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Vincenzo Carlotta M.A.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für klassische Philologie
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

PhD Project

My research aims at studying the theoretical merging between philosophical and scientific doctrines in (Pseudo- ?) Stephanus of Alexandria's alchemical works. In particular, I will focus on the discussion on the process of alchemical transmutation and the philosophical theories of corporeal transformations developed in Athens and Alexandria on the basis of Plato's and Aristotle's thematizations of being and substance. This feature is structurally bound to the problem of first matter and cosmogony, and the discussion on corporeal hylomorphism and the possibilities of a modification of substantial forms.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 10/2016 PhD Candidate in History of Ancient Science within the Research Training Group "Philosophy, Science, and the Sciences" at the Humboldt University of Berlin; supervisor: Prof. Dr. Philip Van der Eijk.
Since 10/2016 PhD Scholarship from the RTG "Philosophy, Science, and the Sciences" (Graduiertenkolleg 1939/1), sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
02/2016 Master degree in Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Pavia.
03/2015 Organization of the International Conference Days on "τέχναι e artes. Giornate di studio internazionali sui saperi tecnico scientifici antichi e tardo-antichi", supported by the Department of Humanities of the University of Pavia. Pavia, 30–31 March 2015.
10/2014 Diploma from the Summer Course "Greek Palaeography and Codicology: To Read and Study the Ancient Codex" at the University of Uppsala.
07/2012 Bachelor degree in Humanities curriculum Classics at the University of Siena.