We would like to thank all the speakers and participants of the 14th International Colloquium Gregory of Nyssa: you have made these four days not only a real time for scientific exchange, but also a very pleasant moment for encounters.

As announced at the end of the symposium, the proceedings will be proposed for publication in the Supplements to Vigilliae christianae series of the Brill Publishers, which have expressed their interest. Standards and paper sizes will be sent to you as soon as possible. Deadline for sending articles: end of April 2019.

The next International Colloquium Gregory of Nyssa (the 15th) will be organised in 2022 in Exeter by our colleague Morwenna Ludlow; its theme will be De anima et ressurectione.

Matthieu Cassin
Hélène Grelier-Deneux
Françoise Vinel

(Français) Ouverture des inscriptions au 14e colloque international Grégoire de Nysse

The 14th Gregory of Nyssa International Symposium will take place in Paris from September 4 to 7, 2018, on the theme “The Homilies on the Pater noster and their Byzantine Reception”. The conference program is now available. Registration is also open: registration is mandatory; please register online using the form provided. Registration is free, but is required to access the conference; please register before August 25. As a reminder, the conference will be held at the Collège des Bernardins.

For those who do not live in Paris, we offer you an indicative list of accommodation; attention, accommodation in Paris is expensive, do not delay to book your accommodation, whatever it is.

Conference programme to be published soon

The two calls for papers are now closed. The short papers were selected following the opinions of the Scientific Committee: 30 were selected, out of some 60 received. The conference programme will soon be online. Proposals to participate in the two doctoral students’ workshops are also being evaluated and the composition of these two workshops will soon be announced.

Workshop for doctoral students

Call for speakers at the workshop for doctoral students

During the XIIIth international conference on Gregory of Nyssa in Rome, which was devoted to the Homilies on the Song of Songs, the organisers made the suggestion that half a day should be allocated for graduate workshops. This opportunity for research students to discuss their research with experts in nyssen studies proved very fruitful. That is why we are offering this call for applications from doctoral students to such a workshop during the 2018 conference, which will focus on the Homilies on the Lord’s Prayer.

Workshops are open in order of priority to PhD candidates working on a text by Gregory of Nyssa or on a theme related to his work that may go beyond the topic of the conference. Students working on topics close to that of the conference but via the study of other writers from the IVthe century can also apply (commentaries on Sunday prayer, anthropology and theology of prayer, pardon or issues of edition and translation, etc.).

Doctoral students are of course invited to attend the whole conference. Workshops can take place in French, English, Italian or German and Spanish is a possibility. Workshop proposals (title and abstract of 1 or 2 pages) along with a brief CV and a letter from the student’s supervisor should be sent before 31 December 2017 to the following email address : For the workshop, a detailed presentation of the PhD (max. 10 p) along with a statement on achievements to date or conclusions on a specific point to be submitted to the discussion.

Matthieu Cassin          Hélène Grelier-Deneux          Françoise Vinel

Call for paper

The XIVth international conference on Gregory of Nyssa will take place in Paris, Collège des Bernardins, from Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th of September 2018. It will focus on the Homilies on the Lord’s Prayer and their reception in the byzantine world. A call for papers is open until September the 30th 2017.

As customary for Gregory of Nyssa’s conferences, each homily will be the subject of a specific lecture, offering a commentary of the whole homily. A call for paper is announced thereby for the other papers (time: 20 minutes), which should deal with the theme of the conference. The following topics are suggested:

  • the art and skills of the preacher
  • the world of the preacher and social and moral aspects of his homilies.
  • The exegesis of the Lord’s Prayer, in relation with the other works by Gregory and the other patristic authors
  • The perspective of the Kingdom (eschatology and present world)
  • The biblical figures in the homilies
  • Illness, health and healing of body and soul
  • Prayer in the homilies
    • In comparison with the other works of Gregory
    • In comparison with the other patristic authors
  • posterity and reception of the homilies in Byzantium
    • exegesis
    • theology
    • Spirituality

The official languages of the conferences are French, English, Italian, German and Spanish. Contributors are warmly encouraged to choose their most familiar tongue.

A French translation will be published in the collection « Sources chrétiennes » before the conference (M. Cassin, Ch. Boudignon, J. Seguin †); a working English translation will also be available to the participants to the conference (M. DelCogliano, A. Radde-Gallwitz).

Proposals (title and abstract ; position and institution) are to be sent via email to the following address: They will be examined by the scientific committee and results will be communicated before the end of year 2017.

Matthieu Cassin          Hélène Grelier-Deneux          Françoise Vinel

XIVth international colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa

The next colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa will take place in Paris, 4th-7th September 2018. His theme will be the Homilies on the Lord’s prayer and their reception in the Byzantine World.

Call for papers will be published during autumn 2016.

A PhD seminar will take place during the conference, as in Rome. Call for registration will be published in autumn 2016.

Some practical informations will be added as the preparation advance.

A Bibliography page provides some indications about the text and theme.

Matthieu Cassin (IRHT, CNRS), Hélène Grelier-Deneux (University Paris Ouest), Françoise Vinel (University of Strasbourg)