Call for Papers: 17th Annual Fall Conference on the Catholic Imagination

Author: Kenneth Hallenius

You Are Beauty Postcard

The Center for Ethics and Culture invites scholars and artists to submit proposals for our Fall Conference, entitled "You Are Beauty: Exploring the Catholic Imagination." The 17th Annual Fall Conference will consider “aesthetic contemplation sublimated in faith” (“Letter to Artists,” Pope St. John Paul II), exploring the relationship between the imagination, beauty, truth, and religion in a variety of contexts, particularly the arts, philosophy, theology, political theory, and the sciences. The conference will take place at the University of Notre Dame, November 10 - 12, 2016.

To submit a proposal, please email a one-page abstract and a CV to by July 1, 2016. Notification of acceptance will be made by August 15, 2016.

The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture is committed to sharing the richness of the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition through teaching, research, and dialogue, at the highest level and across a range of disciplines. Our Fall Conference is the most important academic forum for fruitful discourse and exchange among the world’s leading Catholic thinkers and those from other traditions. Past speakers include: Nobel Laureate James Heckman, Alasdair MacIntyre, John Finnis, Rémi Brague, Charles Taylor, Michael Sandel, Gerhard Cardinal Müller, and Jean Bethke Elshtain.

For more information on the Fall Conference, visit