Invitation to the Summer Conference 2007
(This page is now of historical interest only.)
This summer the ISN will host its first annual Summer Conference for the students and scholars
following its first annual Summer Seminar. This page contains information on
the Summer Conference. Click here for
information on the Summer Seminar.
The final plan and schedule for the Conference is
now available, please click on this link.
The invitation to and original description of the conference
remains on this page for historical reasons.
ISN Summer Conference 2007:
“The Nature of Nature”
At the end of the four days of study at the
Summer Seminar, the ISN will hold a small academic conference called
“The Nature of Nature” for the
benefit of the students and interested scholars.
What: A one and
one-half day academic conference with one or two keynote
addresses, and the presentation of academic papers.
Papers are encouraged on topics ranging from
anti-reductionism/holism in science to self-organization,
systems theory, and complexity, to papers in natural philosophy
in the neo-Aristotelian or phenomenological traditions.
See the ISN “articles, essays,
and books” page to get a sense of the range or relevant
Who: The keynote speaker
is Dr. Phil Skell. Scholars
interested in giving papers are welcome to submit their
proposals along with a CV by May 11th. Those whose papers are selected will have
their travel expenses reimbursed, and may also receive a small
stipend (to be determined). Any interested scholar may attend,
but please notify us by May 25th that you plan to come.
Also, we hope and expect the students from the preceding Summer
will remain to participate, since this conference is for their
benefit as well.
When: The Summer
Conference begins on Friday afternoon, June 15th, at 3pm, and ends
on Saturday evening. A block of hotel rooms will be
reserved, and those whose papers are accepted will have their
lodging reimbursed and the Conference fee waived.
Where: The Institute
of Catholic Thought of the
St. John's Newman
Center at the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign campus.
How: Please contact
Henry Teichert, ISN Program
Director, by May 25th if you plan to attend. The fee for the Summer Conference is $50,
including a group dinner on Saturday evening. The fee can be reduced or waived on a showing of
need. Travel expenses to Champaign-Urbana, IL (airport code “CMI”), are generally not
covered, except for those whose papers are accepted and who
demonstrate need for help with travel costs (we will consider exceptions to that policy on a case-by-case
basis). Paper proposals and accompanying CVs must be received by May
21th, 2007; those submitting accepted proposals will be notified
of acceptance status within one
Henry Teichert, ISN Program
The Summer Seminar and Summer Conference are hosted
and co-sponsored by the Institute
of Catholic Thought.