Matthieu H. van der Meer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Matthieu van der Meer received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands) in 2006 with a dissertation entitled (translated) "The Motion of the Mind: The Concept of motus intellectualis in Nicholas of Cusa's Philosophy." His research interests include the history of Platonism in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, historiography, techniques of memorization and the history of the book.

Contact Information

Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies

PO BOX 6000
Binghamton University
State University of New York
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000


  • Pagans, Christians, and Jews, 60-622 AD (CLAS 280B, 95532)
  • Elementary Latin I (LAT 101, 92486)
  • Medieval Latin, Codicology, and Paleography (LAT 380A, 93083)
  • Readings In Greek Literature I (GRK 203, 92490)


  • "World without End: Nicholas of Cusa's View of Time and Eternity," in Alasdair A. MacDonald et al., ed., Christian Humanism: Essays in Honour of Arjo Vanderjagt, Leiden and Boston (Brill), 2009, pp. 317-337.
  • "Imago und Participatio. Das Verhaeltnis zwischen dem Bildsein und der Teilhabe des Geistes in De coniecturis, De filiatione dei und Idiota de mente," in Harald Schaetzer, ed., Nicolaus Cusanus. Perspektiven seiner Geistphilosophie, Regensburg (Roderer) 2003, pp.65-77.
  • "De beweging van de geest. Een studie naar het begrip motus intellectualis in de filosofie van Nicolaus Cusanus (1404-1464)." Dissertation at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, 2006.

Recent Talks

  • "Ut scias sapientiam non esse in arte oratoria. Nicholas of Cusa's ambivalence towards rhetoric" (Renaissance Society of America, Los Angeles, March 2009).
  • "Apocalypse and eternity. Nicholas of Cusa on the end of time" (CEMERS 2008).

Last Updated: 8/2/16