International Summer School and Conference 2018

SS2018

ABOUT THE SCHOOL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The title of our sixth annual Summer School and International Conference, Beyond Secular Faith is Economy of Desire. Our late capitalist and secular culture is based on an intense relationship of economy and desire. This is manifested most acutely in a virtual consumerism that has come to dominate our sense of self and our relations.
The hope of this International Summer School and Conference is to take the current anthropological crisis as an opportunity to repose the question of the deeper theological relation of economy and desire. Our goal is to eschew the reduction of our two terms in order recover to them their polyvalent and genuinely human, incarnate reality.

For five years our summer school has facilitated a rich and friendly theological, philosophical and cultural dialogue in freedom, in the unique setting of Granada, a breathtakingly beautiful city that lies at the historic crossroads of modernity and the Christian tradition.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline: 30th April 2018

We invite graduate and PhD students as well as postdoctoral researchers to take part in the International Summer School and Conference

ORGANIZATION 

Seminars will meet Monday through Friday (4 hours a day). You can either choose to study for five days or you can also participate and attend a 3-day International Congress at the end of the summer course. 

A key feature of the IFES Summer School is the out-of-class learning which will be an integral part of each module. The content will vary but excursions include visits to the tropical beaches in Granada, flamenco show at the Sacromonte caves, Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. All International Summer Students and the professors will live in several hotels or apartments right in the heart of the city, near the Albaycín, the old Moorish quarter of the city and only few minutes' walk from library facilities, shops, restaurants, theatres, and social areas.

The programme fee includes all tuition costs, your own private room with bathroom, a comprehensive orientation and social activities, and optional fields trips. There will also be the possibility to pay just for the courses without the trips and cultural activities as some of you might have already seen the city and its precious monuments. Download last year's prospectus for further information.     

Please send your CV and a short letter of intent to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like to present a paper for the Conference (besides participating in the Summer School), please send and abstract (400 words) on a topic related to the theme. Successful candidates will be informed as soon as possible.

PROGRAMME FEES

BLOCK 1 (17-22 June) - International Summer School - Room & Board: 450€/person

BLOCK 2 (22-25 June)- International Conference - Without Room & Board100€/person

BLOCK 1 & 2 (17-25 June) - International Summer School & Conference - Room & Board: 550€/person

BLOCK 3 (17-25 June) - International Summer School & Conference - Room & Board & Cultural Activities:650€/person

 

PROGRAM SUMMER SCHOOL

Monday, June 18th

10:00 - Miłosz Hołda"Divine Hiddenness and Human Desires" pdf logo
11:00 - John Milbank: "Economy: Theological and Political"pdf logo
12:00 - Rocco Buttiglione/ Michal Łuczewski: "The Phenomenology of Desire. John Paul II and Late Capitalism"pdf logo
13:00 - Rodrigo Guerra: "Building a New Common Home: Geopolitics, Economics & Social Justice in Times of Pope

            Francis”        

19:00 - Inauguration of the International Summer School: 

             Msgr. Javier Martínez (welcoming words), Rocco Buttiglione, John Milbank, Marek Urban .

             Inaugural speech: Bogdan Biś (Komisja Krajowa NSZZ Solidarność): 

             "The Experience of  Solidarność. The Worker's Desire for Dignity and its Fulfilment"

Tuesday, June 19th

10:00 - Miłosz Hołda"Divine Hiddenness and Human Desires" 
11:00 - John Milbank: "Economy: Theological and Political"
12:00 - Rocco Buttiglione/ Michal Łuczewski"The Phenomenology of Desire. John Paul II and Late Capitalism"
13:00 - Rodrigo Guerra: "Building a New Common Home: Geopolitics, Economics & Social Justice in Times of Pope Francis”
17:00 - Keynote lecture- Alison Milbank - "Can Beauty Save the World? A Theological Response to Commodity Fetishism"

Wednesday, June 20th

10:00 - Miłosz Hołda"Divine Hiddenness and Human Desires" 
11:00 - John Milbank: "Economy: Theological and Political"
12:00 - Rocco Buttiglione/ Michal Łuczewski"The Phenomenology of Desire. John Paul II and Late Capitalism"
13:00 - Rodrigo Guerra:"Building a New Common Home: Geopolitics, Economics and Social Justice in Times of Pope Francis”

