Scholar to explore questions on the academy

The Humanities Research Group Distinguished Speakers Series presents Rev. James McConica addressing two questions on the UWindsor campus this week.

On Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in Assumption University’s Freed-Orman Centre, he will discuss “What are universities for?”

Friday, March 23, at 11 a.m. in the Assumption University boardroom, he will discuss “Is there a valid Christian humanism?”

Both lectures are free and open to the public.

McConica, an ordained Roman Catholic priest of the Basilian order, is a former president of the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies and St. Michael’s College, both at the University of Toronto. His publications include the 1965 book, English Humanists and Reformation Politics.

Among his honours are the Order of Canada, and fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada, the Royal Historical Society, the British Academy and the Royal Belgian Academy, as well as an honorary doctor of letters degree from the University of Windsor in 1989.