CALLS FOR PAPERS

Istanbul, July 2-5, 2014 - Commentating as Philosophy and the Abrahamic Interpreters  ***Call extended to March 14, 2014***

Commentating as Philosophy and the Abrahamic Interpretersis a conference second in a trilogy, entitled, “The Abrahamic Trilogy”. The trilogy is about the development and reception of Greek philosophy in the Abrahamic traditions. While the first conference was about Proclus, and his influence, the present conference will focus on the form of philosophy that was dominant until the early modern period.

The  conference  will  take  place  at  Sismanoglu  Megaro  (Greek  Consulate)  and  Halki Seminary, Halki Island / Heybeliada, Istanbul from July 2-5, 2014.

Confirmed speakers: Prof. Richard Sorabji, CBE, FBA, (Wolfson College, Oxford and Emeritus, King's College, London) will give the key-note lecture. Prof. Zev Harvey (Emeritus Prof. at Hebrew University and Columbia University) will give the plenary lecture on Jewish account and Prof. Thomas Leinkauf (Westfälischen Wilhelms Universität Münster) on the Christian account and Asst. Prof. Olga Lizzini (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) the Islamic account.

Please submit an abstract of approximately 500 words by March 14, 2014 to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cpai14 [You must create an account there to upload your paper.]
Notification of acceptances will be rolling
For  further  questions,  please  contact  David  Butorac  at davidbutorac@arxai.org  and  Marie-Élise  (Lise)  Zovko  at lisezovko@gmail.com.
Papers will be 20-25 minutes long, although there may be some flexibility given some merit.
Please see the conference website: www.arxai.org



NUMERO 13 (ISSUE 13) - CALL FOR PAPERS   Doctor Virtualis

Doctor Virtualis
Rivista di storia della filosofia medievale è a cura delle cattedre di Storia della filosofia medievale della Università degli studi di Milano e viene pubblicata su carta e online all’indirizzo http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/DoctorVirtualis.

Call for paperFilosofia / Filologia

Link del Call for papers: http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/DoctorVirtualis/announcement/view/346


San Miguel de Tucumán (Argentina), Continuidades y rupturas en torno a los Magistri Artium parisienses, 11 a 14 de septiembre de 2013:
En el marco del XIV Congreso Latinoamericano de Filosofía Medieval que tendrá lugar del 11 al 14 de septiembre en San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina, el Grupo de Investigación (PIP-CONICET) sobre la Recepción de la Ética aristotélica en los Maestros de Artes de París durante el siglo XIII organiza un simposio en armonía con el tema del Congreso, es decir las Continuidades y rupturas en la filosofía medieval, más específicamente en nuestro caso en torno a los Magistri Artium parisienses, es decir, los maestros de la Facultad de Artes de la Universidad de París.
Invitamos a los especialistas a presentar ponencias que tengan como tema principal la filosofía de los maestros de artes de París, en sus diversas especialidades, y su relación de continuidad y/o ruptura, ya sea en sus propias concepciones filosóficas a través del tiempo, ya sea en relación con otras facultades de la misma Universidad o incluso en su diálogo con artistas de otras Universidades. Creemos que los artistae parisienses con la riqueza de su filosofía, merecen el protagonismo de nuestro simposio, que hará la promoción de los Studia Artistarum entre los medievalistas latinoamericanos

Quienes deseen participar deben atenerse a los requerimientos del
a) Título de la ponencia.
b) Resumen de 100 palabras. Por favor, enviar los títulos y resúmenes por correo electrónico a esta dirección:
valeria.buffon@gmail.com

Si bien las lenguas del Congreso son el español y el portugués, hemos sido autorizados a aceptar ponencias en otras lenguas, encargándose nuestro Grupo de Investigación de la traducción de las ponencias en inglés, francés e italiano. Se ruega enviar los resúmenes hasta el 10 de marzo de 2013, de manera que tengamos tiempo de presentar el simposio para ser aprobado por los organizadores del Congreso. Por cualquier duda comuníquense con la dirección mencionada.

Valeria Buffon (coordinadora)
Grupo de Investigación sobre la Recepción de la Ética aristotélica en los Maestros de Artes de París durante el siglo XIII.

Call for papers français


Paris - Université de Paris - Sorbonne & Institut Catholique de Paris, 3-4 June 2013: Thomas d'Aquin et ses sources arabes / Aquinas and 'the Arabs.  Call for papers on Aquinas and the Arabic Tradition. Submission deadline 15 February 2013.
Organizers: J.-B. Brenet, Isabelle Moulin & Richard C. Taylor
Website:
http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Aquinas_and_the_Arabs/Paris_%26_Wurzburg_June_2013.html


Milwaukee, WI - Marquette University, 24-26 June 2013: Virtue, Emotion and Practical Reason in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition.
Eighth Annual Marquette University Summer Seminar on Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition. Call for Papers: Submission deadline 1 March 2013. Organizers: Owen Goldin, Franco Trivigno & Richard C. Taylor
Website:
http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Midwest-Seminar/2013_Summer_Aristotle_Conference.html


Milwaukee, WI - Marquette University, 27-28 June 2013: Two-Day Workshop on Ibn Rushd. Averroes and His Philosophy. Call for Papers: Submission deadline 1 March 2013. Sponsored by the Aquinas and 'the Arabs' International Working Group for the deeper understanding of Arabic philosophy and its influence. Organizer: Richard C. Taylor
Website:
http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Averroes_Workshop_2013/Averroes_Workshop_27-28_June_2013.html


Denver, CO - University of Denver, 10-12 July 2013: Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions. Sixth Annual Summer Conference sponsored by the University of Denver and Marquette University. Call for Papers: Submission deadline 1 March 2013.
Organizers: Sarah Pessin & Richard C. Taylor
Website:
http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/The_Abrahamic_Traditions/2013_Summer_Conference_Denver.html


Porto (Portugal), Faculdade de Letras, 5th European Congress of FIDEM, 25-29.06.2013: Secrets and Discovery in the Middle Ages 

Call for papers (until 15th February) -

The congress is open to all individual members of FIDEM and to all affiliates of institutional effective members of FIDEM. Proposals must be electronically submitted in the Congress webpage

All European languages are official languages of the Congress, as is the tradition in FIDEM meetings. Presentations: 20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion.

