Call for Papers: Aquinas at Kalamazoo

The Center for Thomistic Studies and the Thomas Aquinas Society, under the leadership of Steven Jensen and John Boyle, respectively, have announced a call for papers for their six sessions at the 2020 International Congress for Medieval Studies. The Congress is held every May at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. These sessions are devoted to Medieval theology and philosophy, especially that in the Thomistic tradition and found in the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas himself. For consideration, submit a 300-word abstract to and to by September 15, 2019.

UNUM VERUM BONUM: International Colloquium on Medieval Philosophy for MA, PhD and Post-doctoral students

Venue: University of Lisbon & Catholic University of Portugal, April 4-6, 2013

Keynote speakers:
Alessandro Ghisalberti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
Dermot Moran (University College Dublin)
Francisco Meirinhos (Universidade do Porto)

In the 13th century, Philip the Chancellor endeavored to gather and systematize the roll of transcendentals – unum, verum, bonum – as co-extensive properties to being; that would determine all the subsequent medieval philosophical thought. Under the aegis of “unum, verum, bonum”, we now seek to bring together MA, PhD and Post-doctoral researchers on Medieval Philosophy. Their research may be focused on ontology or metaphysics, theory of knowledge (verum), ethics, politics and economics (bonum), aesthetics (pulchrum was itself considered within its relation with unum, verum, and bonum). The scope of this colloquium extends not only to the different philosophical fields explored throughout the Middle Ages, but also to different philosophical lineages (Aristotelian philosophy and Neoplatonism) and to the different religious inspirations (Judaism, Christianity and Islamism).

It is the main purpose of this colloquium to bring together MA, PhD and Post-Doctoral researchers in Medieval Philosophy from universities around the world, and also to encourage philosophical discussion between all the participants.

Should you be interested in participating in this meeting we invite you to submit a paper proposal (according to the rules stated below).

We welcome you in advance to Lisbon, the city of the seven hills.

Working languages of the Conference are Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. However, if you want to present your paper in a language other than English, we strongly advise you to provide an English translation in a Word document, 7 days prior to venue.

Paper proposals:
Please send a Word document to, by October 1, 2012, with the following information:

1st page
1. The title of your paper in the language you wish to present it.
2. A 150 to 300 words abstract in English for a 20-minute paper.

2nd page
1. Author
2. Email address
3. Institutional affiliation
4. Brief biographical note (100 words)

Notification of acceptance will be given by December 1, 2012.

A selection of papers will be eligible for publication in electronic format with ISBN.

Scientific Committee:
Giampaolo ABBATE
Catarina BELO
Mário Santiago de CARVALHO
Maria de Lourdes Sirgado GANHO
José da Costa MACEDO
António Rocha MARTINS
Maria Manuela Brito MARTINS
Maria Leonor XAVIER

Organizing Committee:

Important deadlines:
Abstract submission – October 1, 2012
Notification of acceptance – December 1, 2012
Early bird registration – January 31, 2013

Fees (speakers and participants):
60€: Conference materials, Certificate and Conference lunch on April 6
20€: Conference materials and Certificate

Please note that the organization of the conference does not provide support for travelling and accommodation.

Further information will be available at