Eugene AFONASIN, Project Director
Professor of Philosophy at Novosibirsk State University, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences; studied physics at Novosibirsk University, medieval philosophy at the Central European University, and classics at Oxford and Boston; teaches classes on the history of philosophy, Roman Law, and Latin; a specialist in Ancient Greek Philosophy, esp. Late Antiquity; published books on Gnosticism and a Russian translation of the Stromateis by Clement of Alexandria
Anna AFONASINA (KUZNETSOVA), Administrative Director
Doctoral Student at Novosibirsk State University; studied theology and religion at Altay State University (Barnaul) and philosophy at Novosibirsk State University; teaches courses in sociology, the history of religion, and Ancient philosophy; a specialist in Ancient Greek Philosophy, esp. the Pythagorean Tradition
Directeur de Recherche (1ère classe) au C.N.R.S., a member of the Centre Jean Pépin (Unité Propre de Recherche n° 76 du CNRS); studied philosophy, philology and sociology at l'Université de Montréal and l'École Pratique des Hautes Études; a world famous historian of Ancient philosophy; publications include translations and commentaries in Plato and Plotinus; books How Philosophers Saved Myths (ET Chicago 2004), Plato the Myth Maker (ET Chicago 1999); Inventing the Universe, with W. Meyerstein (New York 1995), Sexual Ambivalence: Androgyny and Hermaphroditism in Graeco-Roman Antiquity (ET Berkeley 2002), etc.
The John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics and the Humanistic Tradition, and Professor of Comparative Literature, at Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island (USA). He has published books on Greek and Roman comedy, on sexuality in the Greek novels, and on Epicurean psychology. He has translated three volumes of ancient Greek commentaries on Aristotle. He specializes particularly in the history of values and emotions, and has written books on friendship in the classical world, on pity, and, most recently, on The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks. He has just completed a manuscript on the origins of forgiveness
Senior researcher and lecturer at the Department of Philosophy of Utrecht University; co-director (with Prof. Dr. Annette Merz) of the research program ‘Habent sua fata libelli: “Text processing in the philosophical and religious movements within the Roman Empire (1-300 CE)'; Director of Studies, Research Master Program of the Department of Philosophy; studied classics at Utrecht University; published Galen and Chrysippus On the Soul: Argument and Refutation in the De Placitis Books II and III (Philosophia Antiqua 58, Brill: Leiden/Boston 1996) and Chrysippus’ On Affections. Reconstruction and Interpretation. (Philosophia Antiqua 94, Brill: Leiden/Boston 2003), and numerous articles in Ancient philosophy and science.
Leading Research Fellow at the Institute for the History of Science and Technology (St. Petersburg), Russian Academy of the Sciences. Studied history and classics at Leningrad University. Scholarly interests: early Greek science and medicine, ancient Greek philosophy and religion. Publications include Wissenschaft, Philosophie und Religion im frühen Pythagoreismus. Berlin: Akademie Verlag 1997 and The Origin of the History of Science in Classical Antiquity. Berlin: W. de Gruyter 2006.
Researcher at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science of the University Paris-Diderot, an associated member of Centre SPHERE (UMR CNRS 7219). Researcher in Institute of Logic and Cognitive Science in Moscow. Studied pure mathematics, history of mathematics and philosophy in Moscow (Moscow University, Moscow Pedagogical Institute, Institute of Philosophy of Russian Academy of Science) and New York (Columbia University)The author of monograph "Euclid's "Elements" in the context of philosophy of Plato and Aristotle" ("Nauka" 2003, in Russian) and a series of papers on history and philosophy of mathematics.
Senior Researcher at C.N.R.S., a member of the Centre Jean Pépin (Unité Propre de Recherche n° 76 du CNRS); studied philosophy at the University of Victoria, Canada, and l'École Pratique des Hautes Études; editor of l'Année Philologique; a well known translator and historian of Ancient philosophy; publications include numerous translations of the works by Pierre Hadot and of the commentaries in Aristotle by Simplicius.
