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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 2017
3/1 CFP Deadline: 2017 Byzantine Studies Conference

Conference will be held Thursday, October 5, 2017, to Sunday, October 8, 2017
University of Minnesota in Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
The Byzantine Studies Association welcomes submissions for March 1st using its online system. Papers from a wide range of disciplines related to Byzantine Studies, including Biblical and Religious Studies, are encouraged. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent by email by March 15th. For inquiries, please contact the 2017 BSC Program Chair, Sarah Brooks (brooksst@jmu.edu). The BSC is the annual forum for the presentation and discussion of papers on every aspect of Byzantine studies and related disciplines, and is open to all, regardless of nationality or academic status. It is also the occasion of the annual meeting of the Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA).


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3/3-3/5 2017 SBL Southeastern Regional Meeting
Will be held at the Marriott Raleigh Crabtree Valley, Raleigh, North Carolina. The Southeastern region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee.
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3/10-3/12 2017 SBL Southwestern Regional Meeting
Will be held at the Marriott Hotel DFW Airport in North Irving, Texas.The Southwestern region includes Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri.
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3/12-3/13 2017 SBL Central States Regional Meeting
Will be held at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Columbia, Missouri. The Central States region includes Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
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3/12-3/13 2017 SBL Pacific Coast Regional Meeting
Will be held at Hope International University, Fullerton, California.The Pacific Coast region includes California, Arizona, Hawaii, and Nevada. SBL Pacific members occasionally meet with the American Academy of Religion Western Region and/or the American Schools of Oriental Research-PacSW.
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3/16-3/17 2017 SBL Eastern Great Lakes Regional Meeting
Will be held at the Doubletree Akron in Akron, Ohio.The Eastern Great Lakes region includes Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
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3/16-3/17 2017 SBL Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
Will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick, New Jersey .The Mid-Atlantic region includes West Virginia, Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey.
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3/24-3/25 2017 SBL Rocky Mountains - Great Plains Regional Meeting
Will be held at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. The Rocky Mountains - Great Plains region includes Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah, and Montana.
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3/28 Extended CFP Deadline for OBSA
The 2017 gathering (21-22 April 2017) of the Oceania Biblical Studies Association is an opportunity to assess, energize, navigate and sanction biblical studies in Pasifika, mindful of the struggles with the occupation of island nations and the concern for solidarity and cooperation between island groups and peoples. In those interests, we invite presentations within the currents of the streams (on methodology; on scriptures; on practices) of OBSA.
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3/31 2017 SBL New England/Eastern Canada Regional Meeting
Will be held at Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Connecticut. The New England/Eastern Canada region includes Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Quebec, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island,and Nova Scotia.
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3/31-4/1 2017 SBL Upper Midwest Region Regional Meeting
Will be held at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. The Upper Midwest Region includes Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
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April 2017
4/9-4/12 2017 Annual Meeting of the New Testament Society of Southern Africa (NTSSA)
Meeting will be held at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. The 2017 NTSSA Annual Meeting will be directed by the subgroup for Pauline Studies.
Closing date for proposals: 13 February 2017.
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4/15 CFP Deadline: Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense LXVI, 2017
In the decades after the 1971 Colloquium on the Gospel of Mark which focused on Tradition and Redaction, scholarship has witnessed a proliferation of approaches. Alongside historical-critical methods narrative criticism and other readings have found a place in scholarship (feminist reading, reader response criticism, rhetorical analysis, post-colonial interpretations, performance criticism, reception history, social-scientific studies, Gospel and art). This wide range of methods calls for a fresh state of the art of research on Mark. The Colloquium raises the question of how these different approaches contribute to the ongoing search for the meaning of the second Gospel. New questions arise at the horizon or existing questions are presented in a new way. How can diachronic historical studies be integrated within synchronic readings? What is the relationship between history and story? What are the dominant currents in Markan scholarship, and are they connected to each other? The general issue of the relationship between meaning and method leads to more specific research topics. We think, for instance, of the role of the real reader in interpretation, the choice of a specific hermeneutical model, the integration of different disciplines, the function of inner- and intertextual references, the interrelationships of the canonical Gospels or the challenge how to disseminate scholarly information.
CALL FOR SHORT PAPERS: Short paper proposals (including name, institutional affiliation, title and abstract of 200 words) should be sent to: Geert Van Oyen, President CBL 2017, geert.vanoyen@uclouvain.be no later than April 15, 2017.
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4/21-4/22 2017 Meeting of Oceania Biblical Studies Association
The 2017 gathering is an opportunity to assess, energize, navigate and sanction biblical studies in Pasifika, mindful of the struggles with the occupation of island nations and the concern for solidarity and cooperation between island groups and peoples. In those interests, we invite presentations within the currents of the streams (on methodology; on scriptures; on practices) of OBSA.
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May 2017
5/5-5/7 2017 SBL Pacific Northwest Regional Meeting
Will be held at St. Mary's University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Pacific Northwest region includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, and Yukon Territory.
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5/22-6/2 NSTS 2017
Nida School of Translation Studies 2017 meets at San Pellegrino University Foundation in Italy with a theme of Translation and Cultural Conversions. This theme invites creative, generative explorations of the many powerful and ethically-charged sites of change and exchange that characterize translational contexts, from traditional notions of religious conversion to contemporary concepts of digital and media conversion, from transformative processes of identity to transformational rewritings of literary texts and the evolution of cultural canons.
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5/31-6/3 Ocularism and the Metaphysics of Light.
Panel sessions from a wide range of fields, including but not limited to: Philosophy; Theology; History; Literature; Classics; Biblical Studies; Liturgical Studies; and Art History.
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June 2017
July 2017
7/15 Call for Papers
The Dead Sea Scrolls Seventy Years Later. Manuscripts, Traditions, Interpretations, and Their Biblical Context, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
The contributions may deal with any topic related to the Dead Sea scrolls, be it archeological, paleographic, literary, historical, social, biblical, or religious—again, in their widest understandings. The preferred approach is to present a particular theme from the perspective of the development of the related scholarly research, beginning with the first publications of a Qumran manuscript, or first/early interpretations concerning a particular topic related to Qumran research. Any other analysis or approach is also acceptable.
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7/18-7/22 Philosophical Investigation of the Hebrew Scriptures, Talmud and Midrash
This conference will seek to elucidate the classical Jewish theology of torah from heaven in light of recent challenges. We are especially interested in papers that seek a better understanding of the views presented in the Hebrew Bible, Talmud and Midrash, according to which the torah is to be seen as entering the world through, or being given shape by, God’s speech to Moses and Israel at Mt. Sinai.
Please direct correspondence to gavriell@herzlinstitute.org
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07/26-07/28 Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense LXVI, 2017
In the decades after the 1971 Colloquium on the Gospel of Mark which focused on Tradition and Redaction, scholarship has witnessed a proliferation of approaches. Alongside historical-critical methods narrative criticism and other readings have found a place in scholarship (feminist reading, reader response criticism, rhetorical analysis, post-colonial interpretations, performance criticism, reception history, social-scientific studies, Gospel and art). This wide range of methods calls for a fresh state of the art of research on Mark. The Colloquium raises the question of how these different approaches contribute to the ongoing search for the meaning of the second Gospel. New questions arise at the horizon or existing questions are presented in a new way. How can diachronic historical studies be integrated within synchronic readings? What is the relationship between history and story? What are the dominant currents in Markan scholarship, and are they connected to each other? The general issue of the relationship between meaning and method leads to more specific research topics. We think, for instance, of the role of the real reader in interpretation, the choice of a specific hermeneutical model, the integration of different disciplines, the function of inner- and intertextual references, the interrelationships of the canonical Gospels or the challenge how to disseminate scholarly information.
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7/17-7/20 SOTS Summer Meeting
The Society for Old Testament Study Centennial Summer Meeting will be held at King’s College London.
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August 2017
8/7-8/11 SBL International Meeting
Berlin, Germany
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8/14-8/15

