Philosophical ideas about emotions in antiquity: the case of grief and psychotherapyHan Baltussen (University of Adelaide)
221 Burwood Hwy
- School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Han Baltussen was born in Maastricht, a Dutch city founded by the Romans as Mosae Trajectum (which means "crossing at the river Mosa"). Educated at the Henric van Veldeke College (starting ancient Greek and Latin), he went on to Utrecht University where he read Classics and Ancient Philosophy (BA, MA) and wrote his doctoral thesis on Theophrastus' De sensu (PhD 1993; published in revised form 2000). Before coming to Adelaide he held prestigious postdoctoral research positions in Utrecht (Stoa edition), Washington D.C. (Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies) and Kings College London (Commentators on Aristotle Project, 1997-), and taught ancient Greek philosophy as Temporary Lecturer and Tutor (King's College, Dept. of Philosophy 1998-2002). Since coming to Adelaide in 2002 he has made wide-ranging contributions to teaching and research in Classical studies and ancient thought. He has held further fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton 2006), at the Flemish Royal Academy (Brussels 2010), and at the Leiden University Centre for Arts in Society (Spinoza fellow 2014). He served as Head of Classics during 2009-2013. In 2011 he was appointed to the Hughes Chair of Classics, one of the University's three foundation chairs, which had been vacant since 1992. In January 2015 he became co-Editor of Antichthon. Journal of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies (now with CUP).
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