Conference: War and the University in the Sixteenth Century

War and the University in the Sixteenth Century
Queen’s University Belfast, 28th – 30th of June, 2018
Conference Programme

Thursday, 28th of June

14:00 – 14:15       Welcome & Introduction by Ian Campbell
14:15 – 15:45       Session 1, Chair: Ian Campbell, Queen’s University Belfast

  • ‘How (not) to justify a massacre?: Violence, Emotion and Just War in the Conquest of Mexico’ – Harald Braun, University of Liverpool
  • ‘When is it lawful to pick a fight with a monarch? War, legal personality, and the royal prerogative in England’ – Edward Cavanagh, Downing College, Cambridge University
  • ‘Whatsoever hath bin done heerin abroad, is labored for to put in execution heer with us at hom’: The Uses and Abuses of non-English Resistance Theory in Elizabethan England. – Floris Verhaart, Queen’s University Belfast

15:45 – 16:15       Coffee & Tea
16:15 – 17:45       First Keynote Address:

  • ‘Mac Caughwell and Punch on War Just on Both Sides: A Scotist Inflection Point in the Just War Tradition?’ – Daniel Schwartz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

18:00                     Wine Reception, Naughton Gallery, Lanyon Building

Friday, 29th of June

9:30 – 11:00        Session 2, Chair: Floris Verhaart, Queen’s University Belfast

  • ‘Christian princes & pagan lands: John Mair, dominium, & just war’ – Todd Rester, Queen’s University Belfast
  • ‘From Salamanca to Mexico and Lima. The circulation of Francisco de Vitoria’s ideas of about Guerra Justa among scholars in 16th century Spanish America’ – Éric Roulet, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale
  • ‘The Scholastic Doctrine of Just War in New Spain’s Hinterland: Guillermo de Santa María and Juan Focher on the Chichimeca War’ – Victor Zorrilla, Universidad de Monterrey

11:00 – 11:30      Coffee & Tea

11:30 – 13:00      Second Keynote Address:

  • ‘Scotism, forced baptism, and holy war in seventeenth-century Rome’ – Ian Campbell, Queen’s University Belfast

14:00 – 15:30      Session 3, Chair: Todd Rester

  • ‘Warriors of the Lord: Scholarly Controversies as the Continuation of War by other Means’ – Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology
  • ‘The Battle of Pavia and the University of Paris’ – Martina Hacke, Heinrich Heine Universitat-Düsseldorf
  • ‘Resistance-thinking with John Ponet and Christopher Goodman: reason, law, and the king in sixteenth-century English political thought’ – Karie Schultz, Queen’s University Belfast

15:45 – 16:15      Coffee & Tea
16:15 – 17:45      Third Keynote Address:

  • ‘The Thirty Years’ War and the universities of Central Europe: Academic mobility and the myth of the all-destructive power of war’ – Matthias Asche, Universität Potsdam

Saturday, 30th of June

9:00 – 10:00        Session 4, Chair: Ian Campbell, Queen’s University Belfast:

  • ‘The Arts of Peace in Times of War: Jacob van Middendorp and University Reform’ – Jason Harris, University College Cork
  • ‘The University as a Place of Sanctuary: Refugee Converts and Religious Exiles at the University of Tübingen (c. 1555 – c. 1648)’ – Richard Kirwan, University of Limerick

10:00 – 10:30      Coffee & Tea
10:30 – 12:00      Fourth Keynote:

  • ‘Waging War: Our duties to God and to our neighbours’ – Sarah Mortimer, Christ Church, University of Oxford