Yesterday, I received news that my abstract had been accepted for the “Preaching After Easter” conference which will take place in March, 2013 in Leuven. The title of the abstract is “For those who love learning,” Gregory of Nazianzus on the Miracle of Pentecost. It will essentially be a more detailed write-up of the passage I’ve examined here and here from Gregory’s Or. 41 on Pentecost. I’d like to publicly thank Charles Sullivan, through whom I became interested in the passage, and whose dialogue has been extremely helpful in sorting out the intricacies of Gregory’s argument and its later reception. I’m particularly curious about the philosophical background he may be pulling in, and also the way he weaves different scriptural passages together. I think it’ll be fun to do a paper that’s not, strictly speaking, “digital humanities.”
But back in the “digital” domain, I’ve submitted an abstract for the meeting of the North American Patristics Society next May. The paper will essentially be an digital authorship analysis of as much as I can transcribe from the recently discovered Origen codex. I hope to show that stylometric analyses support an attribution of the homilies codex to Origen, and I’d also like to examine the stylometric differences within the codex. Hopefully it’ll be accepted! I’ve yet to attend a NAPS conference, but I’ve heard good things.