- Stockholm University is advertising a three-year postdoc position on The Mechanization of Philosophy between 1300 and 1700. The application deadline is March 31, 2020.
- The University of Campinas in Brazil is advertising a postdoc position in ancient or medieval philosophy. The application deadline is February 28, 2020.
- Colorado State University, just up the road from where I live, is advertising a senior position for a scholar working “within the Catholic intellectual tradition.” I don’t have any inside information on what they are looking for, but medievalists (on the Christian side) would presumably be well qualified. Deadline Feb. 24, 2020.
- Columbia University’s Center for New Narratives in Philosophy is sponsoring a workshop this weekend: “Seeking Authority: Women, Genre, and Philosophical Reflection in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.” (NYC, February 15-16, 2020). Oddly, there seems to be nothing on the web about this, but for information send a query to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- There’s a conference this May in Bologna on Intersections of Theology, Language and Cognition in the Medieval Tradition and Beyond (May 12-13, 2020).
- The Aquinas and “the Arabs” International Working Group is running a conference in London this June, on Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions: Structures of Being, World and Mind. (June 11-13, 2020).
- The first Thomistic Summer Conference is being held this June at Thomas Aquinas College in California. The topic is Faith and Reason. (June 18-20, 2020; cfp deadline is March 7)
Here’s the latest news, all with deadlines approaching very quickly. If you’re hoping to close a gap between your aspirations and your achievements, don’t put off reading this email for too long!
- The University of Groningen is advertising a four-year postdoc in the history of philosophy, to be associated with the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought. Application deadline is January 30, 2020.
- KU Leuven is inviting applicants for a position associated with the Aristoteles Latinus project. This is a tenured, or tenure-track professorial position. Application deadline February 15, 2020.
- St. Bonaventure University (New York) is hiring an assistant or associate professor of theology in the Franciscan tradition. Review of applications begins February 3, 2020.
- Symposium Thomisticum V will take place in Cracow, June 4-6, 2020. The theme is “Aquinas on Action.” Deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 31.
- The folk in Würzburg are advertising a summer school on “Affective Intentionality in Medieval Philosophy and Phenomenology.” Dates are August 24-28, 2020. Application deadline is February 15.
- The Lumen Christi Institute is advertising their latest round of summer seminars, including one in Chicago on the Five Ways and another in Berkeley on The City of God. Application deadline is February 1. Details here.
- The University of Notre Dame has announced a new project, their History of Philosophy Forum, which comes with opportunities, among other things, for international scholars to visit UND. See details here. Grant application deadline is February 7, 2020.
- Speaking of Notre Dame, February 1 is the deadline for applying to the previously advertised, first ever, SMRP conference, to take place Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2020, in South Bend. I’ll be there, and you should come too. Details here.
- SISMEL is advertising a one-year postdoctoral fellowship intended to support the production of a critical edition in medieval Latin. The deadline has been extended to December 18, 2019.
- The Thomas Ricklin Prize “is aimed at supporting the publication of a critical study or annotated edition of a text in the field of medieval and renaissance philosophy by young scholars.” The prize is worth 3000 Euros. The deadline is December 30, 2019.
- The Charles Schmitt Prize goes to a paper “in any area of intellectual history, broadly construed, 1500 to the present.” Deadline of December 31, 2019.
- Mattia Cipriani (FU Berlin) and Nicola Polloni (HU Berlin) are soliciting papers for a volume entitled “Contrasting Nature: Idealixation and the Degradation of the Natural World in the Middle Ages”. The abstract deadline is January 15, 2020.
- Notre Dame University is advertising Mellow Junior Faculty Fellowships in Medieval Studies. Application deadline: February 1, 2020.
- The Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies at Toronto is also advertising Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships. Application deadline: February 1, 2020.
- The European Journal for the Study of Thomas Aquinas has put out a call for submissions to volume 38. The deadline is March 1, 2020.
- A special issue of Topoi will be devoted to the topic of double intentionality, looking both at phenomenology and the medieval tradition. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2020.
Deserving of a special post is the information that Dominik Perler and Barbara Vetter have won a multi-year Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Grant on the project of “Human Abilities.” The project will range over metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of action, and involve both the history of philosophy and contemporary discussions.
