Han Baltussen

Professor Han Baltussen

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2009
  • Section(s): Philosophy And History Of Ideas, Classical Studies


Han Baltussen (PhD Utrecht 1993) was trained in Classical languages, Greek & Roman philosophy, and several modern languages (German, French, Dutch). He has held postdoctoral positions in Utrecht, Washington DC and London, before he took up a lectureship in Adelaide in 2002, and was appointed to the W.W. Hughes Chair in Classics (2011) . His area of expertise comprises ancient philosophy and intellectual history, with a focus on philosophical and scientific ideas and their influence. He has published on Aristotle and his school, philosophical commentaries,  Neoplatonism, 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, 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). He previously served as Head of Section for Classical Studies in the Academy.

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