1. Scholarships available for MA in Syriac Theology – The University of Salzburg

    The University of Salzburg invites applications now for its MA in Syriac Theology starting in October 2018.  Some part scholarships are available from the Syriac Institute and the Syriac Theological Seminary Salzburg and the course fees are minimal in line with European levels.  The MA is taught in English by leading international lecturers, including Sebastian Brock (Oxford), Herman Teule (Leuven), Hidemi Takahashi (Tokyo) and Shabo Talay (Berlin).

    Study in a beautiful UNESCO world heritage city in the centre of Europe
    Live in centrally located accommodation
    Be taught by internationally renowned Syriac specialists
    Low university fees
    Scholarships available

    For full details of the MA please see Information is also found here: Syriac Theology Flyer 2018F. If you have any questions, please contact .

    Prof. Dr. Aho Shemunkasho
    Syriac Theology
    Department of Biblical Studies and Ecclesiastical History
    Universitätsplatz 1  | 5020 Salzburg  | Austria
    Tel    : +43 (0)662 8044 2926
    Fax   : +43 (0)662 8044 74 2926

    Secretary Treasurer

    January 10th, 2018 4:06 pm Continue Reading
  2. Announcement & Call for Papers: The 14th Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students Conference in Patristic Studies, March 1-3, 2018

    The Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institute of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is pleased to announce its 14th annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conference in Patristic Studies on March 1-3, 2018. The purpose of the conference is to bring graduate students together from the fields of Patristic Studies, Historical Theology, and the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity in a collaborative and theological setting to hear and discuss peer research.  The conference will begin on Thursday, March 1, at 5:00 p.m., and will end with dinner on Saturday, March 3.

    We now call for paper proposals.  We invite all doctoral, post-doctoral, and masters students with research interests in Patristic Studies, Historical Exegesis or Theology, or the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity, to submit a paper abstract of approximately 250 words. Topics relating to eastern Christianity, including Syriac-speaking Christianity, are particularly encouraged. Participants who do not present a paper are also welcome.

    Secretary Treasurer

    January 10th, 2018 3:46 pm Continue Reading
  3. Call For Papers – The Future of Syriac Studies & the Legacy of Sebastian P. Brock, June 12-15, 2018, Sigtuna, Sweden

    On the occasion of the 80th birthday of Sebastian P. Brock, Sankt Ignatios Theological Academy & Stockholm School of Theology, Sweden, are hosting a major conference on “The Future of Syriac Studies.” Sebastian Brock has agreed to be present and participate and it is expected that this will be a significant and memorable event for Syriac studies.

    Papers are now being invited and solicited from senior and junior scholars for a limited number of spaces in general sessions. Papers should be 20-25 minutes in order to give time for discussion, and may concern any topic in the broad range of Syriac studies. Please keep in mind that the theme of this conference focuses upon new directions and methodologies, as well as to forge new resolutions to traditional issues.

    The deadline for submittal of a title and abstract (ca. 200 words) is 1 February 2018. The conference committee will notify those whose papers have been accepted by 1 March 2018.

    During the concluding session, Sebastian Brock will be awarded the Order of Sankt Ignatios for his long and valued contribution to all matters Syriac, along with his mentorship to so many scholars. In addition to the plenary and general sessions, events of Syriac song and poetry are being planned, as well as a round-table discussion of the future of Syriac studies.

    Housing and meals will be available for all participants at the Sigtuna Conference Centre or in the close vicinity. Sigtuna is one of the oldest settlements in Sweden and is located only 20 minutes from the Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

    A registration form will be available shortly at

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    November 23rd, 2017 10:36 am Continue Reading
  4. Research Fellow Opening – Latin Christianity in Late Antiquity

    ACU’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry seeks candidates for a position in Latin literature, culture, and ideas in Late Antiquity. Candidates must have a track record of outstanding potential and demonstrated achievement and show how they could contribute to the project entitled ‘Modes of Knowing and the Ordering of Knowledge in Early Christianity’, and also develop further research projects. For further information, please see Closing date 6 Nov 2017 with the possibility of interviews at AAR/SBL.


    October 16th, 2017 11:14 am Continue Reading
  5. Vanderbilt University Tenure-track Assistant Professor

    Tenure-track Assistant Professor
    Nashville, TN
    Open Date: Oct 5, 2017
    Close Date: Nov 15, 2017

    The Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting fall 2018.
    We seek an outstanding researcher and teacher of the ancient Greek world broadly defined. We welcome applications from scholars in related fields (history, material culture, language and literature, philosophy, religion) whose work interrogates or challenges traditional disciplinary boundaries. The successful candidate will enhance the growing, energetic community of a new program dedicated to studying and teaching the ancient world in comparative perspective across cultures, regions, and periods (

    Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by August 16, 2018, teaching experience, and evidence of professional achievement. Dossiers should include a cover letter that addresses research interests, scholarship, and teaching; a curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample no more than 20 pages. Candidates should submit materials to ( no later than November 15, 2017.
    Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


    October 16th, 2017 11:16 am Continue Reading