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Summer Seminars

Summer 2015 seminar information is now online. All application deadlines have now passed, and we will notify applicants of their status in mid- to late March. Please check back in the fall for information about Summer 2016.

Thanks to our 2014 summer seminar directors and participants for a successful seminar season! Click here for a listing of Summer 2014 seminars.


At this time, we do not have any upcoming conferences that we are coordinating and we are not taking on new conference planning business. Find out more about conferences we have been involved with in the past.

Communitas Visiting Scholars Program

In past years, Seminars at Calvin has hosted visiting scholars through our Communitas visiting scholars program. Beginning summer 2015, this program will no longer be run by our office. If you are interested in conducting summer research at Calvin or an extended stay on campus for other academic purposes, please consider Calvin's Visiting Scholar Program. Find out more about that program here.

Publications & Presentations

Have you published or presented anything as a result of one of our Summer Seminars? Tell us about it.

Jason McMartin has published an article in The Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care entitled "Sleep, Sloth, and Sanctification". Please join us in congratulating him!

We congratulate Patrick Clark who has recently published an article which he wrote during his time here as a Communitas scholar. The title is The Case for an Exemplarist Approach to Virtue in Catholic Moral Theology and it was published in the Journal of Moral Theology.

Please join us in congratulating John Pinheiro from Aquinas College as he celebrates the release of his book Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War in April 2014. This book was a result of a 2010 summer seminar here at Calvin, led by Harry Stout.

Call for Proposals: Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship

The Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship seeks proposals for its upcoming annual meeting, which will take place at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, from February 16-18, 2012.

View the 2011 Summer Seminars Photos

The 2011 Summer Seminars are completed. Information for the 2012 Summer Seminars will be posted in the fall of 2011.

2011 Summer Public Lectures

Missed a summer public lecture? Listen to the audio recordings here.



Welcome to Seminars at Calvin

We are the program office for summer seminars at Calvin College.  We help our colleagues here at Calvin and a variety of working partners nationally and internationally to plan, promote and produce academic and professional events of the highest quality.

Contact Us

Jenna Hunt (Program Coordinator)

Karen Van Drunen (Program Coordinator)


Phone: (616) 526-8558
Fax: (616) 526-6682

Location: Hekman Library 304

Mailing address:
Seminars @ Calvin College
1855 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids MI 49546-4402