Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

Executive Committee

Eileen Sweeney
Boston College
Philosophy Department
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Bonnie Kent
Department of Philosophy
Irvine, CA 92697-4555

Jon McGinnis
University of Missouri, St. Louis
Department of Philosophy
599 Lucas Hall (MC73)
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400
(314) 516-5439

Program Chair
Luis Xavier López-Farjeat
Universidad Panamericana
Facultad de Filosofía y Ciencias Sociales
03920 México, D.F.
(011 52 55) 5482-1649

Publications Chair
Richard C. Taylor
Marquette University
Department of Philosophy
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881

Newsletter Editor
Daniel P. O'Connell

Executive Committee

Jason Aleksander
St. Xavier University

Allan Bäck
Kutztown University

Therese Scarpelli-Cory
Notre Dame University

Stephen Dumont
University of Notre Dame

Luis Xavier López-Farjeat
Universidad Panamericana

Gloria Frost
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Edward C. Halper
University of Georgia

Tobias Hoffmann
Catholic Univeristy of America

Timothy Noone, ex officio
Catholic University of America
Publications Chair

Susan Brower-Toland
St. Louis University





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.


The Society kindly requests that members submit their 2015 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

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 as well as have the conference organizer contact the Secretary-Treasurer to confirm your participation in the event

The Society is now accepting submissions for the 2015 SMRP Founders Award. For details see SMRP Founders Award.

Announcing the formation of the International Albertus Magnus Society. The Society will strive to:

  • facilitate communication among scholars interested in the work of Albertus Magnus (d. 1280)
  • provide a gateway to current research and scholarship on Albertus Magnus
  • announce conferences, workshops, fellowships and grants of interest to members
  • produce an electronic newsletter; Associate Professor Scott Hendrix of Carroll University has agreed to serve as the first editor. Please send information concerning recent publications, or announcements of conferences or workshops related to Albertus Magnus to Professor Hendrix at

First Business Meeting
A first business meeting to structure the Society and to elect officers will convene on 15 May, 2015 at the 50thInternational Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The time and room number will be announced soon after 1 January 2015. All interested scholars are invited to attend.

An International Albertus Magnus Society website is under construction. See

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:

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


Annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Berlin, March 26-28, 2015.

This year's SMRP sessions are held at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI May 14–17 AND at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Washington, DC, January 6–9, 2016.

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.