Dr. Filip Ivanović was born in Podgorica in 1986. He holds BA and MA degrees from the Department of Philosophy of the University of Bologna, and a PhD from the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology at Trondheim. He worked as a researcher and/or lecturer at the University of Leuven, Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem, Aarhus University and Norwegian Institute at Athens.
Dr. Ivanović currently teaches "Greek Culture" (University of Donja Gorica) and "Aesthetics" (University of Montenegro), while his previous teaching experience includes the following courses: "Introduction to Christianity" and "Art & Religion" (at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology), "Athens in Classical Times" and "Introduction to Philosophy" (at the Norwegian Institute at Athens). He is the founder and director of the Center for Hellenic Studies in Podgorica, and editor in chief of the academic journal Akropolis: Journal of Hellenic Studies.
He is member of the Working group for negotiations on accession of Montenegro to the EU for Chapter 25 "Science and Research", expert evaluator for the European Commission, expert for the accreditation of study programs at the Agency for Control and Quality Assurance of Higher Education of Montenegro, and member of the Committee for Philosophy and Sociology of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Dr. Ivanović participated at over 30 international conferences and symposia in UK, Italy, Russia, Israel, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Argentina, etc. He is the author of a number of monographs, articles in scholarly journals and chapters in edited volumes.
He is member of several professional and academic organizations, including Center for Young Scholars and Artists of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale, American Philosophical Association, Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies, British Society for History of Philosophy, North American Patristic Society, and International Society for Neoplatonic Studies.
-Filip Ivanovic, Desiring the Beautiful: The Erotic-Aesthetic Dimension of Deification in Dionysius the Areopagite and Maximus the Confessor, Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2019
-Filip Ivanovic, Symbol and Icon: Dionysius the Areopagite and the Iconoclastic Crisis, Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2010
Articles in Journals and Chapters in Edited Volumes
-Filip Ivanovic, “Images of Invisible Beauty in the Aesthetic Cosmology of Dionysius the Areopagite”, in: J. Bogdanovic (ed.), Perceptions of the Body and Sacred Space in Late Antiquity and Byzantium, London: Routledge, 2018, 11-22.
-Филип Ивановић, „Педагошка и терапеутска улога философије код Климента Александријског [The Pedagogical and Therapeutic Role of Philosophy in Clement of Alexandria]“, Гласник Одјељења хуманистичких наука Црногорске академије наука и умјетности: Bulletin of the Department of Humanities of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, 4, 2018, 199-217.
-Filip Ivanovic, “Philosophy as a Way of Life in Maximus the Confessor”, in: K. Boudouris (ed.), Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy, vol. 6, Charlottesville: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2018, 5-9.
-Filip Ivanovic, “Union with and Likeness to God: Deification According to Dionysius the Areopagite”, in: M. Edwards & E. Vasilescu (eds.), Visions of God and Ideas on Deification in Patristic Thought, London: Routledge, 2017, 118-157.
-Filip Ivanovic, “Maximus the Confessor’s Conception of Beauty”, International Journal of the Classical Tradition, 22:2, 2015, 159-179.
-Filip Ivanovic, “The Eternally and Uniquely Beautiful: Dionysius the Areopagite’s Understanding of the Divine Beauty”, International Journal of Philosophy and Theology, 75:3, 2014, 188-204.
-Филип Ивановић, „Знање и традиција код Климента Александријског [Knowledge and Tradition in Clement of Alexandria]“, Филозофија и друштво: Philosophy and Society, 24:2, 2013, 264-274.
-Filip Ivanovic, “Byzantine Philosophy and its Historiography”, Byzantinoslavica: Revue internationale des études byzantines, 68, 2010, 369-381.
-Filip Ivanovic, “De potentia Dei: Some Western and Byzantine Perspectives”, The European Legacy, 13:1, 2008, 1-11.