Dietrich von Hildebrand’s philosophical motto was from a poem by the Roman poet Horace: tua res agitur, which means, this concerns you. Taking this dictum as our guide, our events are created with you in mind. We host events for students, scholars, and professionals; our events are online, in-person, and possibly on your campus. These events are intellectual, convivial, and personal. Below are all of our different event types. We hope that you will join us soon.
The annual summer seminar brings together students, scholars, religious, and professionals from around the world for an immersive week of philosophy and fellowship. Started in 2011, summer seminars have explored such topics as beauty, conversion, human dignity, resistance to tyranny, and love.
To learn more, check out the links below.
Hildebrand Project Reading Groups offer unique opportunities to dive deeper into the texts of Hildebrand and the personalist tradition. With several different types of reading groups to participate in, there is something for everyone, from first-time readers to scholars.
Summer Graduate Residency
The Summer Graduate Residency is designed to support the work of academics currently writing papers, theses, and dissertations. An intensive week of close readings of Hildebrand texts is coupled with constructive and critical responses to participants’ research and writing projects.
Invite the Hildebrand Project to lead a discussion on one of Hildebrand’s books for your high-school or university classroom, reading group, or Church organization.
You provide the audience. We provide the content, structure, and facilitator.
Pricing starts at $300/session.
This fee allows us to fairly compensate our faculty and cover administrative costs, we never want the cost to prohibit anyone from participating; if it is not possible for your school to meet the fee, please contact us.
Join our growing number of University Circles where students gather to discuss the seminal texts of the personalist tradition. With the aid of a faculty mentor, students choose one text per semester to read with their peers.
There are active university circles have been held on the following campuses:
- Ave Maria University
- Mount Saint Mary College
- Seton Hall University
- Franciscan University
- Grove City College
- Catholic University of America
- Holy Apostles Seminary and College
A vital part of our mission is to aid and promote the careers of graduate students and early career academics working on Hildebrand and personalist thought. We provide many advanced opportunities for scholars, such as:
- Advanced Reading Groups: For participants of our regular reading groups who have shown themselves to be capable of high-level, serious inquiry. By invitation only based on level of education, proven engagement at our events, or the recommendation of a scholar.
- Essay Contests: Our essay contests create new opportunities for young and independent scholars to engage in academic presentation with the highest levels of academic scrutiny, helping to prepare your papers for publication and further scholarship on your topic. With a generous stipend attached, our essay contests have sent scholars to the American Catholic Philosophical Association annual meeting and the World Congress on Personalism.
- Colloquia: Invitation-only events for academics to present papers on a give topic to their peers. Past colloquia topics include ethics, aesthetics, and emotion theory.
To learn more about these opportunities click the link below to email our programs manager.
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