The Center for Catholic Studies

2023 Faculty Summer Seminar  

Photo of Felix Parra's painting of Galileo Galilei.

Felix Parra's painting of Galileo Galilei.

"The history of science cannot be written by pulling scientific 'firsts' out of their historical context, but only by seeing with eyes and minds of our historical characters," – Lawrence Principe, Ph.D., The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction.

The Center for Catholic Studies invites you to its 25th Annual Summer Seminar, presented by Lawrence Principe, Ph.D. from May 31 – June 2 in the University Center Chancellor's Suite, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

This year's Seminar, "Science & Religion: Histories, Myths, & Insights" welcomes Lawrence Principe, Ph.D., the Drew Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of History of Science and Technology and the Department of Chemistry, where he teaches courses including "Science & Religion" and "History of Science: Antiquity to 1700." Principe is the presenter for two of "The Great Courses" on science and religion and serves as the Director of the Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe. His research focuses on the Medieval and early modern periods, with emphasis on the history of alchemy and chemistry and the science-religion dynamic.

Photo of 2023 Faculty Summer Seminar speaker Lawrence Principe, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins University.

Event speaker Lawrence Principe, Ph.D.

This three-day workshop will explore the history, complexity, and philosophy of the relationship between Science and Religion. Faculty participants who write a response essay will receive a stipend of $300. Selected essays will be published in Seton Hall's e-repository and Integratio, the online publication of the Center for Catholic Studies.

Last year, the well-attended summer seminar was led by Kenneth Parker, Ph.D., of Duquesne University and focused on St. John Henry Newman's Idea of a University. Participants engaged in discussion on how his idea relates to Seton Hall and Catholic higher education today. 

The Center for Catholic Studies provides opportunities for faculty to reflect in depth on topics central to the Catholic intellectual tradition, including this Faculty Summer Seminar. 

All Seton Hall University Administration, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend! Register here.

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