Category Archives: Conferences

Reading Anselm: Context and Criticism

An international conference organised under the aegis of the International Association for Anselm Studies and the Institute for Liberal Arts, Boston College, with sponsorship from Fairfield University, the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham University, and the Philosophy and Theology Departments at Boston College.

Boston College, 27-30 July, 2015

Keynote speakers:
William Aird (Edinburgh)
Marcia Colish (Yale)
Burcht Pranger (Amsterdam)
Denys Turner (Yale)
Nicholas Watson (Harvard)

Call For Papers

The International Association for Anselm Studies invites proposals for its upcoming conference, to be held in Boston College, July 27-30, 2015.

The conference takes as its theme the wide variety of responses to Anselm’s life, and work, across many different periods, and in many different fields. At the same time it will ground the reception of Anselm with consideration of the context in which he lived, wrote and acted. Moving between his life and his reception, will allow fresh insight into the mechanisms and measures of his celebrity and influence.

The Association invites submissions in areas including but not limited to literature, history, art history, philosophy, and theology. It would especially welcome papers on Anselm’s sources; Anselm’s pupils; Anselm and church reform; the wider world of religious politics in the 11th and 12th centuries; Anselm in the vernacular; Reformation and Counter-Reformation views on Anselm; and Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox discussions.

The conference will receive an update on the new edition of Anselm’s letter collection under preparation by Dr Samu Niskanen. Papers connected to the letter collections, the Memorials of St. Anselm and historiographical readings of Anselm also are encouraged.


Please send proposed titles, with an abstract of 300 words for a twenty-minute paper together with your contact details (with academic affiliation, address and e-mail) by e-mail attachment to

The deadline for abstracts is March 1, 2015.

For More Information, see: Reading Anselm



A call for papers to organize a workshop at the:

XVIIth International Conference on Patristics Studies

Oxford University

10 August-14 August 2015

The XVIIth Oxford Patristics Conference (hereafter OPC) will take place in the Examination Schools on High Street, Oxford during August of 2015. The general call for papers has been issued (see: and the deadline for both short communications (i.e., individual papers) and workshops is 31 December 2014.  The present call for papers is to organize a workshop on Augustine in Late Medieval Philosophy and Theology within the nachleben (lit. ‘after life’) subdivision of the OPC. This subdivision treats the reception of the patristic tradition within subsequent Church history.

Within the OPC a workshop is defined as a conglomerate of up to 12 papers focused on an individual theme that can lead to a separate Studia Patristica volume dedicated to the topic at hand. The goal of the present workshop is to organize a group of 10 to 12 papers that examine the reception of Augustine of Hippo’s thought in the late medieval period (i.e., the late 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries). Given the recent literature on the reception of Augustine in the Medieval Latin West (e.g., K. Pollman (ed.) et al., The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine; E.L. Saak, Creating Augustine), the organizers think that the time is ripe for a workshop dedicated to the proposed topic. Thus, we welcome paper proposals examining the influence of Augustine’s thought in late medieval philosophy or theology. In particular, we welcome proposals (c. 200-250 words) that consider heretofore un-studied or understudied works. Textually, the workshop hopes to include studies of: the Sentences commentary tradition; Biblical commentaries; and commentaries on the Aristotelian corpus. Studies are particularly encouraged on understudied members of the Hermits of Saint Augustine (O.E.S.A) or the largely neglected commentaries on the Lombard’s Sentences by members of the Cistercian Order (O.Cist.). That said, we welcome paper proposals on any topic examining the influence of Augustine’s thought in late medieval philosophy or theology.

Please submit proposals [and/or questions] to either:

John T. Slotemaker at: johnslotemaker [at] gmail [dot] com


Jeffrey C. Witt at: jeffreycwitt [at] gmail [dot] com

Deadline for Submissions: 1 October 2014