CFP: VI Thomas Aquinas International Society Conference

Submission deadline: October 15, 2016

Conference date(s):
April 20, 2017 - April 22, 2017

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Conference Venue:

SITA Thomas Aquinas International Society
Bologna, Italy

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The Sixth Thomas Aquinas International Society Conference -- entitled "The Human Person: Id quod est perfectissimum in tota natura (Summa Theologica I,29,3)" -- will be held in Bologna on April 20-22 2017. It will be divided into 4 sessions regarding Aquinas’s thought on the human person from the historical, metaphysical, ethical, and political point of view, respectively. Each of these sessions will have invited speakers (who will have approximately 40 minutes at their disposal) and presentations provided on a call for papers basis (each of one will occupy 15 to 20 minutes). A fifth session will consist of a competition among multimedia projects to promote the knowledge of Aquinas’s thought in our days.

We welcome submissions for conference presentations exploring the topics taken into consideration in the four sessions of the Congress, namely, ‘the human person in the thought of Aquinas: history of philosophy, metaphysics, ethics and politics.’

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words (which should be formatted as a Word or pdf document). Submissions may be in Italian, English, French or Spanish. We welcome submissions from Faculty and Graduate students. Those who are interested should send their abstract, prepared for blind review, to Dr Roberto Di Ceglie ([email protected]by October 15, 2016. Please, submit also a separate 1-page proposal including name, paper title, contact info (email), and a short CV. Decisions will be reached by November 30, 2016, and made known via email. Papers accepted are expected to be presented within 20 minutes so as to have 10 minutes for discussion.

For additional conference information—including accommodation issues—please see the SITA Roma website:

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