7-9 November 2016

KULeuven is hosting a conference on John Chrysostom and Severian of Gabala: Homilists, Exegetes and Theologians in Leuven on 7-9 November 2016. Proposals (between 250 and 500 words) for lectures of 30 minutes should be sent to the organisers by 30 April 2016. For more information, click here.

30 November-3 December 2016

Lectio and the University of Leuven, in collaboration with its RefoRC-partners the Johannes a Lasco Library Emden and the Europäische Melanchthon Akademie Bretten as well as other partners, will mark the 500th birthday of the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia and Desiderius Erasmus’s Novum Instrumentum by organizing a conference from 30 November to 3 December 2016. The conference will be devoted to studying not only the reception and influence of Utopia and the Novum Instrumentum in (early) modern times, but also their precursors in classical antiquity, the patristic period, and the middle ages. The deadline for proposals for papers is 15 January 2016. For more information, click here.

2-3 December 2016

The Department of Philosophy in the University of Oslo is organising an International Workshop on Platonism and Christian Thought in Late Antiquity, in Oslo, in 2-3 December 2016. The workshop is an opportunity especially for early career researchers (PhD, postdocs, young scholars). The deadline for submitting abstracts is 10 August 2016. For more information, go to:

12-13 December 2016

The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at KU Leuven are convening an International Symposium on "Anastasius Sinaita and the Bible" on 12-13 December 2016. Participation is free, but one must register by emailing before  1 December. For the full programme, click here.

23–26 March 2017

The Society for Late Antiquity announces that the Twelfth Biennial Conference on Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity will be held at Yale University on the topic of 'The Fifth Century: Age of Transformation'. The conference will be co-sponsored by the University of Groningen. The deadline for proposals is  15 October 2016.

28-31 March 2017

The Second International Conference on Patristic Studies: “The Discoveries of Manuscripts from Late Antiquity: Their Impact on Patristic Studies and the Contemporary World” and the First Meeting on Patristic Studies in Ibero-America: “Research Projects, Translations and Critical Editions” will take place in the city of San Juan (Argentina) from 28-31 March 2017. The organizers invite proposals for papers and workshops related to the conference topic areas. Please submit a title and abstract of 250 words before 31 October 2016 to For more information, go to:

19-21 April 2017

LECTIO (Leuven Centre for the Study of the Transmission of Texts and Ideas in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance) and its Laboratory for Text Editing is organizing an international round table, entitled “Flores Augustini. Augustinian Florilegia in the Middle Ages”. This round table takes place in Leuven from Wednesday 19 April till Friday 21 April, 2017. For the full program, all abstracts and all practical information, see

15 May 2017

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. Proposals, counting 200 words max. for posters and 400 max. for papers, should be submitted to by 1 February 2017. For more information, click here.

27 May - 2 June 2017

The Canadian Society of Patristic Studies will hold its annual meeting at Ryerson University, May 27 -  June 2, 2017 under the auspices of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Papers are presented in English or French; time for presentation and discussion is 30 minutes. Papers on any theme relevant to patristic studies are invited. Proposed titles, an abstract of approximately 100 words, and an indication of audio-visual requirements and accessibility requirements should be submitted by 31 January 2017 by email to the programme coordinator, Maria Dasios ( Please write “CSPS Proposal” in the subject line of your email.

23 June 2017

A workshop on "Hagiographico-homiletic Collections in Greek, Latin and Oriental Manuscripts – Histories of Books and Text Transmission in a Comparative Perspective" will be held at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Hamburg, 23 June 2017: Attendance is free, but registration is compulsory.

25-29 June 2017

Origeniana Duodecima will take place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, on 25-29 June 2017. The theme of the conference will be 'Origen's Legacy in the Holy Land–A Tale of Three Cities: Jerusalem, Caesarea and Bethlehem'. Submission of abstracts will end 28 February 2017. For information, go to:

6-12 August 2017

Liège will host the World Humanities Conference from Sunday, 6 to Saturday, 12 August 2017. Co-organized by UNESCO, the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (ICPHS) and LIEGETOGETHER, this congress will gather about 1800 participants from all over the world working in the fields of science, politics, art and communication, as well as representatives of international, governmental and non-governmental organizations. For more information, go to

28-29 August 2016

The Second Byzantine Colloquium of the University of Buenos Aires, on the theme “Between Lust and Chastity: the Byzantines on Love and Sex,” will be held on 28-29 August 2017. Please send your abstract no later than 31 May 2017 to, or For more information, click here.

29 August - 1 September 2017

The tenth Patristic Seminar, organized by the Faculties of Theology and Philosophy of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, will be held in Santiago, Chile, from 29 August to 1 September 2017. The Seminar receives original studies on any patristic subject and is an occasion for methodological discussion on patristic texts. The deadline for proposals is 15 March 2017. For more information, click here.

30 August - 1 September 2017

The Third International Congress organized by the Netherlands Centre for Patristic Research, on the theme on 'Early Christian Mystagogy and the Body', will take place in Utrecht, 30 August-1 September 2017. The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2017. For more information, click here.

22-24 September 2017

The second triennial international conference ‘The Early Christian Centuries’ (formerly ‘Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church’) will be held at Australian Catholic University’s Leadership Centre, Brisbane, Australia, from Friday, 22 September to Sunday 24 September, 2017. This conference will also be the eleventh conference of the Asia-Pacific Early Christian Studies Society. The theme for the 2017 conference is ‘Responses to Conflict in Early Christianity’. For more information, click here.

19-20 October 2017

The International Symposium on the theme on 'St. Hilarion in the Context of his Time' will take place in Mlini (Dubrovnik), Croatia, on 19-20 October 2017. The Symposium is co-organized by the Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Zagreb, and St. Hilarion Parish, Mlini (Dubrovnik), Croatia. Lectures will be delivered by invited speakers.

26-27 October 2017

The Va Jornadas de Estudios Patrísticos « Historia e Historiografía cristianas: Antigüedad, Medioevo, Modernidad Temprana » will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 26-27 October 2017. For information about the conference, including submission deadlines, go to:

4-7 September 2018

The XIVth international conference on Gregory of Nyssa will take place in Paris, Collège des Bernardins, from Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th of September 2018. It will focus on the Homilies on the Lord’s Prayer and their reception in the byzantine world.

Proposals (title and abstract ; position and institution) are to be sent via email to the following address by 30 September 2017: For more information, click here or go to