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Sep 06

Congratulation to the Society members!

This coming fall Ricoeur scholar Ernst Wolff will be assuming a faculty position in the philosophy department at the Catholic University of Leuven, teaching contemporary continental philosophy.  Ernst currently teaches at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He has been a frequent participant in Ricoeur conferences in the U.S. and Europe.

Geoffrey Dierckxsens has obtained a two-year postdoctoral position in the Department of Contemporary Continental Philosophy in the Institute of Philosophy at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague. The position begins July 1, 2017. Geoffrey’s research topic will be: “Imagination and Embodied Moral Action: Applying Ricoeur to Enactivism.” Geoffrey has been an active participant in Ricoeur conferences internationally, including the U.S., Paris, and Chile, and he was one of the co-organizers of the 2014 European Ricoeur conference held in Antwerp, Belgium.

Society Director Fernando Nascimento, who comes from Brazil, has received a visa so that he and his family can enter the US for him to begin a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Digital and Computational Studies at Bowdoin College in Maine. (The position and Fernando’s background are described on Bowdoin’s website.) Bowdoin is a very well-regarded liberal arts college. The position may potentially extend beyond its initial two year period. The position seeks to bridge between the humanities and computational studies and builds on expertise Fernando has been developing in the digital humanities, most particularly in his work for the Digital Ricoeur project that he, George Taylor, and Ming Yeung Cheung have been collaborating on for several years. Fernando and Ming Yeung will also be participating this summer in an Institute on the digital humanities sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities to be held at the University of Pittsburgh. Fernando will participate in the Society’s Boston conference in October, where he and George will present the latest test version of the Digital Ricoeur project.

Dries Deweer is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. His new book, Ricoeur’s Personalist Republicanism, is forthcoming in the Ricoeur Series from Lexington Books. Dries has participated in several Ricoeur conferences over the past few years and will be presenting at the Boston conference in October.

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