Who are we?
Douglas Hedley, Principal Investigator, 2012-
Sarah Hutton, Co-Investigator, 2012-17
David Leech, Co-Investigator, 2012-
Mark Burden, Research Associate, 2016-
Christian Hengstermann, Research Associate, 2016-17; Consultant 2017-
James Bryson, Research Associate, 2017-
Michael Hawkins, Technical Director, 2016-
The Cambridge Platonist Research Group:
The Cambridge Platonist Research group was set up in 2012 with the aim of reviving interest in the Cambridge Platonists and to initiate research into their thought and legacy. The initial step to furtherance of these aims was made possible thanks to generous funding of by the AHRC, which financed the project ‘Revisioning Cambridge Platonism’. This took the form of a series of workshops in 2013, which brought together scholars from across disciplines and across the world. The first outcome of these meetings was the establishment of an interdisciplinary network of scholars with research interests in the Cambridge Platonists. In 2016 we acquired AHRC funding for a three-year project with the title ‘The Cambridge Platonists at the Origins of Enlightenment’. The principal output of this project will be an online sourcebook of primary texts from Cambridge Platonists, their defenders, and their detractors. The first sections of this Sourcebook will be published online early in 2018.
This blog will carry updates on the progress of the research group’s work, and other developments in Cambridge Platonism scholarship, and offer a forum for scholars to contribute their input and ideas. The posts will range from shorter thought pieces, announcements and updates on our work to more lengthy accounts on the intellectual contents of tracts being transcribed or the challenges underpinning their transcription and publication.
Aims of the Research Group:
- To maintain the network of people with research interests in the Cambridge Platonists
- To provide a forum for discussion of and disseminating information about the Cambridge Platonists
- Promote further research on all aspects of the thought and legacy of the Cambridge Platonists through the organisation of colloquia and editions of texts.The Cambridge Platonist Research Group: