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  Call for Papers

Theme: Religion, Civil Religion, and the Common Good
Type: International Conference
Institution: Centre for the Study of Religion, Conflict and
Cooperation (CSRCC) and Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies
in Ethics and Politics (CASEP), London Metropolitan University
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Date: 20.–21.6.2012
Deadline: 1.3.2012



The controversial topic of religion, secularism and the common good
is the focus of an international conference to be held in the heart
of London, bringing together moral philosophers, political theorists,
policy-makers, theologians and others to debate the idea and pursuit
of the common good. Whereas secularization was once presumed to
progressively marginalize faith, religious actors now refuse
political marginalisation. The conference will ask how, why and to
what purpose religious traditions and organisations promote political
ideals. Perhaps they do so because they believe that modern
individualism is contrary to the true common good, or because they
believe it important to promote the modern idea of a common good of
rights-bearing citizens. Perhaps it is because they believe that the
idea of the common good is crucial to the defence of social welfare
or even of society itself, or because they believe that a common good
can now only be pursued within particular communities. The
controversial and topical nature of the subject should stimulate new
academic and policy thinking, in the UK and elsewhere.

The two-day conference will explore the following issues:
- What is the common good?
- What have philosophers, such as Aquinas, Rousseau or Rawls,
 contributed to our understanding of the common good or of the public
- What should be learned about the common good from Catholic,
 Protestant, Judaic or Islamic traditions?
- Does the very fact of religious pluralism entail that religion is
 now more an obstacle than an impetus to the common good?
- Does modern politics promote a civil substitute for traditional
- How might particular communities or subsidiary institutions
 contribute to a wider common good?
- How are disputes about the common good best resolved?
- What are the prospects — in local communities, in the British state,
 and elsewhere — of actualizing the common good?


We invite submissions from across disciplines including, but not
limited to, philosophy of religion, moral and political philosophy,
political science, and sociology of religion. Papers from
under-represented groups in academia and the wider community are

Proposals of papers should consist of a title, a 150-250 word
abstract, and the author's name and full contact information.
Proposals for complete panels are encouraged.

Deadline: 1st March 2012. Early submissions are especially welcome.

Conference fee: £60 (£35 for one day). Concessions available.

Please submit proposals (in MS Word or PDF) or queries to:


Prof. Ronald Beiner (University of Toronto)
Prof. Jeremy Carrette (University of Kent)
Prof. Timothy Chappell (Open University)
Lord Glasman of Stoke Newington and Stamford Hill (London Met)
Dr Patrick Riordan, S.J. (Heythrop College, University of London)


Kim Redgrave
Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics
Faculty of Law, Governance and International Relations
London Metropolitan University
16 Goulston Street
London E1 7PT



This interdisciplinary conference brings together classicists, historians,
philosophers, anthropologists, religious studies scholars, and
archaeologists to examine the ways in which sacrifice is received,
theorised, reported and understood in a number of religious, social and
cultural contexts, both ancient and modern.  Whether or not sacrifice is
actually practised in a given culture, the theme of sacrifice, and in
particular blood sacrifice, is often linked with powerful images and
contentious debates.  For example, the use of tales of sacrifice to
de-fame other religious traditions is neither new nor confined to western
or Christian contexts.  However, sacrifice is not simply troubling to the
onlooker from another culture.  Debates and divergences of practice arise
within religious traditions, including stories about the divine origins of
the substitution of coconuts for human heads, explorations of complex
systems of obligation between people and gods in Greek and South Asian
epics, and links between sacrifice and sex, both orthodox and
transgressive.  Sacrifice is often seen, linked with, or theorised as a
type of mediation or communication with the gods, food offerings or gifts
to deities, heroes and divine figures.  Many of the speakers draw from the
insights of social and anthropological theory, philosophy and psychology
to explore the potency of sacrifice as a category that evokes debates
about sex, gender, and the ethics of ritual killing and the ways in which
these debates can be linked to power dynamics and disturbances in society.

Registration for the conference is free (but attendees will need to
provide their own lunch – a list of catering establishments and venues is
included below). There is no need to register in advance.   The Conference
will commence at 2.00pm on Wednesday 18 January 2012 and close at 5.00pm
on Thursday 19 January.  A link to a map of Cardiff University is included
below (the Humanities Building is no. 16 on the map).

