Call for Papers

Aquinas At 800

Call for papers is now closed. Registration and practical information coming soon.

We invite submissions of paper proposals for the international conference “Aquinas at 800: Ad multos annos,” to be held September 22-25, 2024, at the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN, USA). This conference celebrates the 800th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Aquinas, exploring the ongoing importance of his thought to contemporary cultural, philosophical, and theological discussions.

The conference features four keynote speakers:

  • Fr. Serge-Thomas Bonino, O.P, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Rome)
  • Dr. Jean Porter, University of Notre Dame (South Bend)
  • Dr. Rudi te Velde, Tilburg School of Catholic Theology (Utrecht)
  • Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Rome)

More than thirty other invited speakers from around the globe have committed to presenting semi-plenary papers.

There are openings in the schedule for more than thirty additional papers to be selected from submitted proposals. We anticipate publishing a selection of submitted papers soon after the conference.

We welcome proposals focusing on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, from a variety of disciplines, on topics such as: Ethics, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Anthropology, Political Theory, Christology, Trinitarian Theology, Sacramental Theology and Ecclesiology. Proposals should contain a title and abstract of 200 words or less.

Speakers who wish to have their essays considered for publication should plan to submit the finished text upon arrival at the conference. Though essays considered for publication should be in the 6000-8000 word range, presentation time will be limited to roughly twenty minutes (with additional time for discussion).

We invite you to share this CFP poster with any colleagues who might be interested in participating!

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