Conferences & Events

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. “Feeding on Dreams: Exiles & Exile in Late Antiquity.” A Workshop at Yale University, 23-25 April 2018

    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.

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    March 6th, 2017 4:14 pm | Continue Reading