Joël Lonfat – Curriculum Vitae

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Current Address:

Blackfriars Hall
University of Oxford
64 St Giles
Oxford OX1 3LY
UK
joel.lonfat (at) bfriars.ox.ac.uk

Médiathèque Valais
Documentation Valaisanne
Avenue de Pratifori 18
1950 Sion
CH
joel.lonfat (at) admin.vs.ch

PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES AND POSITIONS
  • 2013
    Scientific Librarian, Médiathèque Valais, CH
  • 2014 – 2012
    Junior Research Fellow, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University, UK.
  • 2010
    Research Fellow, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University, USA.
  • 2010
    Post-Doc, Philosophy Department, University of Geneva.
  • 2007 – 2006
    Assistant, Philosophy Department, University of Geneva.
  • 2007 – 2003
    Research Assistant, Swiss National Science Foundation Project: “Translatio studiorum” (FNRS 101411-101807 and 100011-113425/1), Supervision: Alain de Libera. Collaborative partnership with the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (CNRS UPR841), Latin Section, Paris.
  • 2003
    Research Assistant, Project “Les concepts formels : philosophie et histoire”, IRIS (shared Social Sciences pole of the Universities of Geneva, Lausanne and the EPFL), Supervision: Kevin Mulligan.
  • 2005 – 2001
    Research Assistant, Swiss National Science Foundation Project: “Signification et Référence” (FNRS 11-63902.00 and 1114-063902), Supervision: Alain de Libera.
EDUCATION
  • 2009-2003
    D.Phil. in Medieval Philosophy, University of Geneva, under the direction of Alain de Libera; title of the doctoral thesis after its modification in 2006: Polémiques “anti- averroïstes” au sujet de l’intellect à la fin du XIIIe siècle: autour du De plurificatione intellectus possibilis de Gilles de Rome.
  • 2001-1999
    M.A. in Philosophy, University of Geneva, Faculty of Arts.
  • 1999-1995
    B.A. in Chinese and Philosophy, University of Geneva, Faculty of Arts.
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship for prospective researcher, 2012.
NEH Fellowship, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, St Louis University (USA), 2010.
Fellowship Ernst & Lucie Schmidheiny, 2008-2009 (supporting excellent research work).
Prize of the Humanities Faculty, University of Geneva, 2008 (promising PhD student).
Prize of the Humanities Faculty, University of Geneva, 2007 (promising PhD student).
Prize Philibert Collart, 2007 (promising PhD student).
Prize Dr. de Dukszta, 2001 (best 2001 M.A. in Philosophy).

TEACHING ACTIVITIES
  • 2007-2006
    M.A. Seminar The reception of Aristotle’s De anima in the late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, in collaboration with Alain de Libera.
  • 2006-2005
    M.A. Seminar L’Averroisme latin: autour de Gilles de Rome, in collaboration with Alain de Libera.
  • 2000-1999
    Teaching assistant in Medieval Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy.
  • 2000-1997
    Teaching assistant in informatics at the Department of Linguistics.
RESEARCH UNITS AND PROJECTS MEMBERSHIPS
  • Member of Thomistica : A New Yearbook of Thomistic Bibliography, since 2010.
  • Member of the project Thomas Aquinas and the Arabs, directed by Richard Taylor (Marquette University), since 2009.
  • Member of the Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie (SIEPM), since 2006.
  • Member of the History of Mediaeval Logic Research Unit of the Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva, since the 1st April 2001.
PUBLICATIONS
Articles
  • “Archéologie de la notion d’analogie d’Aristote à saint Thomas d’Aquin”, Archives d’Histoire Doctrinale et Littéraire du Moyen-Âge 71 (2004), p. 35-107.

Book reviews
  • Guillaume d’Ockham, Intuition et abstraction, textes introduits, traduits et annotés par David Piché, Paris, Vrin (Translatio), 2005 in Studia Philosophica 67 (2008), p. 394-397.
  • Jean-François Courtine, Inventio analogiae. Métaphysique et ontothéologie, Paris, Vrin, 2005, in Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie 54 (2007), p. 264-274.
  • Report of the XIVth SIEPM annual symposium held in Geneva from the 4th to the 6th October 2006 in Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale 48 (2006), p. 319-322.
  • Claude Panaccio, Ockham on Concepts, Ashgate Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2004, in Revue de Philosophie et de Théologie 137 (2005/I), p. 58-59.
  • Antoine Côté, L’infinité divine dans la théologie médiévale (1220-1255), Paris, Vrin, 2002, in Revue de Philosophie et de Théologie 136 (2004/I), p. 89-90.
ORGANISATION OF SYMPOSIA
  • 4 to 6 October 2006
    Organizer of the XIVth Annual Symposium of the SIEPM “Averroès, l’averroïsme, l’anti-averroïsme”, held by the University of Geneva.
  • 4 to 7 June 2003
    Organisation of the International Symposium “Sophismata : histoire d’une pratique philosophique”, within the framework of the project “Signification et référence” FNRS 1114-063902.
ACTIVE PARTICIPATION
  • 24 January 2013
    “Sex, Pleasure, and Women in the Middle Ages: Was Thomas Aquinas a Champion for Women?”, Aquinas Seminar, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, 25 January 2013.
  • 5 June 2012
    “Location. Bi-location. Multi-location. Averroes, Thomas Aquinas and Giles of Rome on the Location of the intelligible species”, Aquinas Seminar, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, 5 June 2012.
  • 2 June 2012
    “Averroès, Thomas d’Aquin et Gilles de Rome à propos de la localisation de l’espèce intelligible”, Thomas Aquinas and the Arabs Research Seminar, University Paris I – Sorbonne, 31 May – 2 June 2012.
  • 6 May 2011
    “Richard Brinkley’s Summa Logicae: Puzzling Doctrinal and Historical Issues”, in collaboration with Laurent Cesalli, Workshop on Fourteenth-Century Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 6-7 May 2011.
  • 22 September 2010
    “Lighting the Dark Ages: A detective story of Giles of Rome’s treaty on the intellect”, conferences of the Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, 22 September 2010.
  • 4 June 2008
    “Brinkley On Supposition”, in collaboration with Laurent Cesalli, XVIIth European Symposium for Medieval logic and Semantics, held in Leiden, 3-6 June 2008.
  • 5 October 2006
    “Gilles de Rome lecteur d’Averroès : les différents sens d’intellectus dans le De plurificatione intellectus possibilis”, XIVth Annual Symposium of the SIEPM, held in Geneva, 4-6 October 2006.