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Durham University

Centre for Catholic Studies

The Franciscan Legacy from the 13th Century to the 21st

Assessing the Continuing Significance of St Francis and Franciscan Traditions of Theology, Spirituality, and Action

A Conference in Honour of the 800th Anniversary of St Francis’ Meeting with Sultan Malek Al-Kamil

Hosted by the Durham University Centre for Catholic Studies and Sponsored by the Franciscan Families of the UK and Ireland, with support from Ushaw and The Tablet

Tues 5 - Thurs 7 November 2019 in Durham City and Ushaw College, Durham, UK

  • Prof. Richard Cross
  • Michael F. Cusato OFM
  • Prof. Jacques Dalarun
  • Prof. Ilia Delio OSF
  • Prof. Mary Heimann
  • Prof. Mary Beth Ingham CSJ
  • Prof. John McCafferty
  • Prof. Pascal Robert OFM
  • Richard Rohr OFM (by live link)
  • Prof. William Short OFM
  • Prof. Mona Siddiqui

Draft conference schedule

We welcome proposals for individual 20-minute papers and full panels (three 20-minute papers) relevant to the following conference strands:

  • From Bonaventure to Ockham: The Franciscan Contribution to Classical Catholic Tradition
  • The Future of Franciscan Studies
  • Reconciling Difference: Franciscan Tradition, Reconciliation, and Ecumenism
  • Franciscan Theology and Arabic Thought
  • Franciscan Involvement in Inter-faith Encounter and Learning
  • Franciscan Spirituality
  • Welcoming the Other in Our Midst
  • Franciscan Creation Theology and Grosseteste
  • Making Peace with the Environment
  • Inter-Franciscan Relations
  • The History of Franciscan and Poor Clare Women and Convents
  • Modern Franciscan Women and Those They Have Influenced
  • Francis and Franciscan Tradition in Literary Lens
  • Rebuild My Church: Franciscan Tradition and Ecclesial Reform
  • The New Franciscan Era: Pope Francis and St Francis

Please submit your proposal online here by 10am on 31 July 2019.

Package A

Standard rate conference package: to include standard conference fee, refreshments, conference dinner on Day 1, and lunch on Day 2

£150

Package B

Reduced rate conference package (non-DU students): to include reduced conference fee, refreshments, conference dinner on Day 1, and lunch on Day 2

£100

Package C

Standard rate partial conference package: to include standard conference fee for the whole conference, refreshments, and lunch on Day 2 (no conference dinner on Day 1)

£110

Package D

Reduced rate partial conference package (non-DU students): to include reduced conference fee for the whole conference, refreshments, and lunch on Day 2 (no conference dinner on Day 1)

£60

Package E

Durham University students and staff: conference registration including refreshments but no meals

FREE

Package F

Durham University students: conference registration (free) AND conference dinner on Day 1 and lunch on Day 2

£50.50

Package G

Durham University staff: conference registration (free) AND conference dinner on Day 1 and lunch on Day 2 (includes VAT)

£60.60

Registration deadline: 30 September 2019

Accommodation

A limited number of single ensuite rooms at Ushaw are being offered on a first-come-first-served basis @ £52.50 per night. These can be booked as part of the registration process.

Conference delegates can choose to book accommodation in Durham city and book the complimentary conference coach between Durham city and Ushaw College on Day 1 and Day 2 (Day 3 is based in Durham city). We have reserved rooms at the following hotels for conference guests, which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis; please contact the hotel and book direct using the conference code given:

Hotel Indigo (9 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HL, tel. + 44 (0) 191 329 3535). Use conference code ‘ED2’. The cost is £105.00 B&B per night single occupancy.

Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County (Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3JN, tel. +44 (0) 191 386 6821). Please use this link to book. The cost is £105.00 B&B per night single occupancy.

There is also a Premier Inn at Walkergate, and the Travelodge at 9 Station Lane, Gilesgate, both central.

Other accommodation options can be found here.

Transport

Complimentary transport will be provided between Durham City and Ushaw College. This needs to be booked as part of the registration process.

Register for this conference