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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Aquinas Leadership International Update - August 2019

Dr. Peter Redpath provides the following about some developments related to the Aquinas Leadership International (ALI) group, its affiliate organizations, and other groups interested in ALI’s work.

● Announcing the 14th World Congress of Semiotics

Dates:  September 09–13, 2019

Location: National University of Arts (UNA), Buenos, Argentina

Topic: "Trajectories"

For more information about the Congress, see:

● Announcing 3 upcoming Philosophy Conferences at Marquette University

1) Topic: "Themes in the Work of Sarah Brodie"

Dates: 20–21 February 2020

Location: Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Submission of abstracts, and other details: No later than 01 October 2019, send a paper title and detailed, maximum of 1000 words, abstract along with author name and institutional affiliation; phone: 414-288-5949. Preference will be given to papers that substantially engage with Professor Brodie's writings.

2) Annual Aquinas Lectureship at Marquette

Speaker: Sarah Brodie, Professor of Moral Philosophy and Wardlaw Professor at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Topic: "Plato"

Date: 23 February 2020

Location: Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

3) Annual Aristotle Conference

Topic: "Causality and Causation in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition"

Dates: 22–24 June 2020

Location: Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

For submission of abstracts, and other details about any of the above conferences, contact Professor Goldin 

● The American Maritain Association announces a "Call for Papers" for its 43rd annual conference 

Topic: "Whose Thomism? Which Tradition?"

Dates: 05–24 March 2020

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Co-sponsoring organizations: Franciscan University and the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of SS. Cyril and Methodius

For further information and to download its detailed "CFP," go to: 

:Submission details: By 15 December 2019, send a proposal of up to 500 words that explore topics related to questions asked in the above-refernced downloadable CFP to Dr James M. Jacobs at:

● Announcing a “Call for Graduate-student Papers”

Topic: "The Moral Imagination of the Novel"

Dates: 04–05 October 2019

Location: Columbia University, NYC

Co-sponsors: The Thomistic Institute, The Morningside Institute, and Columbia University Department of Philosophy

Submission of abstracts, and other details:
 The Conference with start on 04 October 2019 with 4, twenty-minute, graduate-student papers, followed by talks that day and the next by faculty-member speakers.

To be considered for presenting a paper, interested students should contact Molly Gordon at: and a 1-page proposal to her by 31 August 2019. 

For more details about the Conference, see:

● Announcing a “Call for Papers” for the 7th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World

Dates: 03–06 January 2020

Location: Athens, Greece

Sponsoring organization: "Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts"

Abstract submission deadline:  

For abstract submission, and other, conference details, see:
● Announcing a “Call for Papers” for the 12th East/West Philosophers’ Conference

Topic: “Walls: Thinking through Insularity”

Dates: 22–29 May 2020

Location: University of Hawaii, Honolulu

Co-sponsoring organizations: The East/West Center and the University of Hawaii

Conference co-directors: Roger T. Ames and Tamara Abertin and Peter D. Hershock

Paper and panel submission details:
Proposals are invited for individual papers and panels. By 01 November 2019, please submit a 250-300 word abstract to the Conference organizers via:
Notifications of acceptance for abstracts and panel proposals received by the November 1 will be sent out by 15 December 2019. An early submission timeline has been established to facilitate faculty applying to their own institutions for travel funding.

Abstracts received after 01 November 2019 will be vetted as received, taking into consideration the late submission. The absolute deadline for abstract submissions is 15 March 2020. After this, we will not be able to accommodate additional proposals.

Final papers due: 15 April 2020

For more information about the conference, go to:

● Announcing “Call for Papers” from the Metaphysical Society of America for 2020 annual conference

Theme: “Nature and its Meanings”

In 2020, the 70th anniversary of its founding, the theme of the Metaphysical Society of America’s annual meeting will be “Nature and its Meanings.”  Papers treating any aspect of this wide issue, whether thematic or historical, are welcome. 

Location: College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Massachusetts

Dates: 19 to 22 March 2020
500-word abstracts should be sent electronically by 01 September 2019 to Lawrence Cahoone, Professor of Philosophy, College of the Holy Cross at: The Program Committee will then select the conference papers. Those whose abstracts are chosen should submit completed papers by 15 January 2020 to allow review by commentators and publication of the program.  Further information on the conference will become available at:
Aristotle Prize: Papers submitted by persons who have not yet earned a Ph.D. or who have received a Ph.D. within five years of the submission date will be considered for the Aristotle prize, if the Program Committee is made aware of their eligibility.  The prize carries a cash award of $500, inclusion in the program, and assistance with the costs associated with attending the meeting.  Graduate students and recent Ph.D.s are encouraged to apply.  Full papers must be submitted for the prize by September 1, 2019.

