CFP International Colloquium on Bonaventure and Aquinas

October 9, 2024

Call for papers

International Colloquium on Bonaventure and Aquinas

Studia Bonaventurae de Balneoregio et Thomae Aquinati oblata

SEHI Meeting III



2024 marks the 750th anniversary of the death of both Bonaventure of Bagnoregio and Thomas Aquinas. To commemorate the occasion, the Centre of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon (CFUL), in partnership with the Center for Classical Studies of the same University (CEC), the Society for the European History of Ideas (SEHI), the Red Latinoamericana de Filosofía Medieval (RLFM), and the Societá Italiana per lo Studio del Pensiero Medievale (SISPM) is organizing a colloquium, which will take place between 9th and the 11th of October, 2024. The aim of the colloquium is to contribute to the renewal of the studies on these two prominent philosophers of the 13th century.

To this end, the organizers invite the submission of conference abstracts and panel proposals on one of the following topics:

  1. The philosophy of Bonaventure
  2. The philosophy of Thomas Aquinas
  3. Comparative studies between Bonaventure and Thomas Aquinas
  4. The influences of and on Bonaventure and/or Thomas Aquinas
  5. Bonaventure and/or Thomas Aquinas and the universities of the 13th century
  6. The presence of Bonaventure and/or Thomas Aquinas in present-day philosophy

The abstracts submitted, as well as the panel proposals submitted, must demonstrate the innovative nature of the research to be presented.



All talks will have a maximum duration of 30 minutes, followed by a 15-minute discussion.



School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, Portugal

9th-11th October 2024


Keynote speakers

Fran O’Rourke (University College Dublin)

Franziska van Buren (KU Leuven)

Fabrizio Amerini (Università degli studi di Parma)

Armando Norte (Universidade de Lisboa)


Organizing Committee

Filipa Afonso

Maria Leonor Xavier

Lidia Lanza

Tomás N. Castro

Madalena Sobral


Scientific Committee

Adriano Oliva

Andreas Speer

Celina Lértora Mendoza

Christopher Cullen

Filipa Afonso

Gyula Klima

João Maria André

Joaquim Cerqueira Gonçalves

José Francisco Meirinhos

José Rosa

Lidia Lanza

Maria Leonor Xavier

Maria Manuela de Brito Martins

Mário Santiago de Carvalho

Pasquale Porro



CEC: Centro de Estudos Clássicos da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

SEHI: Society for the European History of Ideas

RLFM: Red Latinoamericana de Filosofía Medieval

SISPM: Societá per lo Studio del Pensiero Medievale


Submission of individual abstracts

All those who are interested in giving a paper are warmly invited to submit a proposal by April 28, 2024. Submissions should contain the title of the presentation, an abstract of no more than 500 words, as well as the author’s name, affiliation, and email. In order to submit your proposal, please fill in this form:


Submission of panels

All those interested in organizing a panel at the conference should send a brief description of the panel of no more than 500 words, along with its title and the name(s) and email address(es) of the contact person(s), through this form: Also, panel organizers must request all speakers within the panel to submit their abstract, through this form (, indicating the title of the panel. Panel proposals, and their respective individual abstracts, are due by April 28, 2024.


Languages and Publications

The languages of the conference will be English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and French. Papers written based on presentations in English will be considered for publication in the next volume of the Proceedings of SEHI, in the series Historical-Analytical Studies on Nature, Mind and Action published by Springer ( Papers based on presentations in the other languages will be considered for publication in Philosophica: International Journal for the History of Philosophy ( Papers submitted for publication will undergo the regular peer-review procedures.


Registration fees (due until June 28, 2024)

Student registration: 85€

Standard registration: 150€