North American Patristics Society, Annual Meeting, May 2018, Chicago

Pre-Conference Workshop: Publishing Panel on Journal Articles, Monographs, and Edited Volumes

Thursday May 24th, 9am-noon

Chairs:  Heidi Marx (University of Manitoba) and Wendy Mayer (Australian Lutheran College)


Please join ReMeDHe members for a panel discussion about the ins and outs of publishing on topics related to Religion, Medicine, Disability, Health and Healing in Late Antiquity. ReMeDHe has assembled a panel of editors and representatives from various presses to answer all your most pressing questions. The morning will be divided between discussion of publishing in peer reviewed journals and book publishing, both in terms of monographs and edited collections. There is no need to RSVP. Coffee will be provided.
North American Patristics Society, Annual Meeting, May 2018, Chicago

Dissertation-to-Monograph Workshop 

 Wednesday May 23rd, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This is a rare opportunity for two junior scholars to receive detailed constructive feedback on a full first book manuscript, with responses from a senior scholar and a small group of formal participants. Two recent PhDs have circulated their dissertations to a collection of senior scholars with expertise in relevant areas. At the Spring workshop, one senior scholar will be assigned to offer comprehensive feedback to each dissertation writer, to which other participants will add their comments. The end of the day will be dedicated to general advice on approaching a publisher, book proposals, and strategies for effectively navigating the publication of the first book. A handful of junior scholars–ABDs and other recent PhD grads–will be invited to glean strategies regarding the process.

North American Patristics Society, Annual Meeting, May 2018, Chicago

ReMeDHe organized paper sessions

Session 2: Thursday, May 24th, 3:30 – 5:10 p.m.

2C ReMeDHe session I (Chair, Mark Anderson, California State University, San Bernardino)

  • Candace Buckner-Double, “Blindness: Race, Disability, and Conversion in the Life of Aaron
  • Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen, “Marking the Martyr: A Tale of Two Stephens”
  • Myrick Shinall, “Basil’s Hospital and the Conflation of Poverty and Illness”
  • Shulamit Shinnar, “Leprosy, the Etiology of Illness, and Late Antique Rabbinic Public Health Practices: Discourse on Skin Afflictions in Leviticus Rabbah

Session 4: FRIDAY MAY 25th, 9:00 – 10:40 a.m.

4E ReMeDHe session II (Chair: Chris De Wet, University of South Africa)

  • Anne Kreps, “Who Knew Healthcare Could be so Complicated? Ancient Medicine and the Formation of Christian Heresy”
  • Helen Rhee, “Christian Paideia: The Therapeia for Greek Madness in Theodoret of Syrrhus”
  • Ulrich Volp, “Steps of Mourning and the Intelligence of Emotions: Observations on Fourth-Century Christian Funeral Orations”
  • Jessica Wright, “Animal Models for the Human Brain: Negotiating Comparative Anatomy in Arguments for Divine Providence”



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