All panels will take place in the OCR (Old Combination Room) of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Lunch and tea will be free for all registered attendees.

9:00-9:10 Opening remarks
9:10-10:40 Panel 1: Chair: Andreas Ammann (University of Bern)

Andrew Taylor (Churchill College, Cambridge)

Reading Philo in the 1550s

Richard Serjeantson (Trinity College, Cambridge)

Reborn in Rome? The baptism of Constantine and the writing of church history, 1475-1650

Anthony Grafton (Princeton)

The reception of Eusebius as a church historian

10:40-11:00 Tea break
11:00-12:30 Panel 2: Chair: Emily Michelson (University of St Andrews)

Cristina Dondi (Lincoln College, Oxford)

The circulation of the early editions of the fathers: an evidence-based approach

Madeline McMahon (Princeton)

Feuding Fathers: John Jewel reads Jerome on the Origenist Controversy

Alex Wright (Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge)

‘Letters and Learning’. William Cave’s ‘Primitive Christianity’ (1673) and the early modern study of ‘literae commendaticiae’

12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Panel 3: Chair: John-Paul Ghobrial (Balliol College, Oxford)

Sam Kennerley (Trinity College, Cambridge)

The globalisation of patristics in the circle of Marcello Cervini

Sundar Henny (University of Bern)

Presentism in Seventeenth-Century Patristics

Cornel Zwierlein (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Non-Juror Patristic studies and the Levant

15:00-15:20 Break
15:20-16:25 Panel 4: Chair: Joanna Weinberg (University of Oxford)

Mark Vessey (University of British Columbia)

The renaissance of late antiquity in Erasmus’ ‘Ratio seu compendium verae theologiae’ (1518/19)

Nicholas Hardy (Trinity College, Cambridge)

Isaac Casaubon, the fathers, and post-Reformation theological controversy

16:30-17:30 Keynote Lecture

Jean-Louis Quantin (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sorbonne, Paris)

A European geography of patristic scholarship, sixteenth to the seventeenth-century

With a response from Scott Mandelbrote (Peterhouse, Cambridge)

17:30-18:00 Walk to Peterhouse College, Cambridge
18:00-19:30 Book-launch of Scott Mandelbrote and Joanna Weinberg (eds.), Jewish Books and their Readers (Leiden, 2016), presented by Thomas Roebuck (University of East Anglia) in the Perne Library, Peterhouse.


Organised by Andreas Ammann (University of Bern), Sam Kennerley (Trinity College, Cambridge) and Kirsten Macfarlane (Lincoln College, Oxford).

Generously funded by FuN-Kommission (University of Bern) and the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.