Classics in Colonial Cities – virtual conference

Classics in Colonial Cities: a Virtual Conference   Call for expressions of Interest | Deadline 1 June 2021 In the light of the extensive interest in the classical heritage evident in so much of the British Commonwealth, we have decided to organize a virtual conference on Classics in Colonial Cities in November 2021. The conference …

SCFS Workshop: The Berlin Academy

Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science Workshop Workshop | “The Berlin Academy”  The forthcoming workshop on The Berlin Academy will examine the socio-political context of the Academy, the philosophical methodology of the academicians and their ongoing debate over the origins of language. As such, this workshop will provide a useful entrée into the life …

Workshop: Affects, Imaginaries, and Institutions 11 June 2019

In an age where political battles are won and lost partly through the mobilization of emotive images, stories, and symbols, it is critical to attend to the imaginative, affective, and embodied aspects of social practices and institutions at the local, national, and global level. This workshop pursues two questions that have been under-theorized in the social justice literature: First, how do imaginings, affects, …

Classical Heritage and the Story of Sydney Forum II

Classical Heritage Forum II: Language and Learning Our next Classical Heritage Forum turns to the place of Classics in NSW secondary schools. We’ll explore the changing nature of pedagogy in the Classics from the early days of the colony to the present, both within and beyond formal schooling. We’ll also examine the shifting history of …

Definitions and Essences from Aristotle to Kant – 11-13 June 2019

Confirmed speakers David Bronstein (Aristotle) Marije Martijn (Proclus) Riccardo Strobino (Avicenna) Calvin Nomore (medieval logic) Paul Thom (medieval logic) Jim Franklin (early modern mathematics) Deb Brown (Descartes) Laura Kotevska (Pascal, Arnauld and Nicole) Kirsten Walsh (Newton) Peter Anstey (early modern theories of principles) Huaping Lu-Adler (Kant) Katja Vogt (Stoicism) Convenors: Peter Anstey (Sydney) and David Bronstein (Georgetown) …

‘Robert Boyle’s blasphemous thoughts’: A public lecture by Professor Michael Hunter

Emeritus Professor Michael Hunter | Birkbeck College, London “Robert Boyle’s blasphemous thoughts” Abstract Robert Boyle, the famed ‘father of chemistry’ and founding member of the Royal Society of London was the Christian virtuoso par excellence. And yet throughout his adult life he was plagued with doubts and a troubled conscience. Using hitherto unexamined manuscript evidence …