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Theophrastus Project - Conferences

Update on 5.5.2010: For any enquiries about the Theophrastus Project, please visit http://www.sfu.ca/personal/dmirhady/dcm.html or contact David Mirhady.

These pages are maintained by the Department of Greek and Latin, UCL, as part of R. W. Sharples' and the Department's contribution to Project Theophrastus, an international collaborative undertaking initiated by Professor William W. Fortenbaugh of the Department of Classics at Rutgers University, New Jersey, in 1979.


Since its inception at a conference at Rutgers University in 1979 the Project has held biennial conferences on various aspects of Theophrastus' work and on related topics. The proceedings of these have mostly been published in Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities, Transaction Publishers. Conferences so far have been as follows, on Theophrastus himself unless otherwise indicated:

Since its inception at a conference at Rutgers University in 1979 the Project has held biennial conferences on various aspects of Theophrastus' work and on related topics. The proceedings of these have mostly been published in Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities, Transaction Publishers. Conferences so far have been as follows, on Theophrastus himself unless otherwise indicated:

10-12 September 2009 DePauw University, Indiana (on Aristoxenus of Tarentum: Music, Biography, and Philosophy in the Early Peripatetic School). Further information at http://www.depauw.edu/acad/classical/AristoxenusConfMain.asp

2007 Swiss Institute and British School at Rome, Rome, Italy (on Chamaeleon of Heraclea and Praxiphanes of Rhodes).

2005 University of Grenoble, France (on Strato of Lampsacus). To be published in RUSCH XVI-XII.

2003 University of Leeds, England (on Heraclides of Pontus). Published in RUSCH XIV-XV.

2001 University of Texas at Austin (on Lyco, Hieronymus of Rhodes and Aristo of Ceos). Published in RUSCH XII-XIII.

1999 Trier, Germany (on the opuscula of Theophrastus). Published in Akten der 3. Tagung der Karl-und-Gertrud-Abel-Stiftung, eds. W.W. Fortenbaugh and Georg Wöhrle = Philosophie der Antike, Veröffentlichungen der Karl-und-Gertrud-Abel-Stiftung, hrsg. von Wolfgang Kullmann in Verbindung mit Jochen Althoff und Georg Wöhrle, Band 14. Franz Steiner Verlag: Stuttgart, 2002.

1997 Budapest, Hungary (on Eudemus of Rhodes). Published in RUSCH XI.

1995 University of Colorado at Boulder (on Demetrius of Phalerum and Dicaearchus). Published in RUSCH IX-X.

1993 Leiden University, Netherlands. Published in
Theophrastus: Reappraising the Sources = RUSCH VIII, eds Jan van Ophuisjen and Marlein van Raalte, 1998

1991 Rutgers University, New Jersey (on Peripatetic rhetoric after Aristotle). Published in Peripatetic Rhetoric after Aristotle = RUSCH VI, eds W. Fortenbaugh and D. Mirhady, 1994

1989 Eresos, Lesbos, Greece. Published in
Theophrastus: His Psychological, Doxographical, and Scientific Writings (includes editions of the Meteorologica by H. Daiber and the work On Fish by R. Sharples) = RUSCH V, eds W. Fortenbaugh and D. Gutas, 1992

1987 Saarbrücken, Germany (on Cicero). Published in
Cicero's Knowledge of the Peripatos = RUSCH IV, eds W.W. Fortenbaugh and P. Steinmetz, 1989

1985 University College London and Institute of Classical Studies, London. Published in Theophrastean Studies, On Natural Science, Physics and Metaphysics, Ethics, Religion and Rhetoric = RUSCH III, eds W.W. Fortenbaugh and R.W. Sharples, 1987

1983 University of Liverpool, England. Published in
Theophrastus of Eresus: On His Life and Works = RUSCH II, eds W. Fortenbaugh, A. Long and P. Huby, 1985

1981 Rutgers University, New Jersey (on Arius Didymus). Published in
On Stoic and Peripatetic Ethics: the work of Arius Didymus = Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities I, ed. W. Fortenbaugh. New Brunswick: Transaction, 1983






















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