November News

The Catholic University of America is advertising two open-rank positions in philosophy. Yes, that’s right, two positions, both open rank, and they are “particularly interested in applicants who work in medieval philosophy or Thomistic ethics.” The soft application deadline is December 17, 2021. Details here.

Colorado State University, just up the road from me in Fort Collins, is once again advertising a senior position in “Catholic Philosophy or Theology.” (This search had been previously advertised two years ago, but suspended due to the pandemic.) The position, an endowed chair, is rostered in the philosophy department, and so ought to be a good opportunity for medievalists. The application deadline is December 1, 2021.

The University of Fribourg is also advertising a senior position, in medieval philosophy. Note that the languages of instruction there are both French and German, and, no, they do not mean one or the other. The application deadline is November 30, 2021. Details here (scroll down, unless you are also interested in their senior position in ancient philosophy).

The University of Milan is advertising a postdoc in “The History of Medieval or Early Modern Philosophy with expertise on Platonism or History of Cosmology.” The application deadline is November 22, 2021. Details here, although, unless your Italian is better than mine, from there you will have to click on various random further links until you hit upon useful information.

The journal Philósophos, published by the Universidade Federal de Goiás (Brazil), is publishing a special issue on medieval philosophy. The cfp deadline is December 20th, 2021. Details here.

This coming week, there is a two-day conference in Paris on Radulphus Brito. (November 18-19, 2021). Details here. (This is perhaps a good moment to celebrate that the Pariscope médiévale newsletter is back up and running.)

The indefatigable Nicola Polloni (Leuven), in collaboration with Shixiang Jin (Beijing), has organized a workshop on theories of matter in the European and Chinese premodern traditions. It’s on Zoom, December 10-11, 2021. Details here, on Nicola’s blog. (This is perhaps a good moment, also, to thank Nicola for the abundant information he makes available every month on the Iberica Philosophica Mediaevalia newsletter, some of which I am transmitting here.)

The aforementioned University of Fribourg is planning a two-day conference, next spring, on the supernatural: “Entre anges et démons : les êtres surnaturels au Moyen-âge et aux premiers temps modernes.” The goal is to recruit an interdisciplinary group of scholars, and the conference will be bilingual, French and German (March 7-8, 2022). Cfp deadline is December 1, 2021.

The SIEPM has rescheduled a previously postponed conference on dialectic in the Middle Ages. It will run April 4-6, 2022, at Bar Ilan University, Israel. Details here. The cfp deadline is December 20, 2021.