A group of fifteen members from the University of Beijing visits the “Interdisciplinary Centre for Aristotle Studies,”A.U.TH., January 29th, 2019

On the 29thof January, 2019, a group of fifteen members of the University of Beijing visited the “Interdisciplinary Centre for Aristotle Studies” (DI.K.A.M.) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The members of the group were Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Wu Tianyue, Professor of Taoism, Wang Zongyu, Professor of Philosophy of Science, Ji Jianzhong, and doctor of Intellectual History, Hui Hui, as well as eleven students of the Lifelong Learning Program of the University of Beijing.

The purpose of the meeting of January 29 at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki was to continue the discussion, which had started in August 2018, in the context of the 24thWorld Congress of Philosophy in Beijing, on the perspective of organizing, in a collaboration between the “Interdisciplinary Centre for Aristotle Studies,” A.U.TH. and the University of Beijing, a Summer School on Aristotle, at Aristotle University and in Ancient Stageira. For this reason, the President of DI.K.A.M., Professor Emerita Demetra Sfendoni-Mentzou organized a visit to the site of ancient Stageira, with a guided tour by the Archaeologist of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chalkidiki & Mount Athos, Mr. Kostas Papastathis.

The Mayor of the Municipality of Aristotle, Mr. George Zoumbas, warmly welcomed the visitors, who were excited by their visit both at Aristotle University and in Ancient Stageira, the birthplace of the Macedonian philosopher Aristotle.