Welcome

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 2018 annual meeting will take place in Chicago from May 24-26, 2018. We hope that you will join us. As we get closer to this event, the full program will be posted on the website.

Meanwhile, we wish everyone a wonderful year and best regards for your research endeavors.

Jeffrey Bingham, 2017-2018 President of NAPS

 

Contact and Mailing address for the Society:

Dr. Rick Brumback
Secretary and Treasurer, NAPS
Freed-Hardeman University
158 E. Main St.
Henderson, TN  38340
naps.sectreas@gmail.com

Membership & Subscriptions

Subscription to the Journal of Early Christian Studies is included with your membership. *Student Discount Available

Interested in having your work published in an upcoming volume? Read our Submission Guidelines.

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Call for Nominations

Now accepting nominations for two Board Members-at-large, one Student Board Member, and one Vice President/President Elect.

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  • The Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University and the Thomistic Institute of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of House present “Thomas Aquinas & the Greek Fathers” at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida, on Jan. 26 and 27, 2018. Submit paper inquiries to GraduateTheology@avemaria.edu by Aug. 1, 2017. For information and to register, visit https://www.aveconferences.com/aquinas-greekfathers

    August 14th, 2017 Continue Reading
  • The interdisciplinary conference “Towards the Prehistory of the Byzantine Liturgical Year Festal Homilies and Festal Liturgies in Late Antique Constantinople,” will be held at Regensburg, 4–7 July 2018. The envisaged international conference will focus the various perspectives of patristic, liturgical and Byzantine scholars on the development of the Byzantine liturgical year in the mirror of late antique homilies, and foster interdisciplinary dialogue, wherefore ample room will be provided for discussion.

    August 14th, 2017 Continue Reading
  • What’s So Funny? Discovering and Interpreting Humor in the Ancient World
    20-21 April 2018
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

    Humor is a ubiquitous human phenomenon with a wide range of applications. Yet, what is deemed humorous is often culturally determined. This poses a significant challenge for scholars of ancient cultures. How do we identify what an ancient culture found funny? How did they use humor, and what drove their usage?

    The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for scholars across disciplines to discuss and debate humor and its functions in both textual and material sources across the ancient Mediterranean, from the early Near East through late antiquity. We invite papers that address the above questions, or any others, on the topic of humor in an ancient Mediterranean context.

    July 20th, 2017 Continue Reading
  • ReLACS, now in its fifth year, is an annual workshop of scholars of Late Antiquity held on a rotating basis at Vanderbilt University, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Kentucky.

    The 2017 meeting will be hosted by the Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies and the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Participation is open to all scholars interested in Late Antiquity broadly defined. Participation by graduate students is particularly encouraged.

    June 19th, 2017 Continue Reading