Call for Papers- Thomistic Summer Conference

Thomistic Summer Conference

“The Soul in the Philosophy & Theology of St. Thomas”

Thomas Aquinas College, California

June 15-18, 2023

Thomas Aquinas College is hosting a conference June 15-18 on “The Soul in the Philosophy & Theology of St. Thomas.” More information, including a call for papers, can be found at Featured speakers include Steven Jensen, Michael Augros, Marie George, and John Goyette.

Paper proposals will be accepted until February 15. Authors will be notified by February 28.

Call for Abstracts- Alcuin Institute for Catholic Culture

Call for Abstracts

The Alcuin Institute for Catholic Culture invites scholars, lay leaders, and religious to reflect upon the fundamental relationship between the Church and civil society. In response to the overwhelming secularizing trend in American political life and culture, which has led to the eclipsing of the traditional structural concepts of nature, family, law, common good, teleology, et al., this conference seeks to explore both the theoretical and practical causes, effects, and possible solutions to this loss.

To this end, the Alcuin Institute issues a ‘Call for Abstracts’ to give serious reflection upon the essential relationship between the two great governing lights, viz. the “pontifical authority” and the “royal power.”

Abstracts should be between 250-350 words, and include: your name, institution, and the title of the proposed presentation. Please submit abstracts in a Word or PDF document to Dr. Aaron Henderson by email at by Dec. 15, 2022. Alternatively, you may use the web form found here:

Notification of acceptance will be given by Jan. 6, 2023.

Each presentation will be limited to twenty (20) minutes in length. All presenters will receive a $250 travel voucher, plus waiver of registration fee. Select papers may be considered for publication in an edited volume.

Call for Papers: Marcel Studies

Call for Papers: Marcel Studies  

Marcel Studies is an on-line peer-reviewed, international journal dedicated to furthering understanding and appreciation of the work of French philosopher, Gabriel Marcel. As an interdisciplinary journal, Marcel Studies welcomes submissions from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives on topics and themes that pertain to any aspect of Marcel’s thought. The journal seeks submissions of the highest academic quality, and particularly welcomes submissions for consideration from younger scholars. The journal publishes articles, reviews, and other material of interest to Marcel scholars.   

Marcel Studies is currently seeking essays for its 7th volume. For more information feel free to contact the Editor of Marcel Studies, Dr. Brendan Sweetman- 

Current and past issues of Marcel Studies can be found at:  

Gabriel Marcel Society:

ACPQ Rising Scholar Contest - Due September 1

Each year, the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly (ACPQ) hosts its annual Rising Scholar Essay Contest. Any scholar who has not attained the rank of associate professor is invited to submit a paper contributing to the development or elucidation of the Catholic philosophical tradition. The winning paper is published in the ACPQ.

Papers must be submitted electronically by no later than 5 p.m. (CDT) on September 1, 2022. The paper should be accompanied by an abstract of up to 150 words. The cover letter field of the submission site's Details and Comments section should indicate the author's academic rank as of September 1, 2022 (e.g., "PhD candidate") and that the submission is for the essay contest.

The winning essay will be published in the ACPQ and specially designated in the journal as winner of the contest.

The author of a single-authored winning paper will receive a $3000 award and a free one-year membership in the American Catholic Philosophical Association (ACPA). Each co-author of a co-authored winning paper will receive a share, equal to that of the other co-author(s), of a $3000 award, together with a free one-year membership for each co-author in the ACPA. Author(s) of the winning paper must be below the rank of associate professor at the time of the submission deadline, September 1, 2022.

Please see complete contest details at

A Call for Papers - Pandemic Reflections: Saint Francis and the Lepers Catch Up with COVID

Call for Papers for a forthcoming edited collection, Pandemic Reflections: Saint Francis and the Lepers Catch Up with COVID 

To be published with Ethics International Press (  

The collection will focus on Saint Francis, his life with lepers, and the COVID pandemic. The collection is meant to explore what it means to think about Francis in light of the pandemic and what to think of the pandemic in light of Francis, specifically his embrace of and subsequent life with lepers.     

Given the profundity of Francis’ relationship with lepers, his enduring status and influence, and the complexities associated with the COVID pandemic, the volume calls for an array of scholarly and disciplinary reflections. The collection is significant because it will fill a lacuna in Catholic-Franciscan scholarship. The collection will constitute the first book length treatment focusing specifically on the application of Francis’ life with lepers to how individuals and communities ought to live.  

The call for papers can be accessed with the following link: The call provides further details regarding the project and potential themes for development. Abstracts for the project are due by July 31st. Completed essays are due by January 15th 2023. The collection is aiming for pieces roughly 3,000 to 6,000 words in length. However, this is more of a guideline than a hard and fast limit.    

To discuss or submit a Chapter for consideration in Pandemic Reflections: Saint Francis and the Lepers Catch Up with COVID Collection, please contact the Editor, Geoffrey Karabin – or Ethics International Press -

Summer Seminar Scholarships- The Hildebrand Project

Readiness to Change: Conversion & the Christian Life

12th Annual Summer Seminar

June 27 – July 2, 2022

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Travel and tuition scholarships are still available for our summer seminar. Read more about this year's seminar Readiness to Change: Conversion and the Christian Life here. 

The deadline to apply for the seminar and scholarships is May 1st, 2022.  


“The aspiring man of natural morality is intent on eradicating this defect, on acquiring that virtue; the Christian, however, is intent on becoming another man in all things, in regard to both what is bad and what is naturally good in him.”

Dietrich von Hildebrand understood our readiness to change not only as the beginning of the Christian life, but also as the source of its continuance and completion. It is, one could say, the fundamental answer to the call, the vocation, to Christ. This was not a mere readiness to change a little here or a little there, but to be changed radically, at all levels of one’s being, to be made “a new creature in Christ.” 