Speakers include:
 Crystal Addey (University of Wales Trinity St. David and Cardiff University)
 Miranda Aldhouse-Green (Cardiff University)
 Nic Baker-Brian (Cardiff University)
 Simon Brodbeck (Cardiff University)
 Louise Child (Cardiff University)
 Fabrizio Ferrari (University of Chester)
 Douglas Hedley (University of Cambridge)
 Sarah Hitch (University of Oxford)
 Bettina Schmidt (University of Wales Trinity St. David)
 Juliette Wood (Cardiff University)

Map for Cardiff University:

  ===============The Apocalypse in Theory and Culture
 26 - May - 2012. University of Kent, Canterbury

Much contemporary discourse on history has emphasised its constructed
nature, relating time's flow to some human, anti-human or post-human agency.
One potential danger of such an approach is that the real urgency of time
and history can to some extent be said to have been neutralised,
relativised, made too impersonal, reduced to a system of signs. Recent
crises, such as those of the world economy, terrorist/counter-terrorist
attacks, and ecological collapse provoke a reconsideration of the
Apocalypse. Consequently there has been a call for a return to a certain
Apocalyptic discourse within anti- and post-humanist circles (Derrida, 2003;
Callus and Herbrechter, 2004).

We must now ask if it is still possible and politically advisable to
consider the end as something that can be resisted, deferred or if a revival
of Apocalyptic discourse is needed. On the one hand, a renewal of
Apocalyptic discourse seems to go against the deconstructive tendency to
"de-dramatise the end" (Klaus R. Scherpe, 1986). On the other, this return
does not necessarily lead to an unquestioned revival of metaphysics, but
rather may open up the way to a third alternative. This third approach could
consider the Apocalypse as something neither culturally constructed nor
unrelated to human and technological actions, as something neither wholly
internal nor external.

This conference wishes to examine the return of the Apocalypse in
contemporary theory and culture. Some of the questions in which we are
interested include: What does a return to the Apocalypse mean today? How
should theory respond in times of crisis? What do our narratives of the
Apocalypse tell us about our perceptions of the end?

Suggested topics include the following and their interrelations:
- Capitalist crisis
- Bio-politics, bio-economy
- Post-humanism
- Eco-theory
- Apocalypse in Literature and Film (Zombie, disaster genres, etc.)
- Cultural and sociological studies of the Apocalypse
- The theology and mythology of the Apocalypse

Please send abstracts (350 words) and a short biography to
by 20th February 2012.

The Conference is organized by Skepsi, a peer reviewed online postgraduate
journal based in the School of European Culture and Languages at the
University of Kent and funded by the University of Kent.





Monastery of Bose,

5-8 September 2012

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ConIH 12: The Twelfth Annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on

International History


"Religion and Civilization in International History"


March 8-9, 2012


Proposal deadline extended to December 30, 2011


The ConIH Committee invites graduate students to submit proposals for the

Twelfth Annual Graduate Student Conference on International History to

take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 8-9,



Historical actors have used religion and civilization as potent tools for

the creation and recreation of cultural and political identities, as well

as other types of social cohesiveness. Studying religion and civilization,

as distinct but often closely related concepts, raises questions about the

theological underpinnings of the international order and international

law, as well as the civilizational references that religious movements use

to define their transnational missions within national, imperial, and

other supranational frameworks. ConIH consequently invites graduate

students from all continents and disciplines to submit studies that

explore the international dimensions of religion and civilization.


We welcome submissions that examine religion and civilization in

international contexts. Possible paper topics include, but are not limited

to, the role of religion and civilization in shaping the relations between

states, transnational elites, diasporas, and political and religious

minorities; the creation of new orthodoxies and heterodoxies; secularism;

imperial frameworks; political resistance; narratives on the ascendancy

and decline of civilizations; economic structures; transnational networks;

and international development.


There are no temporal or geographic limits to this theme. We expect the

conference to cover a diversity of topics that will look at populations

from all parts of the world, as well as at ancient, pre-modern, modern,

and contemporary contexts. Papers will be selected on the basis of their

strength, novelty of subject and interpretation, and utility as bases for

historical comparison.


ConIH encourages methodologically innovative approaches and agendas which

emphasize long-distance influences, utilize multi-archival and

multi-lingual research and offer vistas for historical comparisons across

time and space. Perspectives from related disciplines such as law, social

science, economics, business or anthropology are welcome and encouraged.

Faculty from Harvard and beyond will provide commentary on the papers. The

conference will conclude with a plenary session, at which several leading

scholars in the fields of international and global history will discuss

broad issues pertaining to the themes and terms of the conference.


