PROF DAVID RUNIA

PROF DAVID RUNIA

Positions

Overview

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  • David T. Runia is Master of Queen?s College and Professorial Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. He is a recognised expert in ancient and patristic philosophy, with a particular focus on the Jewish philosopher Philo of Alexandria and the Platonist tradition. He is also engaged on a long-term research project on the doxographical sources for our knowledge of early Greek philosophy (together with Prof Jaap Mansfeld, Utrecht). After studying Classics, History and Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, he completed his dissertation at the Free University, Amsterdam in 1983. He held Professorial posts at the Universities of Utrecht and Leiden in the Netherlands, before moving back to Australia in 2002. In 1986?87 he was a member of the School of Historical Studies at The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.   

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • David Runia is Chief Investigator of the ARC Discovery Project DP0985167 Aetiana: laying foundations for the study of the history of ancient philosophy" 2009?2013.   

Awards

Education and training

  • DLitt, University of Melbourne 2003
  • LittD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 1983
  • DipEd, University of Melbourne 1977
  • MA, University of Melbourne 1977
  • BA(Hons), University of Melbourne 1974

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 1999