Ph. D. in History of philosophy; published numerous articles and a book on the history of Platonism in the Middle Asia (Idei Platona mezhdu Elladoi i Sogdianoi, St. Petersburg 2007)
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, lecturer at Novosibirsk State University; studied geophysics and philosophy at Novosibirsk State University; teaches courses in the history of philosophy; a specialist in Ancient philosophy, esp. Plotinus
Ph. D. in History, studied History at Nizhni Novgorod State Linguistic University; teaches History of philosophy in the same university; works with studies Latin Classical texts, esp. Cicero
Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, lecturer at Novosibirsk State University; studied philosophy at Novosibirsk State University; teaches the history of philosophy; research interests include Latin Patristics, esp. Tertullian
PhD in social Philosophy and Philosophy of History, Professor, Odessa National Maritime Academy; studied history and philosophy in Odessa National University; teaches classes on medieval philosophy, history of philosophy, philosophy of law, history of state and law, special course on interrelation of cultures; research interests include problem of Otherness, social rejection, interrelation of cultures, medieval culture
Teaches philosophy and the history of philosophy and science in Novosibirsk Medical State University; a specialist in military history
Professor, Odessa Musical Academy and Odessa National University; studied history and philosophy at Odessa National University; teaches philosophy, anthropology, religion, and the methodology of humanities; a specialist in Ethics and Biography
Assistant Professor, Perm State Tech University; studied history at Perm State University and philosophy at Perm State Tech University; teaches a general course of philosophy, social philosophy, and religion; research interests include the history of Late Ancient philosophy and religion, esp. Christian Platonism and Gnosticism
Associate Professor, Kiev National Pedagogical University; BA in Cultural Studies (Kiev Mohyla Academy), MPhil in European literature (Cambridge University, UK); PhD dissertation on Jacques Lacan; teaches theory and history of culture, courses on mythology, history of religious thought, contemporary western philosophy; research interest include Ancient Greek mythology and philosophical thanathology.
Ph. D. in philosophy; Studied History in Far Eastern State University (Vladivostok); teaches history of culture of Asia-Pacific region and the history of philosophy at the same university; works on the Presocratics
Ph. D. in History; studied at Belgorod State University; teaches various courses on ancient culture at the same university; interested in the theory of education
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences; educated at Moscow Engineering Physics Institute; teaches the history of philosophy, Ontology and Metaphysics; a specialist in Ancient metaphysics and the philosophy of nature, Neoplatonism, and Late Antique philosophic commentaries.
Ph. D. in philosophy; Assistant Professor, Perm State Institute of Arts and Culture; studied philology and philosophy at Novosibirsk State University; teaches philosophy, and history and theory of culture; research interests include Greek Patristics, esp. the Corpus Dionysiacum, and Russian Literature
Ph. D. in philosophy; Assistant Professor, Tula State Pedagogical University; studied linguistics (English, German, Swedish) at Moscow State Linguistics University and Tula State Pedagogical University; teaches religious ethics, religious philosophy, and the history of religion; a specialist in religious philosophy, esp. Gnosticism
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Vice director of ΣΙΓΜΑ: The Centre for Educational Projects (Novosibirsk), studied at the Department of physics of Novosibirsk State University; a well known historian of Ancient mathematics; the author of numerous articles in the history of science and education; translator of Nicomachus of Gerasa, Theon of Smyrna, Proclus and other Greek authors into Russian
Ph.D. in History of Science; Research Fellow at Saint Petersburg Branch of the Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Russian Academy of Sciences; research interests include intellectual history of Greece and Rome, history of ancient science; area of competence: history of geography in classical antiquity
Professor, Odessa National University; studied philology and philosophy at Odessa National University; teaches the history of philosophy and the philosophy of law; research interests include the history of Western and Russian legal tradition, esp. legal consciousness, and literature
Associate Professor, South State University, Rostov-on-Don; studied philosophy at Rostov State University; teaches courses in the history of Western philosophy, esp. the history of anthropological thought and German Idealism; participated in a number of international schools and conferences; research interests include Plato
Associate Professor, Perm State University; studied physics at Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and philosophy at Ural State University; teaches the history of philosophy and the history and methodology of sciences; research interests include Ancient philosophy, esp. Plotinus, and the philosophy of sciences
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, lecturer at Novosibirsk State University; studied history and philosophy at Novosibirsk State University; teaches the history of ancient Greek and medieval Arabic thought; research interests include the Greek philosophy and the Orient.
