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Fellow Perilli, Prof. Dr. Lorenzo

Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Perilli

 

University of Rome Tor Vergata,
Dept. IGF-Philosophy,
via Columbia 1,
Rome, Italy
http://www.scuoladifilosofia.it/dottorato/alumni/lorenzo-perilli

Project

Aim of the project is an edition with commentary and general study of the fragments of pre- and non-Hippocratic 'physicians' and a selection of texts with a special focus on medical topics, until the beginning of the IVth century BCE. Texts of medical interest interspersed in literary and philosophical texts since the age of Homer, as well as in inscriptions, will also be selected, in order to give a picture as complete as possible. The research will thus focus on the losers in Greek medicine as opposed to canonical texts. A study of the historical, social and institutional background of these authors and texts will parallel the main line of research. Main lines of research include the so-called 'Italic school' and the Physiologoi of the VIth and Vth century BCE, medicine in the archaic literary tradition as well as religious and popular medical practice.

Curriculum Vitae

MSc summa cum laude in Ancient Greek Literature, University of Rome. PhD in Philosophy

 

2000 – present Teaching of History of Ancient Scientific Thought, Ancient Philosophy, Classical Tradition
2013 Petra Kappert Fellow, Univ. Hamburg, Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures
2012 Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, Re-invitation as an Awardee, Univ. Hamburg
1997 – 2011 Teaching of Humanities computing at the University of Rome LUMSA
2010 Visiting scholar of the Fonds National Suisse de la Recherche Scientifique, Univ. Zürich
2008 – 2009 Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Munich, Berlin)
2006 Research Associate at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, London
2003 CNR "Short-term" grant for research at the Univ. Munich, Germany
2003 CNR "Short-term" grant for research at the Univ. Utrecht, The Netherlands
2001 CNR-NATO fellowship for a research stay at the Univ. Munich, Germany
1994 – 2000 Scientific consultant of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei / Centro Linceo Interdisciplinare in the field of Computer Science and the Humanities
1999 1-year grant for young researchers at the University of Rome Tor Vergata
1996 – 1997 Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Munich, Berlin)
1996 Grant by the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Naples
1994 Research grant by the Österreichisches Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung (Vienna)
1991 – 1993 2-year fellowship at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, for research in the field of Computer Science and the Humanities
1989 Study grant by the German-Italian Academy of Merano, Italy (Univ. Vienna)
1987 Study grant by the German-Italian Academy of Merano, Italy ( Univ. Würzburg)

 

Awards and other activities

2003 – 2012 Membership in the project of national interest on The transmission of ancient medicine
2007 Friedrich-Wilhelm-Bessel International Prize, awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, after a nomination by the Berlin Academy of Sciences
2006 – present Member of the board of the periodical of ancient medicine Galenos
2001 Prize of the Italian Ministry of Culture, awarded by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
1997 "G. Borgia" Prize for Philosophy, awarded by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
1988 – 2000 Co-editor of the periodical of classical studies "Museum Criticum"

 

Director of the interdisciplinary Research Centre in Classics, Mathematics and Philosophy "Forms of Knowledge in the Ancient World".

Lectures at the University of Munich, Göttingen, Paris, Naples, Florence, Pisa, Ferrara, Bologna, Rome, Ancona, Newcastle, Budapest, as well as at many international Conferences.

Publications

2013 (Ed.), Logos. Theorie und Begriffsgeschichte, Darmstadt (2013).
2012 L. Perilli, D. Taormina (Eds.), La filosofia antica. Itinerario storico e testuale, Utet, Torino (2012.
2012 "I presocratici", in: L. Perilli, D. Taormina (Eds.) La filosofia antica. Itinerario storico e testuale, Utet, Torino (2012), 80-169.
2012 "A Risky Enterprise: the Aldine Edition of Galen, the Failures of the Editors, and the Shadow of Erasmus of Rotterdam", in: Early Science and Medicine 17, 446-466.
2011 C. Brockmann, K.-D. Fischer, S. Roselli, L. Perilli, (Eds.),Officina Hippocratica. Schriften zu Ehre von Anargyros Anastassiou und Dieter Irmer, Berlin /  New York (2011).
2009 "Scrivere la medicina. La trascrizione dei miracoli di Asclepio e il Corpus Hippocraticum", in: Ch. Brockmann, W. Brunschön, O. Overwien (Eds.), Antike Medizin im Schnittpunkt von Geistes- und Naturwissenschaften, Atti del Convegno internazionale, Berlin /  New York (2009), 75-120.