CENTRE FOR ANCIENT AND MEDIAEVAL PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE (CAMPaS)
Director - Valery V. Petroff, DSc
The Centre was established in 2004 for promotion of interdisciplinary research in philosophy, science, intellectual history and culture of Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and for consolidation of the research efforts of specialists from various fields of knowledge. The Centre works on the basis of the Department for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science. The Centre works in cooperation with scholars from various academic and educational institutions of Moscow, St.Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Tula, Paris, Toronto.
Centre for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science
Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Room 516, Volkhonka 14, Moscow 119991, RUSSIA
Tel.: (+7 495) 697-58-55
Fax: (+7 495) 609-93-50
June 7, 2011 International Conference «Philosophy as Spiritual Exercise and a Way of Life» dedicated to the memory of Pierre Hadot (1922-2010), honorary professor at the Collège de France was organised by CAMPas and Museum Graeco-Latinum. The conference was opened by Abdusalam Guseinov, Director of the Institute of Philosophy. The papers were delivered by Iouri Chitchaline, Elena Chitchaline, Adrien Pagano, Victor Vizgin, Valery Petroff, Svetlana Messiats (conference program).
May 17, 2011. A workshop «Bede the Venerable: a scholar, a philosopher, a theologian» was held at the CAMPaS. The workshop was organised in cooperation with the Center for Intellectual History of the Institute of the World History. The moderator of the meeting was Maya Petrova (Institute of the World History). The papers were delivered by Alexey Phokin (Institute of Philosophy), Tatyana Borodai (Moscow State University), Valery Petroff (Institute of Philosophy), Maria Nenarokova (Institute of the World Literature), Maya Petrova (Institute of the World History) (Workshop Program).
December 8, 2010. Books on Medieval Studies published in 2009-2010 were presented at the cultural centre «Biblioteca dello Spirito» (Pokrovka, 27). The exhibition was organized by Medieval History Department of Moscow State University (Oleg Voskoboynikov, Olga Dmitrieva). During the event two books published by CAMPaS were presented: «Intellectual Traditions of Antiquity and the Middle Ages» (Maya Petrova) and «Cosmos and Soul. Part. 2 (Andrey Seregin).
September 23, 2010. In cooperation between the CAMPaS and the Department of Philosophy of the Catholic Institute of Paris, Valery Petroff delivered a lecture «Eriugena on the Spiritual Body» at a monthly meeting of the laboratory «Philosophie patristique et médiévale» directed by Prof. Emmanuel Falque, Dean of the Department.
May 11-12, 2010. Luc Brisson (Centre Jean Pépin, CNRS, Paris), one of the best specialists of the works of Plato and the Platonic tradition in Antiquity, was visiting the CAMPaS. On May 11 he delivered a lecture «Intériorité et identité chez Platon». On May 12 Prof. Brisson conducted the reading of Porphyry's Sententia 12 and explained its doctrinal details.
March 18 and 25, 2010. Alexey Dunaev presented a paper «Conceptions Concerning the Nature of the Tabor Light during the Palamite Controversy». The video is available here: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4. The audio record of the presentation: part 1, part 2. An outline of the presentation and hand-outs: part 1, part 2.
March 4, 2010. Emmanuel Falque, the Dean of the Philosophy Department of the Institut catholique de Paris, delivered a lecture at the CAMPaS. Prof. Falque was visiting Moscow being the main speaker at the International Conference on Medieval Philosophy held on March 1-5, 2010 by St Tikhon's Orthodox University. The paper «La pratique phénoménologique de la philosophie médiévale» and its discussion at the CAMPaS made the fourth day of the Conference. See the coverage of the sessions: March 1, March 2, March 3, March 4, March 5 2010.
A monthly seminar Philosophy and Theology of Antiquity and the Middle Ages is held at the CAMPaS. The lectures at the seminar have been delivered by the scholars from the Institute for the History of Christian Thought at the Russian Christian Humanitarian Academy (St Petersburg); Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk); Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow); Institute of the World History; Leningrad State University; Moscow State University; Novosibirsk State University; Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; Publishing Department of the Moscow Patriarchate; Russian State University for the Humanities; St Petersburg State University; St Tikhon's Orthodox University; State University - Higher School of Economics; The Orthodox Encyclopedia Church Research Center; The Russian Academy of State Service under the President of the Russian Federation; Tula State Pedagogical Institute; Centre national de la recherche scientifique (Paris); Institut catholique de Paris.
PAPERS DELIVERED AT THE SEMINAR: