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The Thomas More Studies Conferences
University of Dallas

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Upcoming Conferences

2020, Nov. 5-7: The Young Thomas More, Life and Writings 1494-1522

2021, Nov. 5-6: The Imprisoned Thomas More: Life and Writings (1534-35, pp. 1043-1500 of EW)

2022, Nov. 4-5: The Controversial Thomas More: Life and Writings (1523-33, pp. 499-1042 of EW)

Past Conferences

Nov. 4-6, 2005: Utopia

Nov. 3-5, 2006: Richard III

Nov. 2-4, 2007: More's Humanism before 1530: Investigating Thomas More's 1529 Dialogue

Nov. 7-8, 2008: Thomas More on Trial: Law and Conscience in More's Last Letters and Trial Accounts

Nov. 6-7, 2009: Socratic Seminar on Thomas More's Life of Pico and Earliest Works (1493-1510)

Nov. 5-6, 2010: More's Influence on Shakespeare's 1-3 Henry VI and Richard III

June 17-18, 2011: Augustine's and More's Use of Cicero in the Cassiciacum Dialogues, City of God, Utopia 1: Program (PDF)

July 4-6, 2012: Thomas More, Renaissance, and Tyranny

May 31-June 1, 2013: Thomas More on Ethics, Law, and Liberty: Program (PDF)

November 7-9, 2014: The Theology of More's Tower Works: Program (PDF)

November 5-6, 2015: Utopia and the Roman Republic: Sallust, Augustine, and More in Dialogue: Program (PDF)

November 4-6, 2016: More's Utopia: Its Greek and Latin Sources Program (PDF)

November 3-4, 2017: Early Modern More(s) Program (PDF)

November 2-3, 2018: Self-Representation and Rhetoric in Thomas More’s Epigrams and Letters Program (PDF)

March 17-19, 2019: Printing, Reception, Editing, and Teaching Thomas More Program (PDF)


Objectives of these Conferences

1. To give participants an opportunity each year to study and discuss specific major works by Thomas More, especially as those major works relate to the many issues of literature, history, philosophy, law, and statesmanship.

2. When possible, to provide CLE credit for those involved. For information on out of state CLE credit, contact Tamara Kuykendall.

3. To help develop curricular materials for teaching Thomas More.

4. To provide a forum for current Thomas More scholarship, especially as it relates to the many issues of literature, history, philosophy, law, and statesmanship.