Current Fellows

Matthias Roick

PASIFIC Fellowship Programme

I am a PASIFIC Fellow at the Institute for Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences with a project on “Virtue and Sociability. Teaching Friendship in Early Modern Schools and Universities, 1518-1648”. I did my MA in Philosophy in Munich (2002) and my PhD in European History and Civilization at the European University in Florence (2009). After my PhD, I worked as researcher at the University of Göttingen. From 2014 to 2020, I was Freigeist Fellow for the History of Ethics, in close collaboration with the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel and the Lichtenberg Kolleg, Göttingen’s now defunct Institute of Advanced Studies. During my career I received several grants, among them a Grete Sondheimer fellowship at the Warburg Institute in London (2013). I am the author of Pontano’s Virtues. Aristotelian Moral and Political Thought in the Renaissance (2017). My research interests include topics such as Renaissance humanism, Aristotelianism, Dante, early modern book culture, and the history of ethics.