Conferences & Events

  1. 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 www.sanktignatios.org.

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    November 23rd, 2017 10:36 am | Continue Reading
  2. Thomas Aquinas & the Greek Fathers

    The Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University and the Thomistic Institute of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of House present “Thomas Aquinas & the Greek Fathers” at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida, on Jan. 26 and 27, 2018. Submit paper inquiries to GraduateTheology@avemaria.edu by Aug. 1, 2017. For information and to register, visit https://www.aveconferences.com/aquinas-greekfathers

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    August 14th, 2017 5:36 pm | Continue Reading
  3. Call for Papers-Prehistory of Byzantine Year Homilies & Liturgies, July 4-7, 2018

    The interdisciplinary conference “Towards the Prehistory of the Byzantine Liturgical Year Festal Homilies and Festal Liturgies in Late Antique Constantinople,” will be held at Regensburg, 4–7 July 2018. The envisaged international conference will focus the various perspectives of patristic, liturgical and Byzantine scholars on the development of the Byzantine liturgical year in the mirror of late antique homilies, and foster interdisciplinary dialogue, wherefore ample room will be provided for discussion.

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    August 14th, 2017 5:33 pm | Continue Reading
  4. Call for Papers–Conference on Humor in the Ancient World, April 20-21, 2018

    What’s So Funny? Discovering and Interpreting Humor in the Ancient World
    20-21 April 2018
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

    Humor is a ubiquitous human phenomenon with a wide range of applications. Yet, what is deemed humorous is often culturally determined. This poses a significant challenge for scholars of ancient cultures. How do we identify what an ancient culture found funny? How did they use humor, and what drove their usage?

    The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for scholars across disciplines to discuss and debate humor and its functions in both textual and material sources across the ancient Mediterranean, from the early Near East through late antiquity. We invite papers that address the above questions, or any others, on the topic of humor in an ancient Mediterranean context.

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    July 20th, 2017 5:37 pm | Continue Reading
  5. ReLACS (Regional Late Antiquity Consortium Southeast) Conference, October 19-20, 2017

    ReLACS, now in its fifth year, is an annual workshop of scholars of Late Antiquity held on a rotating basis at Vanderbilt University, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Kentucky.

    The 2017 meeting will be hosted by the Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies and the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Participation is open to all scholars interested in Late Antiquity broadly defined. Participation by graduate students is particularly encouraged.

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    June 19th, 2017 1:54 pm | Continue Reading