In honor of James E. Goehring: NAPS 2016 panels

Tweets about the North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting's two sessions in honor of James E. Goehring, Professor at the University of Mary Washington


  1. Andrew Crislip of Virginia Commonwealth University, and undergraduate student of James E. Goehring's at the University of Mary Washington, organized two panels in honor of Jim at the recent North American Patristics Society meeting in Chicago. May 26-28, 2016.
  2. Jim was President of the Society in 2004-5.
  3. Jim retired from the University of Mary Washington this year.
  4. Jim has authored three books ...
  5. ...and co-edited or co-authored several more.
  6. His articles are far too numerous to mention here, but many are catalogued in this link on Worldcat:
  7. Jim, thank you so much for your work: your brilliance, your kindness, your labor. You have fundamentally changed the field. This Storify provides a small archive of the testimony to your impact.
  8. At NAPS, we gave the hashtag #jimfest to tweets about the two panels, so we could easily archive them here. The general conference hashtag was #NAPS2016, and all tweets are archived at 
  9. The first session was chaired by Andrew Crislip (VCU) and included the following papers:

    Phillip Rousseau, Catholic University of America:
    “The City a Desert”

    Rebecca Krawiec, Canisius College:
    “Writing Egyptian Monasticism: Texts and Memory"

    Caroline Schroeder, University of the Pacific:
    “The Dark Side of Digitization: Ideology and Power in the Technological Utopianism of the “Archive””

    Janet Timbie, Catholic University of America:
    “Monastic Sources from Middle Egypt: the Life of Phif as Witness to an Eremitic-Cenobitic Transition”
  10. Here are the tweets from the first session: