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Social Justice and Slavery and Their Relation to Philosophical Asceticism in Antiquity and Late Antiquity

Date and Time: 
Monday, January 7, 2019. 04:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Watt Dining Room
Ethics and Politics, Ancient and Modern 2018
Meeting Description: 

A paper will be circulated prior to the event. A commentator will briefly summarize the paper and offer comments and criticisms. After a response from the presenter, the floor will open up for discussion.

Professor Ilaria Ramelli has been Young Researcher in Late Antiquity, assistant in Roman history, professor of Roman Near Eastern history, and fellow in ancient philosophy (Sacred Heart University, 2003–present), as well as senior research fellow in ancient and patristic philosophy (Durham University), senior visiting professor of Greek thought at Harvard Divinity School and Boston University, senior visiting professor of Church history and of religion (Erfurt University, Max Weber Centre), visiting research fellow at the University of Oxford, Corpus Christi (2015/2016, a senior fellowship), and senior fellow at Princeton University (2016-17), besides other senior fellowships and visiting professorships.  She is full professor of theology and Britt Endowed Chair at the Graduate School of Theology, SHMS (“Angelicum” University), the director of international research projects and elected senior research fellow at Durham University, IAS (for the second time), at the CEU Institute for Advanced Study, fellow at Erfurt University, Max Weber Centre (within a Forschungspreis or Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation), and Fowler Hamilton Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, Christ Church. She has been elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, of the Humboldt Network of Outstanding Researchers, and of many academic societies. She received many academic prizes, scholarly awards, and nominations, and is a member of many directive and scientific boards of scholarly series and journals and of numerous international scholarly associations. She regularly serves as a peer reviewer for prestigious scientific series and journals, and as a scientific consultant in tenure/hiring evaluations for outstanding Universities, as well as in advanced research funding for international scholarly foundations and first-rate universities. She has taught courses and seminars, delivered invited lectures and conferences, and held senior research fellowships and senior visiting professorships in numerous (including topmost) universities in Europe, North America, and Israel and has never interrupted an intense scholarly activity for over two decades. She has also been, and is, a member of steering committees of scholarly societies and the director of many international seminars, panels, and workshops. She has authored numerous books, articles, and reviews in world-leading scholarly journals and series, on ancient philosophy, especially Platonism and Stoicism, patristic theology and philosophy, early Christianity (Greek and Latin, but also in part Syriac, Coptic, and Armenian), the New Testament, the reception of Scripture, imperial and late antiquity, ancient religions, classics, and the reception of classical culture in Christianity.