Over the years ahead, there will be quite a few funding opportunities associated with this project, a first set of which are now posted and include positions both for graduate study and for scholars who already have a PhD. The application deadline is December 9, 2020.
Wow, what a lot of conferences:
- Next week there’s a conference in Helsinki: “Rationality in Perception: Transformations of Mind and Cognition 1250-1550” (December 12-14, 2019).
- This coming January, there will be a conference in London on “The Intercultural Roots of Early Scholasticism: Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Latin” (January 23-24, 2020).
- The Aquinas Center at Ave Maria University is holding a conference on Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology (Florida, Feb. 7-18, 2020).
- In April, at St. Andrews, there’s a workshop on “Theories of Paradox in the Middle Ages” (April 28-29, 2020). Cfp deadline February 1, 2020. [Date corrected from original post.]
- There is a conference on vernacular philosophy in the later Middle Ages this coming May at the Universidad Complutense (May 11-13, 2020, Madrid). Cfp deadline December 15, 2019.
- Also in May, there’s a conference in London on “13th Century English Franciscan Thought” (May 29-31, 2020).
- The Avicenna Study Group will meet in Germany next June, with the goal of assembling presentations on all eight of Avicenna’s main works (Trier, June 3-5, 2020).
- There’s a conference at Leuven in June on “Essence and Existence in the 13th and 14th Centuries” (June 5-6, 2020). Cfp February 15, 2020.
- “After Avicenna,” a conference on post-Avicennian Islamic thought, will be held in Finland this coming June (June 5-7, 2020, Jyväskylä).
- Next June in Greece there’s a conference on The Reception of Plato in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Athens, June 8-9, 2020). Cfp December 15, 2020.
- The 24th annual colloquium of the SIEPM will take place in Porto this coming June, on the topic “Per cognitionem visualem. The Visualization of Cognitive and Natural Processes in the Middle Ages” (June 18-19, 2020). Cfp deadline February 1.
- Marquette University is holding a conference next summer on Causes and Causality in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition (June 22-24, 2020). Cfp deadline March 1, 2020.
- The European Symposium of Medieval Logic and Semantics will meet in Warsaw this coming June, under the topic “Time, Tense, and Modality” (June 22-25, 2020).
- There’s a conference in the Netherlands next fall on “Complexio across Times and Disciplines” (Nijmegen, September 10-11, 2020). Cfp deadline January 15, 2020.
- There’s a conference next September in Poland on “The Will and Its Acts in Late Medieval Ethics and Theology” (Łódź, September 24-25, 2020). There seems to be no information on the internet, as of yet, but interested parties should contact Monika Michałowska.
- The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy is, for the first time, holding its own multi-day conference. The inaugural location is the University of Notre Dame (Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2020, South Bend, Indiana). Cfp deadline February 1, 2020.
After my usual summer blogging hiatus, I’ve got a lot of material to share. Here are some items with quickly looming deadlines:
- Although I don’t ordinarily post information about jobs advertised on philjobs, the folk at the University of Dallas asked me to spread the word about a nice tenure-track position in medieval there. Since there’s evidently not (yet?) a lot of things being advertised, I figure I might as well call it to your attention, here. Application deadline Nov. 1, 2019.
- The University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Research in the Humanities is advertising year-long fellowships for scholars working on Europe pre-1700. Details here. Deadline October 31, 2019.
- Trier University has funding for a PhD student to investigate the meteorological works of Avicenna. Good Arabic, Greek and English are required (but not necessarily German). Queries should go directly to Andreas Lammer. Deadline October 24, 2019.
- There’s a conference in Porto (Feb. 6-7, 2020) on the history across linguistic traditions of treatises De intellectu. Details here. Cfp deadline October 30, 2019.
- The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium’s 2020 topic is Privilege and Position. Details here. Cfp deadline November 1, 2019. (Sewanee [Tennessee], April 17-18, 2020.)
- The British Journal for the History of Philosophy is looking for a new editor. Details here. Application deadline October 31, 2019.
Father Leo Elders died this past week at the age of 93. He was the author of hundreds of scholarly works, above all on Thomas Aquinas. He was Dutch by birth, but taught all over the world during the course of his long academic career. A brief biography can be found here.