Vision, Narrative, and Wisdom in the Aramaic Texts from Qumran

The Copenhagen Qumran Initiative and the Theological Faculty of the University of Copenhagen are organizing an international symposium focusing on the Aramaic texts from the Qumran Caves.

The texts from the Qumran Caves written in Aramaic make up a variegated corpus with several literary genres represented. These texts are interesting not only because of their literary contents and their historical significance, but also because they throw new light on the history of the Aramaic language, and the linguistic situation in Palestine in the late Second Temple period. Some of the texts are related to biblical literature in Hebrew in ways that are not always easily grasped. Arguably, some of the Aramaic texts may represent earlier versions of the cognate Hebrew compositions. While focusing attention on vision texts and the “testament” genre, the symposium will attempt to cover a wide range of topics related to this fascinating material.

We welcome papers on topics related to Aramaic Qumran texts. If you are interested in participating, and in presenting a paper, please contact Kasper Siegismund, ksi@teol.ku.dk.

 

September 2017
October 2017
10/5-10/8 2017 Byzantine Studies Conference
Will be held at University of Minnesota in Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
The BSC is the annual forum for the presentation and discussion of papers on every aspect of Byzantine studies and related disciplines, and is open to all, regardless of nationality or academic status. It is also the occasion of the annual meeting of the Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA).
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10/25-10/26 The Dead Sea Scrolls Seventy Years Later. Manuscripts, Traditions, Interpretations, and Their Biblical Context
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. The huge impact of the scrolls on the field of biblical studies (in its most expansive sense!) makes it imperative that we undertake today an effort to examine and review the large field of Dead Sea Scrolls studies. The seventieth anniversary of the first discoveries seems an opportune time. The conference creates a platform for scholarly exchange concerning the present state of professional research in the field of Qumran studies.
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November 2017
11/18-11/21 2017 SBL Annual Meeting
Boston, MA
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December 2017
 
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