SIEPM 2015: Tolerance and Concepts of Otherness in Medieval Philosophy

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 16:15

The Department of Philosophy is delighted to host the following event 9-12th September 2015.

SIEPM Colloquium 2015 - Tolerance and Concepts of Otherness in Medieval Philosophy

It is one of the most important international events in Medieval Philosophy in 2015 and is generously supported by Maynooth University and St Patrick's College, Maynooth.

For further information, registration, and contact details, please see

This event is associated with the University Research Cluster 'Identity, Diversity, and Values'.

Our sense of identity and our understanding of national, ethnic, gender, religious, and class issues shape how we live as citizens in harmony or conflict.  Powerful forces such as globalisation, conflict and technological advancement are changing these notions in unforeseen ways. 

Researchers at Maynooth University seek to understand the consequences of how human identity is portrayed in a changing world.  Our research examines critical debates in contemporary women’s writing and in gender, performativity and play across several languages and cultures.  We focus on philosophical approaches to diversity, tolerance, plurality and ‘the other’, and use the concepts of diversity and identity to explore these developments, their expression, and their meaning for society.

Maynooth University is an ideal Host Institution for a Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship and this cluster is interested in finding potential applicants. Contact for more information.