Ovanes Akopyan

PhD candidate in Renaissance studies at the University of Warwick. His recently submitted thesis is on astrological controversies in Renaissance Italy in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. He also has a doctorate from Moscow State University (2014).

He has published extensively on Renaissance philosophy, astrology, magic, and science. His first monograph entitled “Wolves in sheep’s clothes: the Disputationes adversus astrologiam divinatricem and Renaissance thought in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries”, to be published with Zentr gumanitarnïkh iniziativ, is currently in press; he is also preparing two edited volumes, on astrology and anti-astrology in early modern thought (edited with Charles Burnett, under contract with Routledge) and on fate and fortune in the Renaissance (edited with Dilwyn Know, under contract with Brill).

He has presented his research at numerous conferences in the UK, the US, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Russia.