Dr. David Foote, associate professor of history, students and other faculty will meet for today’s Telos Project, the fourth in a semesterlong series of open discussions sponsored by the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center.

Dr. David Foote

Dr. David Foote

The Telos Project is an effort to bring a renewed focus on a crucial aspect of the University of St. Thomas’ commitment to the pursuit of truth: the integration of knowledge across disciplines. It is the purpose of the Telos Project to reintroduce to the St. Thomas community the dialogue and discussion that is essential for any intellectual community.

Weekly meetings will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the O’Shaughnessy (“leather”) Room (108) of O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center. Each week a professor from a different department will give a brief but provocative presentation on his or her discipline, what attracted them to that discipline and why the larger UST community should care. Cookies and juice will be provided.

Meeting format:

  • Noon-12:15 p.m. – Introduction by the professor to his or her discipline and area of expertise
  • 12:15-1 p.m. – Discussion and conversation among students and faculty

Foote teaches world history from its beginning to 1550, and a variety of upper division courses that examine the role of religion and the church in Europe from late antiquity through the Middle Ages. His research interests focus on the medieval Italian city-states. (View his curriculum vitae here.)

All students are invited to participate in the discussion at noon today and every Thursday in the O’Shaughnessy Room. For more information visit The Telos Project Facebook group or email the Telos Project.