Christophe Erismann Byzantines Series Lecture: "A Felicitous Outcome of Iconoclasm? Theology and Aristotelian Logic in 9th-Century Byzantium”


Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library) (View on

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Join us for a talk by distinguished professor Christophe Erismann; a reception will follow the lecture.  

Christophe Erismann is currently director of the European Research Council project “Reassessing Ninth Century Philosophy: A Synchronic Approach to the Logical Traditions” at the Institute for Byzantine Studies at the University of Vienna. He has held research fellowships at the University of London, the Warburg Institute, Dumbarton Oaks, and Helsinki University and from 2010-2015 was SNSF Research Professor in Medieval Philosophy at the University of Lausanne. His research focuses on the reception of Aristotelian logic in Late Antique, Byzantine, and Latin philosophy and theology. The recent focus of his work has been on the use of logic in the writings of ninth-century Byzantine authors such as Theodore the Stoudite, the patriarch Nikephoros, and Photios.