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Prof Dilwyn Knox
School of European Languages, Culture and Society
Foster Court, 3rd Floor
London
WC1E 6BT
Tel: 0207 679 7784
Appointment
  • Emeritus Professor
  • SELCS
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Research Summary

My research interests are in Renaissance Studies, particularly Renaissance philosophy and learning, education, cosmology and Copernicanism. I have published articles and books in these fields and have won various fellowships, research awards and travel grants, in the UK, Germany and the USA. My research over the past ten or so years has focused on cosmology in the sixteenth and early seventeenth century, with special focus on Marsilio Ficino, Copernicus and Giordano Bruno. I am currently working on a volume outlining the essential features of Bruno's philosophy. 

Teaching Summary

I have taught in languages and history departments. Courses I have taught include: European Intellectual History, 1200-1600; The European 'Discovery' of the New World; The Renaissance; World War I; Ancient History; Latin translation; Italian. Currently I teach the following BA courses:Renaissance History and Art; Renaissance Authors: Machiavelli and Castiglione; Giordano Bruno; Italian translation.  I offer the following MA courses for the Italian Studies MA and the Medieval and Renaissance Studies MA (which now incorporates the Renaissance Studies MA that I set up in 2001): Marsilio Ficino; Giordano Bruno's Italian dialogues; Renaissance Texts and Research Techniques.

Appointments
01-OCT-2014 Professor of Renaissance Studies Italian Department UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-1999 – 30-SEP-2014 Reader in Renaissance Studies Italian Department UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-1993 – 30-SEP-1999 Lecturer Italian Department UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-1991 – 30-SEP-1993 Associate Professor History Department Pace University, New York, United States
01-OCT-1987 – 30-SEP-1989 Assistant Professor History Department Pace University, New York, United States
01-SEP-1987 – 30-SEP-1993 Humboldt Fellow Institut für Geistesgeschichte des Humanismus Munich University, Germany
01-OCT-1985 – 30-SEP-1987 Mellon Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in the Humanities History Columbia University, New York, United States
01-OCT-1983 – 30-SEP-1985 Dame Frances Yates Research Fellow Warburg Institute London University, United Kingdom
01-OCT-1982 – 30-JUN-1983 Lecturer History Westfield College, London University, United Kingdom
01-OCT-1978 – 30-JUN-1979 Temporary Lecturer Languages Department Polytechnic of the South Bank, United Kingdom
01-OCT-1978 – 30-JUN-1984 Temporary Lecturer Italian Department UCL, United Kingdom
01-JAN-1972 – 30-DEC-1974 Teacher Voluntary Service Overseas St Xavier's School, Kairiru Island, Papua New Guinea
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