Conference | The Enlightenment—Continuity, Challenge or Change?

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on June 2, 2015

From the forum flyer:

Benedictus Academic Research Forum 2015 | Continuity, Challenge or Change?
European Cultural and Intellectual Identity before and after the Enlightenment
Linnean Society, London, 19–20 June 2015

This year the Benedictus Academic Research Forum focuses on the Enlightenment, a pivotal moment in European culture and thought. Speakers from a wide range of disciplines including philosophy, music, art, theology and politics will introduce ideas and discuss contexts that enrich our understanding of the period and its continuing relevance. Tickets: £30 (both days), £15 (one day only)
, includes entrance, drinks reception and Saturday lunch.
 Reservation essential; please email info@benedictus.org.uk or visit our website.

Sessions chaired by Thomas Pink (King’s College London), Anthony O’Hear (University of Buckingham), and Edward Chaney (Southampton Solent)

• Keynote presentation by Roger Scruton,
 The Idea of a Secular Culture
• Adriano Aymonino (University of Buckingham),
 The Classical Ideal from the Renaissance to the Nineteenth Century
• George Corbett (Trinity College Cambridge), Reframing the Seven Deadly Sins in the Christian Moral Life: Continuity and Change in Aquinas
• John Cottingham (Reading University 
 and Heythrop College London),
 Descartes, God and Secularism
• Fernando Cervantes (University of Bristol),
 The Ethics of Elfland: The Notion of Virtue in 
 Cervantes, Shakespeare and Montaigne
• Michael Lang (Heythrop College London),
 Re-approaching Ritual and the Sacred in Late Modernity
• Peter Leech (Swansea University),
 The Cultural Patronage of Cardinal Henry Benedict Stuart (1725–1807) in Rome
• Sebastian Morello (Centre for Catholic Formation),
 Democracy and Royal Power: Nature and the Ideal of European Government
• Giuseppe Pezzini (Magdalen College, Oxford),
 Receptions of Classical Texts from Late Medieval
 to Early Modern Europe
• Clare Hornsby (Benedictus
) and Rafal Szepietowski (Manchester University),
 Paintings of Astronomy in Early Eighteenth-Century Bologna

Young Scholars’ Competition
This year we launched the Benedictus Scholar’s Competition to give 6th form students the chance to present their ideas in front of an audience of international academics. Our two winners Shakil Karim (Harrow School) and Imogen Wade (Perse School) will be presenting their papers on Saturday morning.


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