Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Publication of Fortunatianus' Commentary on the Gospels

The CSEL edition of the rediscovered Commentarii in evangelia (Commentary on the Gospels) by the fourth-century bishop Fortunatianus of Aquileia has now been published.

Dr Lukas J. Dorfbauer, Mitarbeiter of the CSEL and editor of the volume, has supplemented his 2012 identification of the almost-complete text in an eighth-century anonymous manuscript (Köln, Dombibliothek, HS 11) with numerous secondary witnesses to the tradition. These and the history of the text are treated in a lengthy introduction which precedes the full critical text and apparatus, and extensive indices.

The volume, CSEL 103, is available from De Gruyter as a hard-back book or electronic text, and individual chapters are available for download at a fraction of the price of the whole book.

Also to be published by De Gruyter, later this year, as extra seriem volumes in the CSEL edition, are a collection of studies from the 2016 conference on Fortunatianus in Salzburg (Fortunatianus Redivivus) and an English translation of the commentary.

Monday, 2 January 2017

The Eusebius Essay Prize Submissions now being accepted

The Eusebius Essay Prize, of £500, is offered annually for the best essay submitted on a subject connected with any aspect of early Christian history, broadly understood as including the first seven centuries AD/CE. Scholars in any relevant discipline (theology, classics, late antique studies, Middle Eastern Studies etc.), whether established in their field or graduate students, are encouraged to enter the competition. Submissions from younger scholars are particularly welcomed.
The essay should not exceed 8,000 words, including footnotes, and should be submitted by 30 September 2017. A judgement will be made at the end of November 2017 (the editors reserve the right not to award the prize if no essay of significant quality is submitted).
The essay of the successful candidate will be published in the Journal of Ecclesiastical History. Other submissions entered into the competition may also be recommended for publication.
All essays should be sent by e-mail attachment (with Eusebius Essay Prize in the subject line), prepared to journal style, to Mrs Mandy Barker at jeh@robinson.cam.ac.uk.

Recent Eusebius Prize winning essays - free to access