Graduate students who are interested in participating in the conference

should submit a one-page paper proposal and one-page curriculum vita (in

Word, RTF, or PDF format) to conih@fas.harvard.edu. *Proposals must be

received by December 30, 2011* in order to be considered. Notification of

acceptance will be made in January 2012. For additional information about

the conference, please contact the conference

organizersatconih@fas.harvard.edu or visit the conference website at




Philip Fileri

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

Organizing Committee, ConIH 12



 2nd Call for Papers

Varieties of Continental Thought and Religion

June 15-17, 2012

Ryerson University

Toronto, Canada


Confirmed Speakers: John Caputo (Syracuse University), Bettina Bergo

(Université de Montréal), Morny Joy (University of Calgary), Ron Kuypers

(ICS), Robert Sinnerbrink, (Macquarie University), Nikolas Kompridis

(Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy, University of Western Sydney)


We invite submissions from scholars and graduate students based in Canada

and abroad on the topic of Continental Thought and Religion. The general

theme of the conference is meant to reflect the variety of articulations

of religion that have emerged in contemporary European thought. While the

focus of the conference is continental thought, we nonetheless conceive

the latter in an interdisciplinary manner (including literary theory,

social and political thought, psychoanalysis, and religious studies). We

also encourage submissions from people interested in exploring possible

connections with analytic philosophy.


Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Symposium:

Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy.


We invite submissions of three-page proposals for essays for the following

themed panels with included possible topics:


Phenomenology of Religion

• The thought of Chrétien, Henry, Lacoste, Levinas, Marion, and Ricoeur

• Topics: the gift; the work of art; appearance and transcendence; call

and response


Religion and Politics

• The thought of Agamben, Asad, Connolly, Derrida, de Vries, Girard,

Habermas, Schmitt, and Taylor

• Topics: political theology; the post-secular; sovereignty; religion and

violence; pluralism


Religion and Speculative Realism

• The thought of Brassier, Harman, Laruelle, and Meillassoux

• Topics: materialism; correlationism; nihilism; the things themselves;

divine inexistence; 'future Christ'


Beyond Theism and Atheism

• The thought of Caputo, Kearney, Kristeva, Milbank, Vattimo

• Topics: kenosis; anatheism; weak theology; a/theology; radical orthodoxy


Continental Thought, Religion, and Aesthetics

• The artwork of Bresson, Caravaggio, Celan, Chagall, Dostoyevsky, Dumont,

Artemisia Gentileschi, Kahlo, Kapoor, Kiarostami, Kiefer, Malick, Newman,

O'Keefe, and Stevens

• The thought of Cavell, Cixous, Critchley, Irigaray, Marion, Nancy, and


• Topics: transcendence in art; image and icon; creativity and creation;

representation and idolatry


Immanentism and Religion

• Agamben, Badiou, Bergson, Deleuze, James, Foucault, Keller, and Žižek

• Topics: self-organization; the event; plurality; bio-power; polydoxy


History of Continental Thought and Religion

• Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud, Benjamin,


• Topics: death of God; reason and faith; scripture and philosophy;

religion and fantasy; onto-theology


Please send only one three-page (double-spaced) proposal on one of the

above themes and any questions to varieties2012@gmail.com by December 31,

2011. We intend to notify authors about our decisions by February 28,

2012. Other conference details (registration fee, preliminary program,

etc.) will be announced in new year.


The VCTR Conference is organized by John Caruana (Philosophy, Ryerson

University) and Mark Cauchi (Humanities, York University).


 Call for Papers: International Conference of the Association for

Continental Philosophy of Religion


Thinking the Absolute:

Speculation, Philosophy and the End of Religion


June 29th – July 1st 2012 Liverpool Hope University, UK


Keynote Speakers:

Catherine Malabou, Ray Brassier, Iain Hamilton Grant and Levi Bryant


'The contemporary end of metaphysics is an end which, being sceptical,

could only be a religious end of metaphysics.'

Quentin Meillassoux, After Finitude. An Essay on the Necessity of

Contingency (London: Continuum, 2008).


Meillassoux identifies the 'turn to religion' in contemporary continental

philosophy with a failure of thinking. The Kantian refusal to think the

absolute leads to scepticism about reality in itself. Ironically, this

lends itself to 'fideism', the decision to project religious meaning on to

the unknowable beyond. According to Meillassoux, a philosophy obsessed with

mystery becomes the accomplice of irrational faith. The solution is to find

ways of once more thinking the absolute in its reality, severed from its

dependence upon a knowing subject, or upon language and social norms. At

the same time, new possibilities for thinking religion (exemplified by

Meillassoux's own Divine Inexistence) are emerging.

