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A Calendar of Events for Biblical and Religious Studies
Submit your events via email to Sharon Johnson.  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.

March 2019
3/15-3/18 Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society
The 229th Meeting of the AOS will be held Friday, March 15 to Monday, March 18, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.
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3/17-3/18 SBL Central States Regional Meeting
Eden Theological Seminary,  St. Louis, Missouri.
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3/20-3/23 Westar Institute Spring Meeting
The national meeting will be held at the Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa, CA and is open to anyone interested in scholarship about religion and religious literacy. Participants come from all walks of life, professions, and religious backgrounds. To support greater understanding of religion, Westar hosts public lectures conducted by Westar Fellows and other leading figures in the scholarship of religion. Featuring presentations from Jack Caputo, James Carroll, Brandon Scott, Thandeka, the God Seminar, and the Christianity Seminar
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3/22 SBL New England/E.Canada Regional Meeting
Tufts UniversityMedford, Massachusetts.
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3/27-3/31 Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World XIII
The Department of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin welcomes all classicists, historians, religious studies and biblical scholars, and scholars with an interest in oral cultures to participate in the Thirteenth Conference on Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World, to take place in Austin (TX.)The theme for the conference is “Repetition”. The keynote speaker is Ruth Scodel (Classics, University of Michigan)
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3/29-3/30 SBL Rocky Mountains - Great Plains Regional Meeting
Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska.
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April 2019
4/11-4/12 Teaching the Bible in Higher Education in a Post-Truth Era
This conference will be held at the University of Winnipeg and will focus on the future of biblical studies and the teaching of the Bible in theological education and at publicly funded universities, particularly in light of the current cultural emphasis on emotion and belief over objectivity and facts. Proposals for presentations and workshops are welcomed by interested scholars.
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4/25-4/27 Association of Ancient Historians
The 2019 Meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians will be held at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.The theme is “Connections and Receptions in the Ancient Mediterranean World."
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May 2019
5/7-5/9 Jesus and the Pharisees: An Interdisciplinary Reappraisal
This international conference held at Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, will bring together Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, and other scholars from Argentina, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, and the United States. The conference first deals with the possible origins and meanings of the name “Pharisee” in different languages. It then examines the various ancient sources about the Pharisees (Josephus, Qumran, archaeological data, the New Testament, and Rabbinic Literature). The second part of the conference will be devoted to Wirkungsgeschichte, from Patristic Literature, to Medieval Jewish interpretations, to Passion Plays, the Movies, Religion Text Books, and Homiletics. In the end, we will look at possible ways to represent the Pharisees less inadequately in the future.
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5/20-5/31 2019 Nida School of Translation Studies
The Nida School of Translation Studies exists to advance research in translation through a transdisciplinary approach that brings together varying perspectives and methodologies, while challenging traditional boundaries and encouraging original thinking about what translation is and the roles it plays in a globalized world. The theme of our 2019 session, Translating and Interpreting in Contexts of Conflict and Crisis calls participants to engage in an exploration of the many complex challenges, both practical and ethical, that are faced daily by translators and interpreters working in fragile contexts and crisis situations. Location: Misano Adriatico,Italy
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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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7/16-7/19 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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8/23-8/29 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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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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