Symposium Thomisticum

Barcelona, 1 – 3 June 2023

Symposium Thomisticum VI will take place in Barcelona, 1 – 3 June 2023. 

The theme of the Symposium will be Aquinas on Nature, with nature taken in the widest possible sense from divine supernature to the “nature” of the inanimate. 

Topics from all areas of Aquinas’s philosophy and theology will be welcome. 

The Symposium will be co-hosted by the Instituto Santo Tomás (director Professor Enrique Martínez) and will take place in the magnificent Casa Balmesiana in the centre of Barcelona.

Invited speakers:

  • Vivian Boland OP
  • Brian Carl
  • John Cottingham 
  • Gregory Doolan 
  • John Dudley 
  • Martín Echavarría 
  • Kevin Flannery SJ 
  • Simon Gaine OP 
  • Harm Goris 
  • John Haldane 
  • Rollen Edward Houser 
  • Piotr Jaroszynski 
  • Marc Johnson 
  • Gaven Kerr 
  • Gyula Klima 
  • Anna Marmadoro 
  • Enrique Martínez 
  • Rupert Mayer OP 
  • Francesca Murphy 
  • Siobhan Nash-Marshall 
  • John O’Callaghan 
  • Fran O’Rourke 
  • Antoni Prevosti 
  • Fáinche Ryan 
  • Mary Catherine Sommers 
  • Richard Taylor 
  • Rudi Te Velde 
  • David Twetten 
  • Giovanni Ventimiglia

Papers are invited for parallel supplementary sessions on the afternoon of Saturday 3 June. Please submit abstracts by 28 February. Complete papers should be submitted by 1 May. 

While topics on any aspect of Aquinas are welcome, priority will be given to those relating to nature. To avoid overlap, initial titles may be sent at the earliest to Fran O’Rourke, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin ( 

Papers will be circulated in advance; summaries will be presented at the symposium: papers will be discussed rather than read. 

 Registration of €200 euro will include refreshments, buffet dinner on the first evening, and conference dinner on Saturday.

All inquiries to Fran O’Rourke, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin (