Program of Liberal Studies
B. A., Liberal Arts College of Concordia University in Montreal; M. A., German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Johns Hopkins University; M. A. / Ph.D., History, Johns Hopkins University
Robichaud is an intellectual historian and historian of philosophy who works on Platonism, Neoplatonism, Italian Renaissance humanism, and the classical tradition. His articles have appeared in Renaissance Quarterly and the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, and his book Plato's Persona: Marsilio Ficino, Renaissance Humanism, and Platonic Traditions was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2018. He is presently preparing critical editions and book-length studies of Ficino's Latin translations of Iamblichus's De Secta Pythagorica and Theon of Smyrna's Mathematica. His research interests engage various aspects of Renaissance humanism: the history of philosophy and philology, intellectual history, humanist commentary and textual practices, manuscript annotations, Ficino, Poliziano, both Picos (Giovanni and Gianfrancesco), and the fortune of classical and humanist texts. He is especially interested in the history of Platonism. In 2012 he was a Frances A. Yates Fellow at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London. In 2016 he received the Olivia Remie Constable Prize in Medieval Studies to be a Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford. He won the Phyllis W. G. Gordan / National Endowment for the Humanities Rome Post-Doctoral Prize and will be a resident fellow at the American Academy in Rome during the academic year of 2018-19.
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