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Association News

The 94th Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association will be held in Washington, DC, on January 2–5, 2014. For more information, visit


The Newberry Library of Chicago has announced the deadlines for application for its fellowships in the humanities. Long-term fellowships (from four to twelve months) with a stipend of $4200 have an application deadline of December 1, 2013; short-term fellowships (generally for a single month) with a stipend of $2000 to $2500 have an application deadline of January 15, 2014. For more information, visit

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced the awarding of two grants for translation projects: to Thomas Williams of the University of South Florida for an English translation of Blessed John Duns Scotus’s ethical writings and to Beth Mortensen of the Aquinas Institute for the Study of Sacred Doctrine for a translation and annotation of St. Thomas Aquinas’s Book IV of the Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard.

Lectures and Conferences

On November 28–29, 2013, a conference will be held in Bologna and Modena on “Legge e natura: I dibatti teologici, giuridici e scientifici fra XV e XVII secolo.” For more information, contact

On December 4–6, 2013, the conference “The Council of Trent: Reform and Controversy in Europe and Beyond (1545–1700)” will be held at the Catholic University of Leuven. For more information, visit, or email

On December 11–13, 2013, a conference on Constantine the Great will be held at the University of Oxford. Alberto Melloni will speak on “The Constantinian Encyclopaedia,” Davide Dainese on “Synods and Political Power,” Riccardo Saccenti on “Constantine in Question: The Construction of the Ideal Figure of the Emperor in the Beginning of the XIV Cenury, and Frederick Lauritzen on “Constantine in the Imperial Panegyrics of Michael Psellos.”

On March 7–8, 2014, the conference “Dorothy Day: A Saint for Our Time” will be held at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. Those interested in participating in this event should contact Francis J. Sicius, Department of History, St. Thomas [End Page 814] University, 16401 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054, tel: (305) 628-6657, email:

On March 19–22, 2014, a colloquium will be held in Leuven, Belgium, on the topic of “University Parishes and Student Churches in Europe—Past and Present: A Historical and Comparative Survey.” Those who wish to present papers should contact the director of KADOC, Jan De Maeyer, at

On May 8–10, 2014, the XLII Incontro di Studiosi dell’Antichità Cristiana will sponsor the conference “Povertà e ricchezza nel cristianesimo antico (I–V secolo)” at the Augustinianum in Rome. Those wishing to present a major paper (25 minutes) or brief paper (15 minutes) should send the title and an abstract by November 30, 2013, to the organizing committee at email:, or fax: +39-06-68006298.


An “Ostkirchenkundliches Symposion” on “Das Armenische Christentum” was held on June 22, 2012, during the celebration of the sixty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Ostkirchliches Institut of the University of Würzburg. The papers presented on that occasion have now been published in volume 61 (2012) of Ostkirchliche Studien: Christian Hannick, “Einführung” (pp. 43–44); Heinzgerd Brakmann, “Die Kirche der Armenier und die Allgemeine Kirche; Eine Skizze” (pp. 45–65); Theo Maarten van Lint, “Grigor Magistros Pahlawuni: Die armenische Kultur aus der Sicht eines gelehrten Laien des 11. Jahrhunderts” (pp. 66–83); Hacik R. Gazer, “Streifzüge in die 550-jährigen Geschichte des armenischen Patriarchats von Konstantinopel” (pp. 84–95); Mikàyēl Arak’elyan, “The Theme of Intercession in the Iconographical Programme of Armenian Gospel Books of the 16th–18th Centuries” (pp. 96–119); and Christian Hannick, “Die Erforschung der christlichen kaukasischen Kulturen im Werk von Paruyr Muradyan” (pp. 120–46).

Four articles in issue 1 for 2013 (vol. 26) of Hobbes Studies deal with “Hobbes and...


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