The research group TRIPTIC-EU within the Department for the Study of Ancient and Medieval Thought of the Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences (IP CAS), is organising the 28th Annual Colloquium of the Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie MédiévaleCommunities of Debate: Collective Intellectual Practice in Medieval Philosophical Thought.

The upcoming colloquium delves into the collaborative nature of intellectual endeavors during the Middle Ages, challenging the common portrayal of scholars as solitary figures. Instead, it seeks to uncover the intricate layers of collective work that underpinned their individual contributions, particularly within university settings across Latin Europe. Topics of discussion will span various aspects, including the dynamics of debating communities, historical analyses of collective practices, and the sharing of texts and knowledge among scholars. Papers explore the diverse forms of collective engagement, from disputations and doctrinal analyses to the collaborative construction of arguments and theory-building. Additionally, the colloquium welcomed contributions examining the collective utilization of texts, translations, and commentaries within scholarly communities, shedding light on their roles in shaping medieval intellectual discourse.

The colloquium will take place on September 4–6, 2024 in a hybrid form, and will be hosted by the IP CAS in Prague, Czech Republic.

Local organiser
Ota Pavlíček

Scientific committee
Luigi Campi (Università degli Studi di Milano)
Miroslav Hanke (IP CAS)
Barbora Kocánová (IP CAS)
Lukáš Lička (IP CAS)
Ota Pavlíček (IP CAS)

Registration and fees:
There is no fee to register for the online event. Simply fill out the registration form below, and we will send you a Zoom link a few days before the event. If you prefer to attend the conference in person, there is a registration fee of 40 EUR, which covers the coffee breaks, the conference proceedings, and lunches on September 4th and 5th.

To register for the conference (both online and in person), please click here.

The conference will be held in English and French.

Conference Venue:
Akademické konferenční centrum in Husova 4a, Prague, around the corner from the Institute of Philosophy CAS.

Preliminary Programme