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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 2020
9/30 Deadline: Call for Papers 

Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense LXIX, 2020 (moved to 2/1-3) (President: Jan Willem van Henten, University of Amsterdam)

The reception history of the four Books of the Maccabees is as rich as it is diverse. The relevance of these books is apparent from the multi-faceted ongoing recent scholarship, which can be characterized by the incorporation of literary approaches, a renewed interest in historical issues and the contemporary political and cultural contexts of the books, a more systematic discussion of religious and theological themes and a more intense study of the reception history. Nevertheless, we are still in need of elaborate analyses of the literary aspects of the Maccabean Books. The recent publication of a decree during Seleucus IV’s rule calls for a re-assessment of 1 and 2 Maccabees as historical sources as well as renewed contextualizations of the books as historical documents. How do the Maccabean books articulate the interactions of religion with politics and culture? What could be the theological relevance of 1-4 Maccabees? Finally, the reception history of the Maccabean Books also deserves further study.

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: Jan Willem van Henten, President CBL 2020, no later than 30 September 2020. 
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October 2020
10/20-10/22 From the Books of Enoch to Genesis Apocryphon: The Aramaic Manuscripts of 1 Enoch and Related Apocalyptic Traditions
Join us online for the International Conference on the Aramaic Manuscripts of 1 Enoch, organized by the Institute of Biblical Studies (KUL, Lublin, Poland) and the Enoch Seminar.

Speakers: Kenneth Atkinson, Florentina Badalanova-Geller, Jonathan Ben-Dov, Gabriele Boccaccini, Mirjam Bokhorst, Kelley Coblentz Bautch, Mathias Coeckelbergs, Edward M. Cook, Jaap Doedens, Henryk Drawnel, Shlomi Efrati, Torleif Elgvin, Steven Fassberg, Ida Fröhlich, Matthew Goff, Jesper Høgenhaven, Helen Jacobus, Itai Kagan, Corrado Martone, Eshbal Ratzon, Lawrence H. Schiffman, John M. Steele, Eibert Tigchelaar, James VanderKam

Registration is free but required to participate.
November 2020
11/14 AABS 2020 Annual Meeting
The Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars 2020 Annual Meeting will meet virtually by ZOOM on Saturday, November 14, 12:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
December 2020
January 2021
February 2021
2/1-2/3 Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense LXIX, 2020
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.
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2/5-2/7 Midwest Regional Meeting
Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana.
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2/28 Pacific Coast Regional Meeting
California State University, Fullerton, California.
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March 2021
3/5 New England/Eastern Canada Regional Meeting
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Brighton, Massachussetts.
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3/5-3/7 Southwestern Regional Meeting
Dallas Marriott Las Colinas Hotel, Irving, Texas.
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3/12-3/13 Central States Regional Meeting
Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.
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3/18-3/19 Eastern Great Lakes Regional Meeting
Cambria Hotel & Suites, Uniontown, Ohio.
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3/19-3/20 Rocky Mountains - Great Plains Regional Meeting
University of Colorado- Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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April 2021
4/10 Upper Midwest Regional Meeting
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.
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May 2021
June 2021
July 2021
7/25-7/29 SBL International Meeting
University of Kent, Canterbury, England
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August 2021
8/1/2021-1/1/2022 Call for Papers- Race and Racism: Beyond the Spectacular
This April 2023 issue of TAPA intends to be a catalyst for transformative ideas regarding the reality of race and racism within all aspects of Greek and Roman Studies. Co-editors Patrice Rankine and Sasha-Mae Eccleston are calling specifically for contributions from outside as well as from inside the field of classics. This issue will focus on Covid-19 and the global Movement 4 Black Lives and how they have highlighted the extent to which racism is a public health emergency whose reach extends across the Black Atlantic and far beyond. This issue of TAPA intends to be a catalyst for transformative ideas regarding the reality of race and racism within all aspects of Greek and Roman Studies.
September 2021

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