SPES at Salerno September 2022

‘Vir perspicacis ingenii’. John Scottus Eriugena: Thought, Sources, and Legacy
Summer School Call for Application

On September 5-9, 2022 the Society for the Promotion of Eriugenian Studies (SPES), in collaboration with RAMUS Doctoral Program, and the FiTMU Centre of the University of Salerno, will hold the International Conference “Vir perspicacis ingenii. John Scottus Eriugena: Thought, Sources, and Legacy.” The conference is aimed at deepening the profile of what is arguably the most important thinker, teacher, poet, scientist, and translator of the Carolingian era, through gathering new reflections on his speculative ideas, his exploitation of sources and the fortune of his thought in the history of philosophy. The conference also aims to celebrate the first fifty years of activity of SPES, which for over half a century has fostered work on new editions, translations, conferences, and other research devoted to the work and thought of Eriugena, a thinker who has too often been underestimated, misunderstood, and misinterpreted both in his own and in later times.
Participation in the conference is free.

As part of the activities of the Conference, a Summer School is scheduled. Held by Prof. Giulio d’Onofrio, it will be devoted to introducing the speculative system of John Scottus through the reading of select pages from the Periphyseon. Application letters and a recent CV should be sent by 5 July 2022 to the following address: spesconference2022@gmail.com. Grants fully covering travel and accommodation costs will be offered to five undergraduate, master, or PhD students in philosophy or related fields; recent PhDs can also apply. Selection is based on the output and profile of the applicant’s scholarship, which will be examined by the scientific board of the conference: Giulio d’Onofrio, Armando Bisogno, Renato de Filippis, and Ernesto Sergio Mainoldi (Secretary of SPES). Successful applicants will be notified by 15 July.

W. Otten – President of SPES
G. d’Onofrio – RAMUS Doctoral Coordinator

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