CONF: Lucretius in the European Enlightenment

… seen on the Classicist list:

Lucretius in the European Enlightenment
A Conference hosted by the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology
The University of Edinburgh

3 – 4 September 2009
For more information and registration details, see
http://www.shca.ed.ac.uk/conferences/lucretius09/index.html

Programme:
David Butterfield (W.H.D. Rouse Research Fellow, Christ’s College, Cambridge):
‘Lucretius’ De rerum natura and classical scholarship in the eighteenth century’

Gianni Paganini (Professor of the History of Philosophy, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy):
‘Lucretius and Bayle’

Ann Thomson (Professor of British History, Université Paris 8 Vincennes-St. Denis):
‘Lucretius and la Mettrie’
Piet H. Schrijvers (Emeritus Professor of Latin, Leiden University):
‘Lucretius in the Dutch Enlightenment’
Tim Hochstrasser (Senior Lecturer in International History, London School of Economics and Political Science):
‘The role of Lucretius in Diderot’s later political thought’
Wolfgang Pross (Professor of German and Comparative Literature, University of Berne, Switzerland):
‘»Atheorum antistes et oraculum«: Enemies of Lucretius in the European Enlightenment’
James Harris (Lecturer in Philosophy, University of St. Andrews):
‘Lucretius and Hume’

Alan Charles Kors (George H. Walker Term Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania):
‘Lucretius and d’Holbach’
Avi Lifshitz (Lecturer in History, University College London):
‘Lucretius and German debates over the origins of language, c. 1750’
Mario Marino (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena):
‘Herder and Lucretius’

Ernst A. Schmidt (Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Tübingen):
‘Wieland and Lucretius’
Andrew Laird (Professor of Classical Literature, University of Warwick):
‘Lucretius and Spanish Jesuit culture after the Bourbon Reforms: Diego José Abad and Rafael Landívar in Italy’

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