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XXI. Annual Colloquium of the SIEPM
Tolerance and Concepts of Otherness in Medieval Philosophy

Organized by Dr. Michael Dunne and Dr. Susan Gottlöber

At Maynooth University, Ireland

September 9-12, 2015

Tolerance (and of course intolerance) and identity play key roles in our interaction with the world and the other. In fact, due to recent social and political developments, the focus of Philosophy has shifted more and more towards the problem of both inter-religious and inter–cultural dialogue and its limitations.  An extremely fruitful source in order to gain a more precise understanding of the questions and problems that arise in the encounter with otherness are the reflections developed by philosophers in the Middle Ages within their respective religious and cultural contexts. This collo-quium aims to examine the development of the perception of the other within the different philo-sophical, religious and cultural traditions by considering not only the theological background but also the philosophical presuppositions of the concepts which then were used to develop various apologetic writings and theological treatises in the late Middle Ages and Early Modern era that dealt with the  questions of cultural  and religious difference.

Keynote Speakers:
Professor David Luscombe (Sheffield)
Professor  Roberto Hofmeister Pich (Porto Alegre)

In addition to the keynote speakers, leading scholars in the different topics will be invited. There also will be a CFP to invite further experts in the field for contribution. Brepols-SIEPM Stipends will be available.

Paper Submission:
Conference papers may be presented in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese or German. Discussions of papers at the conference may also occur in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portu-guese or German (translators will be provided for the papers and questions during sessions in these languages, if required).

Please send the title of the proposed topic and an abstract of 300 to 500 words to

Deadline for submission: February 1, 2015

Notifications of acceptance may be expected no earlier than March 1, 2015. Presentations should be 30 - 40 minutes, followed by 10-15 minutes discussion.

Download the CFP of the SIEPM Colloquium 2015.

Scientific Committee:

John Marenbon, Cambridge
David Luscombe, Univ of Sheffield
Andrea Robiglio, KU Leuven
Pietro Rossi, Univ of Turin
Cecilia Trifogli, Oxford
Andreas Speer, Thomas-Institute, Cologne