For those like rules about such things, here are some rules from Margaret Atherton (Milwaukee), in this summary of her 2017 Dewey Lecture at the Central APA.
And here are even more rules, which Peter Adamson (Munich) posted a few months ago.
Here’s the latest assortment of events in the field:
- The Lumen Christi Institute is again running a series of seminars for doctoral students, with generous funding and enviable locations. The most relevant one for this blog has the topic: Is God Knowable by Natural Reason? Philosophy, Theology, and Trinitarian Thought in the Middle Ages. It will be held this June in Rome, and is directed by Mark Clark and Tim Noone. I’m sorry to say I waited too long to post this, and the deadline is today. See info here. Maybe if you blame me for your application’s being late, they’ll give you an extension.
- I’m even tardier to announce a conference at Columbia University on Rethinking Philosophy’s Past, 1300-1800. This happened back on Feb. 17-18.
- The Princeton-Penn-Columbia Gradute Conference in the History of Philosophy has put out its call for papers. The conference is May 20th in Princeton. Submission deadline is March 25th. Apparently there’s no web page as of yet, but the instructions are as follows:
Papers should not exceed 4000 words (or 30 minutes presentation time). They should be prepared for blind review and sent as a PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. In a separate PDF attachment, please include your name, academic affiliation, email address, telephone number, paper title, and an abstract of no more than 300 words.
- The SMRP is soliciting submissions for its annual Founders’ Award. The prize goes to the best paper for a junior scholar. Deadline is April 1. See details here.
- Labex Hastec is sponsoring a one-day conference, Les Lumières de l’Orient médiéval aux racines de la Renaissance européenne (Paris, March 21, 2017).
- Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Ordered Universe Project, is hosting a conference, Aspectus and Affectus: Robert Grosseteste, Understanding and Feeling (Washington, March 31-April 1, 2017).
- The University of Toronto is beginning an annual conference on the history of metaphysics. This year’s topic is time (April 29-30, 2017). A few details here.
- The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Thomism has put out a call for papers for its session at the 2017 meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association (Dallas, 16-19 November 2017). Deadline is May 15th.
- The Cornell Summer Colloquium is back, but not in Ithaca. This year, Scott MacDonald is running the colloquium in Brooklyn (June 7-9, 2017).
- The Nordic Network for the History of Philosophy is organizing a workshop on Perception, Knowledge, and Assimilation (Helsinki, June 12, 2017). It’s aimed at younger scholars, and has some funding to cover expenses. Application deadline is March 31. Details here. [Please note correct date, changed from my original post.]
- Finally, the Aquinas Institute is raffling off a complete set of its Opera omnia series. Enter before March 7th, here.
Arthur Hyman died earlier this month. He taught at Yeshiva University in New York City for 55 years, and published groundbreaking research on Jewish, Islamic, and Christian medieval philosophy.
See the brief notice here, and the eulogy here, and the collection of interviews here.
St. Andrews is now advertising a three-year postdoc on editions and translations of fourteenth-century logical texts. Details here. Application deadline is February 17.
Here too is a summary of the medieval positions that were listed on philjobs this past fall. This is for those readers who might like to have a summary report, but who were blissfully able to ignore the job market as it unfolded.
1. Sacred Heart University
AOS: Medieval or Early Modern
2. Seattle University
3. Seton Hall University
AOS: Medieval or Ethics (but must be qualified to teach upper division medieval philosophy)
AOC: Feminist Philosophy
4. Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Old Dominion University
Islamic Studies – Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religious Studies (Tenure-track or similar)
AOS: Islamic Studies
AOC: Medival Philosophy/Philosophy of Religion
5. University of Southern Maine
Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Tenure-track or similar)
AOS: Philosophy of Religion, Comparative Religion
AOC: Medieval Philosophy, Islamic Philosophy, Asian Philosophy
6. Providence College
Assistant Professor (Tenure-track or similar)
AOS: Medieval Arabic Philosophy
7. NUI Maynooth
Assistant Lecturer (Fixed term)
AOS: Medieval Philosophy, Logic, Philosophy of Religion
AOC: Moral and Political Philosophy
Here are three post-doc positions that have been newly advertised over the last few weeks:
- a three-year postdoc at the University of Gothenburg, to join Ana María Mora-Márquez‘s research project on The Medieval Reception of Aristotle’s Topics. Application deadline is January 31.
- a one-year postdoc at the Pontifical Institute in Toronto. This is open to any area in medieval studies, but they fund multiple positions each year, and of course there’s nowhere more friendly to medieval philosophy. Deadline of February 1.
- a one-year postdoc at LabEx Hastec, a group of research institutes in Paris with substantial connections to medieval philosophy. There is funding for eight positions. According to the original Hastec announcement, the deadline is February 22, though other sites give other deadlines, so check carefully.