1. The Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellowship – Spring 2018

    The Augustinian Institute at Villanova University invites applications for the Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellowship for the Spring 2018 semester. Each spring semester Villanova University invites a scholar both to engage in his/her own research and to make it available to the university community by participating in varied conversations: with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and other scholars in the region.

    Responsibilities of the recipient of the Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellowship include availability for informal conversations (i. e., office hours), leading 2 seminars with faculty and/or graduate students, giving a public lecture on a topic relating to present research, and participation in the work-in-progress of the Augustinian Institute.

    The semester stipend for a St. Augustine Fellow is $30,000. The Augustinian Institute rents a house for the semester – a benefit that is subject to federal tax law as imputed income to the Fellow. Medical benefits are provided by Villanova University.

    This fellowship is open to a scholar who has a doctoral degree but is not yet tenured. They are to have expertise in the life and thought of St. Augustine or in the influence of St. Augustine.

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    June 29th, 2016 9:01 am / Continue Reading »
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  3. The Thomas F. Martin Saint Augustine Fellowship – Fall 2017

    The Augustinian Institute at Villanova University invites applications for the Thomas F. Martin Saint Augustine Fellowship for the Fall 2017 semester.

    Each Fall semester Villanova University invites a scholar both to engage in his/her own research and to make it available to the university community by participating in varied conversations – with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and other scholars in the region.

    Responsibilities of the recipient of the Thomas F. Martin Saint Augustine Fellowship include collaboration with students and faculty on matters that concern the understanding and communication of Augustinian ideas and ideals. That requires some availability for informal conversations (office hours), leading 2 seminars with faculty and/or graduate students, giving a public lecture on a topic relating to present research; and participation in the work-in-progress of the Augustinian Institute.

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  5. Platonism & Christian Thought in Late Antiquity – International Workshop in Oslo on the Philosophy of Late Antiquity

    This Workshop will be held in Oslo on December 2-3, 2016. The aim of this Workshop is to bring together in Oslo scholars at an early career stage (PhD Candidates, postdocs or similar) for presenting papers on the encounter between Platonism and Christian thought in Late Antiquity.
    The influence of Platonism on Early Christian thought is acknowledged to have been profound. Numerous studies have brought new knowledge both about Platonic ontology and ethics as well as on Christian metaphysics and anthropology, demonstrating how a number of Early Christian writers engaged with Platonism in their endeavours to deepen and systematize the Christian doctrine and faith.
    Over the past three decades, the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oslo has become a pioneer in the research on the History of Philosophy. The study of Neoplatonism and Christian thought has been a distinct research activity of a larger group of researchers in ancient philosophy, consisting of internationally renowned scholars, senior researchers, and PhD students.

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    June 28th, 2016 2:33 pm / Continue Reading »
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  7. Ocularism & the Metaphysics of Light: Call for Papers

    This is a call for papers for a conference on “Ocularism and the Metaphysics of Light” to be held at the University of Leuven from 31 May to 3 June,  2017.

    Speakers include:
    Charles Stang (Harvard)
    Anthony Dupont (Leuven)
    Willemien Otten (Chicago)
    David Meconi (St Louis University)
    Gerald Boersma (St Bonaventure University)
    Anca Vasiliu (Sorbonne)
    Joris Geldhof (Leuven)
    Rob Faesen (Leuven)
    Matthew Drever (Tulsa)

    Despite the prevalence of light imagery, to this point, no major work has dealt comprehensively with the metaphysics of light. Moreover, as far as we can tell, no major work has applied conceptual metaphor theory (CMT) to reading texts which deal with illumination or intellectual sight in antique sources. We believe that this approach can open a new direction in research.

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    June 21st, 2016 4:24 pm / Continue Reading »
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  9. Final call for papers: The reception of the church fathers & early church historians, c.1470-1650

    TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, 23RD SEPTEMBER 2016

    The early thinkers and historians of the church have exercised a perennial influence on Christian thought, but the period between 1470 and 1650 was especially remarkable in this respect. This one-day workshop aims to gather scholars from different nationalities and disciplines to present the latest research into early modern patristic scholarship. Invited speakers include:

    – Anthony Grafton (Princeton University)
    – Scott Mandelbrote (University of Cambridge)
    – Richard Serjeantson (University of Cambridge)
    – Andrew Taylor (University of Cambridge)
    – Mark Vessey (University of British Columbia)

    The workshop will conclude with a keynote lecture by Jean-Louis Quantin (Sorbonne, Paris).

    The organisers now invite applications from scholars at any stage of their career working on early modern patristic scholarship, including graduate students, to deliver papers at this event. Papers may address any aspect of the reception of the church fathers and early church historians between c.1470 and 1650, but submissions that explore their use in times, places, texts and themes that have fallen outside the focus of existing historiography are particularly encouraged.

    If you wish to present a twenty-five minute paper at this event, please send a proposal (of no more than 300 words) and a short bio/CV to receptionofthefathers2016@gmail.com by 1st June 2016. General registration will open in July 2016.

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