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.

    Secretary Treasurer

    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.

    Secretary Treasurer

    June 29th, 2016 8:59 am / Continue Reading »
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  5. 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.

    Secretary Treasurer

    June 21st, 2016 4:24 pm / Continue Reading »
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