Prof Dilwyn Knox

Prof Dilwyn Knox

Emeritus Professor


Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL
1st Sep 1993

Research summary

My research interests are in Renaissance Studies, particularly Renaissance philosophy and learning, education, cosmology and Copernicanism. I have published articles and books in these fields and have won various fellowships, research awards and travel grants, in the UK, Germany and the USA. My research over the past ten or so years has focused on cosmology in the sixteenth and early seventeenth century, with special focus on Marsilio Ficino, Copernicus and Giordano Bruno. I am currently working on a volume outlining the essential features of Bruno's philosophy. My entry on Bruno for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a preliminary summary.

ResearchGate page: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dilwyn_Knox

Teaching summary

I taught in languages and history departments. BA courses I taught include: European Intellectual History, 1200-1600; The European 'Discovery' of the New World; The Renaissance; World War I; Ancient History; Latin translation; Italian; Renaissance History and Art; Renaissance Authors: Machiavelli and Castiglione; Giordano Bruno; and Italian translation. I also taught the following courses for the Italian Studies MA and the Medieval and Renaissance Studies MA (which now incorporates the Renaissance Studies MA that I set up in 2001): Marsilio Ficino; Giordano Bruno's Italian dialogues; Renaissance Texts and Research Techniques. I have now retired and do not teach BA or MA courses. I continue to supervise several PhD students.


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Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy |