The Conversatio is an online discussion group for homeschooling families or individuals, who are a member of the Harvey Center; because our goal is to build an online community of learning. We desire to turn ideas around together and examine them, getting various perspectives on them…depending on the Spirit of Christ working through each of us! The Latin noun, conversatio, comes from the verb: “convertere” which is put together from the verb that means “to turn” and the prefix con (from cum). So it literally means the act of turning around together! Obviously, from the noun conversatio we have our English word “conversation.”
During the Middle Ages the term conversatio was used by the Benedictine monks to refer to a lifestyle of obedience and learning. We host a monthly discussion (a Conversatio) of the Great Books, along with "Great Ideas" discussions on other relevant issues. These conversationes are led by experienced and knowledgeable readers--usually by one of our tutors.
A Little History: