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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.

October 2021
10/20-10/21 Biblical Anthropology - a Message for Contemporary Man
The Pontifical Biblical Commission together with the Institute of Biblical Studies at The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin organize a conference “Biblical Anthropology - a Message for Contemporary Man”
Due to pandemic restrictions, the conference will be held on the Internet, via the Zoom platform.

Taking as a point of departure the latest document of the Pontifical Biblical Commission What is man? A Journey through Biblical Anthropology we want to reflect on the topics related to biblical anthropology and their importance for modern man. During the conference, the document of the Pontifical Biblical Commission will be discussed, considering its origins, character, purpose and reception in the Church. The conference will also focus on important topics of biblical anthropology such as: the meaning of God’s image in man, the biblical vision of family, love and sexuality, the bodily and spiritual dimension of human nature, humanity’s relationship to the created world, freedom and determinism, and the Christological model of human nature. We will be looking for answers to the question of how to communicate the message of biblical anthropology to contemporary people, entering into an interdisciplinary dialogue with modern science without losing the specificity of the biblical message. A special session will be devoted to the anthropology of St. Paul. Call for papers
Updated Deadline: August 31, 2021. Conference papers will be published in a special volume of The Biblical Annals.
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November 2021
11/20-11/23 SBL Annual Meeting
Although we cannot offer a fully hybrid Annual Meeting, we are offering an alternative: a dual-format 2021 Annual Meeting in which some sessions are held only in-person and others are conducted strictly virtually—all during the same November 20–23 period. Members who travel to San Antonio will, of course, be able to participate in both types of sessions, while those unable to attend in-person in San Antonio will still have access to a rich program of sessions streamed online. Recordings of the virtual sessions will remain available through January 2022.
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December 2021
January 2022
February 2022
2/4-2/6 SBL Midwest Regional Meeting
Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana. The SBL Midwest Region meets jointly with the Middle West branch of The American Oriental Society.
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2/27 SBL Pacific Coast Regional Meeting
A 1-day meeting for networking & development: The 2022 meeting will be held Sunday February 27, 2022 at the Embassy Suites Brea North Orange County in Brea, California.
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March 2022
3/4-3/6 SBL Southwest Regional Meeting
In-person meetin at Dallas Marriott Las Colinas. Call for Papers open until November 5, 2021.
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3/13-3/14 SBL Southeastern Regional Meeting
at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
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3/11-3/14 SBL Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
More information on this virtual meeting is forthcoming.
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3/18-3/19 SBL New England/Eastern Canada Regional Meeting
See the program for this virtual meeting here.
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3/25-3/26 SBL Rocky Mountains - Great Plains Regional Meeting
In-person meeting at University of Denver, Denver, Colorado.
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April 2022
May 2022

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