For Younger Scholars

The Princeton-Penn-Columbia Graduate Conference in the History of Philosophy (Princeton, April 27, 2013).  Deadline March 7.  Not specifically medieval, of course, but they’ll want to have at least one medieval paper on the program.

The Founders Award from the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. Deadline April 1. Open to graduate students and scholars who received their PhD within the last three years.

I got curious about the history of this Founders Award, and so contacted Jon McGinnis (U Missouri), the secretary-treasurer of the SMRP. It turns out the prize goes back to 2001, but was only intermittently awarded until 2008, when the prize was supplemented by a $500 award plus a $500 travel stipend to present the paper at a society session at the Eastern APA. Here’s the list of past winners:

2005  Susan Brower-Toland (Cornell PhD, now SLU), “Ockham on Concepts, Judgment, and the Problem of Intentionality”
2008  Joshua Blander (UCLA PhD, now King’s College/NYC), “Natural Priority, Essential Dependence and Divine Power in William of Ockham”
2009  Robert J. Matava (St. Andrews PhD, now Christendom College), “Domingo Báñez on Auxilium: An Early Modern Conception of Divine-Human Cooperation”
2010  Sydney F. Penner (Cornell PhD, now Oxford), “Free and Rational: Suárez on the Will”
2011   Therese Scarpelli-Cory (CUA PhD, now Seattle Univ.), “The Unity of Consciousness in Augustine and Aquinas” (just published in Vivarium)
2012 Gloria Frost (Notre Dame PhD, now Univ. St. Thomas/MN), “Thomas Bradwardine on God and the Foundations of Modality”

It’s nice to see that all these people have jobs!


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