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Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist

Professor

Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist
Professor
christina.thornqvist@gu.se
+46 31 786 4348
0766-184348

Room number: T249
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Olof Wijksgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg


Philosophy and Philology unit at Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, Theory of Science (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.flov.gu.se
flov@flov.gu.se
Visiting Address: Olof Wijksgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist

I am a a classical philologist specialized in textual criticism and in the reception of Aristotle in Late Antiquity and the Mediaeval West. More specifically, I have previously studied the reception of Aristotle’s Analytica priora, but since 2013, my focus is on the Latin reception of Aristotle’s work on sleep and dreams (De somno et vigilia, De insomniis and De divinatione per somnum).

Since 2016, I am Professor of Latin, University of Gothenburg.

Background

I earned my Ph.D. at the University of Gothenburg in 2001 with a critical edition of Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius De syllogismo categorico. Between 2004 and 2007, I held a position as post-doctorate research fellow at the University of Gothenburg, financed by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) and worked mainly on a critical edition and commentary on Boethius’ other monograph on the categorical syllogism, commonly known as Introductio ad syllogismos categoricos. Both editions appeared in 2008.

For 2008–2009, I was granted further funding by the Swedish Research Council to produce a critical edition of a large fragment of the earliest known Latin commentary on the Prior Analytics, the ‘Anonymus Aurelianensis III’ (MS Orléans, Bibliothèque municipale, 283, 12th c.). The edition appeared with Brill Publishers in 2015.

I have taught Latin regularly at the University of Gothenburg since 1998. In collaboration with Filip Radovic, Associate Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, GU, I have initiated and developed the BA programme in Liberal Arts which was launched at the University of Gothenburg in 2011. In addition to teaching and research, I have held a number of administrative positions, e.g. Vice Dean for education at the Faculty of Arts 2011–2013 and Head of Department for the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science 2014–2016.

Nordic Network and Research Programme funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond

2009–2011, I was coordinator of the Scandinavian research network The Aristotelian Tradition: The Reception of Aristotle’s Works on Logic and Metaphysics in the Middle Ages which was funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond.

From 2009 to 2011 the network gradually expanded and eventually developed into Representation and Reality: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the Aristotelian Tradition, a research programme that studies the Medieval reception of Aristotle’s Parva naturalia in the Greek, Latin and Byzantine traditions. The programme is funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond by SEK 32 700 000 for the period 2013–2019 and hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Linguistic and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg.

I am the project leader of Representation and Reality, section leader of the Latin tradition, with Filip Radovic researcher in the sub-project Dreaming and the Illusion of Reality in the Aristotelian Tradition, and member of the Text Editing Group directed by Sten Ebbesen.

“Filling the Gap: Medieval Aristotelian Logic 1240–1360”

During 2019–2024, I am project leader of a research project on medieval Latin commentaries on Aristotle’s Topics and Prior Analytics. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council by SEK 17 800 000 and involves three other senior researchers: Ana María Mora-Márquez, FLoV/GU, Laurent Cesalli Université de Gèneve and Leone Gazziero, Université de Lille. Three postdocs will be recruited and hired during the project, one at each of the three universities involved in the collaboration. The project’s website is under construction. My own contribution to the project will, among other things, be a critical edition of Simon of Faversham’s (†1306) quaestiones on the Prior Analytics.

Forthcoming publications 2019–2020:

Book chapters:

  • “Aristotle and his Early Latin Commentators on Motion and Memory in Sleep” in (2) below
  • “How Dreams are Made. Some Latin Commentators on Dream Formation in Aristotle’s De insomniis” (in 1, vol. 2, below)
  • “Affected by the Matter. The Question of Plant Perception in the Medieval Latin Tradition” (in 1, vol. 1, below)
  • "A Stain on the Bronze: Some Medieval Latin Commentators on De insomniis 2.459b23–460a23" i proceedings från Mind and Body: Aspects of Medieval Natural Philosophy, Lodz June 13–14th 2019, ed. M. Gensler, M. Mansfeld, M. Michałowska, Historical-Analytical Studies on Nature, Mind and Action, Springer.

Journal article:

  • w. Filipe Pereira da Silva: "Assimilation and Representation in Medieval Theories of Cognition" in Vivarium 57:3 (2019).
     

Critical editions with introduction and notes:

Siger of Brabant(?) and Anonymus Angelicani 549: Quaestiones super librum De somno et vigilia (MS Rome, Bibl. Angel., 549, and MS München, BSB, Clm. 9559).

Marsilius of Inghen: Quaestiones super librum De somno et vigilia

Edited works:

  • Anthology, vol. 1–3:
  1. Sense Perception in the Aristotelian Tradition,
  2. Sleep and Dreams in the Aristotelian Tradition,
  3. Concept formation in the Aristotelian Tradition (w. Juhana Toivanen)
  • Anthology: Memory and Recollection in the Aristotelian Tradition: Essays on the Reception of Aristotle’s De memoria et reminiscentia (med Véronique Decaix, Université Paris 1). Studia artistarum, Brepols Publishers.
  • Guest editor w. Filipe Pereira da Silva for Vivarium 57: 3 (2019).

 

Latest publications

Bridging the Beginner’s Gap: Apuleius, Boethius, and Porphyry on the Categorical Syllogism
Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist
The Aristotelian Tradition: Aristotle’s Works on Logic and Metaphysics and Their Reception in the Middle Ages, Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

The Background to the Present Volume
Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist, Sten Ebbesen
The Aristotelian Tradition: Aristotle’s Works on Logic and Metaphysics and Their Reception in the Middle Ages, Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Insignificant Errors of Great Importance: Some Notes on the Editing of Ancient and Medieval Latin Texts on Logic
Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist
The Arts of Editing Medieval Greek and Latin: A Casebook / edited by Elisabet Göransson ... [et al.], Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

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2017

Bridging the Beginner’s Gap: Apuleius, Boethius, and Porphyry on the Categorical Syllogism
Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist
The Aristotelian Tradition: Aristotle’s Works on Logic and Metaphysics and Their Reception in the Middle Ages, Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

The Background to the Present Volume
Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist, Sten Ebbesen
The Aristotelian Tradition: Aristotle’s Works on Logic and Metaphysics and Their Reception in the Middle Ages, Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

2016

Insignificant Errors of Great Importance: Some Notes on the Editing of Ancient and Medieval Latin Texts on Logic
Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist
The Arts of Editing Medieval Greek and Latin: A Casebook / edited by Elisabet Göransson ... [et al.], Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

2015

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