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. As we get closer to this event, the full program will be posted on the website.
Meanwhile, we wish everyone a wonderful start to 2017 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
3103 Foxton Cove
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.
Being barred from one’s native lands, state and/or community was and continues to be a unique form of punishment. Individuals or groups might not only suffer from physical, economic and legal privation, but also social and cultural exclusion to the point of a kind of social death. In Late Antiquity, the degree of political and religious change made exile perhaps more likely for an increasingly diverse group, but may have also changed the nature of exile itself. Recent work both on conceptual exile and the exile of clerics raises the possibility of expanding the scope of scholarly conversations surrounding the practice in this period. This workshop’s purpose is to consider different experiences and conceptions of formal and informal banishment to arrive at a more holistic understanding of the social, cultural, and literary phenomenon of exile in late antiquity.
Online Submission Guidelines: http://www.bsana.net/conference/index.html
Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017, EST Midnight
The Byzantine Studies Association welcomes submissions for March 1st using its online system. Papers from a wide range of disciplines related to Byzantine Studies, including Patristics, are encouraged. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent by email by March 15th.
Proposals are submitted as individual abstracts. Proposals consist of:
1. Your contact information; a proposed title; and, if part of a panel proposal, proposed panel information (see below).
2. A single PDF copy of the 500-word or less, blind abstract (title only, no name), formatted and submitted according to the detailed instructions: http://www.bsana.net/conference/index.html
Contact Information: 2017 BSC Program Chair, Dr. Sarah Brooks (email@example.com)
October 5-8, 2017
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
The Uniagustiniana Press is pleased to invite researchers, research groups and university professors, from any place of the world, to submit research book chapters or academic essays studying the initiatives and ideas of Augustine of Hippo as ‘Doctor Pacis’, from different disciplines and perspectives. Articles submitted to this Call for Chapters must be original, unpublished and must not be submitted in any other publication or press. The editorial team will not accept chapters that have been previously published by any other means except for working papers. This restriction also includes articles or chapters published in different languages, unless there is an explicit consent from the Press or its author.
Research chapters and academic essays can be submitted in English or Spanish. The deadline for abstract submission is May 2, 2017. Click here for more information.
The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is offering scholarships for Australian or International PhD students to contribute to its ‘Modes of Knowing’ research project. Scholarships cover all fees, and provide a living allowance equivalent to $31,300 pa (2016 rate). Students would be based at ACU Melbourne, and would have the opportunity to study at Durham University or KU Leuven. Additional funds are available to support travel and living expenses associated with such study at partner institutions. Funding supports projects for three years, with a flexible start date. The first students would start in July 2017. Applications will begin being considered immediately.
To apply, please send 1) An academic transcript; 2) a 1000 word research proposal related to the Modes of Knowing program; and 3) a CV with contact details of 2 academic referees to Dr Michael Champion (firstname.lastname@example.org), who can also provide further information. Details about the project can also be found on the Institute website: https://irci.acu.edu.au/research/biblical-early-christian-studies/
PhD research proposals should: i) Identify the central research questions for your proposed topic; ii) provide a short sketch of relevant literature to show what the original contribution of the PhD project would be; iii) identify the strand(s)/research theme(s) of the Modes of Knowing project to which the PhD project would contribute; and iv) outline briefly how the project would advance knowledge in the field of early Christian studies more generally.
ACU’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry (http://irci.acu.edu.au) has an international staff profile, and we welcome applications from students from around the world. The Institute runs a monthly interdisciplinary research seminar and the Centre for Biblical and Early Christian Studies also runs a fortnightly seminar. ACU also sponsors an annual postgraduate student conference, bringing together students from around Australia.