This conference invites proposals which critically consider this

speculative turn in philosophy and its implications for thinking about

religion. To what 'end' is speculation leading? Does it simply announce the

closure of religion and its subordination to a philosophy of the absolute,

nature or the 'All'? Can it open new lines for a philosophy of religion

which is not wedded to the Kantian horizon? Is speculation itself open to

Kierkegaardian critique as yet another move to position and reduce ethical

and religious claims, sacrificing the future on the altar of abstract

possibility? Does renewed attention to the canon of speculative idealism

offer a way beyond the impasse between relativism and dogmatism?

The organisers welcome proposals which examine the roots and extensity of

recent speculative thinking, and which critically consider its impact –

direct and indirect - on philosophy of religion. Relevant thinkers and

themes might include Quentin Meillassoux on God and the absolute, Alain

Badiou's ontology, Catherine Malabou on Hegel and plasticity, Francois

Laruelle's 'future Christ', Iain Hamilton Grant on Schelling's

Naturphilosophie and the thinking of the All, Ray Brassier's nihilism, the

impact of object-oriented ontologies on theology and metaphysics. However,

we are particularly looking for contributions which creatively use or

depart from the speculative turn to offer original insights into the nature

and content of the field.


Abstracts of 300 words for 20 minute papers to shakess@hope.ac.uk or

haynesp@hope.ac.uk by end of February 2012.

Submissions for panels are also welcome. The standard format would be a 90

minute session comprising three 20 minute papers, but alternative formats

can be discussed. We would require an overall rationale for the panel in

addition to individual paper abstracts. You may propose your own moderator,

or allow us to assign one.





13th Unisa Classics Colloquium, 25-27 October 2012


THEME: 'Ancient routes to happiness'


Proposals are hereby solicited for papers on the conference theme. The

theme is deliberately formulated in broad terms so as to encourage a wide

range of approaches to and perspectives on ancient 'happiness' and

variants. Apart from the obvious importance of eudaimonia as philosophical

telos, the organising committee is interested in treatments of and

assumptions regarding happiness in other sources from antiquity: religious,

literary, historiographical, medical, epigraphical, etc. The Classics

Colloquium focuses on Greco-Roman antiquity, but contributions from other

ancient cultures are also welcome.


Please submit titles and abstracts of approximately 300 words to Philip

Bosman at bosmapr@unisa.ac.za, as soon as possible but by the end of May

2012 at the latest.


The Unisa Classics Colloquium is hosted annually by the Department of

Classics and World Languages at the University of South Africa, Pretoria.



More on the conference

Convening in 2012 for the 13th time, the Unisa Classics Colloquium combines

stimulating scholarship with a pleasant and intimate atmosphere. Over two

and a half days, approximately 16 scholarly contributions from around the

world are to be presented. The 50 minute slots provide ample time for

discussion and valuable feedback. Parallel sessions are avoided in order to

promote unity of focus in the conference, and delegates get to know each

other properly.


Venue: The Muckleneuk Campus of the University of South Africa (UNISA) in



Dates: 25-27 October 2012.

We start on a Thursday morning, meaning that participants should arrive in

Pretoria on the 24st at the latest and only book a flight out from the

afternoon of the 27th, but preferably later.



A preliminary programme will be compiled from the received proposals and

will be published on the Departmental website after the final date for

submissions. Previous conference programmes may be viewed at



Conference Fee

More detail on the conference fee will follow at a later stage. As an

indication, the 2010 conference fee was $150, inclusive of transport and

meals during the conference. Postgraduates, other students and interested

parties not able to claim back conference fees from their institutions

should please contact the organizers for a discount.



During past conferences, guests stayed at the Brooklyn Guest Houses

(http://www.brooklynguesthouses.co.za/) situated in a leafy suburb close to

Unisa, the University of Pretoria, and the Brooklyn, Hillcrest and Hatfield

shopping centres. A discounted group booking for delegates is negotiated.



We plan excursions to the Winex wine festival in Sandton (Johannesburg)

(http://www.sa-venues.com/events/gauteng/winex-wine-festival/) and after

the conference (the 28th) to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve



Publication of papers

Depending on quality, a collection of articles on the colloquium theme is

envisaged. Submitted papers are subject to a refereeing process. If you

would consider submitting your paper for publication, please indicate that

to us via return mail for further guidelines on style.

