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Call for Papers: ‘The Franciscan Legacy from the 13th Century to the 21st’ (Durham, UK)

  • March 16, 2019 10:53 AM
    Message # 7227423
    George Faithful (Administrator)

    Durham University’s Centre for Catholic Studies, in partnership with the Capuchin Franciscans of Great Britain, are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the forthcoming international conference:


    The Franciscan Legacy from the 13th Century to the 21st

    Assessing the Continuing Significance of St Francis and Franciscan Traditions of Theology, Spirituality, and Action

    Durham, UK

    5 – 7 November 2019


    A Conference in Honour of the 800th Anniversary of St Francis’ Meeting with Sultan Malek Al-Kamil.


    Confirmed speakers include:

    Sr Prof. Ilia Delio OSF (Villanova University)

    Prof. Mary Heimann (Cardiff University)

    Prof. John McCafferty (University College Dublin)

    Br Prof. William Short OFM (Franciscan School of Theology)

    Prof. Mona Siddiqui (University of Edinburgh)

    Prof. John V. Tolan (University of Nantes)



     We welcome proposals for individual short papers and full panels relevant to the following conference strands:


    • ·         From Bonaventure to Ockham: The Franciscan Contribution to Classical Catholic Tradition
    • ·         Reconciling Difference: Franciscan Tradition, Reconciliation, and Ecumenism
    • ·         Franciscan Spirituality
    • ·         Franciscan Creation Theology and Grosseteste
    • ·         Franciscan Theology and Arabic Thought
    • ·         Making Peace with the Environment
    • ·         Welcoming the Other in Our Midst
    • ·         Inter-Franciscan Relations
    • ·         The History of Franciscan and Poor Clare Women and Convents
    • ·         Modern Franciscan Women and Those They Have Influenced
    • ·         Francis and Franciscan Tradition in Literary Lens
    • ·         Rebuild My Church: Franciscan Tradition and Ecclesial Reform
    • ·         The New Franciscan Era: Pope Francis and St Francis
    • ·         The Future of Franciscan Studies
    Please submit your paper proposal or panel proposal online via  

    The deadline for proposals is 10am on 13 June 2019.

    A draft conference programme, and the online booking site will be available shortly at


    Any queries about this conference should be sent to Jane Lidstone -


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