Special sessions: if you want to organize a special session (up to 3 presentations each one), a round table, a project presentation, or books discussion or presentation, please send a proposal to the Director of the Congress (secrets@letras.up.pt).

Online registration and Abstracts submission: --> here


Erlangen - Workshop for Graduates and Young Post-Graduates, 8–10 July 2013: Saints and the City. Urban Holiness before Modernity
Saints in the city, living holy men and women, have set their mark on the life of western urban centres for hundreds of years. What specifically were the hallmarks of urban holiness in the Pre-Modern West? How did urban holiness develop and what influence did its embodying representatives exercise on political, social and cultural discourse? What forms of media conveyed their message? Are there comparable phenomena in the Near and Far East?
The Erlangen workshop will pursue answers to these questions on an interdisciplinary basis. Younger researchers (those pursuing doctorates or having completed them and still younger 35 years of age) are invited to present their research findings for discussion by a large and varied audience. Prof. Dr. Albert Dietl (Art History, Regensburg) will give a keynote evening lecture on the topic of “Urban Patrons in Medieval Italy” (in collaboration with the Art Historical Institute of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg).
Call for Papers

The Erlangen Interdisciplinary Centre for European Medieval and Renaissance Studies IZEMIR (
http://www.mittelalter.phil.uni-erlangen.de ) and the DFG-Research Groups «Holiness and Sanctification in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period. Intercultural Perspectives in Europe and Asia» ( http://www.sakralitaet.uni-erlangen.de ) will offer five fellowships of 250 € in support of travel and attendance costs for presenters. Interested persons should send a CV and brief description of their proposed topic by 15 April 2013 to the following Address:
Prof. Dr. Michele C. Ferrari
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
Mittellatein und Neulatein
Kochstr. 4/3
D-91054 Erlangen
Michele.C.Ferrari@as.phil.uni-erlangen.de
www.mittellatein.phil.uni-erlangen.de
www.facebook.com/Mittellatein


Porto, International  Conference, Summistae: The Commentary Tradition on Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae (15 th -18 th Centuries), 10-12 October 2013 

Conference Announcement
Call for papers


San Miguel de Tucumán (Argentina), XIV CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE FILOSOFÍA MEDIEVAL. FILOSOFÍA MEDIEVAL: CONTINUIDAD Y RUPTURAS, 11 a 14 de septiembre de 2013 
Este encuentro es continuación de la serie de Congresos Latinoamericanos cuyo objetivo general es fomentar, fortalecer y afianzar los estudios filosóficos medievales en esta región, generando una tradición de investigación, docencia y divulgación de la filosofía medieval.
En especial este congreso se propone
- Fortalecer el cultivo de la filosofía medieval en América Latina
- Conocernos y visibilizarnos
- Recuperar los valores del ciclo de congresos latinoamericanos
- Abrir un espacio para la escolástica americana
- Fortalecer la Red Latinoamericana
- Promover la actualización, la investigación y la especialización de la FM en América Latina

En el medio internacional los medievalistas están abocados a profundizar el tema central. Deseamos y nos proponemos que este congreso en Argentina tenga una participación destacada en la comunidad de medievalistas.
Además, el Congreso aceptará, para los participantes latinoamericanos, cualquier otro tema pertinente de filosofía medieval

Estructura y actividades
Tema central: Filosofía medieval: continuidad y rupturas
Ejes temáticos de Filosofía Medieval
1. Filosofía tardoantigua
2. Patrística
3. Los grandes maestros del Alto Medioevo
4. Escolástica latina
5. Filosofía árabe y judía
6. Filosofía bizantina
7. Filosofía del Renacimiento
8. Segunda Escolástica
9. Escolástica americana
10. Investigación y enseñanza de la filosofía medieval

Estructura de la reunión
Esta temática se desarrollará conforme a la siguiente estructura
1. Conferencias y mini-conferencias a cargo de especialistas invitados
2. Mesas redondas
3. Simposios
4. Comunicaciones
5. Informes de investigación
6. Sesiones para alumnos avanzados

Lenguas del congreso
Serán lenguas oficiales del congreso el castellano y el portugués, las circulares oficiales serán bilingües.
La comunicación oficial al Congreso puede hacerse en cualquiera de los dos idiomas.
Se aceptarán trabajos en cualquiera de las lenguas habituales.

EN BREVE SE COMPLETARÁ LA INFORMACIÓN CON LA PRIMERA CIRCULAR

Informes y contacto:
xivcongresolatinomedieval@gmail.com
Página web:
http://xivcongresolatinomedieval.blogspot.com.ar/

Autoridades

Presidentes de Honor:
Luis De Boni (Brasil)
José Antonio C. R. de Souza (Brasil)

Comisión Académica
Jorge Ayala (España)
Francisco Bertelloni (Argentina)
Mauricio Beuchot (México)
Claudia D’Amico (Argentina)
João Lupi (Brasil)
JoséMeirinhos (Portugal)
Carlos Arthur R. do Nascimento (Brasil)
Josep Puig Montada (España)
Rafael Ramón Guerrero (España)
Walter Redmond (EEUU)
Joseph Ignasi Saranyana (España)
Oscar Velázquez (Chile)
María Leonor Xavier (Portugal)

Comisión Institucional

Marcos Nunes Costa (Brasil)
Jorge Augusto da Silva Santos (Brasil)
Ricardo Luiz Silveira da Costa

Referentes por países

Argentina: Silvana Filippi
Brasil: Alfredo Culleton
España: Pedro Mantas
México: Jorge Alejandro Tellkamp
Paraguay: Ricardo Villalba
Perú: Luis E. Bacigalupo
Uruguay: Francisco O’Reilly

Comisión Ejecutiva

Celina Lértora Mendoza
Silvia Contaldo (Brasil)
Susana Violante
Natalia Jakubecki
Gustavo Fernández Walker
Marcela Borelli

Coordinación

Rafael Cúnsulo y Juan José Herrera (UNSTA)
Celina Lértora Mendoza y Ruth Ramasco (FEPAI)


Networks and Knowledge in the Medieval Muslim-Christian-Jewish Mediterranean
The Mediterranean Seminar <
http://www.mediterraneanseminar.org/> announces the opening of applications for a four-week NEH Summer Institute to be held on in Barcelona, Spain, July 2-27, 2012.

