MemberPhilipp Steinkrüger


Aristotle on Kind-Crossing, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 54 (2018), 107-158.
(with Vasilis Politis) Aristotle’s second problem about the possibility of a science of being qua being: a reconsideration of Metaphysics Γ 2, Ancient Philosophy 37.1 (2017), 59-89. DOI: 10.5840/ancientphil20173714 (also shared in hcommons CORE:
(with Lorenz Demey) The Logical Geometry of John Buridan’s Modal Octagon, Tijdschrift voor Filosofie 79.2 (2017), 217-238. DOI: 10.2143/TVF.79.2.3242699
Aristotle’s Assertoric Syllogistic and Modern Relevance Logic, Synthese 192.5 (2015), 1413-1444. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-014-0631-y (also shared in hcommons CORE: http://d…

MemberMatt Chalmers

I am currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Washington and Lee University. I specialize in questions of identity, difference, representation, and pasts shared between Jews, Christians, and Samaritans. My research and teaching uses late ancient self-fashioning as a laboratory space for the critical approaches of the scholar of religion, as well as exploring the resonance of ancient identity in scholarship and intellectual history between the past and the present.

MemberMichael Miller

I’m a researcher and teacher, in the broad area of philosophy and religion. Slightly narrower, my specialism is Judaism, and narrower still I focus on Jewish mysticism and modern Jewish philosophy (usually of the more ‘secular’ flavour: Benjamin, Rosenzweig, Levinas, et al). However I’m stubbornly interdisciplinary and usually try to cross the boundaries between different aspects of philosophy and speculative thought as well as trying to keep up with current research in scientific, linguistic and psychological fields which connect with my interests. Keeping it broad helps to revitalise intellectual disciplines and keep them exciting. The other area I’m increasingly focusing on in my research and teaching is Black Judaism, especially the Hebrew Israelite movement. I’m also very interested in experimenting with the forms of research, writing and teaching – making these practices more accessible, more artistic, more willing to think outside the usual boxes.

MemberJoshua Reno

Joshua Reno is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Classical & Near Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. He holds an MTh in New Testament from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN). His research interests include the Pauline epistles, Hellenistic/Roman philosophy, ancient invective, and the Second Sophistic. He is writing his dissertation on the use of sexual invective in the Pauline corpus as part of his community-shaping strategy. Specifically, Joshua’s interest lies in how Paul deploys insinuations of gender-sexual deviancy/deficiency against his rivals as part of his rhetorical effort to exert control over these nascent Christian communities and how this reconsideration impacts reconstructive mirror-readings.

DepositBilinguals in Late Mesopotamian Scholarship

The project aims to significantly enrich the resources for the study of the political and religious practice and the intellectual history of ancient Mesopotamia in the first millennium BCE. We will focus on the corpus of cuneiform tablets inscribed with bilingual myths, incantations and liturgies written in the two main languages of the civilization: Sumerian and Akkadian. These texts constitute a crucial part of the learning common to the scribal elite of the time and provide important comparisons and contrasts to intellectual and religious innovations occurring elsewhere across contemporary Eurasia, such as Greek philosophy, Biblical prophecy, Buddhism and Confucianism. We will enhance access to this primary documentation by creating an online core corpus of these texts together with an introductory portal, search aids and translations which will open the material up to both specialists and non-specialists.

MemberJoseph Garvin

…kfurt School, anarchist thought on both the left and right sides of the political divide, and attended Richard Kearney’s seminar on the phenomenology of the Other.


2005-2009 – University College Dublin – 2.1 Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

My undergraduate studies included the philosophy of Derrida, Heidegger and Husserl, Hume and Kant, Ancient philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to the Neoplatonists, Aristotelian and informal logic, existentialism, philosophy of science, theology, German Idealism, epistemology, gender theory, moral and ethical philosophy, critical social theory, hermeneutics and jurisprudence. My undergraduate dissertation was titled ‘Talking with the Patient: Ethically Ju…

MemberMaddalena Italia

Maddalena started working on her doctoral thesis in September 2013, after completing her MA (with Distinction) in Languages and Cultures of South Asia at SOAS. Before moving to SOAS, she earned her BA and MA in Classics (both cum laude) from Milan State University. Her first MA dissertation focused on the Sanskrit figure of speech śleṣa (“Śleṣa, or ‘double meaning’: traces of stylistic continuity from the Ṛgveda to Sanskrit kāvya literature”). Her SOAS Master’s dissertation (“Non-verbal communication in Sanskrit kāvya literature: an emic perspective”) dealt with the theoretical frameworks through which literary body language is analyzed in Sanskrit systematic thought on drama and literature (nāṭya- and sāhityaśāstra). Maddalena’s doctoral research aims to offer new insights and a better understanding of the history of the modern reception of Sanskrit erotic poetry. In her PhD thesis (working title: “The erotic untranslatable: the modern reception of Sanskrit love poetry in the West and in India”), Maddalena analyses commentaries, translations, and rewritings of Sanskrit erotic poetry produced by modern intellectuals – Orientalists, Indian nationalists, colonial and post-colonial translators, poets, and philologists.