The institute offers a variety of programs, including conferences, colloquia, and lectures:

Saint Anselm Conference

The Institute for Saint Anselm Studies holds a conference every four years. The Sixth Saint Anselm Conference was held April 21-22, 2017. The next Saint Anselm Conference will be held in April, 2021.

Metaphysics Colloquium
Inspired by Pope John Paul II who in his encyclical letter Fides et Ratio spoke concerning the need for continuing philosophical speculation in order to come to an understanding of the Catholic faith. The Metaphysics Colloquium invites philosophers and theologians from the New England area to discuss and debate issues in metaphysics with a view to offering the ecclesiastical and scholarly worlds insights and principles upon which to ground their work. The Saint Anselm Journal offers presentations given at previous colloquia.

The 2019 Metaphysics Colloquium will be held on June 19-20, 2019. Please see below for more information and how to register.

The Saint Anselm Lecture
An annual lecture by a distinguished academician is held in celebration of the feast day of the college's patron saint. The lecture is open to all members of the college community as well as the general public.

John and Judy Paul Summer Research Grant

The John and Judy Paul Summer Research Grant, is offered to doctoral candidates and those who recently completed doctoral studies (within last four years) working on some area of Anselm studies. The Institute provides the recipient with an opportunity to do research for a week in the extensive O'Rourke Saint Anselm Collection at Saint Anselm College.

 

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  • 2019 Metaphysics Colloquium

    The 2019 Colloquium being held June 19-20 will commemorate the work of Fr. Donald Keefe, S.J.

    The 2019 Metaphysics Colloquium Schedule (PDF/115KB) is now available.

    To register, please contact Laurie Nicewicz at (603) 641-7150 or by email at lnicewicz@anselm.edu.

  • 2019 Saint Anselm Lecture

    Dr. Michael Krom, Professor of Philosophy, St. Vincent College
    "Archbishop Anselm, Benedictine Spiritiuality, and the Challenge of Worldly Wealth"
    Date & Time: Monday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.
    Location: Dana Center

  • John and Judy Paul Summer Research Grant

    John and Judy Paul Summer Research Grant

    The Institute for Saint Anselm Studies is accepting applications for the 2020 John and Judy Paul Summer Research Grant, which is offered to doctoral candidates and those who recently completed doctoral studies (within last four years) working on some area of Anselm studies. The Institute provides the recipient with an opportunity to do research for a week in the extensive O’Rourke Saint Anselm Collection at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

    The exact period of the grant is to be decided by the recipient but will fall between the dates of May 20 and June 30. Travel reimbursement will be covered up to $1000, and housing for six nights will be provided with $50 per diem reimbursement for food. The recipient will have library privileges for the week. Special access will be arranged for times when the library is normally closed.

    The application should include your name, academic affiliation, research topic with a brief explanation of the project (300-400 words), a current CV, and a letter of reference from someone familiar with your work. A report on the research of 3-4 pages will be expected as well as a citation in the dissertation or article if published. A copy of the dissertation or the article for the Collection would also be expected.

    For more information on the O’Rourke Saint Anselm Collection, visit Publications. Learn more about the Institute for Saint Anselm Studies.

    Please apply through email or regular mail by March 1, 2020, to:

    Prof. Montague Brown
    Director, Institute for Saint Anselm Studies
    Saint Anselm College
    100 Saint Anselm Drive #1644
    Manchester, NH 03102
    mbrown@anselm.edu

  • The Sixth Saint Anselm Conference

    The Institute for Saint Anselm Studies hosted the Sixth Saint Anselm Conference on April 20-22, 2017. The Conference theme was Saint Anselm, the Church, and the Reformers.

    Marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the Sixth Saint Anselm Conference welcomed papers on topics that were important to Anselm and the Reformers alike. Areas included issues in theology, such as Christ, redemption, free will and grace, the place of scripture in the Church, the nature of the Church, authority and reform in the Church, and also broader issues such as the value of reason, the reception of Anselm among the humanists, and the relations between Church and individual, Church and state authority, conscience and authority, conscience and civil law.

    Plenary Speaker:
    Rev. David Pignato, J.D., S.T.D., Professor, Systematic Theology
    St. John's Seminary, Boston

    The Saint Anselm Lecture by Rev. Pignato was held on Friday evening, with Panel sessions held on Friday and Saturday. Selected papers will be published in The Saint Anselm Journal.

  • 2018 Metaphysics Colloquium

    Is There a Catholic Philosophy? was the topic for the 2018 Colloquium. Angela Knobel of Catholic University of America presented the main paper.  Her respondents were William Haggerty, Gannon University, and Kent Wallace, Anna Maria College