- Han Baltussen
- Professor Han Baltussen FAHA
- Fellow Type: Fellow
- Elected to the Academy: 2009
- Section: Philosophy and History of Ideas / Classical Studies
Han Baltussen hails from Maastricht (the Netherlands). He started his classical education at the Henric van Veldeke College, going on to study Classics and Ancient Philosophy at Utrecht University. His PhD thesis, written under the guidance of Professor J. Mansfeld (Utrecht) and Dr H. B. Gottschalk (Leeds) discussed dialectical method in Theophrastus' De sensibus. After postdoctoral positions in Utrecht, Washington DC and London, he took up a lectureship in Adelaide in 2002, and in 2011 was appointed to the Hughes Chair. He teaches subjects in Classics and Intellectual History, with a focus on Greek philosophical, medical and cultural ideas and their influence.
He has published critical study of sources, intellectual traditions, importance of philosophical commentaries and topics of lasting relevance to modern society (grief and consolation, censorship). He has held several international Fellowships (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton 2006; Royal Flemish Academy of Arts and Sciences in Brussels 2010-11; Spinoza fellow, Leiden 2014; Institute of Advanced Studies, UWA Perth, 2017), and is member of editorial boards of Studies in Late Antiquity (California Press) and Rutger University Studies in Classical Humanities (Routledge).
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