This Institute, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with the collaboration of the the Mediterranean Seminar/UCMRP and the support of the Institute for Humanities Research at the University of California Santa Cruz, will bring together 24 college and university faculty and graduate students for an intensive 4-week course, directed by Sharon Kinoshita (Literature, UC Santa Cruz) and Brian A. Catlos (Religious Studies, University of Colorado Boulder/History, UC Santa Cruz).

The aim is to introduce college and university instructors to new approaches to the medieval Mediterranean (c. 1000–1500) and its role in the emergence of the modern world. As a region whose history of connectivity goes back two and a half millennia, the Mediterranean is currently the object of innovative scholarship in various disciplines. Where traditional accounts cast the Middle Ages as the lull between the loss of the culture of classical antiquity and its “rebirth” in the Renaissance, rethinking the Middle Ages through the optic of the medieval Mediterranean emphasizes questions of religious and ethnic pluralisms, cultural contact, transculturation, and the negotiation of identities.

This is the third program of this type organized by Kinoshita and Catlos, and follows up on the successes of their 2008 and 2010 NEH Summer Institutes.

The 2012 Institute focuses on the medieval Mediterranean as a zone of cultural, scientific, and technological innovation. The facility with which ideas and technologies traversed the Mediterranean is testament to the commonalities underlying the apparent contrasts between ethnic and religious groups. The Institute’s distinguished multidisciplinary Guest Faculty examines the circulation of knowledge and shared practices through topics including:

“Mobility and Communications” (Peregrine Horden), “Changing Christian Attitudes towards Muslim Food and Foodways” (Olivia Remie Constable), “The Topography of Translation” (Charles Burnett), “Networks of Literary Transmission” (Karla Mallette), “Medical Knowledge and Daily Life Experience” (Fernando Salmón), “Medieval Mediterranean Knowledge and the European Renaissance” (George Saliba).

Studying the circulation of medieval Mediterranean knowledge and practices, this project redefines medieval inter-religious interaction so that “Holy War” is revealed not as the dominant mode of, but as only one pole of a spectrum that includes co-existence, accommodation, and cooperation. It reveals that many “modern” ideas and technologies (municipal republics, double-entry accounting, neo-Aristotelian logic, vernacular literature, paper, rice cultivation, universities, etc.) first crystallized in the medieval Mediterranean, thus calling into question established teleological meta-narratives, and geo-historical and cultural paradigms, in order to contribute to a revised understanding of the “rise” of the Modern West.

For general information and in order to apply, see the NEH website (
www.neh.gov).

Detailed information regarding this and our previous Institutes (2008 < http://humweb.ucsc.edu/mediterraneanseminar/projects/neh2008.php > & 2010 <http://humweb.ucsc.edu/mediterraneanseminar/projects/neh2010/neh2010.php> ), please see the Mediterranean Seminar website ( www.mediterraneanseminar.org)



Call for Hosting the Fourth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies in 2014.
After the great success of the World Congresses for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) in Mainz/Germany in 2002, Amman/Jordan in 2006, and Barcelona/Spain in 2010 it is planned that the Fourth WOCMES will be held in 2014.
What is WOCMES?
The World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) is a gathering of scholars, re- searchers, students and professionals drawn from a broad range of educational and other institutions, organizations and associations from around the world. What brings this global community together is a common interest in the study of the Middle East, North Africa and the Muslim states of Central Asia, in addition to those areas of the world directly or indirectly affected by developments in these regions.
WOCMES is intended to provide Middle Eastern specialists from all branches of humanities and social sciences with the opportunity to meet and exchange research, experience and ideas, and to address – and attempt to reconcile – some of the challenges that arise when methodology meets theory and praxis meets politics. It involves numerous academic panels and roundtable discussions approved, in advance, by an academic committee, as well as keynote addresses by prominent scholars, scholarly exhibitions, and cultural and other events relevant to the field.
One of the principal long-term goals of WOCMES is to build and strengthen regional and global networks for joint research and the dissemination of findings and interpretations. As a major international academic congress, WOCMES also gives the far-flung members of vari- ous academic associations a place where they can meet and discuss organizational busi- ness in executive meetings and plenary sessions. Moreover, local and international media and high-ranking decision-makers involved in politics, economics and culture are able to at- tend many of the proceedings in order to acquaint themselves with new information, con- cepts and perspectives that can inform their respective endeavours.
Former WOCMES Congresses
Based upon an initiative by the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) and organized by the Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW) at the University of Mainz/Germany in 2002, the First WOCMES was a joint congress of the European Associa- tion for Middle Eastern Studies (EURAMES) and the German, British, French and Italian Middle Eastern studies associations (DAVO, BRISMES, AFEMAM and SeSaMO), as well as their equivalents elsewhere in Europe and the Arab and wider world.
WOCMES-1 brought together some 2,000 scholars and experts from 52 different countries for six days of activities. The academic program involved more than 400 panels, workshops, symposia and exhibitions comprising 1115 individual presentations
(see
http://www.wocmes.uni-mainz.de/pages/1generalinfof.htm ).
The Second WOCMES was organised by the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS) in Amman with HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal as President of WOCMES-2. It took place in June 2006 and was also a great success.
WOCMES-3 was held in Barcelona in July 2010 and was organized by the European Insti- tute of the Mediterranean (IEMed). Over 2,700 renowned experts, academics and research- ers from 72 countries presented their studies, debated and shared points of view during five intensive working days. The program contained more than 500 academic sessions, held in blocks of 30 sessions and based on the proposals and contributions of 2,421 academics (see http://www.iemed.org/documents/wocmes_leaflet2010.pdf).
Call for Hosting WOCMES-4

