Workshops and Colloquia

Each spring, the Notre Dame Center for the Aristotelian Tradition hosts an intensive workshop centered on a single text or topic, drawn from different periods the Aristotelian tradition.  The CAT Workshop provides an opportunity for junior scholars to spend time with a senior member of the profession in intensive investigation and discussion.  Typically, the Workshop will feature a keynote address on Friday evening, followed by six-eight sessions by younger philosophers on Saturday.

We also host occasional shorter term visits from leading faculty from around the world.  These occur sporadically, and will be announced in this  space.

Upcoming Workshops and Colloquia:

The Center for the Aristotelian Tradition also supports lectures, workshops, and smaller conferences on allied topics throughout the university. 

Past Workshops:

  • CAT Annual Spring Workshop, 29 March-6 May: Metaphysics H; keynote speaker: Christian Pfeiffer (University of Toronto)
    • Guided readings of individual chapters of Metaphysics H: 29 April, 2 May, 3 May, and 5 May, 2.00-4.00 Malloy Hall 110
    • Keynote Presentation: 'The Unity of Hylomorphic Substances: The Argument of Metaphysics H.3-6', 6 May, 3.00-5.00 Malloy 220
    • Poster
  • 12 March 2021: Christof Rapp (Munich)
  • CAT Annual Spring Workshop, 10-11 May 2109:  Aristotelian Causation 
  • Keynote Speaker: Nathanael Stein (Florida State University): 'Causation, Knowledge, and Observation in Aristotle'
  • Workshop poster
  • Workshop Schedule 
  • CAT Workshop, Spetses Greece, July 2018: Metaphysics M
  • 19 November 2018: Daniel Heider, University of South Bohemia, 'Suárez’s Metaphysics of Cognitive Acts', 5.00 in Malloy Hall 107
  • CAT Annual Spring Workshop, May 2018: Plato, Republic v and vi; Keynote Speaker: Rachel Singpurwalla (University of Maryland)
  • 25 January 2018: Oliver Primavesi (Ludwig-Maximillians-Univeristät, Munich): 'Alexander on Eudorus on Aristotle on Plato'
  • 24 October 2017: Fred D. Miller Jr. (BGSU/University of Arizona) will offer a presentation on the manuscript tradition of Aristotle's Metaphysics, focusing on Metaphysics A.  Miller will introduce Oliver Primavesi's forthcoming OCT edition, illustrating his approach by comparing his text with those of Ross and Jaeger.  ND graduates will offer a translation of Metaphysics A 1 as a way of highlighting features of the new text and critical apparatus. The workshop will take place from 12.30-2.30 in 107 Malloy Hall. 
  • 13 November 2017: Classical Islamic Philosophy
  • CAT Annual Spring Workshop May 2017: Aristotle, Generation and Corruption II, May, 2017, Keynote Speaker: Panos Dimas (University of Oslo)
  • Aristotelian Ontologies of Material Beings, May, 2017