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A Calendar of Events for Biblical and Religious Studies
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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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7/15-7/17 The Desert Origins of God: Yahweh’s Emergence and the Materiality of Desert Cult in the Southern Levant and Northern Arabia
This conference seeks to explore and contextualize the configuration of the varied desert cultic practices from the southern Levant and northern Arabia during the Late Bronze/Iron Ages that may have contributed to the emergence of the Yahwistic cult. (Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Center for Religious Studies, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
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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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8/20 CFP deadline: Existential Conceptions of the Relationship Between Philosophy and Theology
We invite submissions for the topical issue of "Open Theology" ( entitled “Existential Conceptions of the Relationship between Philosophy and Theology”. This issue is prepared in connection with the conference “Figuring Existence” held in collaboration with the Centre of Theology and Modern European Thought, University of Oxford.
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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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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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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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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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