Denis Robichaud

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Associate Professor
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

Research Profile

Robichaud is an intellectual historian and historian of philosophy who works on Platonism, Neoplatonism, Italian Renaissance humanism and philosophy, the classical tradition, and traditions of ancient philosophy, and the philosophy of religion. His research also engage various aspects of philology, manuscript studies, as well as humanist commentary and textual practices. He is especially interested in the history of Platonism, and its intersections with religious traditions. His articles have appeared in Renaissance Quarterly, the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, and Vivarium: A Journal for Medieval and Early-Modern Philosophy and Intellectual Life. 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.

Robichaud won a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), as well as the Danial Coit Gilman Fellowship and the Charles Singleton Fellowship from Johns Hopkins University. In 2008, he was a scholar in residence in the Classics department of Dartmouth College. He was the 2012 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. In 2018, he was a scholar in residence at the School of Religious Studies at McGill University. Most recently, he won of 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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