In this seminar, students will read, analyze, and discern continuities and discontinuities in Catholic social thought from the late 19th century to the present. Lectures, seminar reports, and discussion will focus on original sources (encyclicals and other magisterial documents), beginning with Rerum novarum (1892) and concluding with Caritas in veritate (2009) and Evangelii Gaudium (2013). This intensive course is multi-disciplinary, since this tradition of social thought overlaps several disciplines in the contemporary university including political science, political philosophy, law, economics, theology, and history.
LOCATION AND FORMAT
- The seminar will be held in Berkeley, CA.
- Meals and lodging will be provided.
- Participants will receive a stipend of up to $350 to offset travel expenses.
- Participants will arrive on Saturday, July 30 and depart on Saturday, August 6.
- Participants will be required to read the assigned texts in preparation for the seminar.
- Fifteen applicants will be admitted to the seminar.
QUALIFICATIONS AND APPLICATION
This seminar is open to Ph.D. and J.D. students in theology, philosophy, law, social sciences, and relevant fields of study
- A completed online application form.
- An updated CV.
- At least one and no more than two letter(s) of recommendation.
- A statement of research interest no longer than 750 words, which includes an explanation of how this seminar might bear on the student’s current or future research plans.
- One academic writing sample (30 pages maximum).
- All application materials can be submitted via the online application. Incomplete applications will not be considered
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15, 2022.
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