North American Patristics Society
2017 Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Saturday, May 27, 2017
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Illinois
An organization dedicated to the study of the history and theology of early Christianity.

Building on the enthusiastic interest generated by our 2017 workshops, the Digital Humanities working group is again planning two, concurrent pre-conference DH offerings, to which all NAPS attendees are invited.  The respective sessions will run concurrently, Thursday, May 25th, from 9am - 12 noon. If you wish to attend, advance registration is requested. 

The first, "Digital Editions and Text AnalysisCoptic as a Case Study,'” facilitated by Carrie Schroeder and Becky Krawiec, will introduce participants to free, open-source digital resources for textual study.

To register:

The second, "Mapping the Marginalized: Creating Interactive Maps for Research and Classroom Use," facilitated by Sarah Bond and Jenny Barry, will expand last year's focus on classroom and research use of maps, to encompass a broader range of interactive tools and resources. The latter portion of the workshop will also  afford opportunity to work with data sets drawn from the collaborative 'Mapping the Marginalized' project.  

To register

You will find Included in each registration link a more detailed description of the designated workshop. In turn, if you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to make contact.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago,

Lillian Larsen (chair), Joel Kalvesmaki, Sarah Bond, and Young Kim
The NAPS Digital Humanities Working Group


ReMeDHe Pedagogy Workshop:
Teaching Medicine and Religion in Late Antiquity

Thursday May 25th, 9am-12 noon

Chairs:  Jared Secord, Washington State University; Jessica Wright, University of Southern California; and Kristi Upson-Saia, Occidental College;

As Classics, History, and Religious Studies faculty become increasingly aware of the medical language and models in our sources, many of us want to talk about medicine, health, and the body in our classrooms. As yet, however, there are  few  resources or guides for teaching about these topics. This year’s ReMeDHe workshop will bring together a panel of teacher-scholars to lead a discussion on sources, methods, and best practices. In addition to sharing their syllabi, panelists will focus in particular on how they selected their readings (both primary and secondary), on engaging and effective assignments, on their use of technology and other active learning strategies, on recurring issues we face and how we deal with them, etc.

RSVP: To register (free of charge), please RSVP at:

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