Proyectos de Investigación

I Workshop "The Neoplatonic School of Athens and its context"

I Workshop preparatorio "La Escuela de Atenas y su Contexto"

December 21, 2018

Complutense University of Madrid

Faculty of Philology

Salón de Grados


The Research Projects “Towards a Social History of Late Antique Pagan Holy Men” (EUIN2017-85631) and “The Neoplatonic School of Athens (4th-6th c.) in its historical and philosophical context” (HAR2017-83613-C2-1-P), funded by the Spanish Research Ministry (2017-2020), organize a preparatory workshop as a starting point of a joint research group on the social history, philosophical context and literary and archaological nuances of the Neoplatonic School of Athens. The participants will present their work lines towards a future collaborative research endeavour on this topics:

  • Social History of the Neoplatonic School of Athens and Social Networks.
  • Key philosophical topics of the Neoplatonic School of Athens and their relations with other schools.
  • Literature and thought around the School of Athens and its context.
  • Neoplatonism and Gender.
  • Archaeology of the Neoplatonic Schools (Athens and other schools).
  • Neoplatonic schools and urban contexts.
  • Neoplatonism and Christian holiness.

The aim of this workshop is to foster future cooperation aiming at the preparation of a European call and to develop common research interests.




9:30—10:00 Reception and Presentation of the Workshop 


1st Part: Research lines on History and Archaeology 

Chair: Rosa Sanz Serrano (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) 

10:00—10:30 Clelia Martínez Maza (Universidad de Málaga)

10:30—11:00 Jorge Cano Cuenca (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) 

11:00—11:30 Aitor Blanco (Universidad de Navarra)

11:30—12:00 Pause

2nd Part: Research lines on Philology and Philosophy

Chair: Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

12:30—13:00 Alberto Bernabé Pajares (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

13:00—13:30 Filip Doroszewski  (Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie)

13:30—15:00 Break

Chair: David Hernández de la Fuente (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

15:00—15:30 Isabel Velázquez Soriano (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

15:30—16:00 José María Zamora (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

3rd Part: PhD Projects 

Chair: José María Zamora (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)


Marco Alviz Fernández (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) 

Sonsoles Costero Quiroga (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) 

Marina Díaz Bourgeal  (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Ana de Francisco Heredero  (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)


© Original Paint by Sonsoles C. Q., based of the archaeological map of the 'House of Proclus', in Ada Caruso, Akademia.