Call for Papers

Announcement and Call for Papers:

The Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Conference (PMR)
at Villanova University
invites you to participate in its
40th  International  PMR Conference

October 16-18, 2015

As always, the PMR makes an OPEN CALL to scholars, institutions, and societies to propose  Papers,  Panels,  or Sponsored Sessions in all areas and topics in late antiquity/patristics, Byzantine Studies,  Medieval Studies, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, and Renaissance & Reformation Studies.

The PMR committee this year makes a special invitation to scholars from all disciplines in these fields to address our plenary theme:

The Scriptural Imagination

Featuring

Lewis Ayres
Durham University
Author of Nicaea and Its Legacy and Augustine and the Trinity

&

Vittorio Montemaggi
University of Notre Dame
Co-Editor of Dante’s Commedia: Theology as Poetry

The Pre-Modern and Early Modern cultures of Europe and the Mediterranean were deeply Scriptural cultures.  Christian, Jewish, and Islamic cultures in many ways were formed by and around the authoritative scriptural texts of their traditions in matters of law and ethics, in liturgy, and in prayer.  But in an even wider sense, Scriptural texts gave shape to the very horizon of the imagination, touching every dimension of culture: politics, science, art, architecture, and everyday life.  This year’s plenary theme will attend to the expansive reach of the Scriptural Imagination.  We invite theologians, philosophers, historians, literary critics, art historians, and all scholars of patristic, medieval and early modern Christian cultures, East and West, and scholars of  medieval and early modern Islamic and Jewish studies to join in our exploration of so fundamental a dimension of our traditions.

Deadline for submissions: June 5, 2015

Notice of acceptance will be made by July 1, 2015

Send all abstracts and panel proposals to:

PMR Conference c/o Anna Misticoni
The Augustinian Institute
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699

OR as a Word or WordPerfect attachment to: pmr.conference@villanova.edu

2014 PMR Conference

Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies (PMR) at Villanova University invites you to participate in its 40th International PMR Conference on October 16-18, 2015

The PMR committee this year makes a special invitation to scholars from all disciplines in these fields to address our plenary theme:

The Scriptural Imagination