The 2017 Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society will take place from May 25-27, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. A Call for Papers will be posted on the NAPS website on October 14th, and the deadline for paper proposals this year will be November 15th.
At this point, NAPS would like to receive proposals for Open Call Sessions. These are thematic sessions of three or four papers (or three papers and a response). The chair of each session is responsible for setting the topic and, together with the Vice-President and review committee, for vetting abstracts that will be submitted during the regular abstract submission period (October 14 – November 15, 2016). In cases where abstract submissions are numerous, two sessions may be organized around a given theme.
If you would like to organize and chair an Open Call Session, please submit a brief proposal (approximately 300 words) defining and justifying your choice of topic to the Vice-President, Jeffrey Bingham (NAPS@swbts.edu), by September 30, 2016. The list of approved Open Call Sessions will be posted with the Call for Papers when it opens as a link on the NAPS website on October 14.
Members are also encouraged to begin organizing Pre-Planned Sessions or Workshops. These are thematic sessions (usually of three/four papers, possibly including a response, but other formats are possible within the normal 100-minute time-span for sessions). You will invite your own participants and submit the entire session proposal via the online submission system by the November 15 deadline.
Very much looking forward to hearing from you, and to seeing you next May!
With best wishes,
North American Patristics Society