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Winter 2015 Issue of NDIAS Quarterly Now Available!

March 20, 2015



The Winter 2015 issue of the NDIAS Quarterly is now available, featuring scholarly discourse, Institutional news, and the ongoing research of our current and alumni fellows. In this issue, Mark Roche connects "The Ugly and Christianity"; Joseph Wawrykow discusses "Aquinas on Human Flourishing"; and Maxim Kantor reviews the "faces and masks" in his art and writing in addition to other articles and news. To view the digital edition, click here. To receive a print version of the quarterly, free of charge, please subscribe here.

Lawrence Principe, Professor of Chemistry and Humanities, to Explore Myth of War between Science and Religion

March 19, 2015


Lawrence Principe, Professor of Chemistry, Drew Professor of the Humanities, and Director of the Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe at Johns Hopkins University, to give public lecture titled “Scientism and the Myth of the 'Warfare' between Science and Religion."
The lecture will be held on Thursday, March 26 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 140 of DeBartolo Hall.
In addition to his public lecture, Professor Principe will offer a student seminar on the Scientific Revolution and a faculty book seminar focused on his work, The Secrets of Alchemy. Questions regarding Professor Principe's lecture and seminars may be directed to Don Stelluto, Associate Director of the NDIAS (

Maxim Kantor Lecture on Russia Rescheduled for March 17

March 02, 2015


Out of respect for Father Ted's memorial events, Maxim Kantor's lecture on Russia has been rescheduled.

Maxim Kantor, renowned Russian artist and Director's Fellow at the NDIAS this semester, will now give his public lecture entitled, "Russia: Empire Upside Down" on Tuesday, March 17 at 4:00 p.m. in 114 Pasquerilla Center.

Vittorio Hösle, The Paul G. Kimball Chair in Arts and Letters and Founding Director of the NDIAS, will follow Maxim's lecture with his own remarks.

Piotr Kosicki, European Historian, to Examine Catholic Social Teaching and Polish Transition to Democracy

February 16, 2015


The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) and the University of Notre Dame Department of History are pleased to announce a jointly-sponsored public lecture by Piotr Kosicki, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland, titled “The Life and Death of a Catholic Alternative: The Case of Tadeusz Mazowiecki.”

The lecture will be held on Thursday, February 26 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 140 of DeBartolo Hall.

Russian Artist Maxim Kantor Named Director's Fellow

February 16, 2015


Maxim Kantor, a Russian artist of international acclaim, well-known as a painter, sculptor, novelist, and essayist, has been awarded a Director’s Fellowship for spring 2015. While in residence at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study this semester, he is committed to painting many significant works as well as lecturing on the state of democracy and art in Russia.