Reydams-Schils to lead international colloquium on ancient philosophy

Author: Arts and Letters


Gretchen Reydams-Schils, professor of liberal studies with a concurrent appointment in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will serve as co-presider of an international colloquium titled “Deciding Culture: Stobaeus’ Collection of Excerpts of Ancient Greek Authors,” March 5 to 8 at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy.

A Notre Dame initiative, the conference is in collaboration with the Catholic University of Milan and will seek to enhance core disciplinary work in classics (Greek), philosophy and medieval and Byzantine studies. The initiative strengthens international research and outreach, as well as the collaboration between leading Catholic institutions of higher learning. Along with Reydams-Schils, Roberto Radice from the Catholic University of Milan and Carlos Levy from the Sorbonne, Paris, will preside.

Reydams-Schils has been a member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1994 and currently serves as associate dean for research, graduate studies and centers in the College of Arts and Letters. She specializes in ancient philosophy with a particular focus on Stoicism and Platonists and is the author of “The Roman Stoics: Self, Responsibility, and Affection” and editor of “Plato’s Timaeus as Cultural Icon.” She leads the Notre Dame Workshop on Ancient Philosophy.

The conference is co-sponsored by Notre Dame’s Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Medieval Institute, Notre Dame Workshop on Ancient Philosophy and the College of Arts and Letters, along with the Catholic University’s Department of Philosophy.

Additional information is available at .

Contact: Gretchen Reydams-Schils, 574-631-7535,

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at on February 21, 2008.