All posts by Phillip Horky

Launch of new book series, Cambridge Texts and Studies in Platonism

DCAMP is pleased to announce the launch of a new book series, published by Cambridge University Press, titled Cambridge Texts and Studies in Platonism, co-edited by Dr Phillip Horky (Durham), Prof. Dr Irmgard Männlein-Robert (Tϋbingen), and Dr Federico Petrucci (Turin). More information about the series, including the expected publication of the volumes arising out of Project Academy, will be forthcoming. The official launch will occur at a conference at the University of Turin, Italy, co-sponsored by DCAMP and the Philosophy Department at the University of Turin, titled ‘Perspectives in Platonism: towards a New Agenda’, 27-29 October 2021. The Classics editor for Cambridge University Press, Michael Sharp, will himself inaugurate the new series on 28 October, 6-7pm. The conference will feature DCAMP members Phillip Horky, Giulia De Cesaris (PhD 2020), and Carlo Cacciatori (current PhD student). To attend the conference in person or remotely, please contact

DCAMP Welcomes New Colleagues

DCAMP is extremely excited to welcome two new colleagues to our Centre.

Edith Hall returns to Durham as Professor, after two decades working in London. Her research includes the study of Aristotle, about whom she wrote a book (Aristotle’s Way, here reviewed by the Guardian).

Claire Hall arrives in Durham as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow for 36 months (2022-25), to work on ‘Knowing the Future in Post-Hellenistic Greek Antiquity”. Claire completed her doctorate in Theology at All Souls, Oxford, in 2019. Her first monograph, Origen and Prophecy, has been recently published.

Congratulations and welcome to them both!

Successes for Junior Colleagues in DCAMP

The Durham Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (DCAMP) is pleased to announce successful recent appointments of its members to academic posts starting in autumn 2020.

Dr Myrthe Bartels (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Classics & Ancient History, 2017-19) obtained a 2-year research position through the Dipartimento di Eccellenza programme at the Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere, University of Pisa.

Dr Graziana Ciola (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Philosophy, 2018-20) obtained a 2-year Excellence Fellowship in the History of Philosophy at Radboud University.

Dr Giulia De Cesaris (PhD in Classics, 2020) obtained a 3-year Junior Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Research Foundation – Flanders to pursue research at the De Wulf – Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Philosophy, KU Leuven.

Dr Logan Williams (PhD in Theology & Religion, 2020) will be keeping it local, teaching Ancient Greek at Cranmer Hall College, Durham, and Ancient Hebrew in the Department of Theology & Religion, Durham University.

We wish them our warmest congratulations!