Luis Xavier López-Farjeat
Edward C. Halper
The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy was founded in December 1978 to foster research and teaching in the field, to organize scholarly meetings and conferences, to publish a newsletter and a monograph series, and to cooperate with other learned societies in projects of common interest.
This year's SMRP Founders Award winner is Jacob Tuttle, Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow at Loyola Marymount University, for his paper "Suarez's Non-Reductive Theory of Efficient Causation."
The selection committee also notes that this year's Founders Award competition was particularly fierce with around 20 applicants competing. Thus the Society would also like confer honorable mention to the following contributors and their outstanding papers:
ANDREAS LAMMER - Defining Nature: From Aristotle to Philoponus to Avicenna
SPENCER JOHNSTON - Ockham and Buridan on the Ampliation of Modal Propositions
MATTHEW SIEBERT - Aquinas on Testimonial Justification
KATJA KRAUSE - Remodeling Ultimate Human Happiness: Thomas Aquinas' Commentary on the Sentences and Its Sources
The Society is now accepting submissions for the 2015 SMRP Founders Award. For details see SMRP Founders Award.
The Society kindly requests that members submit their 2016 Society Dues by April 15. You may find an application/dues form under the "Join" tab, where you may also electronically pay your dues via PayPal.
The Society and its members host a number of sessions and conferences on all aspects of medieval and Renaissance philosophy. For a list many of these conference go to Conferences and for a list of Call for Papers go to Calls. If you are interested in listing a conference or Call for Paper please contact the Society’s Secretary-Treasurer, Jon McGinnis, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To initiate interest in the Society the SMRP gives a one-time, free one-year memberships to graduate students who presented papers at medieval conferences, meetings or panels. Graduate student should fill out a full application (application form and CV) and submit it to the Society's Secretary-Treasurer, Jon McGinnis, at email@example.com as well as have the conference organizer contact the Secretary-Treasurer to confirm your participation in the event.
SMRP members may be interested in the International Albertus Magnus Society. See http://www.utc.edu/philosophy-religion/albertus-magnus-society/
At present, there are no membership dues. If you would like to be added to the membership list, please send your email address and contact details to: Irven-Resnick@utc.edu
Brief Bibliographical Guides in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology
Professor Druart's complete Bibliographical Guide including updates through 2013 can be found at A Brief Bibilographical Guide in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology.
Invitation for Studies at the CNR in Rome
Prof. Riccardo Pozzo of Il Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) is the director of the Istituto per il Lessico Intellettuale Europeo e la Storia delle Idee, via Nomentana 118, 00196 Rome; this is the leading research center on the "translatio studiorum" domain. He would very much welcome guests and partners from among the SMRP membership. For further information, please contact Prof. Pozzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SMRP promotes medieval and Renaissance philosophy in several ways, whether through our newsletter, regular sessions, monograph subvention program or SMRP Founders' Award. Please consider supporting the Society in its endeavors by making a donation to the SMRP.