Welcome to the Franciscan Institute's Programs and Conferences website. We look forward to welcoming you to the following events. All presentations and programs are being offered in virtual format only, utilizing Zoom or other web conferencing technology.
2021-2022 Ignatius Brady Lecture Series
LECTURE NO. 3 IN THE 5-LECTURE SERIES:
A Harmonious City:
The Musical Hierarchy of Ethical Formation
Monday, Nov. 15, 2021
Presented by Dr. David M. Wilmington
Dr. David M. Wilmington taught theology, great texts, and ethics at Baylor University and the Truett Theological Seminary before becoming academic dean and humanities teacher at Petra Academy in Bozeman, Montana.
Recently, he was guest editor for a special issue on Theology, Arts, & Moral Formation for the journal Religions, published a chapter in the Franciscan Institute's volume Frater, Magister, Minister et Episcopus, wrote an essay on jazz and modern ethics for the magazine Modern Reformation, and delivered a lecture on Bonaventure and the classical trivium for the "Lesser Ethics Conference" at the Franciscan Study Center at Tilburg University.
He lives with his wife and two children in southwest Montana, where he also coaches and plays soccer, hikes mountains, and plays saxophone.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Academic Roger Bacon Conference
July 21 - 24, 2022
The Franciscan Institute requests proposals (200-250 words) for scholarly papers and complete panels (3 to 4 papers) for this conference dedicated to Roger Bacon’s Moralis Philosophia.
This gathering will celebrate the new English translation of this critical text by two eminent scholars of the Doctor Mirabilis, Jeremiah Hackett, and Thomas S. Maloney.
Proposals should explore themes in the Moralis Philosophia in the context of Bacon’s writings, medieval culture, and the potential implications for contemporary studies in the humanities and sciences.
Ten bursaries covering registration and room/board costs are available to those presenting papers on-site for the conference with the intent of editing their papers for publication in collaboration with the Franciscan Institute. Potential participants are also encouraged to submit paper and panel proposals for virtual sessions.
While the conference intends to offer on-site panels and accommodations, the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University is fully prepared to move to a hyprid model if the situation demands it. Proposals should indicate a preference for on-site or virtual presentations.
Call for papers extended
Proposals (200-250 words) for scholarly papers and complete panels (3-4 papers) for the conference dedicated to Roger Bacon's Moralis Philosophia will be received no later than Nov. 1, 2021. Notice regarding the acceptance of papers, panels, and bursary requests will be communicated to interested individuals no later than Jan. 10, 2022.
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