Sunday, 28 August 2016


This week we would like to forward to you a Call for Papers issued by the University of Leuven, Belgium. Please read the full announcement below and note that the deadline for submissions is 15 October 2016:

“On 19-21 April 2017 the research units Latin Literature (Faculty of Arts) and History of Church and Theology (Faculty of Theology) of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) will organize, together with LECTIO (Leuven Centre for the Study of the Transmission of Texts and Ideas in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance) and its Laboratory for Critical Text Editing, a Roundtable on Augustinian Florilegia in the Middle Ages. This conference will be organized within the framework of the research project ‘Augustine's Paul through the eyes of Bede: Critical edition, content analysis and reception study of the Venerable Bede's Collectio ex opusculis sancti Augustini in epistulas Pauli apostoli', funded by the University of Leuven, and will bring together scholars working on compilation-commentaries and anthologies which consist entirely and exclusively of excerpts from the works of Augustine of Hippo. During the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, these purely Augustinian florilegia have been one of the privileged vehicles for the transmission and reception of the works and thinking of the Bishop of Hippo.

The conference will take place in Leuven, at the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe (Janseniusstraat 1, 3000 Leuven). We warmly welcome all contributions devoted to one or more Augustinian florilegia, and are especially interested in contributions which deal with Augustinian anthologies from a methodological and/or text-critical point of view, emphasizing the difficulties and specificities that their analysis presents to the editors both of the works in question and of Augustine's oeuvre, their place in the edition of the original works of Augustine, or the specific editorial problems that come into play in those florilegia of which source manuscripts have been preserved. Lectures may be presented in English or French, should

be 30 minutes long and will be followed by a general discussion of some 15 minutes.

If you are interested to deliver a lecture during this conference, please send a provisional title, abstract (max. 250 words) and a concise CV (max. 500 words) before 15 October 2016 to: or

You will be notified whether your paper has been accepted by 31 October 2016. Subsequently, all participants are kindly invited to announce the definitive title of their lecture before 1 January 2017 and send us any materials to be included in the conference folder (hand-outs, text fragments, manuscript images) before 10 April 2017.

The organizing committee has the intention of publishing the conference proceedings in the international peer-reviewed Lectio-series Studies in the Transmission of Texts & Ideas, published by Brepols Publishers (Turnhout).

KU Leuven will provide lodging for two nights and all meals during the conference. Participants are asked to make and pay for their own travel arrangements.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Gert Partoens

Prof. Anthony Dupont

Dr. Jérémy Delmulle

Dr. Shari Boodts

Drs. Nicolas De Maeyer”

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