Winter ’22 News

Rega Wood (Indiana) is looking for a research associate to work on the Richard Rufus Project. It’s a one-year position, possibly extendable, and open either to junior or to more senior scholars looking for a sabbatical opportunity. Applicants should be comfortable working with both medieval paleography and computer-based projects. Further information here. The advertised soft deadline was January 15, 2022, but Rega asked me just today to post something.

Somerville College (Oxford) is hosting an interdisciplinary conference on New Visions of Julian of Norwich (July 15-16, 2022). This will be a hybrid event. Abstracts are due February 1, 2022.

The Aquinas Institute at Blackfriars Hall (Oxford) is sponsoring a workshop in early summer on Aquinas’s Christology, aimed at graduate students and recent graduates. Expenses will be covered. The dates are May 30 – June 2, 2022. Details here. The application deadline is February 1, 2022.

Edit Lukács and Monika Michałowska (Łódz) are sponsoring an online conference this March 10-11 on The Oxford Calculators and Their Milieu on Ethics. Talks will be available, prerecorded, in advance, and the conference itself will consist of live discussion sessions.

The University of Sydney is sponsoring a Workshop on Epistemic Virtue from the Ancient to the Early Modern Period (April 20-21, 2022). It is currently planned as a hybrid event. Details here. Cfp deadline is February 5, 2022.

Junior scholars hoping to get to Paris for the huge SIEPM congress in August are eligible to apply for financial aid. Application deadline is March 20, 2022. Details here.

The Thomistic Institute (Washington DC) is offering various programs this summer:

The Lumen Christi Institute has announced their annual slate of week-long summer courses. Particularly relevant to this blog is a seminar on Aquinas’s Five Ways, led by Stephen Brock (Rome) and a seminar on Origen of Alexandria by John Behr (Aberdeen) and Lewis Ayres (Durham). The courses are intended for PhD students. Funding is available. Details here.

The University of Łódz is sponsoring another conference next fall, The Forgotten Giants’ Shoulders — In the Background of Famous Philosophical Ideas: Methodological Breaks and Continuations in the Philosophy of Nature. The cfp deadline is March 31, 2022. (Łódz, September 6-10, 2022.)

Medievalists have done very well in grant competitions this winter.

  • Lorenz Demey (KU Leuven) has received an ERC Starting Grant for his project, “Towards a Systematic Theory of Aristotelian Diagrams in Logical Geometry”
  • Tamer Nawar (Groningen) has received an ERC Starting Grant for his project, “Truth in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy”
  • Caterina Tarlazzi (Venice) has received an ERC Starting Grant for her project, ““Polyphonic Philosophy: Logic in the Long Twelfth Century (c. 1070-1220) for a New Horizon in the History of Philosophy”
  • Joseph Stenberg (San Jose State) has received an NEH grant for “The Ethics of 14th-Century French Philosopher Jean Buridan”
  • Thomas Ward (Baylor) has received an NEH grant for “John Duns Scotus’s De Primo Principio: Translation and Commentary”


Spring deadlines and summer events

The Sorbonne’s annual Journée Incipit has been scheduled for April 9, 2022. It will feature a talk by Dominik Perler on conscience in Aquinas.

Lydia Schumacher (King’s College London) has organized one final conference related to her ERC grant: “The Powers of the Soul in Medieval Franciscan Thought” (London, May 27-29, 2022)

The Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano) is sponsoring a summer school on the metaphysics of relations in ancient and medieval philosophy, featuring John Marenbon and Anna Marmodoro (June 6-10, 2022; application deadline January 31, 2022).

KU Leuven is sponsoring an international conference this coming June, Later Medieval Hylomorphism: Matter and Form, 1300-1600 (June 9-11, 2022, hybrid format). The cfp deadline is January 31, 2022.

Thomas Aquinas College (California) is hosting a summer conference (rescheduled from 2021) on “Faith and Reason” (June 16-19, 2022). The cfp deadline is January 31, 2022.

The sixteenth annual Marquette summer seminar on Aristotle and the Aristotelian tradition will be on the topic “Intellect, Divinity, and the Good in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Traditions” (Milwaukee, June 20-22, 2022). The cfp deadline is February 15, 2022.

Notre Dame’s History of Philosophy Forum is inviting applications for small grants (covering travel and accommodations) for scholars who wish to do research in South Bend. The application deadline is March 15, 2022. Details here.

The wonderful SOFIME newsletter, Iberica Philosophica Mediaevalia, is hoping to expand its scope and become a forum for more substantive discussions of issues relating to our field (see the discussion at the top of the latest issue of the newsletter). They’re looking to assemble a new editorial committee, and are particularly interested in recruiting younger scholars. If interested, contact Nicola Polloni (Leuven).