Gregory of Nyssa’s ‘De anima et resurrectione’: Call for papers

The committee of the 15th International Colloquium invites proposals for papers. 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.

Proposals are invited for the two following kinds of communication:-

  1. Plenary lectures: a maximum of 40 minutes, with 5 minutes for questions.
  2. Short communications: a maximum of 20 minutes, with 7 minutes for questions.

The languages of the conference are: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish; proposals and papers are accepted in any of these languages.

Please send your abstract of not more than 300 words on the form below by Friday 26th November.

The committee will inform you whether your proposal has been accepted by 14th January 2022.

Please note:- 

  • PhD students may submit a proposal for a short paper. However, there will also be a later call for applications to the PhD student workshops, which will include any aspect of the study of Gregory of Nyssa. We recommend you aim to speak on a topic closely related to your dissertation.
  • The conference proceedings will be published, but acceptance of a paper for the conference does not guarantee publication: there will be a separate process of selection for the volume.

We look forward to welcoming you to the colloquium!

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


Please download the proposal form here [form is on second page]:-

call for papers


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Gregory of Nyssa, mosaic from La Martorana, Palermo

We can confirm the dates for the 15th International Colloquium at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom.

Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th September 2022

A call for papers will be issued next week. We expect to meet in person, but we are also planning to make some aspects of the colloquium accessible to those who might not be able to travel. We are, of course, keeping a close eye on the current situation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the colloquium!

Morwenna Ludlow

University of Exeter

Image: Gregory of Nyssa, mosaic from La Martorana, Palermo. Credit: N.P. Ludlow