Here’s a round-up of some things I’ll be doing this coming year (despite having made a concerted effort to keep my schedule as clear as possible in order to finish my current book project):
It’s been a busy autumn, focused more on public-facing activities than research. At the end of September we held Stoicon at Senate House in London. You can see a short film about the event here, and all of the main talks were recorded too, available here.
Around the same time I wrote a short piece on Stoic Week for an online platform called The Conversation, and the piece was republished on multiple other sites, including the Independent and Newsweek. Within a month it had received over 100,000 views. That must make it the most widely read thing I’ve written thus far.
I also wrote a short piece on Philosophy as a Way of Life for The Philosophers’ Magazine, talking mainly about Hellenistic philosophers.
Over the summer I wrote the first draft of a short book on Stoicism for Penguin, and over the autumn did some fine-tuning and editing before final submission. The book will be called Lessons in Stoicism and is due to appear around September 2019.
It’s now time to turn the focus back to research. The next main task is to complete a monograph on Marcus Aurelius, which is due to be published by Routledge in their series Philosophy in the Roman World.