Apply now for one of our five major summer conferences in 2024, including our first-ever VERITAS:
• The Aquinas Philosophy Workshop: St. Thomas Aquinas on Divine Simplicity
• The Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship: Can War Be Just? Augustinian, Thomistic, and Contemporary Perspectives
• VERITAS: Why Be A Thomist?
• The Thomistic Philosophy and Natural Science Symposium: Lumen Mundi: The Nature of Light and its Effects in Nature
• Graduate Colloquium: Contemporary Thomistic Christology

Each summer the Thomistic Institute sponsors a four-day workshop for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. The conference features renowned presenters from prestigious universities and will once again take place at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Catholic and Dominican Institute.

Featured Speakers:

Prof. Jeffrey Brower (Purdue University), Prof. Gregory Doolan (The Catholic University of America), Prof. Michael Gorman (The Catholic University of America), Prof. W. Matthews Grant (University of St. Thomas, MN), Prof. Joshua Hochschild (Mount St. Mary’s University), & Sr. Anna Wray, O.P. (The Catholic University of America)

A limited number of scholarships are available for graduate students. If you are interested, please apply for the scholarship and wait for confirmation before registering for the conference. Scholarship applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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Call for Papers:
We invite graduate students in philosophy, theology, religious studies, medieval studies, and related disciplines to submit papers for this conference related to the philosophical consideration of Divine Simplicity.
One-page proposals should be submitted by Thursday, February 15.

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Sunday, June 9 – Friday, June 14, 2024
Dominican House of Studies & The Catholic University of America | Washington, D.C.
The Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship is a project sponsored by the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America and the Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies. It offers competitive fellowships for graduate students (and a few talented, upper-level undergraduates), drawing from fields in the sciences, humanities, and law.
Accepted fellowship recipients attend a one-week program in Washington, D.C. that features lectures and seminars given by distinguished scholars focusing on some aspect of Catholic thought in relation to culture and public life.
2024 Featured Speakers:
Fr. Cajetan Cuddy, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies)
Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies)
Dr. Gregory M. Reichberg (Peace Research Institute Oslo)
Open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates in all disciplines. Successful applicants will receive travel funding as well as lodging for the extent of the fellowship and a waived registration fee.

Applications are due by Thursday, February 29.

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Our inaugural VERITAS conference is an expanded version of the Student Leadership Conference. This year, our discussions will explore the perennial value of St. Thomas’s thought. The programming Wednesday – Friday is reserved for students who will lead TI Campus Chapters in the 2024-2025 academic year. This portion of the conference is by invitation only and includes formation in philosophy, theology, and the practical aspects of running a Thomistic Institute Chapter.

All TI members, alumni, and speakers are welcome to join the student leaders from Friday evening through Sunday. This second half of VERITAS will include philosophical discussions, socials, time for prayer, and a live interview on intellectual evangelization with Matt Fradd (of “Pints with Aquinas”) and Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

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The Thomistic Philosophy and Natural Science Symposium brings together expert scientists and philosophers to discuss the potential compatibility and mutual enrichment between the study of Aquinas’s philosophy of nature and various disciplines of modern science such as physics, biology, and chemistry.

Featured Speakers Include:

Dr. Stephen Barr (Society of Catholic Scientists), Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P. (Angelicum), Prof. Richard Hassing (The Catholic University of America), Prof. Keith Kozminski (University of Virginia), Prof. Catherine Peters (Loyola Marymount University), Fr. Jordan Schmidt, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies), & Prof. Matthew Wohlever (University of Pittsburgh)
Open to professional scientists and philosophers, as well as graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in philosophy and the sciences.

Applications are due by Sunday, March 31.

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Monday, July 29 – Saturday, August 3, 2024
Dominican House of Studies | Washington, D.C.
The Graduate Colloquium gives emerging scholars from different Ph.D. programs an opportunity to meet and work with other young scholars. Participants also have the chance to benefit from the wisdom of senior scholars.

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (Angelicum)
Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies)
This colloquium is open to current Ph.D. students in philosophy, theology, and related fields. Successful applicants will receive a full tuition scholarship as well as room and board for the duration of the colloquium.

Applications are due by Friday, March 1.

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