Travel Grants for Graduate Students: Thanks to the generous support of past presidents of the MSA and a grant from the Hocking-Cabot Fund for Systematic Philosophy, we are pleased to offer travel grants to graduate students whose papers are selected for the program for our annual meeting.  More information and an application can be found on the Society’s website.

● Announcing a “Call for Papers” for the 2020 Annual Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference

Topic: “After the Welfare State: Reconceiving Mutual Aid”

Keynote speaker: Catherine Malabou, Kingston University and University of California, Irvine

Dates: 15–16 February 2020

Location: Deutsches Haus at New York University
New York, NY

Abstract submission information and guidelines: 

Abstracts for this conference will only be accepted from current Telos-Paul Piccone Institute members. To become a member, please visit the membership enrollment page. Telos-Paul Piccone Institute memberships are valid until the end of the annual New York City conference.

Scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit 250-word abstracts along with a short c.v. to by 30 September 2019. Please place "The 2020 Telos Conference" in the email's subject line.
For more Conference information, see:

 Check out recent radio interviews by our colleagues James Hanink and Mario-Ramos Reyes on the En Route Media WCAT radio show, “The Open Door” at: 

● The American Catholic Philosophical Association announces college and university employment opportunities at:

 See the link immediately below for an all-access pass to Institute of Catholic Theology spring 2019 lectures:

● Divine Mercy University, Washington, D.C. announces scholarships available for graduate courses in:

Clinical Paychology, and Counseling

For more information, go to: 

● Thomas International Center announces recent TIC events are now listed at:

● The International Institute for Culture announces its 18th annual Oktoberfest 

Date and time: 09 October 2019, 5:00 PM11:00 PM

Location: Ivy Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.

For more information, see:

● See the following link for all upcoming events sponsored by the Thomistic Institute in Washington, D.C.:

●  Listen to Joseph Fessio, S.J.' s announcement at about the REVOLUTIONARY Angelicum Academy Great Books Program:
             "Angelicum Academy at Holy Apostles College"
1) It enables students to acquire an Associate's degree in the Great Books totally online by the end of 12th grade and a Bachelor's degree as little as two years later.
2) Thanks to the agreement between the Angelicum Academy and Holy Apostles College, total tuition cost for the BA degree is under $30,000, while the average total cost of a four-year BA in private colleges is $180,000+.
3) It includes 12 credits of online Theology courses developed for the Angelicum Academy by Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J.
COLLEGE CREDITS: Angelicum Academy students may earn from 1-75 college credits while home schooling (in grades 9-12) or while in high school, or later. They may earn their accredited Associate’s degree (from Holy Apostles College -requires 60 credits) while in high school or home school (grades 9-12, or later), or they may take individual college-level courses for transfer elsewhere – to other of the hundreds of colleges and universities that accept ACE recommended credits. Students who earn their Associate’s degree while in home school (grades 9-12) or high school, may earn a further 15 credits then as well, enabling them to complete 75 credits towards their accredited bachelor’s degree (requires 120 credits) – that is nearly 2/3rds of their bachelor’s degree, for a fraction of the cost elsewhere.
For more information about this program, see:
● The University of South Africa and the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Thomistic Studies Research Doctoral Programs:

The University of South Africa in Pretoria has an online research doctoral program (PhD) in Philosophy that includes Thomistic studies. The Aquinas School of Leadership in the US is helping to promote this program for students contemplating, or currently, pursuing a graduate Master’s degree in Thomistic Studies and link this degree from the University of South Africa to  a follow-up, second Ph. D. degree from the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.

The costs of the program include 7,840 South African Rand for the research proposal, which equals $643 US Dollars, then, 15,400 South African Rand per year, which equals $1,263 US Dollars per year. The time limit for completion of the Pretoria program is 6 years.

