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. 4 IN THE 5-LECTURE SERIES:
Mythical Landscapes on the Journey to God
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022
Presented by Dr. Rachel Davies
Australian Catholic University
Like many Christian writers of mystical texts, Bonaventure makes use of landscapes (seas, stars, seraph winds, etc. ) to explore the process of spiritual growth.
This lecture explores what these landscapes are performing for Bonaventure and how can they help us relate more wisely to the threatened landscapes of our warming world.
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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The next Padua Program, Cohort V, is a series of eight monthly virtual sessions (November 2022 through June 2023) followed by a program on the St. Bonaventure University campus.