14-17 March 2019

The Society for Late Antiquity is pleased to announce the thirteenth biennial meeting of Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity, ‘Communal Responses to Local Disaster: Economic, Environmental, Political, Religious,’ to be held at Claremont McKenna College, in Claremont, California.  For more information, click here.

30 March-1 April 2019

The 52nd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies will be held at Churchill College, with a reception and dinner at Trinity College, Cambridge, UK.  The Symposium invites Communications (of 10 minutes in duration) on current research and the abstracts (of not more than 500 words) from scholars within and without the UK and in fields linked to Byzantine studies. For more information, click here.

9-11 May 2019

The XLVII Meeting of Scholars of Ancient Christianity will take place at the Augustinianum in Rome, 9-11 May 2019, on the theme “Masculum et feminam creavit eos” (Gen. 1,27): Paradigms of the masculine and feminine in ancient Christianity. For more information, click here.

2-4 June 2019

The Canadian Society of Patristic Studies will hold its annual meeting at the University of British Columbia, June 2-4, 2019 under the auspices of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Papers are presented in English or French; time for presentation and discussion is 30 minutes. Proposed titles, an abstract of approximately 100 words, and an indication of audio-visual requirements and accessibility requirements need to be submitted by February 15, 2019 by email to the program coordinator, Lincoln Blumell ( Please write “CSPS Proposal” in the subject line of your email.

20-27 June 2019

The 6th Salzburg International Conference on ‘Syriac Christianity in China and Central Asia’ will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from June 20–27, 2019. Paper proposals on all aspects of Syriac Christianity in China and Central Asia are being invited. The deadline for proposals is 1 March 2019. For more information, click here.

24-26 June 2019

A  conference on ‘Religion & War from Antiquity to Modernity’ will be held at King’s College London, 24–26 June 2019.  Proposals in the Late Antique and Medieval history are invited for papers of 20 minutes exploring historical cases that explore the influence of religion on war, from motivation and moral justification to rules of conduct.  Proposals, of up to 350 words, should be sent to Irene Polinskaya ( by 30 January 2019.

4-8 July 2019

The 15th International FIEC Congress will be held in London, 4-8 July, 2019, hosted by the Classical Association, the Hellenic Society and the Roman Society, in collaboration with the Institute of Classical Studies, London, UCL, KCL, Birkbeck College, Royal Holloway University of London and Roehampton University. The deadline for proposals is 1 July 2018. For more information, click here.

9-11 July 2019

The Institute for Ecumenical Research, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, is convening an international conference on the Byzantine Liturgy and the Jews, 9-11 July 2019. Presentation abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent to by 1 July 2018. For more information, click here.

19-21 July 2019

The 20th Australasian Association for Byzantine Studies Conference ‘Dissidence and Persecution in Byzantium’, will be held at Macquarie University, Sydney, from 19–21 July 2019.  For more information, click here.

19-24 August 2019

The XVIII International Conference on Patristic Studies will take place in Oxford, 19-24 August 2019. The conference website is now available at Please note one major change: accommodation is no longer booked through the registration process, but must be booked by delegates independently through suggested sites (see The deadline for registration and abstracts is 31 December 2018.

12-13 September 2019

The Centre for Classical Studies at the Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, invites you to take part in the conference "Hellenism, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity: Transmission and Transformation of Ideas," to be held 12–13 September 2019, in Prague. The deadline for submission of proposals for papers is 1 May 2019. For more information, click here.

30 September - 3 October 2019

A conference on the theme "Jerome and Rome" will take place in Rome from 30 September to 3 October, 2019. For the program, click here.

10-12 October 2019

The conference ‘Seeing and looking through words: towards a history of the visual culture of early and late ancient Christianity’ will be held at the University of Turin, Italy, from 10 to 12 October 2019.  The deadline for paper proposals, 500-1000 words in length, is 30 April 2019.  Please include your name, university affiliation, and brief biographical details (50 words) in the body of your email.  Send your proposal to;

16-18 October 2019

The 3rd International Patristic Conference in Lublin, on the theme "The Bible in the Patristic Time - Translations and Spiritual Interpretation in the 1600th Anniversary of the Death of St. Jerome," will take place on October 16-18, 2019, at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Applications with the subject and abstract (max 2000 characters) should be sent to by June 30, 2019. For more information, click here.

24-26 October 2019

The International Symposium on the 1600th Anniversary of Jerome’s Death, Hieronymus noster, will take place in Ljubljana, on October 24th–26th, 2019, at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.  Papers will be twenty minutes, to be followed by a five‐minute discussion, in English, German, French, or Italian.The deadline for proposals is March 31st, 2019. Please email a title and an abstract of 200 words to Please make sure the title is concise and reflects the contents of the paper. For more information, click here.

19-21 February 2020

The LARNA project (Lived Ancient Religion in North Africa), based at the Institute of Historiography ‘Julio Caro Baroja’ (University Carlos III of Madrid) and funded the Autonomous Community of Madrid, invites researchers of ancient history, history of religion, archaeology, anthropology, classical studies, and further related fields to discuss the topic of “Lived Ancient Religion in North Africa”. The conference will be held at University Carlos III of Madrid, from 19-21 February 2020. Proposals including a title and an abstract of 300-500 words should be sent to María Fernández Portaencasa ( by 30 June 2019. For more information, click here.

23-24 March 2020

A symposium on the theme “Origen in Lebanon. The Interpretation of the Foundational Texts: A Challenge for the Inter-religious Dialogue” will take place in Beirut at the Faculté des Sciences Religieuses of the Université St.-Joseph on March 23-24, 2020. The deadline for proposals is August 31, 2019. For more information, click here.

23-24 April 2020

A conference on the theme "Biblical Poetry: The Legacy of the Psalms in Late Antiquity and Byzantium" will be held at Ghent University, April 23-24. 2020. For more information, click here.

12-14 May 2020

The School of Theology (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu) is organizing an international conference, to be held 12-14 May 2020, on the topic ‘What did deacons do?’ Abstracts are due by 25 April 2019 and should be sent to Esko Ryökäs: For more information, click here.

27-29 May 2020

Ministerium sermonis, an international colloquium on St. Augustine's Sermons, will be held in Leuven, 27-29 May 2020. If you would like to deliver a lecture during this conference, please send the provisional title, abstract (max. 500 words) and a concise CV (max. 500 words) before 31 May 2019, to Shari Boodts at For more information, click here.