Thursday, June 21st

10:00 - Miłosz Hołda"Divine Hiddenness and Human Desires" 
11:00 - John Milbank: "Economy: Theological and Political"
12:00 - Rocco Buttiglione/ Michal Łuczewski"The Phenomenology of Desire. John Paul II and Late Capitalism" 
13:00 - Rodrigo Guerra: "Building a New Common Home: Geopolitics, Economics and Social Justice in Times of Pope Francis”
17:00 - Keynote lecture - Joanna Mysona Byrska - "An Attempt to Overcome the World of  Consumerism? "

Friday, June 22nd

10:00 - Miłosz Hołda"Divine Hiddenness and Human Desires" 
11:00 - John Milbank:"Economy: Theological and Political"
12:00 - Rocco Buttiglione/ Michal Łuczewski:"The Phenomenology of Desire. John Paul II and Late Capitalism"
13:00 - Rodrigo Guerra:"Building a New Common Home: Geopolitics, Economics and Social Justice in Times of Pope Francis”
18:00 - Closing speech of International Summer School and Inauguration of the International Conference
21:00 - Gala dinner

PROGRAM CONFERENCE

Saturday, June 23th

 

08:00 - Mass
09:00 - Breakfast
10:00 - Keynote lecture-  Marek Urban - “Christian Thought and Philosophical Reflection – Hans Urs von Balthasar”

11:00 - Presentation of papers - Two parallel sessions

16:00 - Keynote lecture -  Robert Wozniak - "The Name of God and Economy of Human Desire: Toward a Trinitarian   Matrix of Society"

16:30 - Keynote lecture -  Mátyás Szalay - "Typology of Desire - Imagination of Social Order"

17:00 - Presentation of papers - Two parallel sessions

 

Sunday, June 24th

 

08:00 - Mass
09:00 - Breakfast
10:00 - Keynote lecture - Norman Klassen - Norm Klassen - "Medieval for Now: Chaucer’s Pilgrimage Ontology and the Problem of Greed"

11:00 - Presentation of papers - Two parallel sessions

16:00 - Keynote lecture -  Timothy Mosteller - "Metaphysics, Markets and Mondragon"

16:30 - Keynote lecture -  Zbigniew Stawrowski - "Plato's Order of Desires"

17:00 - Presentation of papers - Two parallel sessions

21:00 - Gala dinner

  

ACADEMIC BOARD

Mátyás Szalay (Director), Marcelo López Cambronero, Artur Mrówczynski - Van Allen, Aaron Riches

ACADEMIC ADVISORY BOARD

Rocco Buttilione, Carmina Chapp, Rocío Daga, Ildefonso Fernández-Figares, Jarosław Jagiełło, Michał Łuczewski, Alison Milbank, John Milbank,Timothy Mosteller, Teresa Obolevitch, Kirsten Pinto- Gfroerer, Enrique Rico Pavés, Zbigniew Stawrowski. David Widdicombe.

SECRETARY

Eva Martínez García

ORGANIZING INSTITUTIONS

Institute of Philosophy Edith Stein
Paseo de Cartuja, 49 
18011 Granada (Spain) 
Tel. + 34 958160 978 
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www.institutoifes.es

The Pontifical University of John Paul II 
Faculty of Philosophy
ul. Kanonicza 9 
31-002 Krakow, Poland
www.upjp2.edu.pl

International Center for the Study of the Christian Orient (ICSCO)
Plaza Alonso Cano, s/n 
18001 Granada (Spain) 
Tel. +34 958 215 909 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
www.icsco.org

HONORIFIC COLLABORATION

Komisja Krajowa NSZZ "Solidarność”

ul. Wały Piastowskie 24 

80-855 Gdańsk, Poland
www.solidarnosc.org.pl 

WITH THE COLLABORATION OF 

Center of Theology and Philosophy 
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Editorial Nuevo Inicio
C/ Libreros, 10
Granada
www.nuevoinicio.es

Institute of Theology Lumen Gentium
Paseo de Cartuja, 49 
18011 Granada (Spain) 
www.itlumengentium.es

Centre for Thought of John Paul II
ul. Foksal 11
00-372 Warszawa (Poland) 
www.centrumjp2.pl

The Ecclesial University Project 
60 Ethelbert Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 1V7 USA
www.saintmargarets.ca/ministry/the-ecclesial-university-proyect/

Saint Joseph's College 
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish, ME 04084 USA
www.sjcme.edu

Hotel Casa Pilar Toro:
C/Hospital de Santa Ana, 12- 18009 Granada
www.hotelcasadelpilar.com

 

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