Search SBL

A Calendar of Events for Biblical and Religious Studies
Events that are of interest to SBL members may be submitted to Sharon Johnson.  Inclusion in the calendar does not constitute an endorsement by SBL of the event. Minor editorial revisions may be made for stylistic purposes and for reasons of length. Submissions must include a link for more information - either a website or an email link. We cannot host PDF documents.

7/30-8/2 CBA Annual General Meeting
Catholic Biblical Association of America (CBA) 84th Annual General Meeting (2022) Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
More information
August 2022
8/1-8/3 Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense LXXI (2022) on Qumran and the New Testament
The Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense is an annual international conference on Biblical Studies jointly organised by the theological faculties of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Université catholique de Louvain. The meetings take place in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the KU Leuven and are alternately dedicated to a topic in Old and in New Testament Studies. The Colloquium offers a forum and meeting place for research and scholarly discussion in the field of Biblical Studies. As a rule the annual conference focuses on a biblical book or a collection of writings, but it also addresses thematic subjects.
More information
8/1-8/28 Ancient Voices
The Classical Association of Scotland summer languages initiative: Ancient Voices. From Monday 1st August until Sunday 28th August, we will be dividing the week into sections where we offer language class in 2hr slots in Latin, Ancient Greek, Aramaic, Hebrew, Sumerian and Egyptian Hieroglyphs.
More information
September 2022
October 2022
November 2022
December 2022
12/1 Call for Papers: CTCL-Symposium 2023
Pope Francis speaks in Evangelii Gaudium “of the need to promote a sound ‘decentralization’” (16) mirrored in the newly promulgated Constitution for the Roman Curia and the importance of the Dicastery for Evangelisation for the life of the Church (Praedicate Evangelium, Art. 53-58). At the same time, the church in our times is characterised by an abuse of power ultimately leading to a Synodal Pathway that will culminate in a Synod of Bishops on “Communion, Participation, and Mission” in autumn 2023. An important question surrounding these events that this symposium takes as a hypothesis lies in the right understanding of power in the Church.
More information
12/1 Call for Papers: "(Anti)-Apocalypticism throughout Antiquity"
The University of Zurich is organising a conference on the subject of "(Anti-)Apocalypticism in Antiquity", which is going to take place at the Monte Verità Conference Centre in Ascona, Switzerland, from July 16th to 19th 2023. The event is part of the "Congressi Stefano Franscini" events series. This international congress will serve as a platform for interdisciplinary exchange on the subject of apocalyptic thinking, its critiques, and the cultural and intellectual history surrounding apocalyptic traditions in ancient cultures. Besides a number of invited sessions with participants from the disciplines of theology, history, classics, philology, and other areas of research interested in various ancient cultures, the organisers invite offered papers for contributions of a maximum of 15 to 20 minutes. This call for papers is open to both junior and senior scholars from all disciplines within the study of ancient texts, languages, cultures and thought, while there is some focus on Ancient Near Eastern, Mediterranean, Levantine, Egyptian, and Persian contexts. Scholars researching questions in relation to (anti-)apocalypticism are invited to send abstracts for proposed papers to the organisers by email to the following address: Abstracts should be of an approximate length of 300-400 words and be supplemented by a small paragraph describing the scholar's academic background.
More information

© 2022, Society of Biblical Literature. All Rights Reserved.