Information regarding the International Conference “Thomas Aquinas and the Church Fathers”, Torun, April 4-6, 2019

In the coming weeks we will publish the schedule of our upcoming conference. The keynote lectures will be held by:

Serge-Thomas Bonino O.P. (Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome) : The Place of the Church Fathers in the Angelology of St. Thomas Aquinas

Carmelo Conticello (CNRS-Paris) : “Theophylactus latinus. The Thomist Reception of Theophylact of Bulgary”

– Dominic Legge O.P. (Dominican House of Studies, Washington D.C.)

Enrique Alarcón (University of Navarra, Pamplona) : “Albert the Great and the Reception of Pseudo-Dionysius’ Metaphysics of Being in Thomas Aquinas”

Anton ten Klooster (Tilburg University): “Aquinas’ adaptation of Augustine’s interpretation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit”

Martin Morard (CNRS – Paris) : “Catena aurea electronica. New Perspectives on the Catena, its history and sources in light of the ongoing scientific edition”

Practical information :


As with our previous conference, we intend to stream online the   plenary sessions and record all papers in order to facilitate the participation of scholars interested in this topic.


The fee for participants is 50 euros, which includes the opening-dinner (Thursday evening), refreshments and printed material. We will send you more details later regarding the payment of the fee.


Papers should be 20 min. long. All facilities for PowerPoint presentations are available.

Your journey to Torun

The nearest airport is Bydgoszcz (50 km from Torun) which has one  daily flight from Frankfurt and is also a destination for Ryanair. An  alternative is to fly to Warsaw and continue by train (2,5 hours – for the timetable:

Venue of the conference

Nicolaus Copernicus University, ul. Gagarina 37, 87-100 Torun, Poland  ( & Centre of Dialogue John Paul II, Frelichowskiego 1, 87-100 Torun (


Torun, whose historical center is on the World Heritage List of the  UNESCO, is a popular place for tourists. Moreover, during our  conference, the city will host the 2019 Fencing World championship. We would, therefore, recommend you to book your stay as soon as possible.

Nearby the venue of the conference, there is the “Dom Pielgrzyma”  (House of Pilgrims), with double rooms (135 PLN per night). If you are  interested in booking one of these rooms (a limited number available),  please contact the secretary of the conference Mr. Jan Wolkowski  (

Publication of the papers

We would also like to inform you about our journal Biblica et  Patristica Thoruniensia  ( which devotes one  issue each year to ‘Biblical Thomism’ and in which papers from  previous conferences have been published.