All institutions which are interested in hosting the Fourth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies in 2014 are kindly requested to contact the Chairman of the WOCMES Council and to provide the following information:
- Name and address of the institution; persons responsible for the organisation of the World Congress; - Previous experience in hosting conferences; - Proposed location of WOCMES-4 (accessibility and distance to nearest international air- port, availability of lecture halls for up to 30 parallel sessions and up to 2500 participants); - Accommodation (number of hotel rooms close to the WOCMES location, range of hotel prices, availability of low-cost accommodation for students); - Financial matters (expected registration fee; prospects of financial support from public sources or private institutions; chance to get reduced air fares; availability of travel grants for low-income paper presenters); - Proposed date of WOCMES-4 (taking into consideration regular major conferences on the Middle East, holiday seasons, start and end of university terms, major religious festivities, weather conditions); - Possibility to arrange an attractive program of cultural events and sightseeing tours.
Please send this information to the Chair of the International Advisory Council of WOCMES before 5 January 2012:
Prof. Dr. Guenter Meyer
Centre for Research on the Arab World
University of Mainz
55099 Mainz - Germany
Ph. ++49-6131-39 22701, Fax ++49-6131-39 24736,
Email:
g.meyer@geo.uni-mainz.de
The final decision about the location of WOCMES-4 will be taken by the WOCMES Council which comprises more than 80 scholars from different disciplines in social sciences and hu- manities and representatives of Middle East studies associations world wide.


Kalamazoo MI, USA, 10-13 May 2012: 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies. The Congress is organized by the Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. For further information see http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/sessions.html

Call for papers (15 September deadline): http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/Assets/pdf/congress/CallForPapers2012.pdf

Special Session: “Rethinking Cultures and Identities in the Medieval Mediterranean I-II”


Prague, 14th – 16th June 2012: Sacramentum magnum. The Sacrament of Marriage in the Middle Ages. A conference organised by the Internationale Gesellschaft für theologische Mediävistik and the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Elaborating on the teaching of the Bible and the Church Fathers, and drawing fruitfully on Roman law and Aristotelian philosophy, the Latin Middle Ages developed a rich and original theology of marriage. The medieval contributions to Christian theology of marriage include definitions of the process of marriage formation, reformulations and further developments of the biblical and patristic doctrine of the sacramentality, unicity and indissolubility of Christian matrimony, and new approaches to conjugal morality and to pastoral care of marriage. Most of these contributions were formulated in response to contemporary threats and challenges, such as Catharism, the encounter with Islamic marriage doctrines, and growing pastoral needs of the laity. Many of the solutions adopted in the medieval period continue to shape and underpin contemporary theologies of marriage.

While the issue of marriage has received considerable attention in social, cultural and political history over the past decades, the medieval theology of marriage still remains at the margins of scholarly interest. The conference hopes to remedy this situation. All papers (30 minutes) on hitherto unexplored aspects of the medieval theology of marriage are welcome.  Although the emphasis will be on doctrinal issues and developments, papers on the medieval theology of marriage in the broadest sense of the word are very welcome (pastoral care of marriage, marriage preaching, marriage liturgy).

Conference languages are English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The proceedings will be published in the IGTM series Archa Verbi Subsidia (Aschendorff Verlag). Please send paper proposals by the 31st October 2011 to the following address:
Pavel.Blazek@gmail.com, mailing address: Filosofický ústav AV ČR, Jilská 1, CZ – 110 00 Praha 1

Organisor: Dr. Pavel Blažek (Prague/Cambridge)
Conference Board: Prof. David d’Avray (London), Dr. Giuliano Marchetto (Trento), Prof. Patrick Nold (Albany, N.Y.)

Call for papers english - français - deutsch


Studium sapientiae, l’annuario dell’Istituto San Tommaso dell’Università Pontificia “San Tommaso d’Aquino” in Roma invita gli studiosi del pensiero e della tradizione tomiste ad inviare lunghi articoli o brevi note scientifiche redatti in inglese, francese, tedesco e italiano.

Testo del call for papers


Siracusa, 26-29 settembre 2011: XX CONVEGNO INTERNAZIONALE di STUDI della SISPM  
TRADUZIONI E TRADIZIONI - Il pensiero medievale nell'incontro tra le culture mediterranee

Obiettivo dei lavori è lo studio del processo di traduzione e integrazione del testo e dei saperi di tipo filosofico, scientifico, religioso, politico, giuridico, mitologico etc., nell'incontro tra le diverse culture del Mediterraneo, in linea di massima dal secolo VI al secolo XV. Lo studio ed il confronto sono indirizzati ad esaminare tradizioni latine, latino-cristiane, ebraiche, greche e greco-bizantine, arabe, arabo-islamiche e persiane, siriache, copte, turche ed armene, sulla base di integrazioni e sovrapposizioni poli-direzionali, nei reciproci scambi e lungo le più varie proiezioni dei saperi.

Il tema dell'incontro culturale, che ha trovato nelle traduzioni un fondamentale elemento coagulante delle complesse diversità di tradizioni culturali, sapienziali e speculative, dovrà dunque essere preso in considerazione non soltanto come assorbimento da parte dei latini della vasta e articolata tradizione orientale ma anche come capacità di esportazione verso l’Oriente della tradizione latina.

Il presente call for papers sollecita interventi da parte di chiunque possa offrire un contributo innovativo e rilevante sui numerosi aspetti consentiti dal tema generale.

Ogni proposta deve contenere la formulazione precisa di un titolo (anche provvisorio) e un breve abstract dei contenuti dell’intervento (max. 500 caratteri).

