Omnia disce: A Celebration of Father Leonard E. Boyle

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On the 25 October 2019 the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies will mark the twentieth anniversary of the death of Father Leonard E. Boyle with a special day in celebration of his career organized by M. Michèle Mulchahey, the inaugural holder of the Leonard E. Boyle Chair in Manuscript Studies at the Institute. A panel of speakers whose work represents Father Boyle’s wide range of interests will reflect upon Father Boyle’s legacy as a scholar, mentor, friar, and an incomparable friend.

Father Madden Hall and Lobby, St Michael’s College

9:00
Continental breakfast

9:15
Welcome and Introduction
Richard Alway (Praeses, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies)
M. Michèle Mulchahey (Leonard E. Boyle Professor of Manuscript Studies, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies)

MORNING SESSION: The “Boyle Babies”

9:30–10:15
M. Michèle Mulchahey (Leonard E. Boyle Professor of Manuscript Studies, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto)
“Dominican Life, Learning, and Art in Fourteenth-Century Florence. Jacopo Passavanti’s Santa Maria Novella”

10:15–10:30
Coffee break

10:30–12:00
Robert Sweetman (H. Evan Runner Chair in the History of Philosophy, Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto)
“Boyle’s Nod to Bodily Piety as Echo of Aquinas’s Nod to Bodily Understanding”

John F. Boyle (Professor of Catholic Studies and Theology, University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN)
“St Thomas Aquinas as Teacher and the Roman Commentary

Laurence K. Shook Common Room, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

12:00–1:30pm
Buffet Lunch

If you are planning to attend the lunch, please email us so we will know how many people to expect.

Father Madden Hall and Lobby, St Michael’s College

AFTERNOON SESSION: LEB’s Confrères, Friends from Rome

1:30
Welcome Back
David Sylvester (President, University of St Michael’s College)

1:30–3:00
William J. Courtenay (C.H. Haskins Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin–Madison)
“From Magistri to Magisterium: The Emergence of Magisterial Judicial Authority” 

Fr Augustine Thompson, OP (Dominican School of Theology and Philosophy, Berkeley, CA)
“Lost Documents and Newly Found Stories: How Recent Discoveries are Changing the History of the Black Penitents”

3:00–3:15
Coffee Break

3:15–4:00
Carmela Vircillo Franklin (Professor of Classics, Columbia University)
“The Philological Praxis of Lukas Holste (1596–1661), Humanist and Librarian”

4:00–4:15
Concluding Remarks and Valediction

Pontifical Institute Library

4:30–5:30
Closing Reception

Co-Sponsored By
Leonard E. Boyle Chair in Manuscript Studies
University of St Michael's College
Dominican Institute of Toronto
Institute for Christian Studies

For further information, please contact M. Michèle Mulchahey