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.
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.
Here are various news items that I’ve gathered. This will probably be my last post until the end of the summer.
- This coming week, there’s an impressive conference in Poland on Mind and Body: Aspects of Medieval Natural Philosophy (Lodz, June 13-14, 2019).
- The 5th Rio Colloquium on Logic and Metaphysics in the Later Middle Ages is coming later this month, on Distinctions and Priorities in the Later Middle Ages (Rio de Janeiro, June 24-26, 2019). (Apparently there’s no information on the internet, but anyone interested should contact the organizer, Professor Rodrigo Guerizoli.)
- A conference on Naturaleza y Teoría Política en el Pensar Medieval y Renacentista will take place this summer at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (Buenos Aires, August 26-28, 2019)
- There’s an International Graduate Conference on the History of Philosophy scheduled for September on Platonism and Aristotelianism in the History of Philosophy (Pavia, Sept. 16-17, 2019). The cfp deadline is July 15.
- The University of Notre Dame is hosting a conference in September on Cusanus Today: Prospects for Philosophy, Theology, and Mysticism (Sept. 19-21, 2019)
- A conference with a focus on translation will take place next spring: Traduction… trahison? Textes, représentations, archéologie, autorité et mémoire de l’Antiquité à la Renaissance (Université de Picardie-Jules Verne, March 11-13, 2020)
- Another conference on the later medieval emergence of vernacular thought will take place later in the spring: El diálogo de las lenguas: la emergencia del pensamiento en vernáculo (siglos XIII-XVI) (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, May 11-13, 2020)
- I’ve stumbled upon an interesting attempt to collect information about medieval texts in translation, at HMAOT: Haut Moyen Age Occidental en Traduction. The focus is on the earlier Middle Ages, and runs well beyond philosophy.
- The Averroes Edition Project in Cologne is looking to fill a three-year PhD position in Arabic philosophy. Details here.
- There’s an interesting interview with Thomas Williams at 3:16. He talks there, among many other things, about his new translation of the Confessions.
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.