Le singole proposte vanno inviate in formato elettronico (word) ad Alessandro Musco musale@unipa.it o ricerche@officinastudimedievali.it entro e non oltre il 20 giugno 2011.

Il Comitato scientifico, composto da Fabrizio AMERINI, Carmela BAFFIONI, Armando BISOGNO, Massimo PARODI, Giulio D'ONOFRIO, Onorato GRASSI, Alessandro MUSCO, Luciana PEPI, Pasquale PORRO, valuterà le proposte in relazione all’interesse, all’originalità e alla coerenza con i temi suggeriti e formulerà il programma provvisorio da sottoporre all’approvazione del Consiglio Direttivo.

Per maggiori dettagli vedere www.sispm.org


XIII International Congress of Medieval Philosophy - SIEPM  
«Pleasures of Knowledge» - 20/25 Agosto 2012

organizzato dalla SIEPM a Freising (Germania).
È possibile, entro la fine del mese di Agosto del 2011, presentare un abstract di non più di mille caratteri.
Scarica il Call for papers


MEDIOEVO - Rivista di Storia della Filosofia Medievale volume 37 (2012)
Call for papers Medioevo 2012. pdf

«Medioevo» è una rivista di storia della filosofia medievale, che ha sede presso il Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca di Filosofia Medievale “Carlo Giacon” dell’Università di Padova. Esce regolarmente a cadenza annuale dal 1975.
All’indirizzo: http://www.filosofia.lettere.unipd.it/storf/medioevo/index.html sono presenti gli indici dei numeri sinora pubblicati.
Il numero 37 (2012) sarà interamente dedicato al De trinitate di Agostino di Ippona e alla sua fortuna nella filosofia medievale.
Nonostante l’ampia letteratura esistente sull’opera di Agostino, molti aspetti necessitano di essere ulteriormente approfonditi dalla ricerca storico-filosofica, a cominciare dal senso complessivo del trattato, che in genere è stato spartito da teologi e filosofi quasi fosse diviso in due parti eterogenee: grosso modo, i libri I-VII ai primi e i libri VIII-XV ai secondi. Come scrive Roland Kany nel suo fondamentale studio sul De trinitate (Augustins Trinitätsdenken. Bilanz, Kritik und Weiterführung der modernen Forschung zu „De trinitate“, Tübingen 2007, p. 402), «eine Gesamtdeutung des Werkes, die seinen theologischen und seinen philosophischen Aspekten gleichermaßen Rechnung trägt, noch nicht vorliegt». Anche la Wirkungsgeschichte del De trinitate nel pensiero medievale è stata studiata solo in parte, per lo più limitatamente alla teologia trinitaria (cfr. ivi, cap. 9).
L’interesse della ricerca internazionale sul De trinitate negli anni più recenti è testimoniata, da un lato, dal susseguirsi di convegni sull’opera — organizzati da Ch. Brittain e S. MacDonald alla Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) nel 2007; da Ch. Horn alla Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität di Bonn nel 2009 (libri X e XI) e all’Université Michel de Montaigne – Bordeaux 3 nel 2010 (libro XIII); da E. Bermon e G. O’Daly alla medesima università di Bordeaux nel 2010 — e, dall’altro lato, da importanti pubblicazioni quali il già citato studio di R. Kany e il primo volume della Archéologie du sujet di A. de Libera (Naissance du sujet, Paris 2007).
Il numero 37 di «Medioevo» intende ospitare una dozzina di articoli, della lunghezza media di 10.000 parole ciascuno (note incluse), concernenti temi quali:
- l’unità del De trinitate e il rapporto tra la parte “teologica” e quella “filosofica”;
- il nesso fede-ragione-visione e il “metodo” del De trinitate;
- i rapporti con la filosofia antica (fonti, influssi, polemiche);
- la teoria dei miracoli;
- questioni di logica e ontologia trinitaria;
- questioni di teoria della conoscenza e filosofia del linguaggio;
- questioni di filosofia della mente;
- questioni di antropologia ed etica;
- esempi dell’influsso del De trinitate sulle teorie medievali dell’anima;- interpretazioni medievali della teoria agostiniana del uerbum interiore o di altre dottrine filosofiche esposte nel De trinitate.
Si accettano contributi in italiano, inglese, francese, tedesco, spagnolo.
Le scadenze previste sono le seguenti:
- novembre 2010: invio alla redazione della rivista
(giovanni.catapano@unipd.it) del titolo dell’articolo e di un
abstract di almeno 400 parole;
- dicembre 2010: accettazione dell’articolo da parte dei curatori del volume;
- giugno 2011: invio dell’articolo completo, redatto secondo le norme della
rivista (consultabili all’indirizzo
http://www.filosofia.lettere.unipd.it/storf/medioevo/Norme.htm);
- settembre 2011: peer review.

