Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist

Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist



Area of specialization: ancient and medieval logic, ancient and medieval natural philosophy and classical philology.

Culture and Education

I specialize in ancient and medieval philosophy, in particular in the reception of Aristotle’s logic in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. More recently, I have also worked on the medieval Latin reception of the Parva naturalia.

I was appointed Professor at the University of Gothenburg 2016 and joined Södertörn University in 2023.

Since 2004, I have been PI of several externally funded research projects, among which may be mentioned Representation and Reality: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the Aristotelian Tradition, a research programme on the Medieval reception of Aristotle’s Parva naturalia in the Greek, Latin and Byzantine traditions, funded 2013–2019 by Riksbankens jubileumsfond. There is an account of the scientific outcome of the programme here. External link.

During 2019–2024, I am project leader of the research project Filling the Gap: Medieval Aristotelian Logic 1240–1360. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council and is a collaboration between Laurent Cesalli External link., Université de Gèneve, Leone Gazziero External link., Université de Lille/CNRS, two post docs – Barbara Bartocci (Geneva), Gustavo Fernandez Walker (Gothenburg) – a third postdoc to be recruited, and myself. My own main contribution to the project is a critical edition of Simon of Faversham’s (†1306) quaestiones on the Prior Analytics.

I have taught Classical Philology and the History of Philosophy regularly since 1998. I initiated and lead the development of the BA programme in Liberal Arts which was launched as the first programme of its kind in Sweden at the University of Gothenburg in 2011. I have also initiated and lead the development of an international MA programme in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Classical Philology (launched 2016) and a PhD programme within the same field (2019).

In addition to teaching and research, I have held a number of administrative positions. I was Vice Dean for education at the Faculty of Arts (GU) 2011–2013 and Head of Department for the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science (GU) 2014–2016.

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The researcher is not participating in any projects at this moment.