Call for Papers: Roman and Byzantine Christmas Traditions

The Orthodox Academy of Crete ( and the After Constantine Journal ( would like to invite academic scholars to participate in the mini-conference Roman and Byzantine Christmas Traditions which will take place on Zoom, on December 17, 2022. The following topics are recommended (without being limited):

  • The origins of Roman and Byzantine Christmas traditions

  • The folklorist study of Christmas in the late Roman and Byzantine empires

  • Analyzing Jesus' nativity in the Gospels: History and Theology

  • The Byzantine and archaeological perspectives on the nativity of Jesus

Candidates are welcome to send their abstracts accompanied by a brief biographical note in English or Greek (as there will be two sections) to the Journal's email ( or to Mrs. Zoe Tsiami (

Deadline: September 30

Est. final response: October 10

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