CFP: The Human Brain and the Human Person

Submission deadline: June 1, 2017

Conference date(s):
August 29, 2018 - September 4, 2018

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Conference Venue:

The Croatian Dominican Province
Arbanija, Croatia

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We are very pleased to announce that the HPP is organising the 20th Dominican study week and conference in collaboration with the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, the Emmy Noether group at the Ruhr University, Bochum, the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw, the Centre for Integrative Bioethics at the University of Zagreb and the Croatian Dominican province.

The summer school is aimed at undergraduate level and will offer students from any institution the opportunity to join the Dominican novices on the historic Dalmatian coast for a week of classes and discussion with teachers from the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Bochum, Warsaw and Zagreb. The summer school will be followed by a two-day conference. The 2017 theme is:

Science and Religion

Keynote speakers of the Conference are:

Stephen Priest (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford),

Keith Fox (Professor of Biochemistry, University of Southampton and Associate Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmund's College, Cambridge)

Lectureres at the summer school will include: 

Dr Dr Benedict Gocke (University of Oxford, Ruhr University, Bochum)

Dr Marija Selak (University of Zagreb)

Dr Mikolaj Slawkowski-Rode (University of Warsaw, University of Oxford)

Ralph Weir (University of Cambridge)

Samuel Hughes (University of Cambridge)

The official language of the Study Week and the Conference is English. These events will take place at the Hotel sv. Križ, Arbanija near Trogir. Participants are invited to attend the Summer School, Conference, or both.


All applications and proposals should be submitted as e-mail attachments entitled: ‘Application for the Trogir 2016’ (a) ‘Study Week’ (b) ‘Conference’ (c) ‘Study Week and Conference’) by 1st of June 2017 to: . The registration fee will be 350 euros (for the Study Week); 150 euros (for the Conference) and will cover the costs of the Study Week/Conference and accommodation (some scholarships available).

All applicants are requested to send as a separate document: name and surname, status/title, institution, contact address, e-mail and phone number, CV.

Those who wish to deliver papers at the conference should submit a proposal that includes: title of presentation, a paper abstract approximately 250-300 words in length, which includes the problem with which your scholarship engages, and the contribution you plan to make.

Suitable paper topics for the 2017 conference include:

Evolution and human genetics

Are science and religion complementary or in conflict?

Could theology have the status of a science?

Can a scientific culture provide a satisfactory substitute for religion?

What does science tell us about religious postulates such as God, free will, and the soul?

Could God intervene in the natural world?

Does science provide an exhaustive view of human persons?

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