This theme of readiness to change was a constant in Hildebrand’s life. Indeed, the first time young Alice Jourdain met Dietrich von Hildebrand in November 1942, it was to attend one of his “liturgical evenings” at his flat in New York City. His theme that evening was “the readiness to change,” the first chapter of his major religious book, Transformation in Christ. “From the first moment he began to speak,” Alice later wrote, “I felt that he was feeding my soul with a food that I had always longed for. He spoke out of a deep recollection, and I drank in every word…”

Her experience changed the course of her life, but she was not alone in her response to Hildebrand’s religious wisdom. Many who heard him speak on religious themes had similar experiences. They were moved by the depth of his understanding of the inner life. They felt in him not just a professor but a true confessor of the Christian faith. 

In our 2022 seminar, we take Dietrich von Hildebrand as a master of the spiritual life. In particular, we will explore the image that Hildebrand gives of the person “transformed by Christ.” For this, we will begin with his account of the “fundamental attitudes,” especially of reverence, in his book The Art Living. We will then explore his account of the supernatural virtues and attitudes — from metanoia (which Joseph Ratzinger says has “seldom been so accurately diagnosed”) and contrition to recollection and contemplation to humility and mercy. 

We will, as always, read Hildebrand in conversation with great kindred spirits like Romano Guardini and Edith Stein and figures in the tradition, notably Plato and Augustine. We will connect Hildebrand with some of the great spiritual masters, including St. Benedict and St. Ignatius, and show him as a herald of the Second Vatican Council’s teaching on the universal call to holiness.

Grants and Scholarships- The Hildebrand Project

Hildebrand Project Grant

The Hildebrand Project is pleased to accept applications for grants of $3,000 for writing projects in May-September 2022 on any theme in the thought of Dietrich von Hildebrand or in Christian personalism (including the work of Karol Wojtyla, Max Scheler, Edith Stein, Jacques Maritain, or philosophical ways of thinking stemming from these thinkers and thinkers related to them). Eligible projects include work such as an MA thesis, PhD dissertation, scholarly article, or book chapter. The purpose of the grant is to enable a period of focused engagement with Hildebrandian and personalist ideas resulting in new writing destined for publication.

Up to eight grants of $3,000 will be awarded.

  • Application deadline is May 1, 2022.
  • Applications will be reviewed and selected by a committee of scholars in Christian personalism.
  • Grantees are required to submit a report on the fruits of their work by Oct 15, 2022.
  • Publication incentive for works published in scholarly ($250) or popular ($100) journals.
  • Read the full details here.


Dietrich von Hildebrand Scholarship at Franciscan University of Steubenville

For the 2022-23 academic year, the Hildebrand Project (HP) will fund up to two one-year scholarships for FUS MA philosophy students interested in working on Dietrich von Hildebrand, related personalist thinkers (e.g., Karol Wojtyla, Max Scheler, Edith Stein), or Hildebrand’s immediate traditions (e.g., personalism, phenomenology).

Awarded to up to two MA Philosophy students at FUS in the 2022-23 Academic Year

  • Submission deadline for 2022-23 academic year: May 20, 2022.
  • $2,000 for a first-year MA student. 
  • $3,000 for a first or second-year MA student writing a MA thesis or one of two conference papers on Hildebrand (or related thinkers/traditions).
  • Funds can be used at the scholarship recipient’s discretion for expenses related to their MA studies, including for tuition, living expenses, books, laptops, and so forth.
  • Recipients will have the chance to work with senior Hildebrand scholars, including FUS Professor Emeritus John F. Crosby.
  • Recipients are expected to participate in the HP’s annual summer seminar at FUS. 
  • Recipients will be invited to apply for the HP’s advanced programs, including weekend colloquia (travel stipend, room and board), advanced readings groups, and so forth.
  • Read the full details here.


World Conference on Personalism Essay Contest

The Hildebrand Project invites faculty and upper-level Ph.D. students to submit papers or abstracts on any theme related to philosophical personalism, for papers to be presented at the 1st World Congress on Personalism, to be held August 1-5, 2022 in Mexico City.
 Up to three winners will be awarded scholarships of $750 for travel and lodging to present their papers at the congress. 

  • Papers (3000 words) or abstracts (200 words) should be submitted by May 31, 2022 to the Hildebrand Project at
  • The papers, after review and approval for publication by the Scientific Committee, will be published as follows: (1) The highest rated (in English and Spanish) will be published in the collection of papers Pathway to the Person (Vernon Press, USA); (2) The rest will be published in two ebooks by Anahuac University, one in English and the other in Spanish.
  • Read the full details here.

American Catholic Philosophical Association Essay Contest

The Hildebrand Project invites graduate students to submit an essay on any theme in Dietrich von Hildebrand, to be presented at the 2022 ACPA meeting in New Orleans (Nov. 17-20).

Three winners will be awarded $600 to cover travel, lodging, and other expenses to attend the 2022 ACPA.

  • Essays must be submitted by July 1, 2022.
  • Winners will present their papers at the Hildebrand Project’s 2022 ACPA satellite session and responses will be given by senior Hildebrand scholars.
  • Read the full details here.

Thomistic Summer ConferenceĀ on Faith and Reason - Thomas Aquinas College

Faith and Reason

Thomas Aquinas College, California

June 16-19, 2022

Thomas Aquinas College is holding its first Thomistic Summer Conference at their California campus on June 16-19, 2022. The theme for this summer’s conference is “Faith & Reason.” Featured speakers include Steven Long (Ave Maria University), John O’Callaghan (University of Notre Dame), and Michael Sherwin, OP (Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology). More information can be found at

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