70th Anniversary of the death of Edith Stein

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Dear Members and Friends,

This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the death of Edith Stein. As part of this year's commemorations, 'The Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Auschwitz' along with other institutions in Poland are holding an international seminar, retreats and religious ceremonies.

 The 'Auschwitz International Scientific Seminar' will be held on the 8th-10th of June, 2012, for more details click on the following: http://www.cdim.pl/en?view=article&id=440.

This year, in August 2012 the 70th anniversary of the death in Auschwitz of Edith Stein, Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Co-Patroness of Europe will take place.
The Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Oswiecim, the Pontifical University John Paul II in Krakow and the Krakow Province of Discalced Carmelites are organizing the following commemorations in Oświęcim / Auschwitz:

  • 08-10 June 2012 – International Scientific Seminar
  • 07-09. August 2012 – Retreats
  • 09 August 2012 – Religious Ceremonies

There are also a number of other conferences to keep in mind:

(i) In France, Paris, at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, there is a conference from 10th-12th May, 2012.

(ii) In Italy, Bari, The VI International Convention in Phenomenology are holding a conference on the topic of Edith Stein’s philosophy, 24-25th May, 2012.

Other Conference Details:

(iii) As outlined above, In Poland, Auschwitz, 8th-10th June, 2012, the 'International Scientific Seminar' takes place. You may wish to note also, Retreats take place 7-9th August and on the 9th August religious ceremonies will take place.

(iv) In the USA, Texas, November 1st-3rd, there will be a conference at the University of Texas, Arlington, on the topic of '19th and 20th Century Austrian Thought and its Legacy'. See the call for papers on our website for this conference, e-mail: Prof Gloria Zúñiga-y-Postigo - gloria.zunigaypostigo@uta.edu for further information.

The organisers of this conference wish Stein scholars to note:

'Although Edith Stein is not typically associated with Austrian philosophy, we are demarcating three generations of Brentanian thought and influence for the purposes of our conference: Brentano, his students, and the students of his students. The Goettingen Circle of which Stein was a part indeed falls in this classification.'

If there are other conferences on Stein's philosophy we would be happy to note their details on our calendar.

Best wishes,

IASPES Committee


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