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 2017 annual meeting will take place in Chicago from May 25 to 27, 2017. We hope that you will join us. Our Vice President, D. Jeffrey Bingham, will release a Call for Papers for this conference in September.
Meanwhile, we wish everyone a wonderful Summer and best regards for your research endeavors.
Kate Cooper, 2016-2017 President of NAPS
Contact and Mailing address for the Society:
Dr. Rick Brumback
Secretary and Treasurer, NAPS
8900 Manchaca Road
Austin, TX 78748
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.
Call for Nominations
Now accepting nominations for two Board Members-at-large, one Student Board Member, and one Vice President/President Elect.
The Ukrainian Catholic University’s Faculty of Philosophy and Theology and Faculty of Humanities are pleased to announce a call for papers for the International Conference “Sacred Scripture in Ukrainian Culture: The Canonical and Extra-Canonical Writings and their Reception,” to be held in Lviv, Ukraine, on 27-28 October 2016.
The deadline for proposals is 31 August 2016. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 10 September 2016. For more information, go to:http://ucu.edu.ua/eng/
The Second International Conference on Patristic Studies: “The Discoveries of Manuscripts from Late Antiquity: Their Impact on Patristic Studies and the Contemporary World” and the First Meeting on Patristic Studies in Ibero-America: “Research Projects, Translations and Critical Editions” will take place in the city of San Juan (Argentina) from 28-31 March 2017. The organizers invite proposals for papers and workshops related to the conference topic areas. Please submit a title and abstract of 250 words before 30 October 2016 to email@example.com For more information, please visit: http://www.congresodemanuscrito.com/
The Augustinian Institute at Villanova University invites applications for the Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellowship for the Spring 2018 semester. Each spring 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, and other scholars in the region.
Responsibilities of the recipient of the Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellowship include availability for informal conversations (i. e., 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.
The semester stipend for a St. Augustine Fellow is $30,000. The Augustinian Institute rents a house for the semester – a benefit that is subject to federal tax law as imputed income to the Fellow. Medical benefits are provided by Villanova University.
This fellowship is open to a scholar who has a doctoral degree but is not yet tenured. They are to have expertise in the life and thought of St. Augustine or in the influence of St. Augustine.
The Augustinian Institute at Villanova University invites applications for the Thomas F. Martin Saint Augustine Fellowship for the Fall 2017 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, and other scholars in the region.
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.