The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Patristic Studies will take place from May 27-29, 2024, at the downtown campus of Saint Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto, Ontario, located at Alumni Hall, 121 St. Joseph Street, Toronto ON M5S 3C2. (Please note that we will not be meeting with Congress this year in order to better facilitate the needs of our members for 2024.)

This year’s meeting will take place in person, with some capacity for virtual presentations and virtual access to in-person sessions via Zoom. Papers are invited on any theme relevant to the study of late antiquity, patristic studies, or the study of Christianity between the second and seventh centuries CE. Papers are presented in English or French. The time allotted for presentation and discussion is 30 minutes (papers are expected to be 20-25 minutes). The proposed title, an abstract of approximately 100 words, and an indication of audio-visual and accessibility requirements should be emailed to the programme coordinator, Sean Hannan ( by 31 January, 2024. Please indicate in your email whether you plan to attend virtually or in person.

Beyond the general pool of submissions, papers are solicited for two special sessions at our 2024 meeting as well as a joint seminar (held during Congress 2024). The special sessions are on the topics of “Trauma and Therapeia in Early Christian Writings” and “Ecology and Patrology.” Please indicate in your email whether your submission is intended for one of these sessions. The joint seminar is coordinated with the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (CSBS), entitled “A Celebration of the Life and Work of Harold Remus,” with a focus this year on “Semantics and Boundaries at the End of Antiquity.” It will be hosted by CSBS at Congress in Montreal (June 17-19), with virtual delivery as an option. See below for more information about the special sessions and joint seminar.

Students are encouraged to submit their papers for the Student Essay Prize ($200.00 and a one-year membership in the society). The essay must not have been published or presented elsewhere. Both graduate and undergraduate essays by registered students will be considered. A letter of conformation of student status from a professor is required.

For further details, see the CSPS website.