Call for Papers: The Franciscan Tradition - Retrieval and Innovation

The Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS) is pleased to announce the Call for Papers is open for the second international Franciscan studies conference: ‘The Franciscan Tradition: Retrieval and Innovation’ (12th – 14th March 2024, Durham, UK).

"The aim of this conference is to explore the riches and diversity of the Franciscan tradition in both theological and historical terms, and its significance for the world today. The conference is particularly interested in Franciscan understandings and expressions of ‘retrieval’ as the recuperation of ideas that may have been lost throughout the centuries but that remain important, and ‘innovation’ in terms of drawing on aspects of the tradition to address changing contexts and the relationship between the two. The conference is interdisciplinary and welcomes papers from researchers in fields including History, Literary Studies, Theology, Philosophy, Musicology and Art History. We invite proposals for 20-minute communications on any related theme from any field.  Panel proposals consisting of three speakers are also encouraged."

Please send proposals (c. 200 words) to Liam Temple –  

The deadline for proposals is 11th October 2023. Further details about the conference and call for papers can be found on the attached pdf and at