It starts tomorrow and is going to be big. The eighth international congress of Sociedad de Filosofía Medieval is going to take place in Porto (PT) and in everyone’s house thanks to a blended format that allows people who cannot travel to Portugal to attend and engage with a delicious menu of talks and lectures. Take a look here!
SOFIME has been the first learned society that I joined, quite some years ago, when I was a graduate student with many ideas and much enthusiasm. It’s a shame that I’m not going to make it to the congress this year, at least not with my physical presence. Too much work and too many deadlines inherited from a crazy 18-months pandemic. But I will be there remotely, like many others, trying to cope with a situation that has disrupted our lives in many ways and to reinvent what was once simple and usual (a congress, a workshop, a class) and is now less obvious and straightforward.
Three very interesting series of meetings are going to take place (remotely, of course) in the near future. The IEM Seminar in Pamplona, the Ibn Daud conference in Madrid, and the Tea Time with Bacon meetings of the RBRS.
Throughout July and August 2020, Lydia Schumacher will lead a fantastic discussion on philosophical and theological aspects of 13th-century English Franciscanism. The programme looks amazing – this is going to be a fascinating Summer experience.
As a Sienese, is always astonishing to find out that examples of the best artistic moment we had during the Middle Ages, the so-called ‘Sienese School’, can be spotted throughout the whole world! Here, (part of) the hall dedicated to Sienese medieval painting at the National Gallery of Art in DC.