News from May 2022

The University of Providence (Montana) is advertising a tenure-track junior position in philosophy. Although the AOS is open, the job description makes it clear that they are especially interested in scholars who work on the medieval tradition. Deadline for full consideration is May 29, 2022. Details here.

Anna Tropia & Daniele De Santis (Charles University, Prague) have organized a two-day conference on Intentionality and Person: Aquinas, Scotus, Stein (May 26-28, 2022, in Prague). This is part of a research project funded by the Czech Science Foundation.

Ana María Mora-Marquez (Gothenburg) has organized a day-long hybrid workshop on Medieval Science: Between Ideal and Social Practice (Paris, June 9, 2022). Details here.

The first issue of IPM Monthly has just appeared (Iberica Philosophica Mediaevalia). It’s an expanded version of the newsletter that Nicola Polloni has been producing for several years now, and is sponsored by the Sociedad de Filosofia Medieva (SOFIME).

Mario Meliadò is advertising a PhD position at the University of Siegen (Germany), focused on medieval philosophy. It is a three-year funded position. Details here.

Yoav Meyrav (Maimonides Centre, Hamburg) has received a €1.5 million ERC grant to study medieval Hebrew philosophical manuscripts.


May 2022 News

Caterina Tarlazzi (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) is searching for three postdoc positions related to her ERC Starting Grant, “Polyphonic Philosophy: Logic in the Long Twelfth Century for a New Horizon in the History of Philosophy.” Details can be found here. The positions begin September 1, 2022. The application deadline is June 10.

John P. McCaskey (Fordham) is looking to hire a research assistant to translate into English al-Fārābī’s untranslated writings on induction (a total of about twenty pages of tenth-century Arabic). He asks that anyone qualified and interested contact him at

Gyula Klima (Fordham) has founded a new group, the Society for the European History of Ideas, which be holding a hybrid conference in Lisbon this summer (August 1-5, 2022) on the topic First Principles: Semantic, Metaphysical, Theological.

Another Klima project, the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics, is organizing a session on medieval logic for the ACPA (New Orleans, Nov. 17-20, 2022). If you’ve never been to New Orleans, you should seriously consider putting in a proposal either for this session (cfp deadline May 18; contact or some other session (see ACPA website).

Another nice place to visit is Denver (just down the road from me), and that will be the location for the Central Division meeting of the APA (Feb. 22-25, 2023). I wouldn’t ordinarily mention an APA meeting, but I’m on the program committee, and so proposals in medieval philosophy can be assured of getting serious consideration. (Cfp deadline is June 1. Submit here.)

Congratulations to the above-mentioned Caterina Tarlazzi for winning the annual BJHP prize for best article, for her paper “The Debate over Universals in the Time of Peter Abelard.” Medievalists nearly swept the honors there: Jordan Lavender (Notre Dame) won the best-graduate-essay prize for “The Mark of the Mental in the Fourteenth Century.”

Thomas Williams (South Florida) has accepted the Martin Chair in Medieval Philosophy at Georgetown University, where he will start this fall. Plans are in the works for an inaugural Martin Chair conference.