The following short film documents the Stoicism for Everyday Life event that I was involved in last term.
Fuller films of the three main sessions are also available, and can all be found here.
Today I received in the post a copy of Brill's Companion to Seneca, in which I have a chapter on Seneca's philosophical predecessors and contemporaries. The book is almost 900 pages long and I'm looking forwards to reading many of the other contributions.
There is further information at the Brill website. Their blurb says "This new and important introduction to Seneca provides a systematic and concise presentation of this author’s philosophical works and his tragedies. It provides handbook style surveys of each genuine or attributed work, giving dates and brief descriptions, and taking into account the most important philosophical and philological issues. In addition, they provide accounts of the major steps in the history of their later influence. The cultural background of the texts and the most important problem areas within the philosophic and tragic corpus of Seneca are dealt with in separate essays."
I am delighted to have been invited to be a keynote speaker at the fifth Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, taking place in May 2014. There is a call for papers here. (I spoke at the Oxford Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy a few years ago.) I shall most likely talk about Shaftesbury, his work on Roman Stoicism, and the idea of philosophy as a way of life. I wrote a review of the new edition of his work last year.
Next week I'm speaking at King's College London in one of two event put on in conjunction with Stoic Week. Further details here.
A short review I wrote of a new edition of Agostino Nifo's De Intellectu has just been published in the Journal of the History of Philosophy, at dx.doi.org/10.1353/hph.2013.0075
Over the last year I've been involved with the Stoicism Today project based at the University of Exeter. Last year we ran a beta-test 'live like a Stoic week' aimed primarily at a group of Exeter students. This year we are doing it again, revised and hopefully improved. The week starts on 25 November.
In conjunction with the week we are also holding a public event at Birkbeck, called Stoicism for Everyday Life. This will include an introduction to the Stoicism Today project, a roundtable discussion examining some of the issues the project raises, and then a series of smaller, interactive sessions.
Two short publications have just come out, both about the books at Wolfson College, Oxford. Last year I organized a small display of sixteenth century philosophy books from the collection at Wolfson. I also gave a talk. My notes have now been published as a short article in The Bodleian Library Record. A briefer summary has also just appeared in the College's own Record:
I have recently been invited to edit a new book series on Roman Philosophy for University of Pennsylvania Press. I am very pleased to be doing this and a couple of projects are already under discussion. I would be very happy to hear from people working on Roman thought conceived quite broadly who have projects under way. We are looking for both scholarly monographs and collections of papers. Further details can be found at http://romanphilosophy.blogspot.co.uk/.