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  1. Christian Scholars’ Conference–Announcement & Call for Papers

    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 () 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.

    Secretary Treasurer

    January 19th, 2017 10:52 am Continue Reading
  2. Ph.D. Fellowships & Post-Doctoral Openings-University of Regensburg

    Ten PhD Fellowships and one Postdoc, University of Regensburg
    The DFG-Graduiertenkolleg “Metropolität in der Vormoderne” invites applications for ten PhD fellowships or positions in Early Christianity, Patristics, Church History, Liturgical Studies and other fields. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2017. The fellowships are to begin 1 April 2017. For more information, go to: www.metropolitaet.ur.de

    Secretary Treasurer

    December 17th, 2016 10:54 am Continue Reading
  3. “Early Christian Mystagogy & the Body”: Conference & Call for Papers

    The Third International Congress on Early Christian Mystagogy and the Body, organized by the Netherlands Centre for Patristic Research, will be held in Utrecht, 30 August-1 September 2017.

    Mystagogy is a more or less formal process of initiation by ritual, sacramental, and didactic means into a continuously and intimately felt presence of a mystery that is regarded as transforming one’s personal life. In the early Christian period, two older traditions about human physicality influenced the Church’s vision and development of the process of initiation into the Christian faith.

    Secretary Treasurer

    December 17th, 2016 10:45 am Continue Reading
  4. Postdoctoral Associate in Pre-Modern Cultures & Civilizations–Yale University

    Yale University seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate in ancient and pre-modern cultures and civilizations. The geographic scope includes East Asia, India, Central Asia, Mesopotamia, Africa, the Mediterranean, and the New World. This is a two-year position beginning in the academic year 2017-18 and attached to Archaia: the Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies. Now in its fourth year, Archaia (formerly known as YISAP) is a collaborative forum that brings together scholars and graduate students working on early and pre-modern cultures and civilizations at Yale in the Humanities and Social Sciences in addition to the Divinity and Law Schools and various University collections and libraries including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Beinecke Library, the Peabody Museum, and the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Participating departments and disciplines include Classics, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, History, Religious Studies, Archaeology and Anthropology, History of Art, and the Divinity School.

    Secretary Treasurer

    December 7th, 2016 2:54 pm Continue Reading
  5. “Latin Language Manuals from Western Christianity (350-750)”: Conference & Call for Papers

    During Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, Western European society went through a number of important transformations. Studies by Banniard, Chin, Courcelle, Gemeinhardt, Irvine, Kaster, Law, Riché and others have shown the complex historical developments of cultural education (‘Bildung’) in the period concerned. However, many aspects of the textual foundations for this process remain to be studied in depth. In this respect, the corpus of Latin language manuals – grammatical, lexicographical and orthographical works – constitutes a rich but still underexplored source of documentation. The manuals at issue were composed by authors including Augustine, Cassiodorus, Isidore, and Bede, who propounded a distinctly Christian education and lifestyle, while at the same time basing themselves directly or indirectly on Donatus and the ‘pagan’ grammatical tradition.

    With a view to investigating this corpus in a systematic and comprehensive way, the Center for the Historiography of Linguistics of KU Leuven is organizing an international workshop on Latin language manuals from Western Christianity, 350 to 750, to be held in Leuven on Monday 15 May 2017.

    The organizing and scientific committee consists of Tim Denecker (FWO Vlaanderen), Giovanbattista Galdi, Mark Janse (UGent), Gert Partoens, Pierre Swiggers, and Toon Van Hal (KU Leuven).

    The workshop programme and all practical information are available on the website of the Center for the Historiography of Linguistics (www.c-h-l.be), in the ‘News’ section. Those wanting to attend are kindly invited to register before Monday, 8 May.

    Secretary Treasurer

    November 21st, 2016 9:33 am Continue Reading