First 14 volumes of "Archives d’histoire doctrinale et littéraire du Moyen Âge" available online

In 1926 Étienne Gilson and Gabriel Théry, OP, founded the Archives d’histoire doctrinale et littéraire du Moyen Âge, a journal dedicated to the academic study of medieval thought. You can now access (for free) the complete text of the first 14 volumes (1926-1945) online at Gallica (a digital text archive of the Bibliothèque National de France). Although the plan, I think, was to publish a volume per year, this did not always happen. So, for instance, there is only one volume for 1935-1936.

Here is the table of contents for the first volume of 1926:

Ét. Gilson .... Pourquoi saint Thomas a critiqué saint Augustin .... 5

E. Longpré .... Thomas d'York et Matthieu d'Aquasparta .... 129

G. Théry .... Edition critique des pièces relatives au procès d'Eckhart contenues dans le manuscrit 33 b de la bibliothèque de Soest .... 269

M. D. Roland-Gosselin .... Sur la rédaction par Albert le Grand de sa dispute contre Averroès De Unitate intellectus et Summa theologiae, II, Tr. XIII, Q. 77, m. 3 .... 309

You can find a convenient list of the tables of contents for all the volumes (except 1929) here. I could be wrong but I believe that Gilson's article in the first volume ("Pourquoi saint Thomas a critiqué saint Augustin") is where he first uses the genial term "l'augustinisme avicennisant," i.e., "Avicennizing Augustinianism." On this same theme there is also in the 1929 volume his article "Les sources gréco-arabes del'Augustinisme avicennisant."

Ramirez's article on the authority of St. Thomas available online

There is a nice scan of Santiago Ramirez, O.P.'s article "The Authority of St. Thomas Aquinas" available at the Internet Archive (here). Ramirez's piece appeared in the January issue of The Thomist in 1952. Another scan of it had been online for a while (I can't remember where now) but the one at the Internet Archive is far superior. I don't know how long it has been up there but, judging by the number of downloads (only 11 as of today), I would guess that it has not been up for very long.

What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? Berkeley colloquium July 16-20

Back in February Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, OP posted here at Thomistica on the colloquium that the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, California will be hosting this July. (Fr. Bryan teaches theology at the DSPT). The colloquium is entitled "What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? Dialogue between Philosophy and Theology in the 21st Century" and will be held July  16-20. Since Fr. Bryan posted about it several months ago I thought it would be a good idea to remind our readers about it.

You can find further information and register for the colloquium here at the DSPT website. Fr. Bartholomew de la Torre, OP informs me that there are new items up on the colloquium page. So, you might want to check it out. From a quick glance, one new thing I noticed on the page are some short videos featuring a few of the friars and a student of the DSPT talking about the relationship between philosophy and theology. I also see that the abstracts for the papers are now up.

Angelicum conference on causality June 24-26

The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome is hosting a conference titled "Recovering Causality: Historical Sources and Systematic Challenges from a Thomistic Perspective" June 24-26. This looks like an excellent conference. The 3-day event is open to the public and participants are asked to contribute a very modest 30 euro donation. You can find a PDF of the conference flyer with a complete schedule and list of speakers here. If you have questions or would like to pre-register, you can contact Bernhard Blankenhorn, OP at (copy and paste please).


Upcoming summer events in the U.S., Ireland, and Australia

A few events taking place in June and July may be of interest to our readers.

On June 7 there will be a meeting of the Thomas Aquinas Society of Ireland/Cairde Thomáis Naofa at the Ely University Centre in Dublin. For more information go here.

The Department of Philosophy of Marquette University will be hosting a workshop on al-Fārābī July 11-13. For more information go here.

Eleonore Stump will be giving a lecture entitled "Is Justice Enough? Aquinas on Justice and Care" at Australian Catholic University on July 16. For more information go here.

If you are organizing or aware of an event that you think would be of interest to scholars of Aquinas or mediaeval thought, please feel free to contact us about it. You can email me ( or any of our contributors.