For information about this program, contact Dr. Peter A. Redpath at:

● Announcing CEINDO international doctoral collaboration scholarships

CEINDO collaboration scholarships aim to reward academic achievement and active collaboration with a CEINDO doctoral institution. For these purposes, a tuition scholarship is being offered for each of official doctoral program of CEINDO. CEINDO, or CEU,International School of Doctoral Studies brings together research groups made up of doctors with proven track records in research.

CEINDO’s teaching project focuses on training large groups of researchers specializing in the diverse programs offered by the School. The main goal is to establish a network of internationally renowned researchers. To these ends, all three CEU Universities promote inter-university doctoral programs and foster collaboration among the most prestigious university institutions, enabling trainee researchers to participate in research projects of European and international repute.

For more information about CEINDO, see:

The doctoral program in Humanities for the Contemporary World has three lines: Philosophy, History, and Literature. It is possible to follow this program online with the University Abat Oliba in Barcelona, but knowledge of the Spanish language is required.

For more information about CEINDO, or CEU, doctoral program in Philosophy at the University Abaat Oliba, in Barcelona, Spani, contact Prof. Enrique Martinez at:

● The Clarity Fund for the Study of Reason, Moral Law, and Culture, announces its formation and activities here:

● Announcing an invitation to Rome

The Priestly Society of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman joyfully invites you to join them on a ten-day Roman pilgrimage to celebrate the canonization of Cardinal Newman on October 13, 2019!

The flight to Rome will take off from Newark Airport on the evening of October 9 and return on Saturday, October 19. The pilgrimage will include, of course, the canonization in St. Peter’s Square, with visits to all the key sites in Rome and a two-day side trip to Assisi and Florence. The all-inclusive cost is $4280, covering stays in first-class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, and all fees for museums and guides. Travel details have been planned with the expert guidance of

The pilgrimage is under the spiritual direction of Father Peter Stravinskas and Father Nicholas Gregoris.

The Priestly Society sponsors The Catholic Response, Newman House Press, and the Catholic Education Foundation.
For further information, call: 215-327-5754 or email:

● Go to the following link to get latest updates from the Benedict XVI Institute:

● The journal Scientia et Fides:

A joint-venture, open-access, online journal published twice a year by the Faculty of Theology of Nicolaus Copernicus University, in Torun, Poland, in collaboration with the Group of Research “Science, Reason, and Faith” [CRYF], at University of Navarra seeks rigorous research works regarding different aspects of the relationship between science and religion. SetF articles are not confined to the methodology of a single discipline and may cover a wide range of topics, provided that the interdisciplinary dialogue between science and religion is tackled. The Journal accepts articles written in English, Spanish, Polish, French, Italian, and German, which will be evaluated by a peer-review process.

For further information about publishing articles in SetF, see:

● Check out the following site as a great resource tool: Library Genesis

You can download scholarly works to your computer, bookmark them, read them from the computer, send them to a printer, etc.

For example, immediately below are offerings related to Mortimer J. Adler and St. Thomas Aquinas:

Adler offerings:

Aquinas offerings:

You can download them to your computer, bookmark them and read them from the computer, send them to a printer, etc.

● Aquinas School of Philosophy site: Rich in resources related to St. Thomas

For anyone interested in studying, or teaching courses on, St. Thomas, the Aquinas School of Philosophy site offers a wealth of educational information you might want to check out. See:

Also, see a list of thought-provoking articles by Aquinas School of Philosophy founder Dr. Dennis Bonnette at this site:

● Check out the following link for latest offerings from the Liberty Fund:

● The International Étienne Gilson Society, Studia Gilsoniana

The IEGS again congratulates Fr. Pawel Tarasiewicz and his Editorial Staff for the exceptionally high quality of the recent issue of the Studia Gilsoniana journal. Go to this link to see the latest issue for 2019:

If you are not yet a member of the IEGS, please consider joining to support our ongoing work. If you are a member and have not yet paid your annual dues, please do so.

See the following link to join or pay dues:

See the following link to make a donation to the work of the IEGS:

● Check out new publications from Public Philosophy Press:

● New publications from Telos Press can be found at:

● Go to the following links to see new titles from En Route Books & Media, St. Augustine Press, and Ignatius Press:

● From The Center for the Study of The Great Ideas to give someone a present of a membership in the Center, see:

Contact Peter Redpath 

to post information on the Center’s blogspot:

● Aquinas and “the Arabs”

For information about Richard Taylor's "Aquinas and the 'Arabs'" International Working Group and upcoming conferences and seminars hosted by this organization, see:

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