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Medioevo is a journal of the history of medieval philosophy, which is edited by the Interdepartmental Research Center of Medieval Philosophy “Carlo Giacon”, University of Padua.
Medioevo is published regularly every year since 1975. Tables of contents of the issues so far published are available at http://www.filosofia.lettere.unipd.it/storf/medioevo/index.html.
Issue 37 (2012) will be entirely devoted to Augustine of Hippo’s De Trinitate and its fortune in medieval philosophy.
Despite the extensive literature on this work of Augustine’s, many aspects need to be further investigated, starting with the overall meaning of the treatise. As a matter of fact, the De Trinitate has generally been sorted by theologians and philosophers as if it were divided into two different parts: broadly, Books I-VII on one hand and Books VIII-XV on the other hand. In his landmark study on De Trinitate (Augustins Trinitätsdenken. Bilanz, Kritik und Weiterführung der modernen Forschung zu De „Trinitate“, Tübingen, 2007, p. 402), Roland Kany writes that « eine Gesamtdeutung des Werkes, die seinen theologischen und seinen philosophischen Aspekten gleichermaßen Rechnung trägt, noch nicht vorliegt ». Even the Wirkungsgeschichte of De Trinitate in medieval thought has been studied only in part and within the narrow limits of Trinitarian theology (see chap. 9 of Kany’s book).
International research on De Trinitate has intensified in recent years, as it is demonstrated, first, by a series of conferences on the work — organized by Ch.
Brittain and S. MacDonald at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) in 2007; by Ch. Horn at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität in Bonn in 2009 (books X and XI) and at Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux 3 in 2010 (Book XIII); by E. Bermon and G. O’Daly at the same University of Bordeaux in 2010 — and, secondly, by major publications such as the aforementioned study by R. Kany and the first volume of Archéologie du sujet by A. de Libera (Naissance du sujet, Paris, 2007).
We call for a dozen articles, the average length of 10,000 words each (including footnotes) on topics such as:
- the unity of De Trinitate and the relationship between its “theological” and “philosophical” parts;
- the link faith-reason-vision and the “method” of De Trinitate;
- relations with ancient philosophy (sources, influences, controversies);
- the theory of miracles;
- logic and Trinitarian ontology;
- epistemology and philosophy of language;
- philosophy of mind;
- anthropology and ethics;
- examples of the influence of De Trinitate on medieval theories of the soul;
- medieval interpretations of Augustine’s theory of inner uerbum or other philosophical doctrines set out in De Trinitate.
We accept articles in Italian, English, French, German, or Spanish.
Deadlines are as follows:
- November 2010: provisional title of the article with an abstract of minimum 400 words (to be sent to giovanni.catapano@unipd.it);
- December 2010: article acceptance by the editors of the volume;
- June 2011: submission of the complete article, written according to the guidelines available at
http://www.filosofia.lettere.unipd.it/storf/medioevo/Guidelines.htm;
- September 2011: peer review.


DOCTOR VIRTUALIS – CALL FOR PAPERS

Doctor Virtualis, Rivista di storia della filosofia medievale, è a cura delle cattedre di Storia della filosofia medievale della Università degli studi di Milano e viene pubblicata su carta e online all’indirizzo http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/DoctorVirtualis.

Ci interessano soprattutto sia i rapporti tra pensiero medievale e pensiero moderno e contemporaneo sia le possibili analogie tra discussioni attuali e temi medievali.

Dopo aver affrontato, negli ultimi numeri, la questione delle radici medievali del concetto di laicità e i rapporti tra musica contemporanea e musica medievale, abbiamo deciso di approfondire alcuni aspetti della storia del libro.

Quali possibili analogie si possono individuare tra il passaggio dalla carta al digitale e il passaggio dal manoscritto alla stampa?

Il numero 11 di Doctor Virtualis conterrà 5 articoli a cura dei collaboratori della rivista sui momenti fondamentali nella storia della stampa; su alcuni periodi significativi come l’Illuminismo, la rivoluzione industriale e il diffondersi degli strumenti informatici; sul concetto di autore e di proprietà intellettuale e sui nuovi modi di produzione e diffusione delle idee sul web.

Entro questa cornice chiediamo 6 articoli – in italiano, inglese, francese o spagnolo – sui seguenti temi:

1) - come la circolazione dei libri ha favorito / aiutato / condizionato la Riforma protestante, - come l’indice dei libri proibiti nasce, si diffonde e influenza la storia culturale europea, - in che modo la pubblicazione e la circolazione dei risultati della ricerca influenza / favorisce / condiziona la rivoluzione scientifica;

2) - concezione e immagine del libro nel tardo medioevo, ad es. in Riccardo di Bury, - problemi e dubbi sul passaggio dalla pergamena alla carta, ad es. in Gerson e Tritemio, - analogie con le considerazioni e i dubbi a proposito del passaggio dalla carta al digitale;

3) - in quali modi la produzione e la distribuzione dei manoscritti nei grandi centri universitari del tardo Medioevo hanno trasformato il modo di concepire l’oggetto libro, - momenti significativi di trasformazione nella considerazione del libro come merce, tra invenzione della stampa e rivoluzione industriale, - mutamenti sociali ed economici che portano alla concezione contemporanea del libro;

4) - la biblioteca medievale va pensata come luogo (insieme di beni materiali) o come bene immateriale (insieme di servizi per la comunità)? - rispetto al reperimento di testi in rete, si parla di decontestualizzazione, delocalizzazione e venir meno della mediazione del bibliotecario; sono possibili analogie con il mondo medievale? - i monasteri benedettini altomedievali come una rete di server sparsi sul territorio europeo; l’uso medievale della citazione non esplicitata come precedente del “taglia e incolla”;

5) - modi principali dell’imitazione dei codici manoscritti nei primi libri a stampa, - analogie con la situazione attuale in cui i testi sulla rete tendono a imitare quelli su carta, - quali potranno essere le principali trasformazioni di una consapevole ed esplicita editoria digitale;

6) - mutamenti nei mestieri del libro in relazione alle tecniche di produzione e alle forme assunte dall’oggetto/libro, - aspetti sociali, economici e culturali legati alla produzione del libro, - analogie fra le trasformazioni dovute alla stampa e quelle dovute alla rete.
 

 


Scadenze per la call

agosto 2010 titolo e abstract di almeno due cartelle, per DV settembre 2010 accettazione da parte di DV aprile 2011 articoli completi per DV luglio 2011 peer review da parte di DV

Inviare a: massimo.parodi@unimi.it

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Doctor Virtualis, journal of History of Medieval Philosophy, is edited by a research group of the Università degli Studi di Milano, on paper and on line (http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/DoctorVirtualis).

We are mainly interested both in the relationships between medieval and modern-contemporary thought and in the possible analogies between present and medieval themes.

In the last issues we were concerned with the medieval roots of the modern concept of secularity (Italian laicità) and with the relationships between contemporary and medieval music. For the next issue we have decided to examine some features of the history of the book.

Which analogies are possible between the transition from paper to digital support and the transition from manuscript to printed paper?

