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prof. dr. L.W. Nauta

Professor in the History of Philosophy

Current Position

 Professor of the History of Philosophy, University of Groningen

Relevant professional experience

  • 2013-2021: Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen
  • 2010-….: Professor of the History of Philosophy, University of Groningen
  • 2008: Lila Wallace – Reader’s Digest Visiting Professor at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence
  • 2007 – 2010: Professor of the History of Philosophy, appointment by Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2005 – 2009: Senior University Lecturer History of Philosophy, University of Groningen
  • Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), 2011-…
    • Chair of the Jury Dr Hendrik Muller Prize, 2021 
    • Member of the Jury Dr Hendrik Muller Prize, 2019
    • Chair of committee to reorganize the chambers/councils of the Academy, 2015-2016
    • Chair of Section Philosophy and Theology, 2013-2017
    • Chair of the Advisory Council (‘Bestuursadviesraad’), 2015-16
    • Chair of Jury Ammodo Prize, 2014/15
    • Chair of Jury Eureka Prize, 2013
    • Member of Jury Education Prize, 2012
  • Lid van Raad van Toezicht (Member of the Advisory Board), Universiteit voor Humanistiek, 2021-...
  • Lid van de Jury van de Aletta Jacobs Prijs, 2017-...
  • Member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW), 2017-…
  • Member of the Council for the Humanities (Raad voor Geesteswetenschappen), 2014-2020
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR), 2020-…
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Netherlands Institute St. Petersburg (NIP), 2020-…
  • Chair of Studium Generale, University of Groningen, 2019-…
  • Member of the Selection Committee Young Academy of Groningen, 2015-16
  • Member of the Board of the Dutch Research School of Philosophy, 2013-2021
  • Member of the Council of Deans/Dept Chairs in Philosophy, 2013-2021
  • Chair Faculty Council, 2003-2005, and Member 2001-2005, 2009-2011
  • Chair department History of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, 2010-2013
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board (‘Wetenschappelijk Adviescollege’) of the NWO, 2009-2011
  • General Editor of Vivarium. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy, 2006-2013

Scholarly awards

  • 2016 Spinoza Prize 2016 (NWO), 2,5 million
  • 2010 Best Book Prize of Italian Studies, the Low Countries, for ‘the best publication on Italian and Neo-Latin Studies, 2007-2010’ (for book In Defense of Common Sense. Lorenzo Valla’s Humanist Critique of Scholastic Philosophy, Harvard UP, 2009)
  • 2009 Best Book Prize of The Journal of the History of Philosophy for ‘the best Book on the History of Philosophy, 2009’ (for book In Defense of Common Sense. Lorenzo Valla’s Humanist Critique of Scholastic Philosophy, Harvard UP, 2009)
  • 2000 Keetje Hodshon Prize 2000 of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) for ‘PhD dissertation and other publications’.

Research Grants, Honorary Appointments etc.

  • 2018 Resident Fellow, Jan.-April, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR)
  • 2017 appointed Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw (Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion).
  • 2009-2014 VICI research grant (1,25 million euros) of NWO. Research programme: ‘Humanists as Philosophers: The Place of Renaissance Humanism in the History of Thought’
  • 2009 Inclusion (with 1 other philosopher) in “Land, met schoone kleuren geschakeerd”. Staalkaart van Nederlands universitair onderzoek (Samples of excellent academic research in the Netherlands), Association of Universities in the Netherlands, Den Haag, 2009, p. 31
  • 2008 Lila Wallace – Reader’s Digest Visiting Professor at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence
  • 2008-2013 NWO-Toptalentstipendium for Han Thomas Adriaenssen
  • 2005-2010 Elected Fellow De Jonge Akademie (‘The Young Academy’), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2004/2005 Fellowship Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies, Florence [not taken]
  • 2001-2006 VIDI research grant (ca. 650.000 euro) of NWO. Research Programme: ‘The Critique of Language in the Philosophy of the Later Middle Ages, Renaissance and the Twentieth Century. Patterns of Conceptual Similarity in Philosophical Argument’
  • 1996 Frances A. Yates Research Fellowship, The Warburg Institute, London
  • 1990/1991 Harting Scholarship for year of study in UK, at University of York
Last modified:14 April 2021 11.13 a.m.

Contact information

Oude Boteringestraat 52
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands