The symposium primarily explores the connections between the Alexandrian and the Cappadocian traditions in Late Antiquity, more precisely the ways in which the two centres influenced each other. Papers focused on particular figures are likewise welcomed. For the papers focused on particular figures, they can address the life, personality and contributions of the earlier Alexandrines and St Athanasius, the Cappadocians and St Cyril, from various perspectives, such as historical, theological, literary, spiritual etc. Papers on events, persons and writings directly or indirectly related to the above are also welcome. We welcome, likewise, papers on Church Fathers that are not connected with either Alexandria or Cappadocia.
Research students and early career academics are welcome.
Proposals should be submitted to Very Rev. Dr Doru Costache at firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 April 2014. Proposals should contain the contributor’s name and title, their institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number, email address, preliminary title of paper and a brief abstract (150-200 words) that states the aim, method and contribution of the proposed paper.
Non-PhD contributors and contributors whose first language is not English whose proposals are approved should submit their papers in full by 31 July 2014. The panel reserves the right to decline papers that do not meet scholarly standards.
After the reviewing process, the resulting papers will be published in any of the two annual editions of our journal, Phronema, the second one being entirely dedicated to the symposium.
- A collective volume containing select peer reviewed articles from 2009-2011 symposia, dedicated to the Cappadocian Fathers, was published in 2013. Edited by Doru Costache and Philip Kariatlis, the volume is produced by St Andrew's Orthodox Press. A second volume resulting from the 2012 and 2013 symposia, dedicated to the Alexandrian Fathers, is scheduled for publication in late 2014 or early 2015.