Doctor Virtualis 11 shall contain five papers, by the journal editors, concerning some fundamental stages in the history of printing, some significant periods as Enlightenment, industrial revolution and spreading of digital media; authorship and intellectual property, new means of ideas production and diffusion on the web.

In this framework we call for 6 papers – in Italian, English, French or Spanish – on the following themes:

1) - in which way the circulation of the books promoted / supported / conditioned the Reformation? - in which way the Index librorum prohibitorum was born, how did it circulate and exert influence on the history of European culture? - how the publication and circulation of the research outcomes promoted / supported / conditioned the scientific revolution?

2) - idea and images of the book in late Middle ages, e.g. in Richard of Bury; - questions and doubts about the transition from parchment to paper, e.g. in Gerson and Trithemius; - possible analogies with questions and doubts about the transition from paper to digital means;

3) - in which way the production and the distribution of the manuscripts, in late medieval university towns, has changed the way the book is conceived as merchandise? - significant shifts in meaning of the book as economical good between invention of the printing press and industrial revolution; - social and economical changes that cause contemporary ideas of the book;

4) - how we have to think the medieval library: as a place (a set of material tools) or as immaterial good (a set of facilities for a community)? - in reference to retrieval of texts on the web, we mention decontextualization, delocalization, disappearance of the librarian mediation; are there possible analogies with medieval world? - high medieval Benedictine cloisters as a server net on the European country; medieval practice of not explicit quotations as forerunner use of cut and paste.

5) - main ways the former printed books imitate manuscripts; - possible analogies with the present state of electronic publishing in which texts on the web are inclined to imitate the paper ones; - which could be main changes in a conscious and explicit electronic publishing?

6) - changes in the book jobs, in relation to the production technologies and to the shapes assumed by book; - social, economical and cultural conditions related to the book production; - analogies between changes arising from printing and changes arising from the web.

Deadlines

august 2010 title and abstract, not less than 4000 characters, to Doctor Virtualis september 2010 acceptance from DV april 2011 whole paper to DV july 2011 peer review from DV

Send to:
massimo.parodi@unimi.it


Prague - Strahov Monastery (Czech Republic), June 30 - July 3 2010

Metaphysics: Aristotelian, Scholastic, Analytic.

http://www.skaut.org/metaphysics/index.htm

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE CONFERENCE

Throughout the greater part of the twentieth century, both in the analytic and continental traditions, metaphysics was deemed to be passé. The last few decades, however, have witnessed a remarkable growth of interest among analytic philosophers in various traditional metaphysical topics, such as modality, truth, causality, etc. which resulted in the emergence of various forms of analytic metaphysics. The new forms of metaphysics differ from its traditional forms mostly in their methodology (we may notice various applications of contemporary formal logical techniques) and in the range of proposed solutions to particular problems. Besides these and other differences, however, there are also many similarities and there are even some who intentionally develop traditional metaphysical themes using the contemporary analytical methods. All these developments call for detailed exploration, which is the general goal of the conference Metaphysics: Aristotelian, Scholastic, Analytic. The conference aims to bring together leading analytic philosophers working in metaphysics and willing to explore relations between the traditional and contemporary concerns. The specific focus of the conference is a re-examination of Aristotelian-Scholastic metaphysics in contemporary setting. It is organized by the Catholic Theological Faculty of Charles University under the auspices of the Czech Academy Foundation. It takes place in the historical parts of the Strahov monastery near the Prague castle from June 30 to July 2, 2010.

CALL FOR PAPERS

* Papers are welcome on any of the topics indicated below.
* A short abstract of cca. 2500-3500 characters should be submitted to the Organizing Committee by April 15, 2010, by e-mail (if possible – see contacts above). The Peer-Review Board will select the papers to be presented at the Conference.
* Papers should be written in the English (preferred) or German language.
* The length of a paper should not exceed 25 minutes of reading time.

Papers selected by the Peer-Review Board will be edited and published as a supplement volume of the journal Studia Neoaristotelica.

TOPICS
* being and existence
* realisms vs. antirealisms
* truth, truthmaking, predication
* particulars and universals
* hylemorphism vs. mechanicism
* persistence through time
* the necessary and the possible
* the actual and the potential (powers, dispositions)
* propositions and states of affaires
* causes and explanation
* God

You may contact the Organizing Committee at the following adresses:
•By e-mail: metaphysics(at)skaut.org <
http://www.skaut.org >
•By snail-mail:
Prokop Sousedik, Ph.D.
Univerzita Karlova v Praze
Katolická teologická fakulta
Thákurova 3
160 00 Praha 6
CZECH REPUBLIC


Trento - Convegno internazionale di Studi della S.I.S.P.M. (Società Italiana per lo Studio del Pensiero medievale), 27-29 settembre 2010

L’ANTICHITÀ CLASSICA NEL PENSIERO MEDIEVALE

Call for Papers

A tutti i Soci della SISPM

Cari colleghi e amici, come è stato stabilito nell’ultima assemblea generale della SISPM tenutasi a Cava de’ Tirreni il 6 dicembre 2009, il prossimo convegno (XIX) della nostra società si svolgerà a Trento presso l’Università degli Studi (27-29, settembre 2010) sul tema “L’antichità classica nel pensiero medievale”.

