Dr Dragoș Calma

Dr Dragoș Calma is an associate professor of medieval philosophy at University College Dublin.

He was a Newton fellow at Cambridge, and a Humboldt fellow in Bonn.

He obtained a BA from the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj, and a PhD in medieval philosophy from the Sorbonne.

Research interests and publications

Dr Dragoș Calma is particularly interested in the theories of the soul in the 13th-16th centuries. One of the aims of his research consists in enlarging our knowledge of the Western thought by unearthing, editing and analysing previously unknown philosophical texts preserved in medieval manuscripts.

At University College Dublin, he directs an ERC Consolidator Grant project (2018-2023) on Neoplatonism and Abrahamic Traditions.

In 2018, he was awarded the Friederich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

His most recent publication, Reading Proclus and the Book of Causes (Brill 2019-2021), published in three volumes, is a fresh, comprehensive understanding of the history of Neoplatonism from the 9th to the 16th century.

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