Visiting Scholars – Aquinas Institute
Each year Blackfriars Hall welcomes Visiting Research Scholars associated with its Research Institutes.
Visiting Research Scholars are granted membership of the Senior Common Room at Blackfriars, may use a desk in the office of the Research Institute with which they are associated, have access to the Blackfriars Library with its excellent holdings in Catholic theology and in philosophy, as well access to the libraries, lectures, and seminars of the University of Oxford.
They are invited to social events of the Institute and of the wider Hall. They are normally invited to give a seminar paper or special lecture during their stay in Oxford, or to speak at a Colloquium if one takes place during their stay.
Recent Visiting Research Scholars
Recent Visiting Research Scholars associated with the Aquinas Institute include:
- Prof John Love (Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg), to work on a commentary on the Secunda Pars of the Summa Theologiae
- Prof Janice Chik Breidenbach (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Ave Maria University), to work on Thomistic Animalism
- Prof John Finley (Professor of Philosophy, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Saint Louis), to work on the metaphysics of gender and on the unity of the human being
- Prof Barbara R Walters-Doehrman (emeritus Professor of Sociology, City University of New York), to work on the Office of Corpus Christi and especially Aquinas’ choice of the music for the Office
The Institute is not able at present to provide or fund accommodation for Visiting Scholars, but the Hall is able to offer some advice in how to find accommodation in Oxford.
How to Apply
If you wish to be considered for acceptance as a Visiting Research Scholar with the Aquinas Institute, you are invited to submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org a research proposal together with a Curriculum Vitae which includes your current academic affiliation, publications, etc.
Just Passing through?
If you are a scholar of Aquinas, visiting Oxford for a brief period, and wish to meet a member of the Institute, or even offer a lecture or seminar under our auspices, please also email email@example.com