1. Robert Markus Prize

    The Professor Robert Markus Prize
    The Professor Robert Markus Prize is being established to celebrate Robert’s contribution to academic life at Nottingham. The prize will be awarded in any particular academic year for the best M.A. dissertation in the Humanities (History, Theology, Philosophy, Ancient History, Archaeology, Art History), loosely in the period of Robert’s main interest prior to about 1000 A.D. From the summer of 2011, these departments will all be within the newly created School of Humanities.

    We are inviting all who knew Robert to join together in creating a prize fund.

    To make a contribution, cheques should be made payable to ‘The University of Nottingham’ and sent to:

    Professor John Beckett
    School of History
    University Park
    Nottingham NG7 2RD

    The University has charitable status, so gifts from UK tax payers can benefit from Gift Aid.
    Overseas donors are advised that you can donate to The Professor Robert Markus Prize by clicking here. If you donate via the website, please put in the COMMENTS box ‘The Professor Robert Markus Prize’, and do not check the box about gift aid (which is for UK donors only).

    Furthermore, under a gift matching scheme currently being funded by the UK government, all gifts received for the prize fund before 31st July 2011 will be doubled.

    The prize is intended to ensure that Robert’s legacy at Nottingham will be enshrined in an academic award, and your generosity in his memory will help to provide encouragement and reward to future students. The School of History is working with the University’s Development Office to create the fund. They will liaise with you as needed to ensure that your support is maximised as appropriate through both these schemes, to answer any other questions you may have about your support, and to acknowledge and receipt all gifts.

    Inquiries? Contact Stephen Markus on 01246 279611, or by email at steve.markus@gmail.com.


    March 25th, 2011 4:56 pm / Continue Reading »
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  3. Patristics Conference at Princeton University & Princeton Theological Seminary




    Deadline for abstracts: Friday, June 3, 2011

    The Second Annual Symposium in Honor of Fr Georges Florovsky will be held at Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11, 2012.

    Inspired by Fr Georges Florovsky’s well known essay, “Le corps du Christ vivant: Une interprétation orthodoxe de l’Église,” we will examine the doctrine of the Church in some of the same authorities upon which Florovsky relied. Please check our website for details, including the confirmed plenary speakers: http://www.princeton.edu/~florov/patristic_symposium.html

    Interested scholars and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts of papers on the symposium’s theme, especially on subjects not covered in the plenary addresses. Papers that address the doctrine of the Church in Scripture, hymnography, the Syriac Fathers, and in more recent figures, including those from Byzantium, Russia, and the 20th century, are most welcome.

    The abstract should be no more than 500 words, have a clear thesis, and demonstrate the author’s knowledge of the relevant sources. All papers will be limited to 20 minutes in length and will be considered for publication in the symposium’s proceedings.

    Please direct any inquiries or submit your abstract by e-mailing the Symposium Committee at florov@princeton.edu.


    March 25th, 2011 4:38 pm / Continue Reading »
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