The Oxford Patristics Conference is now less than a month away, although it seems a lot more to me, snowed as I am in work.
Quite by accident, I learn this evening that the abstracts have been posted online as a blog by Markus Vinzent.
The Eusebius papers to be offered are here. At least two of the papers caught my eye: Cordula Brandt on Eusebius’ Commentary on the Psalms, Satoshi Toda on Eusebius Syriaca — a very interesting subject. Clayton Coombs is doing something on Eusebius’ use of the optative in the Ad Marinum (Gospel Problems and Solutions), which might be a touch technical for me. Scott Manor is attributing a quotation from Porphyry to the same work.
None of the Tertullian papers seem especially exciting to me.
Erica Hunter is doing something on the discoveries of manuscripts at Turfan, which I shall definitely go to.
Some of the Chrysostom papers look rather interesting too.
I need to start planning my trip, I see.
UPDATE: Scott Manor’s paper is actually on Proclus the Montanist, it turns out — the wrong abstract was posted at the conference blog.