Since its inception in 1951 as the First International Conference on Patristic Studies, organized by Frank Leslie Cross (1900-1968), Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford, this four-yearly gathering of scholars from around the world has become a major event for the many disciplines concerned with Patristics. It gives scholars at all stages of their careers the opportunity to engage with a critical, but sympathetic audience.
The XVI International Conference will highlight this past with a workshop to remember former distinguished Directors of the Conference and their impact on Patristic Studies.
We invite you to join the Patristics conference and community - register or sign in here.
The XVI conference will be held from Monday 8th August to Friday 12th August 2011. It will take place, as usual, in the Examination Schools in the High Street, Oxford. Health and safety regulations at the Examination Schools limit the maximum number of delegates to 750.
The Short Communications Programme is now up on the website, along with the Workshop Schedule. Please will authors check their own spelling of names and titles, letting the Conference Secretariat know of any changes.
Follow the link from venue. Joining instructions will follow shortly.
The 2011 Patristics Conference is now closed for new registrations. There is currently a waiting list. If you want to add your name to this list please do so, although we cannot now guarantee you a place.
Submitted titles with abstracts: 31st March 2011
Submitted workshop titles and abstracts: 31st May 2011
*NEW:The Directors meet in April 2011 to review the short communications submitted between February 1st and the March 31st deadline.
Proposals for workshops, and abstracts for workshop papers, may be submitted until the advertised deadline of 31 May 2011. Please enter WORKSHOP at the start of your title.
Reminder: only *one* contribution can be accepted (*either* a short communication *or* a workshop paper), so that as many people as possible have the opportunity to present their work.
If you submitted your abstract by March 31st 2011, please assume that
it has been accepted unless you have heard otherwise.
Studia Patristica: for the smooth running of the publishing process the following email should be used when submitting your paper for review: firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must be made BEFORE 10th January 2012.