Welcome to the website of the North American Patristics Society! NAPS promotes the study of late antiquity and early Christianity primarily through our journal and annual meeting.  For further information about our activities and membership in the society, follow the links in the column to the left. The 2013 annual meeting will take place in Chicago from May 22 to 24, 2014. We hope that you will join us. For further details about the meeting or instructions for proposing papers, see the section of this website titled Call for Papers (to be updated soon). I look forward to seeing you in May.

Robin M. Jensen, 2013-2014 President of NAPS

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  • NAPS is once again offering grants to graduate students and early-career scholars (i.e., within 5 years of Ph.D., regardless of employment status). The deadline for applications for this year’s grants has been changed to February 16, 2015.

    Details about the grants and how to apply are available by clicking here. They are listed as #4 and #5 on that website. NAPS will not be offering the other award categories this year.

    All application materials, including reference letters, should be sent to the NAPS Secretary at bmatz@carroll.edu. Please direct eligible graduate students and your colleagues to these materials!!

    January 28th, 2015 Continue Reading
  • Gregory Crane
    Perseus Project and the Open Philology Project
    The University of Leipzig and Tufts University

    We are looking for help in preparing metadata for the Patrologia Graeca (PG) component of what we are calling the Open Migne Project, an attempt to make the most useful possible transcripts of the full Patrologia Graeca and Patrologia Latina freely available. Help can consist of proofreading, additional tagging, and checking the volume/column references to the actual PG. In particular, we would welcome seeing this data converted into a dynamic index into online copies of the PG in Archive.org, the HathiTrust, Google Books, or Europeana. For now, we make the working XML metadata document available on an as-is basis. 

    more info: http://tinyurl.com/p39fx3f

    January 26th, 2015 Continue Reading
  • Saint Louis University, a Jesuit Catholic institution dedicated to education, research, healthcare and service, seeks applicants for the inaugural John Foley Visiting Professor of Liturgical Studies.  Applicants should be well-versed in the Roman Catholic intellectual tradition and should have an active research agenda in liturgical studies or be engaged in a research project where liturgy (or the history of liturgy) plays a significant role.  The Visiting Professorship can be from one to three months, beginning no earlier than 1 May and no later than 1 October 2015.  The successful candidate must be resident at Saint Louis University for the entire period.  The Visiting Professorship includes a stipend of $4,000 per month (to a maximum of $12,000), funds to supplement housings costs ($75 per day to a maximum of 90 days), and $1,000 for research expenses. Return airfare (up to $1,500) will also be provided.  S/He will be a member of the Department of Theological Studies and will have faculty status in the Center for Catholic Studies. 

    January 26th, 2015 Continue Reading
  • The Institute for Augustinian Studies at Villanova University invites applications for the Thomas F. Martin Saint Augustine Fellowship for the Fall 2015 semester.

    Each Fall semester Villanova University invites a scholar both to engage in his/her own research and to make it available to the university community by participating in varied conversations – with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.

    Responsibilities of the recipient of the Thomas F. Martin Saint Augustine Fellowship include collaboration with students and faculty on matters that concern the understanding and communication of Augustinian ideas and ideals. That requires some availability for informal conversations (office hours); leading 2 seminars with faculty and/or graduate students, giving a public lecture on a topic relating to present research; and participation in the work-in-progress of the Augustinian Institute.

    November 17th, 2014 Continue Reading