Motivazione
Il patrimonio della cultura classica ha costituito un punto di riferimento costante per il pensiero medievale, in ogni sua fase: nel Medioevo, infatti, le principali componenti della civiltà antica greco-romana – dalle tradizioni filosofiche agli auctores letterari, dalle scienze al diritto e alla mitologia, ecc. – vennero assorbite, coltivate e rielaborate in maniera originale.
Studi specifici sono già stati condotti su singoli aspetti di questo vasto complesso problematico, con particolare riferimento alla sopravvivenza ed alle trasformazioni di alcune grandi tradizioni della filosofia antica (il platonismo nel XII secolo, l’aristotelismo nel XIII e nel XIV secolo, lo stoicismo, il pensiero di Cicerone).
Il convegno di Trento intende approfondire il tema della fortuna dell’eredità classica nel pensiero medievale; in particolare, data la vastità della materia, sono stati individuati alcuni ambiti più circoscritti della tematica generale che serviranno anche da base per la costituzione delle varie sessioni del convegno. Con il presente call for papers, pertanto, si sollecitano interventi da parte di chiunque possa offrire un contributo innovativo e rilevante sui seguenti temi:
a) la fortuna di specifici concetti, motivi e sententiae della filosofia antica all’interno della letteratura teologico-filosofica medievale e di opere non specificamente teologico-filosofiche della letteratura mediolatina e della letteratura volgare;
b) la peculiare accezione che i medievali avevano dei termini che designano le grandi tradizioni filosofiche antiche (Platonici, Peripatetici, Stoici, Epicurei) e l’immagine di queste scuole e dei filosofi antichi ricostruibile dalle opere della letteratura teologico-filosofica e da opere non strettamente tecniche;
c) il ruolo dei florilegi, degli exempla e degli scritti di carattere didattico ed enciclopedico nella diffusione del patrimonio filosofico antico;
d) le valenze speculative del ricorso medievale alla mitologia classica;
e) la rilevanza della tradizione giuridica antica nel quadro delle analisi dei giuristi e dei teologi medievali latini;
f) il contributo dell’antichità alla fioritura delle scienze, della magia, dell’alchimia, dell’astrologia nel medioevo.

Anche se qualsiasi proposta di intervento volto ad approfondire qualche aspetto della fortuna dell’eredità classica nel pensiero medievale è possibile, in sede di selezione verrà accordata la priorità ai contributi che esaminano i punti specifici suggeriti.
Ogni proposta dovrà contenere la formulazione precisa di un titolo (anche provvisorio) e un breve abstract dei contenuti dell’intervento (max. 500 caratteri).
Le singole proposte dovranno essere inviate in formato elettronico (word) a alessandro.palazzo@unitn.it entro e non oltre il 20 aprile 2010.
Il Comitato scientifico (composto, in ordine alfabetico, da Alessandra Beccarisi, Giancarlo Garfagnini, Alessandro Palazzo, Pasquale Porro e Pietro B. Rossi) valuterà le proposte in relazione all’interesse, all’originalità e alla coerenza con i temi suggeriti e formulerà il programma provvisorio, per sottoporlo entro il mese di maggio all’approvazione del Consiglio Direttivo.
Come è tradizione dei convegni SISPM, nella selezione degli interventi si privilegeranno i soci SISPM e, tra costoro, quanti non sono intervenuti nei convegni più recenti. Il Comitato si riserva inoltre la possibilità di invitare a partecipare ai lavori alcuni esperti qualificati in ambito internazionale.

Un cordiale saluto a tutti,
Alessandro Palazzo

Trento, 28 gennaio 2010




University of Oxford, 22-24 April 2010

Desire in Dante and the Middle Ages

Concept and Organization: Manuele Gragnolati (Somerville College, Oxford) and Elena Lombardi (Bristol); with the support of the Paget Toynbee Fund, University of Oxford, and Somerville College, Oxford

Assistance: Tristan Kay (The Queen’s College, Oxford)

Call for Papers

Keynote speakers: Bill Burgwinkle (King's College, Cambridge) and Christian Moevs (Notre Dame)

Dante’s Divine Comedy has been appropriately called “the poem of desire”, not only because it features desire as the fundamental trait d’union between the self and God, but also because it covers the whole semantic area of this very large concept and its implications. Although rooted in the sensual (if not erotic) love for a woman, it also encompasses the theme of rational desire for knowledge, and combines the two in the spiritual drive towards the divine and the transcendental. Thus, Dante’s magnum opus explores the multiple tensions through which the notion of desire has been articulated and discussed in the diverse cultural fields since antiquity and throughout the Middle Ages – tensions which still reverberate in modern theories. Desire in Dante’s work questions the tension between lack and fulfillment, absence and presence, and earthly and divine love, with which Western culture had long engaged and would continue to do so.

Dante’s formulation of desire in the Comedy is the result of his long meditation on this concept in his other works (Vita NuovaRimeConvivioDe vulgari eloquentiaMonarchia), as well as his reception of many other discourses of desire in the Christian Middle Ages. Indeed, from courtly literature to theology, from medicine to mysticism, from spirituality and devotional practices to political theory, the question of desire is central to medieval culture, matching, and occasionally surpassing, our contemporary “obsession” with it. Whilst in each of these fields desire has a specific significance and its own terminology, it also transcends the borders of these single disciplines and is a truly inter-discursive feature of medieval culture. Although often in service of normative relations (such as the relation between matter and form, lover and beloved, soul and God), desire can also be subversive, endowed with a protean nature and transformative powers.


This conference takes Dante’s multifaceted discourse of desire as an occasion to investigate medieval concepts of desire in their multiplicity, fragmentation, and interrelation. We therefore invite papers engaging with notions of desire in Dante and/or other authors, contexts, and discourses. We particularly welcome papers that, in addition to close readings of their chosen texts, explicitly address and theorize how desire operates within them. Possible topics include:  

1) desire as a bridge between the human and the divine or between soul and body
2) desire in relation to eroticism, sensuality, sexuality
3) desire in relation cosmology and the sciences
4) desire in relation to knowledge and power
5) desire in courtly literature, medieval Aristotelianism, medicine, mysticism, and political theory
6) desire in relation to memory, loss, or death
7) desire between lack and fulfillment, excess and control, suffering and joy
8) desire negotiating between the sacred and the earthly/profane
9) desire in relation to language, poetry, textuality
10) medieval vs. modern concepts of desire

Papers will be limited to 30 minutes. Please email an abstract of maximum 500 words and a short bio-bibliographical profile (no more than 1 page)
to 
manuele.gragnolati@some.ox.ac.uk and elena.lombardi@bristol.ac.uk by 15 October 2009.
An answer will be given by the end of November 2009. For any other information, please contact Tristan Kay: 
tristan.kay@queens.ox.ac.uk