Marilyn McCord Adams (1943-2017)

I am very sorry to report that Marilyn Adams died this morning. See this announcement at Daily Nous. For a sense of what Marilyn was like, and how much she will be missed, see Christina Van Dyke’s Facebook post.

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Various Spring and Summer Events

Here’s the latest assortment of events in the field:

  • The Lumen Christi Institute is again running a series of seminars for doctoral students, with generous funding and enviable locations. The most relevant one for this blog has the topic: Is God Knowable by Natural Reason? Philosophy, Theology, and Trinitarian Thought in the Middle Ages. It will be held this June in Rome, and is directed by Mark Clark and Tim Noone. I’m sorry to say I waited too long to post this, and the deadline is today. See info here. Maybe if you blame me for your application’s being late, they’ll give you an extension.
  • I’m even tardier to announce a conference at Columbia University on Rethinking Philosophy’s Past, 1300-1800. This happened back on Feb. 17-18.
  • The Princeton-Penn-Columbia Gradute Conference in the History of Philosophy has put out its call for papers. The conference is May 20th in Princeton. Submission deadline is March 25th. Apparently there’s no web page as of yet, but the instructions are as follows:

    Papers should not exceed 4000 words (or 30 minutes presentation time). They should be prepared for blind review and sent as a PDF file to ppc.history.conference@gmail.com. In a separate PDF attachment, please include your name, academic affiliation, email address, telephone number, paper title, and an abstract of no more than 300 words.

  • The SMRP is soliciting submissions for its annual Founders’ Award. The prize goes to the best paper for a junior scholar. Deadline is April 1. See details here.
  • Labex Hastec is sponsoring a one-day conference, Les Lumières de l’Orient médiéval aux racines de la Renaissance européenne (Paris, March 21, 2017).
  • Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Ordered Universe Project, is hosting a conference, Aspectus and Affectus: Robert Grosseteste, Understanding and Feeling (Washington, March 31-April 1, 2017).
  • The University of Toronto is beginning an annual conference on the history of metaphysics. This year’s topic is time (April 29-30, 2017). A few details here.
  • The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Thomism has put out a call for papers for its session at the 2017 meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association (Dallas, 16-19 November 2017). Deadline is May 15th.
  • The Cornell Summer Colloquium is back, but not in Ithaca. This year, Scott MacDonald is running the colloquium in Brooklyn (June 7-9, 2017).
  • The Nordic Network for the History of Philosophy is organizing a workshop on Perception, Knowledge, and Assimilation (Helsinki, June 12, 2017). It’s aimed at younger scholars, and has some funding to cover expenses. Application deadline is March 31. Details here. [Please note correct date, changed from my original post.]
  • Finally, the Aquinas Institute is raffling off a complete set of its Opera omnia series. Enter before March 7th, here.