Two new calls for papers! Short communications (re-opened call) and doctoral workshop (new call)

  1. Call for Short communications (re-opened call)

Recognising that many people were not have been in a position to make a proposal last autumn, the committee is re-opening its invitation for proposals for short communications relating to Gregory of Nyssa’s De anima et resurrectione. Possible themes include:-

  • Gregory’s soteriology, eschatology and theological anthropology as relating to De anima et resurrectione;
  • Gregory’s theological, philosophical and literary influences, as relating to De anima et resurrectione;
  • the role of Macrina in Gregory’s writings;
  • comparisons between De anima et resurrectione and other texts and thinkers;
  • the translation, reception and after-life of De anima et resurrectione and/or its key ideas.

Short communications at the conference will take 20 minutes max. with 7 minutes for questions. Provision will be made for a limited number of communications to be made on-line for those who are otherwise unable to attend the conference.

Please send your abstract of not more than 300 words on the form (accessed here: call for papers Spring 2022) to by 12 noon on Friday 27th May 2022.

  1. Call for applications to the doctoral workshop

Following the successful doctoral workshops at the colloquia in Rome and Paris, the committee invite proposals from current doctoral students to join the doctoral workshop in Exeter.

Purpose / structure of the workshop:

Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to discuss their work with a more experienced scholar in the field, who will have read a sample of their work in advance. Each workshop session will include several such discussions, so that students can learn from their peers as well as from their appointed mentor. Successful applicants will be expected to attend the whole conference. Provision will be made for some students to attend on-line if they are unable to attend in person.


  • You will be a student at any stage of your doctoral programme prior to your final examination.
  • You will be writing a doctoral dissertation on Gregory of Nyssa, or on early Christian eschatology or on related authors or themes (e.g. on one of the other Cappadocians, or on philosophy and theology in the fourth century).
  • If your proposal is successful, you will need to submit a piece of work relating to your doctoral dissertation by 15th July 2022. This piece of writing should be 5,000 words maximum. It could be e.g. a detailed research proposal/chapter plan, a summary of research findings so far, or one chapter/part of one chapter.

How to apply:

Please send the following to by 12 noon on 27th May 2022:

  • application form (accessed here: call for doctoral workshop Spring 2022 ) with the title of your dissertation and an explanation of what work you would submit if you were chosen for the workshop;
  • a brief CV (one or two pages);
  • a brief letter of recommendation from your doctoral supervisor (no more than one page).

For both calls:

  • The languages of the conference are: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish; proposals and papers are accepted in any of these languages.
  • The committee will inform you whether your proposal has been accepted by Friday 10th June 2022

We look forward to welcoming you to the colloquium!

Morwenna Ludlow, Richard Flower, Brandon Gallaher, Gabriele Galluzzo, Emma Loosley Leeming