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Michiel Meeusen


Michiel Meeusen received his PhD in Literature from KU Leuven in 2013 with a dissertation on Plutarch’s Natural Questions. The 2016 monograph resulting from this research was awarded the Jan Gillis Prize from the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium (2018). He also co-edited the same text for the Collection des universités de France (2018), which received the Prix Raymond Weil from the Association pour l’encouragement des études grecques en France (2019), and the Prix Joseph Gantrelle from the Académie royale de Belgique (2021).

Meeusen’s primary research interests are situated at the junction of ancient science, medicine and technology, and the literature and culture of the High Roman Empire (1st-2nd c. CE), with a particular focus on the fascinating interaction between ancient ‘scientific’ and ‘literary’ cultures broadly defined. He has produced numerous research outputs in these fields and has been affiliated with several institutions across the globe (in the EU, UK, and US).

Meeusen’s main research while at CAS Sofia is situated at the crossing of the Classics and the Medical Humanities, with a project on “The Stoic Patient: Health, Anxiety and Medical Autonomy”. He will also continue his work on a thematic volume, “The Healing Classics: Medical Humanities and the Graeco-Roman Tradition”, ensuing from the meetings previously hosted at King’s College London.