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CFA & CFP: 6th International Summer School & Conference – Beyond Secular Faith: ”Economy of Desire”

Call for Applications and Call for Papers

6th International Summer School and Conference – Beyond Secular Faith

“Economy of Desire”

17th – 25th June, 2018 – Granada (Spain)

Download: Poster | Programme | Call for Papers and Applications

Organizing Institutions

  • Institute of Philosophy Edith Stein, Granada
  • Faculty of Philosophy – The Pontifical University of John Paul II , Krakow
  • International Center for the Study of the Christian Orient, Granada

Honorific Collaboration
Komisja Krajowa NSZZ “Solidarność”, Gdańsk

With the Collaboration of:

  • Center of Theology and Philosophy, Nottingham
  • Editorial Nuevo Inicio, Granada
  • Institute of Theology Lumen Gentium, Granada
  • Centre for Thought of John Paul II, Varsovia
  • The Ecclesial University Project, Winnipeg (USA)
  • Saint Joseph’s College, Standish (USA)
  • Hotel Casa Pilar Toro, Granada

International Summer School and Conference

The title of our sixth annual Summer School and International Conference, Beyond Secular Faith is Economy of Desire. Our late capitalist and secular culture is based on an intense relationship of economy and desire. This is manifested most acutely in a virtual consumerism that has come to dominate our sense of self and our relations.

The hope of this International Summer School and Conference is to take the current anthropological crisis as an opportunity to repose the question of the deeper theological relation of economy and desire. Our goal is to eschew the reduction of our two terms in order recover to them their polyvalent and genuinely human, incarnate reality.

For five years our summer school has facilitated a rich and friendly theological, philosophical and cultural dialogue in freedom, in the unique setting of Granada, a breathtakingly beautiful city that lies at the historic crossroads of modernity and the Christian tradition.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS AND CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline: 30th April 2018

We invite graduate and PhD students as well as postdoctoral researchers to take part in the International Summer School and Conference

Please send a short CV and a letter of intent to: secretaria@institutoifes.es
If you would like to present a paper, please also send an abstract (400 words) on a topic related to the theme.

Successful candidates will be informed as soon as possible.

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

Seminars

  • Miłosz Hołda: “Divine Hiddenness and Human Desires”
  • John Milbank: “Economy: Theological and Political”
  • Rocco Buttiglione /Michal Łuczewski: “The Phenomenology of Desire. John Paul II and Late Capitalism”
  • Rodrigo Guerra López: “Building a New Common Home: Geopolitics, Economics & Social Justice in Times of Pope Francis”

Keynote lectures

  • Alison Milbank – “Can Beauty Save the World? A Theological Response to Commodity Fetishism”
  • Joanna Mysona Byrska -“An Attempt to Overcome the World of Consumerism?”

PROGRAM CONFERENCE

Keynote lectures

  • Marek Urban – “Christian Thought and Philosophical Reflection – Hans Urs von Balthasar”
  • Robert Wozniak – “The Name of God and Economy of Human Desire: Toward a Trinitarian Matrix of Society”
  • Mátyás Szalay – “Typology of Desire – Imagination of Social Order”
  • Norm Klassen – “Medieval for Now: Chaucer’s Pilgrimage Ontology and the Problem of Greed”
  • Timothy Mosteller – “Metaphysics, Markets and Mondragon”
  • Zbigniew Stawrowski – “Plato’s Order of Desires”

Presentation of papers

ORGANIZATION AND FEES

Seminars will meet Monday through Friday (4 hours a day). You can either choose to study for five days or you can also participate and attend a 3-day International Congress at the end of the summer course.

A key feature of the IFES Summer School is the out-of-class learning which will be an integral part of each module. The content will vary but excursions include visits to the tropical beaches in Granada, flamenco show at the Sacromonte caves, Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. All International Summer Students and the professors will live in several hotels or apartments right in the heart of the city, near the Albaycín, the old Moorish quarter of the city and only few minutes’ walk from library facilities, shops, restaurants, theatres, and social areas.

The programme fee includes all tuition costs, your own private room with bathroom, a comprehensive orientation and social activities, and optional fields trips. There will also be the possibility to pay just for the courses without the trips and cultural activities as some of you might have already seen the city and its precious monuments.

  • BLOCK 1 (17-22 June) – Summer School – Room & Board: 450€/person
  • BLOCK 2 (22-25 June)- Conference – Without Room & Board: 100€/person
  • BLOCK 1 & 2 (17-25 June) – Summer School & Conference – Room & Board: 550€/person
  • BLOCK 3 (17-25 June) – Summer School & Conference – Room & Board & Cultural Activities: 650€/person

Academic Board:

Mátyás Szalay (Director), Marcelo López Cambronero, Artur Mrówczynski – Van Allen, Aaron Riches

Academic Advisory Board:

Rocco Buttiglione, Carmina Chapp, Rocío Daga, Ildefonso Fernández-Figares, Jarosław Jagiełło, Michał Łuczewski, Alison Milbank, John Milbank, Timothy Mosteller, Teresa Obolevitch, Kirsten Pinto- Gfroerer, Enrique Rico Pavés, Zbigniew Stawrowski. David Widdicombe.

Secretary:

Eva Martínez García

More details available.

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