Academic Resources

Conferences and Calls for Papers

Our resource for students concerning upcoming theological and philosophical conferences and upcoming opportunities for papers.



March 21-22, 2013 - A Graduate Student Conference on The Problem of Evil pdf - St. Louis University

Papers welcome on the problem of evil or other topics in the philosophy of religion.
Submission Deadline: January 1, 2013

May 4, 2013 - 20th Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference (Second Call for Papers) pdf - Kent State

Papers on all Philosophical Topics Welcome
Submission Deadline: January 13, 2013

The conference will feature four presentations by Berkeley students and four by University of London graduate students, as well as a keynote address by Dr. Rory Madden of University College London.

June 17 - July 2, 2014 - St. Thomas Summer Seminars in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology - University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2013. Information on speakers, topics and application instructions will be available on the above linked website by late August 2013. No seminars in 2013.
November, 2013 - The Notre Dame Center for Ethics & Culture, Fall Conference  - Notre Dame University, IN
Fall conference on Ethics & Culture. Over 100 papers presented. Specific information for 2013 is not yet posted. Visit the above link for updated information.


April, 2013 - "Varieties of Medieval Jewish Literature Conference" - Center for Jewish Studies, GTU Dinner Board Room

This conference will examine the varieties of Hebrew literature produced in the medieval period, ranging from poetry, translation, pietistic and legal writings, midrash, travel literature, narrative, and historical chronicle. Participants will have an opportunity to examine these medieval genres and to assess the social and religious history they tell.

May 3-4, 2013 - Ibn 'Arabi and Rumi: Being Fully Human xlink - A Conference

Visit the website xlink for special student rates. DSPT students interested in volunteering should contact Colleen Power, DSPT Director of Student Services.
The Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley are pleased to present the second in a series of conferences on Ibn 'Arabi and Jalaluddin Rumi. Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi (1165-1240) and Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) are unquestionably the two great pillars of Islamic mysticism. This conference dedicated to both these spiritual masters will be a unique opportunity to explore and discuss their teachings with leading scholars in the field. There will be lectures and workshops as well as traditional and original musical/artistic performances. Presenters include: William Chittick, Carl Ernst, Olga Louchakova-Schwartz, Nargis Virani, Carol Bier, Tasnim Fernandez and Kabir Helminski.
May 21-24, 2013 - Mariological Society of America 2013 Conference pdf - St. Mary's Seminary, Cincinnati, OH

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2012

June 13-16, 2013 - Third Annual Thomas Aquinas Philosophy Workshop - Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
Registration deadline: April 30, 2013. What is the nature of human freedom according to St. Thomas Aquinas? Is his analysis defensible today? How does it allow us to understand the ethical character of human actions and the virtues and vices that constitute the moral life? These are some of the topics to be explored at this years conference. For more information and registration click here.
June 16 - 27, 2013 - Summer Ethics Fellowships pdf - Berlin, Krakow, Auschwitz

Application Deadline: January 11, 2013

Essays should show critical reflection about how, in the future, institutions need to respond to changes in higher education, theological education, the church, and society. Authors might consider ways in which schools can explore, experiment, embrace appropriate innovations, and offer truly sustainable and mission-appropriate solutions.
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2013. More information click here, or visit

Application deadline extended to March 29th, 2013. Fifteen students will be admitted to this seminar. "The goal of the seminar is to provide a sufficient introduction to the tradition of Catholic Social Thought to enable graduate students to teach it as a course and integrate it into their own research." Seminar Leader: 
Prof. Russell Hittinger, University of Tulsa.
September 26 - 28, 2013 - Christian Faith and the University pdf - Montral, QC

Abrstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2013 

October 13-20, 2013 - Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Conference (PMR) - Villanova University, Villanova PA

The PMR committee this year makes a special invitation to scholars from all disciplines in these fields to address our plenary theme: "Deep unto Deep:  Exploring Mystery, Human and Divine." For submission deadlines visit the above linked webpage.

October 23, 2013 - Second Annual Graduate Student Conference, on "The Theology of the Church Fathers" - University of Dayton, OH
Paper Abstract Submission Deadline: Oct. 1, 2013 - but they will be accepted on a first-come basis. Twelve speaking slots to be filled. Must be currently enrolled in a graduate program. Panel of scholars will judge papers. First Prize $500 and publication in Nova et Vetera. Second Prize: $250, Third Prize: $100.


March 20-23, 2013 - Humanities Education and Research Association Annual Conference pdf - Houston, Texas

Submission Deadline: December 25, 2012


Internships, Fellowships & Scholarships

March 22, 2013 - Russell Berrie Fellowship in Interreligious Studies  - Sponsored by The Russell Berrie Foundation, the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), and  the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue.
The successful applicant will be awarded one year of financial support to obtain a Certificate in Interreligious Studies at the Angelicum (Rome). The eligible applicant must be eligible to gain admission to the Angelicum, and will have a demonstrated interest in Interreligious Studies.
Application deadline: March 22, 2013. For more information visit

Journals (Philosophy, Theology)

Below are links to journals which publish papers, articles, reviews and other academic works in Philosophy and/or Theology. Follow the "submissions" link to the right of the journal name below to be lead to a page with more information regarding paper submissions. Or click the name of the journal to open the main webpage of the journal.
"The Review of Metaphysics is devoted to the promotion of technically competent, definitive contributions to philosophical knowledge."

The Thomist - Submissions

"THE THOMIST appeals to a wide international readership in the university, the seminary, and the Church. In the tradition and spirit of Thomas Aquinas, it seeks to promote original and penetrating inquiry into the full range of contemporary philosophical and theological questions...The Thomist is published by Dominican Fathers Province of St. Joseph." - Scholardarity is a community of scholars who share their ideas, discuss their research, and provide each other with support. By e-publishing your articles, manuscripts, and books on Scholardarity, you can:

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