International

Didier Ottaviani
COURSES AND CONFERENCES ABROAD

March-April 2018: Mission to Beijing (China, 21 days) in the framework of PHC project Cai Yuanpei 38913YE (IHRIM-BNU): “On the Silk Roads: Dialogue and Interculturality of Values”, workshops around the project. Philosophy class (20h) at Beijing Normal University: “The French Philosophy, from Descartes to Foucault”.

December 2017: Mission to Beijing (China, 10 days) as part of PHC project Cai Yuanpei. Establishment of work teams, thematic meetings around the axes of the project. Lecture (8 Dec. 2h) at Beijing Normal University on “Universality or Subjectivity of Values”.

December 2016: Invitation to the French Embassy in Beijing (China, 10 days). Mission for the creation of an interdisciplinary and transhistoric partnership between the IRHIM and the BNU (Beijing) on ​​the theme of values. Lecture at the French High School in Beijing on Montaigne (Dec. 9). Lecture at the Department of Literature of the Beijing University of Foreign Languages ​​(BFSU, Dec. 12) on “Self-Writing in Montaigne”. Conference-debate at the French Institute in Beijing around Wang Min’an’s documentary film Foucault.

May-June 2016: Mission (21 days) in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) as part of the CAPES-COFECUB project Sh 812-14, “Arts Sciences and Philosophy in the Renaissance”. Intervention in the international conference Imagem e História, May 30-June 1, 2016, UFRJ, “At the dawn of the Renaissance: image, history and self-construction in Dante”. Cycle of conferences on the De amore of Marsile Ficin, UFRJ.

December 2015: Invitation to the French Embassy in Beijing (China). Conference-debate at the French Institute in Beijing on the film Behemoth by Zhao Liang (2 Dec, Beijing); lecture at Tsinghua University “Michel Foucault and norms” (Dec. 4, Beijing); conference at Northwest University “The Humanism of Michel Foucault” (Dec. 6, Xi’an).

May 2015: “Faith and reason in Leibniz: the persistence of a problem of medieval origin”, international symposium Les metaphysiques des lumières, May 14-16, 2015, University of Montreal (Canada).

April 2015: Invitation (20 days) to East China Normal University (Shanghai, China). Master’s course: “An Introduction to Medieval Philosophy”; lecture: “The Political Theory of Marsilius of Padua”.

November 2014: “Trasumanar, virtu e atto”, Società Dantesca Italiana, Palazzo dell’Arte Della Lana, International Trasumanar II Colloquium: Trasumanar da Dante in poi, 26-29 November 2014 (Florence, Italy).

May-June 2014: Mission (21 days) in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) as part of the CAPES-COFECUB project Sh 812-14, “Arts Sciences and Philosophy in the Renaissance”. Following three “mini-courses” on “Anthropology of Montaigne” (12h), UFRJ-UFF, lecture on “From the idiom to the locutionary function at Dante”, UFRJ.

Dec. 2013: Invitation (17 days) to East China Normal University (Shanghai, China). Lecture series on Dante’s thought. Conference on “The conception of the subject by Michel Foucault”.

May 2013: “Montaigne, doctor of the soul”, International Symposium The origins of modern anthropology in Europe (16th-18th centuries): philosophy and medicine, 06-08 May 2013, Casa de Velázquez (Madrid, Spain).

April 2013: “The Political Body in the Pacis Defensor of Marsilius of Padua: Metaphor or Analogy?” International Life and Community Symposium, April 18-19, 2013, Northwestern University (Evanston, USA).

June 2012: “Giordano Bruno and Atheism”, International Conference Atheist veiled in modern times, 01-02 June 2012, Royal Academy of Belgium (Brussels, Belgium).

April 2012: “The Sovereign People: Marsile of Padua and Rousseau”, International Conference Rousseau, the Republic, Peace, 27-29 April 2012, Villa Sarasin (Geneva, Switzerland).

Jan. 2012: Invitation (1 month) to Northwestern University (Evanston, USA). Interventions at the Political Theory Department on the political thought of Marsile de Padoue and the Social Contract of Rousseau. Intervention on the interpretation at Montaigne. Intervention in the seminar of Mrs. C. Nazarian “Montaigne and Modernity” on the “good wild”.

May 2011: Invitation to the Universidade Federal Fluminense (Niteròi, Brasil). Intervention at the symposium Mistica e Linguagem on “The status of the language at Dante”. Intervention at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro on the origin of the law according to Marsil of Padua.

Nov. 2009: Invitation to the University of Mons (Belgium). Intervention on the science of the Renaissance and its relation to magic.

Sept.-October 2005: Visiting Professor at Laval University (Quebec, Canada). Organization of a research seminar entitled “Spiritual Power and Temporal Power”. Bachelor’s degree course in medieval philosophy. Intervention at McGill University (Montreal) on “The political thought of Marsile de Padoue”. Intervention in the course of Political Philosophy of Mr. Jocelyn McClure on the political theory of Saint Augustin.

2002-2003: Visiting Professor at the University of Montreal (Canada). Introductory Course on Medieval Philosophy (License). Course on the Somme against the Gentiles of Thomas Aquinas (License). Organization of a research seminar (“Logic and Physics in the Middle Ages”) devoted to the mutations of the notion of “power”. Intervention at the Center of Research in Ethics (CREUM) on “Foucault and Biology”. Intervention at Laval University (Quebec) on “Medieval Political Thought”.

Jan-Feb. 2002: Visiting Professor at the University of Montreal (Canada). Organization of a seminar entitled “The pacific defensor of Marsile de Padua”. Intervention at the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières on “the conception of intellectual nobility at Dante.