четверг, 8 декабря 2011 г.




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Первый конгресс российских исследователей религии




состоится 8-10 ноября 2012 года


Место проведения:

Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет и

Государственный музей истории религии




2-4 июня 2011 года в Санкт-Петербурге в Санкт-Петербургском государственном университете состоялась Вторая конференции Российского сообщества преподавателей религиоведения, в которой приняли участие представители крупнейших российских религиоведческих центров. На общем собрании представителей Российского сообщества преподавателей религиоведения было отмечено, что наиболее удобной и плодотворной формой объединения исследователей религии в нашей стране, является деятельность локальных и региональных центров, а также профессиональных и молодежных объединений исследователей религии.

Активно действуют наиболее крупное объединение – «Российское сообщество преподавателей религиоведения» при УМО по философии и религиоведению; научные религиоведческие центры в Московском и региональных институтах Российской академии наук, прежде всего в Екатеринбурге; в Российской Академии государственной службы; в Государственном музее истории религии. Создан и активно работает религиоведческий центр «Религиополис», молодежные общества и ряд других ассоциаций. Большую работу по объединению исследователей религии ведет журнал «Религиоведение», внесенный в список ВАК. В связи с этим было предложено возродить, созданную еще в начале 90-х годов прошлого века Ассоциацию советских историков религии, и дать ей новое название – «Ассоциация российских религиоведческих центров». Ее координирующим органом стал Управляющий совет, включающий представителей наиболее влиятельных религиоведческих центров страны. Воссоздание Ассоциации в России было поддержано Международной ассоциацией истории религий (IAHR), объединяющей в своем составе религиоведов разных стран мира.

Управляющий Совет Ассоциации религиоведческих центров принял решение о подготовке и проведении в ноябре 2012 года в Санкт-Петербурге первого всероссийского конгресса исследователей религии. Это форум станет не только площадкой для обсуждения важных актуальных проблем современной религиоведческой науки, но и будет способствовать дальнейшему объединению сообщества российских религиоведов.



Оргкомитет конгресса:


Забияко Андрей Павлович – доктор философских наук, профессор, зав.кафедрой религиоведения Амурского государственного университета, сопредседатель Российского Сообщества преподавателей религиоведения член управляющего совета Ассоциации российских религиоведческих центров (Благовещенск);

Копейкин Кирилл Владимирович – кандидат богословия, кандидат физико-математических наук, директор Научно-богословского центра междисциплинарных исследований Санкт-Петербургского государственного университета (Санкт-Петербург);

Муравьев Алексей Владимирович – кандидат исторических наук, ведущий научный сотрудник Института всеобщей истории РАН, член управляющего совета Ассоциации российских религиоведческих центров (Москва);

Мусиенко Любовь Александровна – директор Государственного музея истории религии (сопредседатель оргкомитета) (Санкт-Петербург);

Степанова Елена Алексеевна – доктор философских наук, главный научный сотрудник Института философии и права УРО РАН, член управляющего совета Ассоциации российских религиоведческих центров (Екатеринбург);

Терюкова Екатерина Александровна – кандидат философских наук, доцент, заместитель директора Государственного музея истории религии, член управляющего совета Ассоциации российских религиоведческих центров (Санкт-Петербург);

Шмидт Вильям Владимирович – доктор философских наук, профессор Российской академии государственной службы, декан факультета религиоведения Российского Православного института Иоанна Богослова (Москва);

Элбакян Екатерина Сергеевна – доктор философских наук, профессор Академии труда и социальных отношений, директор Центра религиоведческих исследований "РелигиоПолис", член управляющего совета Ассоциации российских религиоведческих центров (Москва);

Шахнович Марианна Михайловна – доктор философских наук, профессор, зав.кафедрой философии религии и религиоведения Санкт-Петербургского государственного университета, сопредседатель Российского Сообщества преподавателей религиоведения, секретарь Ассоциации российских религиоведческих центров, член управляющего совета Ассоциации (сопредседатель оргкомитета) (Санкт-Петербург);

Яблоков Игорь Николаевич – доктор философских наук, профессор, зав.кафедрой философии религии и религиоведения Московского государственного университета, сопредседатель Российского Сообщества преподавателей религиоведения, член управляющего совета Ассоциации российских религиоведческих центров (Москва).




