Visiting position, etc.

The Philosophy Department at the University of North Carolina at Asheville is seeking to hire a visiting assistant professor in medieval philosophy. The deadline is May 15. For details see here.

The University of Western Ontario’s 8th colloquium in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy is scheduled for October 18-19, 2013. The topic is Will and Action.  In addition to a roster of invited speakers, they are soliciting submissions from graduate students. For details see here.

The University of St. Thomas in Houston is hosting the first US conference of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas: Thomas Aquinas: Teacher of Humanity (18-19 Oct., 2013). For details see here.

The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy is sponsoring a session at the Renaissance Society of America’s conference next spring in New York, March 27-29, 2014. “We invite proposals for papers on any area of Renaissance philosophy and its historiography.  Proposals on Renaissance natural philosophy are especially welcome.  Proposals should include the author’s name, professional affiliation, and contact information; the paper’s title; a brief abstract (150 words or less); keywords; a brief curriculum vitae (300 words maximum) ; and any A/V requirements.  Send proposals to Prof. Donald Duclow at by May 28.”


People Movements

Here’s some recent information about changes of location by established scholars in the field:

Marilyn McCord Adams is retiring from her position at UNC/Chapel Hill, at the end of this spring.  She’ll certainly be teaching elsewhere, in some capacity, but she tells me there are no concrete plans yet.

Maarten Hoenen is leaving Freiburg for the position of vice-rector at the University of Basel, beginning in August. He tells me that he will not be teaching there, but will continue to supervise doctoral students. There is also now an assistant professor position in medieval philosophy being advertised at Basel.

Taneli Kukkonen has moved from Jyväskylä to the University of Otago, in New Zealand. He’s already been there a year.

Jack Zupko will be moving, this coming fall, from Winnipeg to the University of Alberta, where he’ll be taking over as department chair.




Summer-Fall Conferences

Here are some more upcoming conferences, not previously posted: