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A Calendar of Events for Biblical and Religious Studies
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May 2019
5/16-5/17 Saint Paul and Rhetoric: review, perspectives, and new hypotheses
The Faculté des Lettres of the University of Strasbourg, welcomes scholars to an international colloquium entitled : “Saint Paul and Rhetoric: review, perspectives, and new hypotheses / Saint Paul et la rhétorique : bilan, perspectives et nouvelles hypothèses. " The colloquium will take place on 16 and 17 May 2019, in Strasbourg, France, and bring together leading classical and biblical scholars seeking to answer questions such as : Which areas of research in Pauline rhetoric have proved unsatisfactory or unproductive? Which areas have been fruitful, but have now been fully explored? Which areas of research in Pauline rhetoric would be fruitful, but so far have remained unexplored, or under-explored? Which areas should be given priority as the in future research? Contact: Jonathan Thiessen
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5/20-5/31 2019 Nida School of Translation Studies
The Nida School of Translation Studies exists to advance research in translation through a transdisciplinary approach that brings together varying perspectives and methodologies, while challenging traditional boundaries and encouraging original thinking about what translation is and the roles it plays in a globalized world. The theme of our 2019 session, Translating and Interpreting in Contexts of Conflict and Crisis calls participants to engage in an exploration of the many complex challenges, both practical and ethical, that are faced daily by translators and interpreters working in fragile contexts and crisis situations. Location: Misano Adriatico,Italy
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5/21-5/22 Petitioners, Penitents, and Poets: On Prayer and Praying in Second Temple Judaism
Brite Divinity School (Fort Worth, TX) will host a two-day conference on prayer in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity. This conference, organized by Timothy Sandoval and Ariel Feldman, brings together scholars from the USA and Europe to present their recent work on the topic. The conference is open to public, as is the public lecture on the “Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Judaism and Christianity” by Prof. Charlotte Hempel (University of Birmingham, UK) that will take place on May 21 at 7 pm at a venue adjacent to the conference.
5/26-5/27 Protestant Bible Scholarship: Antisemitism, Philosemitism, and Anti-Judaism
This conference at Oriel College, Oxford brings prominent biblical scholars and scholars of Judaism together for a conversation about the foundations of our fields. We want to generate a discussion of how a biased understanding of Judaism became integral to the discipline. This conversation is about understanding, healing and changing that discussion through critical thinking and ethical reading.
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5/31 CFP Deadline
Ministerium Sermonis: An International Colloquium on St. Augustine’s Sermons: Leuven, May 2020
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5/31 The Material Gospel
“The Material Gospel” conference will take place at the University of Notre Dame on 31 May 2019. The conference will bring together a number of scholars to discuss “Gospel” as material text in the first five or so centuries CE, focusing on how Gospel literature was materialized in diverse formats and technologies. Speakers include Chris Keith (St Mary’s Twickenham), Matthew Larsen (Princeton), Clare Rothschild (Lewis), and Sofía Torallas Tovar (Chicago). The conference is organized by David Lincicum and Jeremiah Coogan, both of the University of Notre Dame.
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June 2019
6/24-6/25 New Song: Biblical Hebrew Poetry as Jewish and Christian Scripture for the 21st Century
This conference will explore the significance of the poetic medium (difficulties, dynamics, and demands on readers) in the ongoing interpretive engagement with Biblical Hebrew poetry as scripture. Participants will hear from and discuss with leading scholars from around the world (incl. Ellen Davis, Benjamin Sommer, & John Goldingay), each with their own approaches to how the poetry of the OT/HB might be recontextualized in contemporary contexts. The conference is located at Ushaw College (Durham, UK) and co-sponsored by Durham University's Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society, and Politics and the Centre for Catholic Studies. Registration closes May 27.
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July 2019
7/1-7/5 SBL International Meeting
hosted by the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Gregorian University, Rome, Italy.
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7/16-7/19 International Congress of Biblical Studies in Buenos Aires
On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Revista Biblica, the ABA (Asociacion Biblica Argentina) has organized an International Congress of Biblical Studies which will take place in Buenos Aires.
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7/21-7/24 The British Association of Jewish Studies Conference
BAJS Annual Conference will be held at the University of Oxford. Theme: What is Commentary?
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07/24-07/26 Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense LXVIII, 2019 (President: Judith Lieu, University of Cambridge)
Whereas in the past interest in Peter has largely focussed on the ecclesiastical or institutional dynamics of the Petrine traditions, or on Peter as a shadowy foil for Paul, mediating between him and James as the representative of ‘Jewish Christianity’, recent study has offered fresh insights into both the canonical letters that bear his name, but also into the range of non-canonical ‘Petrine’ texts as well as into the development of the traditions regarding his death and burial. It is therefore a very apposite time to hold a Colloquium which will bring together both established and more early career scholars who have been at the centre of these diverse new developments, and stimulate dialogue and deeper analysis. The Proceedings of the Colloquium are expected to make a significant contribution to the role and representation of Peter and associated writings in the Early Church and to their reception. CALL FOR SHORT PAPERS: Short paper proposals (including name, institutional affiliation, postal address, e-mail address, title and abstract of ca. 200 words) should be sent to: Judith Lieu, President CBL 2019, no later than 31 March 2019.
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7/30-8/2 Society for New Testament Studies
SNTS 2019 General Meeting will be held in Marburg, Germany.
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August 2019
8/4-8/9 International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament
The 23rd Congress of IOSOT will be held at the University of Aberdeen.
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8/11-8/14 European Association of Biblical Studies
2019 Annual Conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland.
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8/23-8/29 2020 IAHR World Congress
The 22nd Quinquennial World Conference of the International Association for the History of Religion (IAHR) will be in Dunedin, New Zealand.
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September 2019
9/2-9/13 Oxford Biblical Hebrew Summer School
Ten days of intensive teaching in biblical Hebrew - at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. The course corresponds to two terms of intensive teaching for a full-time university student and is open to students with or without experience of the language. The cost of the school is £300 per student for 30 hours of language instruction.
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October 2019
10/23-10/24 Signs, Wonders and Mighty Works: God’s Activity in the History of Salvation
The Institute of Biblical Studies at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland,is hosting an international biblical conference dealing with the theme of miracles in the Bible and extra-biblical traditions of the ancient Mediterranean world.
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November 2019
11/23-11/26 SBL Annual Meetings 2019
San Diego, California
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December 2019
12/15-12/17 Association for Jewish Studies
51st Annual Conference will be held in San Diego, California.
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