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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.

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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9/30 CFP Deadline: Phenomenology of Religious Experience IV: Religious Experience and Description
“Open Theology” ( invites submissions for the topical issue “Phenomenology of Religious Experience IV: Religious Experience and Description”, prepared in collaboration with the Society for the Phenomenology of Religious Experience (
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9/30- 10/1 Conference: Human Remains. Ethics, Conservation, Display
This event is a follow-up of like-themed conference organised in Pompeii and Naples in May 2019, at which many questions were raised regarding the study, conservation and display of human remains (
Like the previous event, the Turin conference intends to address these issues, but with a particular focus on mummies, given the nature of the Egyptian Museum's collection
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October 2019
10/15 Deadline for Albright Fellowship Applications
The Albright annually provides up to $330,000 in fellowships and awards to 32 recipients. In addition, 32 Associate Fellows including Senior, Post-Doctoral, and Research Fellows receive funding from other sources. Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the Islamic periods, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines.
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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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10/23-10/24 WIM Conference 2019
The Women in Ministry (WIM) Initiative of Princeton Theological Seminary is offering a conference for women leaders of the church, both clergy and lay, who work within the church and beyond. Princeton, New Jersey.
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10/25-10/26 God’s Wisdom and the Wonder of Creation: Exploring the Intersection of Scripture, Theology, and the Sciences
Northeastern Seminary (Rochester, NY) is hosting an interdisciplinary conference on Scripture, theology, and the sciences for scholars, practitioners, students, and ministry leaders interested in the science-faith dialogue. The keynote speaker is Dr. William P. Brown, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. Brown will give two lectures.
From Ardi to Adam: The Garden and Human Origins
Brown will discuss how Paleoanthropology provides new ways of interpreting Genesis 2-3.
Job, Astrobiology, and the Science of Awe
Brown will examine the emerging multidisciplinary science of astrobiology, with its profound societal and theological implications, in connection with the book of Job.
Besides Brown’s lectures, over thirty papers will be presented in concurrent sessions on topics relating to the intersection of Scripture, theology, and the sciences.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Canadian-American Theological Association, the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation, the American Scientific Affiliation, and BioLogos.
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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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January 2020
February 2020
March 2020
3/7-3/8 SBL Central States Regional Meeting
Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO
Plenary speaker: Craig Keener
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3/20-3/23 American Oriental Society Annual Meeting
Boston Massachussetts
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April 2020
4/30 CFP Deadline: Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World
“Open Theology” ( invites submissions for the topical issue "Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World”, prepared in collaboration with the conference "Women and Gender in the Bible and the Ancient World", held by University of Glasgow.
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May 2020

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