Call for Papers

Announcement and Call for Papers:

Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies (PMR) at Villanova University invites you to participate in its

39th International  PMR Conference

October 24-26, 2014

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:

Visible Communion:  Unity, Sanctity, Sociality

Featuring

John Cavadini
University of Notre Dame
&
Martha G. Newman

University of Texas at Austin

Christianity shares with Judaism and Islam the insight that two kinds of communion converge:  The communion of human society intimates the fullness of communion with God – Israel, the Church, the ummah. This year’s PMR plenary theme will explore aspects of this convergence: How are the bonds of friendship and communion among people related to the deepest, divine communion?  We therefore invite you to consider questions of social relation, of community, of sanctity, of friendship, of romantic love, of politics, of history and eschatology, in relation to this shared fundamental theological insight – that God calls humans into communion. The intent of our “conference within a conference” this year is to explore these questions of human and divine communion through the prisms of philosophy, theology, art, architecture, poetry, and cultural history. 

We invite scholars of European, Byzantine, and Islamic and Jewish studies to join in our exploration of so significant a convergence in the pre-modern Mediterranean world.

Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2014

Notice of acceptance will be made by July 15, 2014

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 39th International PMR Conference on October 24 - 26, 2014!

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

Visible Communion:  Unity, Sanctity, Sociality