The Byzness

The Byzness, May 13, 2012


= = = = =

Inter-cultural Transmission of Intellectual Traditions in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period
Warsaw, Thursday, September 27 through Saturday, September 29, 2012

The conference aims to bring together scholars whose work involves dealing with the proliferation of various intellectual traditions across political, linguistic and religious boundaries from late antiquity to the early modern times (4th – 17th c.). The topics may cover (but are not limited to) translation movements, education and science, art theory and philosophy, religious as well as political contexts of intercultural transmission, etc. The working language of the conference is English.  The conference will take place in the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, which coorganises the conference together with the University of Warsaw For further information, as well as for submitting proposals online, visit the project’s website ( Proposals are due 28th June 2012 including a 300-words abstract.

= = = = =

Texts and Studies in Eastern Christianity

The series will focus on publishing volumes of ancient texts with translations and commentaries, individual monographs, thematic collections, as well as translations into English of noteworthy volumes in modern languages. It will cover the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic traditions from the early through to the contemporary period. The series will make a valuable contribution to the field of Eastern Christian Studies by publishing research by scholars from a variety of disciplines and traditions.The need for such a series has been felt for some time by the scholarly community in view of the increasing interest in the Christian East. If you would like to contribute to this new series, please send your manuscript proposal to Loes Schouten, publishing manager, at

For further information, please download the flyer.

= = = = =

Cultural Exchanges between Byzantium, East and West in the Late Byzantine World  (12th-16th centuries)
International Conference 16-18 May 2012

The schedule is available for download.


Summer Patristic Studies Program
Brookline, Massachusetts July 23-28, 2012

We are again pleased to inform you about our sixth annual week-long Summer Patristic Studies Program on the campus of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA on July 23-28, 2012.  This is a unique opportunity to study and discuss classic texts of the early Church through small group-study led by doctoral candidates and brief lectures led by our instructors.   The intended audience for the program includes theology and religious studies students at the masters and undergraduate levels, along with clergy, lay people, and undergraduates with an interest in learning more about the Church Fathers.  Students enrolled in an undergraduate or masters program who wish to receive credit for the courses should indicate this on the registration form.  Doctoral-level students are also welcome.

The current list of courses for this summer includes:

The Philokalia:  Exploring a Classic Text in Orthodox Spirituality,
Dr. Bradley Nassif,  North Park University

Readings in the Filioque Controversy,
Dr. Brian Matz, Carroll College

Approaches to Prayer in the Early Church,
Dr. George Tsakiridis, Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Religion at South Dakota State University

Economia and Ecology: The Church Fathers on the Creation,
Dr. David K. Goodin, McGill University, Montreal

The Formation of Christian Identity: Unity and Diversity in the Second Century,
David Jorgensen, Princeton University

Augustine and OTHER Orthodox Fathers,
Anthony Coleman, Boston College, and St. Joseph’s College of Maine

In addition, two evening lectures will be offered during the week:

Dr. Maria Doerfler, Duke University,
“Contributions to the study of Ancient Christianity from the Syriac Christian Tradition”

Dr. Bruce Beck, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology,
“Contributions to the study of Ancient Christianity from Patristic Sermons: the Art of Analogical Reading”

The program goes from Monday evening, July 23, through Saturday afternoon, July 28.   Each course will be offered daily during a three-hour session.  Each participant will have the opportunity to take two courses during the week.   For attendees needing lodging, housing will be provided on campus  For more information, or to register, please send an email to the Director of the Pappas Institute, Dr. Bruce Beck ( at your earliest convenience.   We will then send you a registration form to fill out.  Please register at your earliest convenience to facilitate planning.


Medieval Diplomatics Workshop
UCL Sat. October 20th 2012

Documents in Action is a one-day workshop designed to introduce students to Medieval Diplomatics, the scholarly analysis of medieval documents, from royal charters and papal bulls to legal contracts and inquisitorial procedures. After covering basic skills, the workshop will explore a range of subjects through Diplomatics, including English governance, the papacy, medieval rationality, monasteries and social power, and inquisitorial procedures. The workshop is open to all students, undergraduate and postgraduate, and any other interested parties. It will be of particular benefit to those interested in pursuing further studies in medieval history at Master’s or PhD level.

To register or make any enquiries, please email workshop organiser Zubin Mistry (, and see these linked PDFs for more information.

This entry was posted in Byzness. Bookmark the permalink.