Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference (PMR)

PMR 2017

PMR 2017

October 13, 14, 15, 2017

A Sacrifice of Praise:  Liturgy, Prayer, and Hymnody at the Center of Faith and Life

Featuring
Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Brown University and Margot Fassler, University of Notre Dame

 

Villanova University has enjoyed a national reputation through its Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference (PMR) for over thirty years. Finding its natural niche and center in philosophy and theology, but extending from there to embrace a wide variety of disciplines in the field, the PMR has established a tradition of scholarship and collegiality complementary to, rather than in competition with, the larger conferences such as Kalamazoo, the Oxford Patristics Conference, or the Medieval Academy.

The conference has met a need in the academic community for working space. According to founding director Thomas Losoncy, the conference was always intended to be a place where scholars come to roll up their sleeves, to work through new ideas, to experiment and push the envelope in their various fields. The PMR’s legacy is archived in a long-running series of published proceedings, from the early 1970s through the 1990s, testimony to its consistent success. read more....