Предполагается обсуждение в рамках трех проблемных полей:

·                     роль религии в условиях роста науки и технологий и их усиливающегося влияния на жизнь человека и общества;

·                     десекуляризация versus развитие информационных технологий, когнитивных и естественных наук;

·                     религия, наука и массовая культура;

·                     глобализация науки и «национализация» религий




Заявки на организацию секций и круглых столов принимаются

до 1 февраля 2012 года

по электронному адресу:



В заявке необходимо указать наименование секции, ФИО, должность, научную

степень и звание организатора

секции, количество предполагаемых участников

и представить краткую аннотацию

(до 400 знаков).


Оргкомитет оставляет за собой право отбора заявок


Заявки на доклады и сообщения будут приниматься после

1 февраля 2012 года.

Требования к заявкам и сроки подачи будут указаны в следующем информационном



  International Conference on St Gregory Palamas

"St Gregory Palamas: The Theological and Philosophical Significance of
his work".

University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki, 7-15 of March 2012
(to include Sunday of St Gregory Palamas on March 11, 2012).

The University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki in association
with the Patriarchal Institute of Patristic Studies in Thessalonica (at
the Holy Monastery of Vlatadon), the Institute for Orthodox Christian
Studies (Cambridge, UK), the Holy Metropolis of Thessaloniki, the
Friends of Mount Athos (UK-USA), other Orthodox Christian Institutions
and Hellenic Republic organisations invite you to participate in the
International Conference on St Gregory Palamas that is going to take
place in Thessaloniki from the 7th till the 15th of March 2012.

The Conference will have as a focus the important contributions of St
Gregory  Palamas in the theological and philosophical debates from the
14th century till today.

You can see the list of Speakers and the titles of their presentations
(with abstracts) here:

The Conference participants will be able to visit Monasteries related to
St Gregory Palamas in Thessaloniki, Veroia and the Holy Mount Athos
(there will be an alternative programme for women; the dates of the
visits are included in the above indicated dates of the Conference).
Further details about the programme of the Conference will be circulated
shortly. There will be a simultaneous translation of all Sessions in
English and Greek.

The Conference Website with further info on payments and registration
forms here:


  Minerva - An Internet Journal of Philosophy (ISSN 1393-614X)  has a new
website, and Volume 15 (November 2011) can now be accessed online at:

Featured papers are in PDF format; Papers are archived on the LOCKSS
system and in EBSCO Publishing's databases.

Contents of Volume 15

Matthew E Harris

Adam Rosen

Dylan Van der Schyff

                     Simon Smith

                                                         Arto Tukiainen


Editorial Board:

·  Dr. Stephen Thornton (Editor), Dept. of Philosophy, MIC, University of
Limerick, Ireland.

·  Dr. Eugene O'Brien (Reviews Editor), Head, Department of English, MIC,
University of Limerick, Ireland.

·  Dr. Costica Bradatan, Honors College, Humanities, Texas Tech
University, Texas, USA.

·  Dr. Jones Irwin, Department of Education, St. Patrick's College,
Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland.

·  Dr. Shaun Young, Department of Political Science, McLaughlin College,
York University, Toronto, Canada.

Minerva is a refereed electronic journal of philosophy. It is published
annually and is available on an open-access basis on the Internet. The
journal publishes articles relating to philosophy construed in a broad but
scholarly sense, without preference for any particular school or
intellectual tradition. Each volume will appear in the month of November.
As an electronic journal, Minerva provides swift publication and
distribution, while reaction to published articles can be garnered with
equal speed. It is intended that the journal will foster debate by
publishing considered replies to certain articles and providing a forum
for scholarly discourse.

Articles should be submitted (in Word or RTF format) by e-mail to the Editor.

Manuscripts should be anonymised for blind refereeing, and contributors
are asked to number all pages. Submissions are judged exclusively on their
philosophical merits. The decision of the editorial board on the
acceptability of any submitted article is final, and correspondence will
be not be entered into in relation to any submission which is not accepted
for publication in the Journal.

Please include:

·         The proposed Title of the Paper.

·         The Author's name, qualifications and affiliations (if any).

·         The Author's full postal and email addresses.

·         An Abstract of 100-300 words.

Featured articles and all other materials, unless otherwise indicated, are
the copyright of the Journal, under the terms of the Copyright Act 1963.
All rights are reserved, but fair and good faith use with full attribution
may be made of all contents for educational or scholarly purposes.

Stephen Thornton

 Email: stephen.thornton@mic.ul.ie


Hobbes and Religion

Philosophical Readings

Thomas Hobbes' interest in theology and history of religion has been
rarely considered by scholarship, but a text such as the Historia
Ecclesiastica is important for a number of reasons and offers a brilliant
treatment of topics that are also present in major works like the
Leviathan and the De cive. This issue aims to offer a group of
contributions devoted to the theological side of Hobbes, as it interacted
with his political and philosophical doctrines.

