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Research Team

Dr Mark Thakkar

Mark Thakkar completed his DPhil in Philosophy at Oxford in 2010 with a thesis on the Sentences commentary of Pierre Auriol OFM (c. 1316). He then spent 3½ years as a lexicographer of medieval Latin before moving to St Andrews to take up a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship on the logical writings of John Wyclif (c. 1370). His role on the project is to conduct foundational editorial work on the influential but neglected Sentences commentary of Eudes Rigaud OFM (c. 1242).

Dr Lydia Schumacher

Lydia Schumacher is the ERC grant holder and Principal Investigator on the project. She is Reader in Historical and Philosophical Theology in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at King's College London.

Dr Riccardo Saccenti

Riccardo Saccenti completed his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Pisa in May 2008. He has been post-doctoral research fellow of the Université Nancy 2, the Medieval Institute of the University of Notre Dame, and the Istituto di Storia dell’Europa Mediterranea (CNR). He has been fellow of the Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII in Bologna. He has researched the moral discourse between 12th and early 13th centuries, focusing on the writings of Peter Lombard, Stephen Langton, Philip the Chancellor, and Hugh of Saint Cher. His major works concern the medieval theories of free will, natural law, the sacraments and the early reception of Peter Lombard’s Sentences. On the project, he will be examining the still unedited and unpublished writings by John of La Rochelle and the manuscript tradition of book IV of the Summa fratris Alexandri.

Dr Anna-Katharina Strohschneider

Anna-Katharina Strohschneider is working on Arabic and Latin Medieval philosophy. For the project she is investigating metaphysical themes and the reception of Avicenna in the works of the early Franciscan thinkers. In 2019 she finished her PhD on the conception of metaphysics as a science in Averroes and in medieval and early Renaissance Latin commentaries on Aristotle's Metaphysics. Prior to joining the project she was a Research Associate at the University of Würzburg, Germany and a short-term fellow at the Warburg Institute, London.

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