9th annual Summer philosophy workshop:
Aquinas on Human Action and Virtue
June 19th-23rd, 2019
Each summer, together with the Catholic and Dominican Institute of Mount Saint Mary College and the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, the Thomistic Institute sponsors a four-day workshop for students and lovers of philosophy. The conference takes place in Newburgh, NY on the campus of Mount Saint Mary College and features renowned presenters from prestigious universities around the world. Registration will be made available in January, 2019.
2019 featured speakers:
James Brent (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception), Steve Brock (Pontifical University of the Holy Cross), Edward Feser (Pasadena City College), Candace Vogler (University of Chicago) and Michael Sherwin (University of Fribourg).
thomistic philosophy and natural science symposium:
june 19th-23rd, 2019
A seminar on modern science and Thomistic philosophy, this event will bring together expert scientists and philosophers to discuss the potential compatibility and mutual enrichment of the study of Aquinas' philosophy of nature and various forms of modern scientific knowledge in physics, biology and neuroscience. Graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the sciences or philosophy who are interested in attending the symposium should keep an eye out for applications, which will be made available in January, 2019.
Click here for information on the previous symposium, held June 5-8 2018. Audio recordings of the previous symposium are now available here. Videos of select lectures can also be found on our YouTube page.
Civitas Dei Summer fellowship: July 7th-12th, 2019
The Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship supports rising scholars seeking to delve deeper into a specific theological and philosophical topic within the contemporary academic context. Fellows attend lectures, explore some of Washington, DC's most famous sites, and meet truly outstanding Catholic public figures. In true Dominican fashion, times of study and recreation are interspersed with opportunities for mass and adoration. The Institute for Human Ecology and the Thomistic Institute partner to offer the Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship for students in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Applications will be accepted from graduate students and advanced undergraduates who would like to be a Civitas Dei Fellow. The application process for next summer will begin in January, 2019.
Annual Conference for Priests: 2019
Each summer, the Thomistic Institute holds a conference for priests. The goal of the conference is to give ongoing formation for those engaged in ordained ministry, as well as an opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of brother priests from across the country. Participants attend talks and take part in breakout sessions on pastoral issues, designed to give them the spiritual and intellectual tools to help them be the love of Christ to those in their care. Registration details for summer 2019 will be made available later this year.