Deadline, February 2011

For the complete CfP

For any further information:


Application deadline: Jan 15, 2012


Religiöses Wissen im vormodernen Europa (800-1800)
Transfers und Transformationen - Wege zur Wissensgesellschaft der Moderne

Das Graduiertenkolleg schreibt zum 01.04.2012 aus:
1 Stelle für Postdoktoranden/innen (TV-L E 13 - 100%) befristet auf max. 2 Jahre.
Bewerber/innen auf die Postdoktoranden/in-Stelle verfügen über ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium (Diplom, Staatsexamen, M.A. oder äquivalent) in Theologie (Kirchengeschichte, Liturgiewissenschaft), Geschichtswissenschaft (Mediävistik, Frühe Neuzeit), Kunstgeschichte,
Germanistik, Skandinavistik, Mittelalter-Archäologie, Judaistik, Islamwissenschaft oder verwandten Fächern sowie über eine abgeschlossene Promotion in einem der genannten Fächer.
Der Stelleninhaber/die Stelleninhaberin begleitet die Arbeitsprojekte der Stipendiaten/innen beratend auf einer "mittleren Ebene" (Arbeitshilfen, Problemlösung, Lektürehinweise etc.) und erarbeitet ein eigenes Forschungsdesign im Horizont des Kollegsthemas für eine eigene
Drittmittelbeantragung. Eine zusätzliche Aufgabe wird sein, den Kreis der Antragsteller/innen bei der Beantragung der zweiten Förderstufe des Kollegs zu unterstützen.

Das Forschungsprogramm, das Qualifizierungsangebot und die Modalitäten der Bewerbung entnehmen Sie bitte der Homepage des Graduiertenkollegs:

Bewerbungsschluss ist der 15.01.2012. Ihre Bewerbung richten Sie bitte per e-mail an den Sprecher:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Holzem, Liebermeisterstr. 12, 72076 Tübingen, Tel. 07071/29-78054
Sekretariat: Frau Christine Ruppert, Tel. 07071/29-77017




Уважаемые коллеги!


15 марта 2012 г. Ишимский государственный педагогический институт им. П.П.Ершова проводит Всероссийскую научную конференцию «Историческая психология в XXI веке: теоретико-методологические проблемы и практика конкретных исследований»

К участию в конференции приглашаются преподаватели, сотрудники НИИ и лабораторий, аспиранты. В рамках конференции будет организована работа секций по следующим направлениям:

Секция 1. Теоретико-методологические проблемы историко-психологических исследований

Секция 2. Психология поведения человека в период социальных конфликтов и катастроф

Секция 3. Психологический портрет исторических деятелей

Секция 4. Менталитет и социальные действия групп в истории

Секция 5. Проблемы формирования и поддержания социальной идентичности

После заседания секций планируется провести круглый стол по проблеме: «Модернизационные процессы в Сибири во второй половине XIX – начала XX вв. и их влияние на изменение менталитета сибирского крестьянства»

Для участия в конференции необходимо до 15 февраля 2012 года выслать:

a.                           Заявку         на участие в конференции для каждого         автора, (см. Приложение № 1)


c.                           Текст         статьи (готовый к публикации,         12 стр.) в         электронном варианте в формате Word         2003 для Windows         в соответствии с требованиями, (см.         Приложение № 2)


e.                           Отсканированную         копию квитанции         об оплате.



Названные документы вложить в один файл. Назвать файл следует по фамилии первого автора (если авторов более одного) и названию своего города. Например, Иванов Тюмень. В теме письма указать «Конференция». Данный файл отправить по электронному адресу: skobelewkonstantin@rambler.ru. Если в течение 3 дней вы не получили подтверждения о получении вам следует повторить отправку. Ответственный за проведение конференции к.и.н., доцент Скобелев Константин Владимирович (тел. 8-919-942-2489).

Расходы за проезд, размещение и питание - за счет командирующих организаций. За 10 дней до начала конференции просим сообщить о необходимости размещения в гостинице или общежитии (количество мест в общежитии ограничено).

Оргкомитет оставляет за собой право не принимать материалы к публикации, если они не соответствуют тематике основных направлений конференции и указанным требованиям.

