A lot of events have been announced since I last posted about this:
- Vegetative Powers: Endowing Bodily LIfe from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period (University of Padua, September 12-13, 2018)
- Metaphysical Foundations of Ethics (Middle Ages, Early Modern Times) (Paris, September 13-14, 2018)
- Ockhamism and Philosophy of Time (University of L’Aquila, September 13-14, 2018)
- Arabic and Latin Science of Vision and the Theory of Perspective in Early Renaissance Florence (SISMEL, Florence, September 27-29, 2018)
- Immortality of the Soul in Islam and Christianity (Qom [Iran], March 5-7, 2019)
- Contemporary and Medieval Social Ontologies (Bonn University, March 14-16, 2019)
- Powers: A History (Ohio State University, March 22-24, 2019)
- Thomas Aquinas and Church Fathers (Nicolaus Copernicus University [Torun, Poland], April 4-6, 2019). Cfp deadline November 15, 2018.
- Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Saint Louis University, June 17-19, 2019). (Note that the organizers are Susan Brower-Toland and Jenny Pelletier, who are trying to make sure there’s a good turnout from philosophers by organizing two sessions, one on medieval metaphysics and one on medieval ethics. Cfp deadline November 30, 2018. Contact the organizers for details.)
- Quidam enim dicunt: Mendicant Theologies before Aquinas and Bonaventure (Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure, NY July 15-17, 2019). Cfp deadline October 15, 2018.
Also, Doctor virtualis: Rivista online di storia della filosofia medievale has put out a call for papers for its fifteenth(!) volume. The topic of this volume is mysticism. Submission of a brief abstract is due very soon: September 15th, 2018.
Also, as it happens, September 15th is also the deadline for submissions to (at least) two philosophy sessions at the big Kalamazoo conference (May 9-12, 2019):
Here’s what’s come in recently about upcoming conferences in medieval philosophy:
- Demonstration, Experience and Science in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (Georgetown University, April 19, 2018)
- 19e Colloque interuniversitaire québécois de philosophie médiévale (UQAM, April 27, 2018)
- Le Bien et le bon selon saint Thomas d’Aquin, sponsored by the Revue thomiste (Toulouse, May 4-5, 2018)
- Le platonisme au Moyen Âge et à la Renaissance, École thématique du CNRS (Tours, June 4-6, 2018)
- The XXIInd ESMLS will have as its subject “Language, Thought, and Reality: The Continental and British Traditions of Medieval Logic Revisited” (Düsseldorf, June 25-29, 2018)
- Language and Essence, the 2nd annual conference hosted by the Canadian Metaphysics Collaborative (Victoria, BC, October 5-7, 2018). Cfp deadline is June 15. (This is a very historian-friendly group; Margaret Cameron is one of the organizers. Calvin Normore is a keynote speaker.)
Here’s the latest news about conferences etc.
- There’s a Journée d’études next month on Cosmologie et philosophie naturelle au XIIème siècle : travaux récents (Paris, March 15, 2018)
- A provisional schedule is now available for the medieval conference in Boulder on April 5-7, 2018
- The Franciscan Institute (St. Bonaventure, NY) is offering two week-long masterclasses this summer: a first, by Mary Beth Ingham, on John Duns Scotus, and a second, by Jay Hammond, on Bonaventure’s Collationes in Hexaemeron. Details here
- After Certainty: A Workshop with Robert Pasnau will take place in Paris in a couple of weeks (Paris, March 8, 2018)
- The conference at Leuven this summer on Marsilius of Padua (July 6-7, 2018) has extended its deadline for receiving proposals to February 28th
- The North-Western Italian Philosophy Consortium has announced its 5th International Graduate Conference in the History of Philosophy, on the topic “Humans and Nature.” (Pavia, Sept. 17-18, 2018). Both current and recent graduate students are eligible. Paper proposals due June 15
- A multi-day conference on Peter John Olivi and La construction de la personne humaine is taking place in Rome next fall (October 4-6, 2018, La Sapienza). The call for paper deadline is March 15.
- The 23rd annual SIEPM colloquium will be in Leuven (Oct. 10-12, 2018), on the topic of Living and Dying in Medieval Philosophy
- A conference in the Czech Republic has been announced on From Quadrivium to Natural Sciences: New Impulses in the Traditional Framework (Ostrava, Nov. 15-16, 2018). Deadline for submissions is September 3.
Here’s the latest collection of news and events that’s come my way:
- There’s a memorial workshop in honor of Marilyn Adams next month at Rutgers University (February 16-17, 2018).
- Brian Leftow, currently the Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at Oxford University, has accepted the Alston Chair for the Philosophy of Religion at Rutgers University.
- LMU Munich is advertising a W2 Professorship in Renaissance philosophy. The application deadline is March 8, 2018. (For North American readers wondering what a W2 professorship is, Peter Adamson (who’s involved in the search) tells me that “the closest analogy would be Associate Professor.” The most senior positions are W3, but a W2 requires a “a strong track record of research already.” If you’re waiting for a W1 to appear, don’t. There apparently is no such thing!)
- Charles University (Prague) is advertising a three-year lectureship in medieval philosophy. Application deadline is March 15, 2018.
- For the 8th year, the Circolo San Tommaso d’Aquino Onlus is sponsoring a contest for younger scholars (35 or younger) on the thought of Thomas Aquinas. Application deadline February 16, 2018. The prize is €2000. Information here.
- Graduate students have until the end of January to apply for this year’s Jan Wojcik Memorial Prize, sponsored by the Journal of the History of Philosophy. It’s a travel grant worth up to $4K. Details here.
- Warren Zev Harvey (Hebrew University) is offering a week-long masterclass on the philosophy of Hasdai Crescas, at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, April 30 -May 4, 2018). A small number of grants will be available to cover lodging. For further information, contact Yitzhak Melamed.
- The University of Notre Dame is sponsoring a conference this spring on Disability in Latin Medieval Philosophy and Theology (April 26-28, 2018).
- Also that week in April, the University of Navarra is hosting an International Congress on Intelligence and Will in Thomas Aquinas (Pamplona, April 26-27, 2018). Deadline for proposals is March 1.
- The annual Cornell Summer Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy will again be held in Brooklyn (June 6-8, 2o18).
- In July, the Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought is sponsoring a summer school on The Challenge of Natural Teleology: Final Causes from Aristotle to Darwin” (July 3-6, 2018). This is timed to precede the HOPOS Conference, also in Groningen, on July 9-12.