Newman Symposium

deadline for submissions: 
August 10, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Humanities, Regis College

Call for Papers

Regis College, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities


We are Pleased to Announce a Virtual Symposium on the First Anniversary of the Canonization of Saint John Henry Newman and 75th Anniversary of the first Newman Symposium at Regis College. October 23, 2020.


Conference Theme: Newman: Scholar, Convert, Reformer, Cardinal, Saint 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Dadosky, Ph.D., S.T.D.

We invite proposals for presentations from any field in the Humanities directly or indirectly related to the work and life of Saint John Henry Newman, including academic and independent scholars (papers), graduate students (papers or posters), and undergraduate students (poster session). Areas of interest include: 

  1. Liturgy - the role of liturgy and music in church renewal 
  2. Conversion - psychological, theological, and political significance
  3. Intra-religious conflict: difference and dialog in church movements 
  4. Study of History to inform contemporary questions 
  5. Role of the Cardinal in Church history
  6. Relationship between faith and reason, and faith and modernity
  7. Poetry in faith and healing
  8. The Idea of a University
  9. Other themes in Newman’s published works or life


Presentations are 20 – 25 minutes. Proposals: Please include your name, institution, presentation title, and a 150 – 250 word abstract. Email proposals to  in MS Word or PDF format.

Dates: Proposal review begins August 15. Notification by September 1.

 Presenters must register for membership in the Newman Symposium; registration information will be made available in late August. Presentations will be considered for publication in the 2020 Symposium proceedings.