Для возмещения расходов на издание сборника и организацию конференции (для очных и заочных участников) необходимо перечислить 400 рублей (для докторов наук/профессоров публикация бесплатная) на расчетный счет ИГПИ:

Федеральное государственное образовательное учреждение высшего профессионального образования "Ишимский государственный педагогический институт им. П.П.Ершова" (ФГБОУ ВПО "ИГПИ им. П.П.Ершова")

Юр.адрес: 627750, Тюменская обл., г.Ишим, ул.Ленина, д. 1
ИНН 7205005210 КПП 720501001
УФК по Тюменской области (ФГБОУ ВПО "ИГПИ им. П.П.Ершова",
л/с 03671А35440) р/с 40503810500001000001 ГРКЦ ГУ Банка России по Тюменской области, г.Тюмень
КБК 07430201010010000130 пункт р. 1 БИК 047102001 ОКАТО 71405000000

Надеемся на активное и творческое сотрудничество!

Приложение № 1


Заявка на участие во всероссийской научной конференции: «Историческая психология в XXI веке: теоретико-методологические проблемы и практика конкретных исследований»

                     i.                                    Ф.И.О.             (полностью) докладчика (участника)


                  iii.                                    Место             работы, должность, учёная степень и             звание (если имеются)


                   v.                                    Для             аспирантов: место учебы (полное             название), Ф.И.О. научного руководителя             (с указанием учёной степени, звания)


                vii.                                    Название             доклада


                 ix.                                    Выбранное             направление, секция


                 xi.                                    Формы             участия (очная/заочная). Необходимость             в гостинице (да/нет)


              xiii.                                    Наличие             презентации (да/нет)


               xv.                                    Почтовый             адрес (для отправки сборника)


            xvii.                                    Номера             контактного телефона, электронной             почты для корреспонденции


Приложение № 2

Требования к оформлению тезисов

Тексты докладов предоставляются в виде файлов в формате Microsoft Word 2003 (шрифт Times New Roman, кегль - 14, с полуторным межстрочным интервалом, параметры страницы (поля) – справа и слева по 25 мм, сверху и снизу – по 29 мм., абзац - 1,25 см., выравнивание по ширине; нумерация страниц не проставляется).

Заголовок набирается прописными буквами, полужирным начертанием по центру строки. Точку в конце заголовка не ставят.

Рисунки должны быть высокого качества в формате JPEG или TIFF. Таблицы делать в режиме таблиц.

Сноски автоматические концевые по ГОСТу Р7.05-2008 - БИБЛИОГРАФИЧЕСКАЯ ССЫЛКА.

В статьях должны содержаться следующие данные: со смещением вправо инициалы и фамилия автора (авторов), ниже место работы (обучения), и город. Далее располагается название статьи - печатается по центру печатными буквами. Далее идет текст статьи. В конце располагаются «Примечания» с пронумерованными по порядку сносок источниками



Иванов И.И.
ТюмГУ, г. Тюмень



Текст статьи. Текст статьи. Текст статьи. Текст статьи.

  ============================ CALL FOR PAPERS


Saturday 12 May to Sunday 13 May, 2012

The overarching aim of this conference is to shed light on the various
conceptions of eudaimonia (commonly translated as 'happiness') that
multiple philosophical schools in the ancient Greek and Roman world
held. This conference is meant to highlight the great importance that
eudaimonia, as variously construed, held for the ancient Greeks and
Romans. In turn, this conference seeks to move its participants to
compare and contrast ancient and modern conceptions of eudaimonia.

Keynote speakers (tentatively confirmed):

Sarah Broadie (St Andrews)
Dorothea Frede (Hamburg)
Alex Long (St Andrews)
David Sedley (Cambridge)

We invite abstracts of up to 500 words (for papers of up to 3500 words)
generally concerned with eudaimonia as construed by any ancient member
of a major philosophical school. We hope to fill 4 slots, each slot
representing one of four major philosophical schools in the ancient world
(viz., Platonic, Aristotelian, Stoic and Epicurean).

We encourage papers by postgraduates, especially on Stoic and
Epicurean conceptions of eudaimonia.

Please send an electronic abstract of 500 words to the conference
organisers by January 12, 2012.
Decisions will be made by February 12, 2012.
Abstracts should be in .pdf format.

Please email submissions and questions to
Dan Labriola (
dl293@st-andrews.ac.uk) or
Martin Sticker (

The conference is kindly supported by the Departments of Philosophy St
Andrews, GRADskills (St Andrews), Scots Philosophical Association, and
the Aristotelian Society