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2018 International Meeting

Helsinki, Finland

Meeting Begins: 7/30/2018
Meeting Ends: 8/3/2018

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.


Call For Papers Opens: 10/18/2017
Call For Papers Closes: 2/15/2018
Requirements for Participation

Textual Criticism of the New Testament, the Old Testament and the Qur’an (EABS)


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Two sessions are scheduled for the meeting in Helsinki: 1. an open session where papers on any topic within the range of the interests of the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, the Old Testament and the Qur’an research group are welcome. 2. a thematic session “Manuscript Grouping” where we will attempt to explore the field of the relationship between manuscripts and their classification trying to answer questions such as: how do we define manuscript textual traditions? If we group manuscripts on the basis of agreement and disagreement in variation between them, when do we consider a variation significant and characteristic as opposed to insignificant? Do manuscript groupings reflect chronological or geographical stages of development? The field of manuscript grouping will be approached from different angles and from different textual traditions. The Textual Criticism of the New Testament, the Old Testament and the Qur’an research group cordially invites the submission of proposals for papers for the forthcoming EABS meeting in Helsinki. We welcome paper proposals that focus on the above mentioned topics and related aspects.

Program Unit Chairs

Alba Fedeli
Theodora Panella

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