Tuesday, February 05, 2008
CFP: Petrus Ramus Conference, University of St. Andrews, Schools of English and History, June 14, 2008.
Brilliant logician and rhetorician, belligerent and controversial pedagogue, conceited logic-chopper and attacker of Aristotle: these are just some of the opinions held about the scholar Petrus Ramus (1515-1572). The Petrus Ramus Conference 2008 will provide a forum for fresh discussion and debate on this controversial figure, inviting scholars from all academic backgrounds to come together to share their expertise. The conference aims to encourage interdisciplinary discussion not only of Ramus, his works, and influence, but also to situate this discussion in the wider context of early modern history, thought, intellectual development, and culture. Plenary speakers are Dr Howard Hotson (University of Oxford), Professor Peter Mack (University of Warwick), and Professor Dr Kees Meerhoff (Universiteit van Amsterdam). Further details are here: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~ramus/.