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LECTIO is devoted to the study of the intellectual history of pre-modern European thought. The centre has been established in 2010 at KU Leuven and it integrates expertise dispersed over three faculties (Arts, Theology and the Institute of Philosophy) and several research units.


LECTIO forms an institutional framework for interdisciplinary research around a common programme (Intellectual History), developed in a more concrete way as research on a common theme (authority) for the coming years, to be followed by other common research themes afterwards. Read more


Laboratory for Critical Text Editing

LECTIO includes a Laboratory for Critical Text Editing, which groups the philological expertise required to carry out our research. Read more








Upcoming events


10-12/09  INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | Perspectives on Language and Culture

23/09      IJSEWIJN LECTURE | Dirk Sacré

28/10       ROUND TABLE | Exemplar and Pecia

2-4/12      INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | Mirrors for Princes



9-11/03    ROUND TABLE | Sicut dicit

29/11-02/12  INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Authority Revisited

17/05       LECTIO CHAIR 2016 | David Sedley

18/05      DOCTORAL SEMINAR | David Sedley