It seems I’ve been negligent in posting material — judging from just how much information I have to post.
- Congratulations, first and foremost, to Jon McGinnis and Billy Dunaway, of the Univ. Missouri-Saint Louis, who have won $1.1M from the Templeton Foundation for a project on The Christian West and Islamic East: Theology, Science, and Knowledge. The goal of the project is “linking Medieval Islamic philosophy to contemporary questions about the epistemology of religion in the analytic tradition.” Scholars working in the vicinity, or who might like to be working in the vicinity, should keep an eye on funding opportunities coming out of this project.
- Congratulations as well to Han Thomas Adriaenssen (Groningen), whose 2017 book, Representation and Scepticism from Aquinas to Descartes (Cambridge UP), has won the annual book prize from the Journal of the History of Philosophy.
- The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is advertising a one-year Mellon postdoc for junior faculty in North America. Application deadline February 1, 2019.
- The 9th Annual Veritas et Amor Contest is being advertised again, for dissertations or books by younger authors (under 35) on Thomas Aquinas. With a prize of €2000, this is well worth competing for! Deadline of February 15, 2019.
- The Institute for Anselm Studies is accepting applications for the John and Judy Paul Summer Research Grant, for PhD students and recent graduates working on Anselm. The grant provides a week of funding at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. Details can be found here.
Now, some conferences:
- Nicolas Faucher (CNRS/Helsinki) and Sami Pihlström (Helsinki) have organized a workshop at the start of February on Faith and the Will to Believe – A Comparative Workshop in Pragmatism and Medieval Philosophy (Helsinki, February 1-2, 2019).
- Ave Maria University (Florida) is hosting a conference on Aquinas the Biblical Theologian (February 7-9, 2019).
- There’s a conference at Durham in April on Britain’s Early Philosophers, by which they mean philosophers in Britain before 1000 (Durham, UK, April 1-2, 2019). Cfp deadline January 31, 2019.
- KU Leuven is sponsoring a conference on Mental Being in Late Medieval Thought: From Concepts to Chimeras (Leuven, May 31 – June 1, 2019). Cfp deadline March 1, 2019.
- The Annual Marquette Summer Seminar on Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition meets again this summer, on the topic Plato and Platonism in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition (Marquette, June 24-26, 2019). Cfp deadline March 1, 2019.
- The fourth Symposium Thomisticum, with quite an impressive cast of speakers, will take place this summer on the theme Aquinas Philosopher Theologian (Rome, July 4-6, 2019).
- The International Anselm Conference (theme: Nature, Order and the Divine) will take place at Durham University on July 9th-11th, 2019. Cfp deadline is May 1, 2019.
- The Franciscan Institute is sponsoring a conference this coming summer: “Quidam enim dicunt: Mendicant Theologies before Aquinas and Bonaventure” (Saint Bonaventure, NY, July 15-18, 2019).
- A summer school and workshop at the Max Planck Institute next summer will focus on Baroque Scholasticism and Early Modern Thought (Frankfurt, Aug. 26-28 [summer school]; Aug. 29-30 [workshop], 2019). Some funding is available for participants. So far as I can tell, there is currently no information about this event on the web, but contact Sonja Weber. The submission deadline, at least for the workshop, was January 15, but interested scholars might see whether it’s still possible to apply. You can blame me for being late.
First, news about a funding opportunity:
- Laurent Cesalli has received a major grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation for a four-year project on forms of realism in the medieval tradition as compared to the Austrian-German tradition. He has funds for two postdocs and a doctoral student. The project requires scholarly background in both the medieval and later German tradition, and so language skills in both Latin and German. The project starts in April 2019, and interested parties should contact Laurent directly.
Next, a graduate seminar this spring:
- The Newberry Library (Chicago) is offering a 10-week graduate seminar this spring on Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy and its reception, taught by Ian Cornelius (Loyola Chicago). For students at a great many American universities, there looks to be some funding to support attendance. The application deadline is TOMORROW (November 12, 2018). Seminar dates are January 11 – March 15, 2019.
Finally, various conferences:
- This coming week, there’s a conference in Bonn on Peter Thomae’s De ente (Universität Bonn, November 16-17, 2018).
- Journées thomistes 2018 takes place in a few weeks, on the topic Le corps humain selon Thomas d’Aquin : nature et destinée (Paris, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2018).
- Marleen Rozemond and Brian Embry are organizing a conference this spring on Varieties of Unity in Early Modern Philosophy. This is relevant on this blog because the call expressly invites contributions on late-scholastic authors (Groningen, April 12-13, 2019). Cfp deadline is January 10, 2019.
- Jamal Rachak (Univ. Cadi Ayyad, Marrakesh) is organizing a symposium this coming April on Philosophy in the Islamic West (Marrakesh, April 25-26, 2019). The call for papers deadline is November 30, 2018. Details here.
- Peter Hartman and Kristen Irwin are organizing a conference, Francisco Suárez: Predecessors and Successors, for the spring (Loyola Univ. Chicago, April 26-27, 2019). Note that some funding is available for would-be participants. Application deadline December 31, 2018.
- The International Medieval Society Paris is holding an interdisciplinary conference on Time next summer (Paris, July 8-10, 2019). Cfp deadline is November 30, 2018.
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.