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Regius Professor of Greek (Emeritus), Trinity College, Dublin, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Platonic Tradition; studied ancient philosophy at Oxford, Dublin and the University of California, Berkeley; a worldwide known scholar of the Classical Tradition, especially Platonism; publications include The Middle Platonists (1977, 19962), The Heirs of Plato (2003), etc.
Ioulia (Lilian) KARALI – GIANNAKOPOULOU
Professor of Environmental Archaeology, Department of Archaeology & History of Art, Faculty of History & Archaeology, School of Philosophy, at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens; studied Archaeology and Byzantine history in the University of Athens and the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I); a well known archaeologist, a specialist in environmental archaeology, Greek Prehistory (Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic periods & Bronze Age), bioarchaeology (man, animals, molluscs), and geoarchaeology
Dominic J. O’MEARA
Professor ordinaire, Chair of Metaphysics and Ancient Philosophy at the University of Fribourg; studied ancient philosophy at Cambridge and l'École Pratique des Hautes Études; a well known historian of Ancient philosophy; the author of several critical editions, monographs, and introductory books, including Michaelis Pselli Philosophica minora (Leipzig 1989); Pythagoras Revived (Oxford 1989); Plotinus: An Introduction to the Enneads (Oxford 1993); Platonopolis. Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity (Oxford 2003); Syrianus On Aristotle Metaphysics 13-14, with J. Dillon (London 2006); Syrianus On Aristotle Metaphysics 3-4 (London 2008)
Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto; studied Ancient philosophy at Cambridge; a famous scholar of the Classical Tradition, especially Neoplatonism; publications include Eros and Psyche: Studies in Plato, Plotinus and Origen (Toronto 1964) Plotinus: The Road to Reality (Cambridge 1967), Human Value: A Study of Ancient Philosophical Ethics (Philosophia Antiqua 40) (Leiden 1982), Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized (Cambridge 1994), Real Ethics: Rethinking the Foundations of Morality (Cambridge 2001), etc.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Leningrad Pushkin State University; the editor-in-chief of the journal Vestnik LSU (series philosophy); studied the history of philosophy at St. Petersburg (Leningrad) State University; published numerous works on the Old Academy
Ph. D. in History of philosophy; studied philosophy at St. Petersburg State University; teaches history of philosophy and sciences in St. Petersburg State University; a specialist in Early Modern science
Professor, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University; studied philosophy at Tbilisi State University, Medieval history at the CEU, and education at Harvard University; participated in various international projects, including scholarship at the University of Leuven; teaches an introductory course in Modern Western thinking, Classical Greek literature, and a special course on Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity; a specialist in Patristic, Byzantine, and Medieval Georgian thought, esp. Ioane Petritsi
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, lecturer at Novosibirsk State University; studied philosophy at Moscow State University; teaches courses in the history of philosophy; a specialist in Aristotle
Professor, Moscow State University, studied history at Moscow State University and Medieval history at the CEU; participated in various international projects, including Fulbright scholarship (the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC); teaches Medieval history, sources of the Medieval history, and historical geography; a specialist in Latin Patristics and Legal history, esp. Gregory the Great and his epoch
Assistant Professor, Siberian State Industrial University; studied philosophy at Tomsk State University; teaches philosophy and the history and theory of culture; writes dissertation on Russian religious thought, esp. this of Lev Karsavin
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences; educated at Moscow State University; teaches the history of philosophy; a specialist in Ancient metaphysics and the philosophy of nature, Aristotle, Neoplatonism, and Late Antique philosophic commentaries, esp. Alexander of Aphrodisia
Researcher at Surikov State Institute of Arts, Moscow; studied Arts and Ancient objects preservation techniques in Moscow, Egypt and Athens; teaches Arts history; a specialist in Early Christian arts and architecture, esp. basilicas and ground plans