate House. Register here

 

31/10/2022

James Warren (Cambridge) will be giving his paper, 'Forms of Agreement in Plato's Crito' at the Aristotelian Society in Senate House on the 31st October, 6-7:45 pm.

19/10/2022

Sean Kelsey (Notre Dame) will be giving his paper, 'Mind and world in Aristotle’s De Anima' on Wednesday 19th October 4pm at UCL Gordon House, Room G09, 29 Gordon Square, London. Organised by Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi (UCL).

29/09/2022

MM McCabe (Professor of Philosophy Emerita, KCL), will be giving the Presidential Address, 'Mornington Crescent' at the Aristotelian Society on 3rd October, 6-7:45pm, Chancellors Hall, Senate House.

26/09/2022

The Institute of Classical Studies Ancient Philosophy Seminar 2022-2023 series kicks off on 26th September with Raphael Woolf (KCL), who will be giving his paper 'Persuasion and Plausibility in 'Tusculan Disputations' Book I'.It's at 4:30-6:30pm in G22, Senate House. All welcome!

16/05/2022

Mike Coxhead (KCL) will be presenting his work in progress at the KCL-UCL Summer Session on 16th May, 2022.   

 

01/05/2022

The Sheila Kassman Memorial Lecture, "The mind knows itself: Augustine, 'De trinitate' 10.5-6", by Charles Brittain (Cornell University) will be held on the 6th May, 2022.  Click here for more information. 

01/03/2022

The 2021/2022 Keeling Memorial Lecture will be given by Prof. Alexander Nehamas (University of Princeton) on Thursday 5th May, 2022, 6-8pm at the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, UCL, on ‘What Do We Learn About Philosophers and Philosophy at the End of Republic Book V?’.   

01/12/2021

Nilanjan Das (UCL) gave a lecture, 'The First Person in Buddhism', as part of the Royal Institute of Philosophy's 2021 London Lectures: Expanding Horizons.  Catch up here.

26/11/2021

The Keeling Centre’s Fiona Leigh, together with Angie Hobbs (Sheffield) and Frisbee Sheffield (Cambridge), discussed Plato’s Gorgias with Melvin Bragg on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time. Listen here.

01/09/2021

Dr. Merrick Anderson, former Keeling Research Fellow, is starting his British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the UCL Philosophy Department and Keeling Centre.  He will be working on the sophists and justice. 

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