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.
“Feeding on Dreams: Exiles & Exile in Late Antiquity.” A Workshop at Yale University, 23-25 April 2018
Online Submission Guidelines: http://www.bsana.net/conference/index.html
Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017, EST Midnight
The Byzantine Studies Association welcomes submissions for March 1st using its online system. Papers from a wide range of disciplines related to Byzantine Studies, including Patristics, are encouraged. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent by email by March 15th.
Proposals are submitted as individual abstracts. Proposals consist of:
1. Your contact information; a proposed title; and, if part of a panel proposal, proposed panel information (see below).
2. A single PDF copy of the 500-word or less, blind abstract (title only, no name), formatted and submitted according to the detailed instructions: http://www.bsana.net/conference/index.html
Contact Information: 2017 BSC Program Chair, Dr. Sarah Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
October 5-8, 2017
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
The Uniagustiniana Press is pleased to invite researchers, research groups and university professors, from any place of the world, to submit research book chapters or academic essays studying the initiatives and ideas of Augustine of Hippo as ‘Doctor Pacis’, from different disciplines and perspectives. Articles submitted to this Call for Chapters must be original, unpublished and must not be submitted in any other publication or press. The editorial team will not accept chapters that have been previously published by any other means except for working papers. This restriction also includes articles or chapters published in different languages, unless there is an explicit consent from the Press or its author.
Research chapters and academic essays can be submitted in English or Spanish. The deadline for abstract submission is May 2, 2017. Click here for more information.
For the 2017 SBL Annual Meeting in Boston (Nov. 18-21), the Art and Religions of Antiquity Program Unit is offering three paper sessions organized by the following themes. 1) Art and Religion of the Greece and the Aegean Region: For this session we seek papers that address the role of art and material culture as it relates to the Greek East/Aegean region, broadly construed, in antiquity or late antiquity. Presentations that emphasize regionally distinctive monuments, artifacts, of different mediums, structures, manuscripts, and rituals are most welcome, along with recently discovered materials. 2) Ritual and Corpses: For this session, we seek papers that address art and material culture as it relates to death, the body, and related rituals broadly construed. Papers that address necromancy, necrology as well as sarcophagus imagery, relics and reliquary devotion, and funerary rituals are most welcome. 3) Religion Underground: For this session, we seek papers that address art and material culture as it relates to the catacombs and funerary environments. Papers that address imagery in such a setting, including frescoes, sculpted sarcophagi, glass, inscriptions, graffiti, funerary and other objects are desired. Papers that treat rituals that occur in such a funerary environment are also encouraged.
For further information, please Dr. Lee Jefferson (email@example.com).
The Patristics section of the Christian Scholars’ Conference (June 7-9, 2017) issues an open call for papers pertaining to the field of Patristics. We particularly encourage papers that address topics related to the interpretation of Scripture but other topics are also very welcome. This open session will coincide with the fourth annual Everett Ferguson Lecture in Early Christian Studies, to be given by Margaret M. Mitchell.Faculty members may submit proposals of 300-400 words describing the aim and scope of their papers. PhD students are invited to submit complete papers of approximately 10 pages, double-spaced. All proposals will be considered by a peer-review committee, which will organize two or more sessions, depending on the number and quality of proposals received.Please send proposals to Jeff Childers (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than January 23, 2017. Paper proposals should include the title of the paper and a brief bio of the author, which will appear in the CSC program, if the paper is accepted. We will notify you whether your paper is accepted by February 17, 2017.