The Workshop in Ancient & Contemporary Philosophy is devoted to new work in ancient philosophy, as well as work in contemporary philosophy that engages with ancient thought. Throughout the year, students and faculty at Columbia who are interested in ancient philosophy get to know forthcoming publications by international scholars. PhD students and visiting scholars have the opportunity to serve as commentators and actively engage with the research of visiting speakers.
Inaugurated in 2016/17, the Workshop in Ancient & Contemporary Philosophy is directed by Katja Vogt. It is part of a range of Classical Studies activities in ancient philosophy, including an annual ancient philosophy reading group. Meetings are open to all CU faculty and students, as well as faculty and students from the New York area, and co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department.
Speakers who visited in the Fall 2016 include Lorenzo Corti (Université de Lorraine), Richard Bett (Johns Hopkins University) and Joachim Aufderheide (Kings College London). In the Spring of 2017, Anna Marmodoro (University of Oxford) will speak on the “Unity of Objects.” For more details, please see the workshop’s webpage.