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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.

December 2016
12/31 Call for Papers Deadline - Sixteenth Annual Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize
The William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem announces the 2017 Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize call for papers. This prize provides $650 for the best published article or paper presented at a conference that treats a topic in the field of Syro-Palestinian or biblical archaeology.Authors must be Ph.D. candidates.They may be of any nationality but the article or paper must be in English.Co-written or co-presented pieces may be submitted if all the authors or presenters are doctoral candidates; the prize, if awarded, will be divided equally among authors or presenters.
All submissions must be in PDF format only.All submissions must include both the cover sheet and the paper.All submissions must be received no later than December 31, 2016.The prize will be announced on Sean’s birthday, March 9, 2017.
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12/31 CFP Deadline  
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.
Graduate students and recent PhDs should also consider applying to the Bible and Philosophy Young Scholars Workshop (some student funding can offset costs of travel and accommodations).
Please direct correspondence to gavriell@herzlinstitute.org
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January 2017
1/5-1/8 AIA/SCS Meeting
The Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) (formerly known as the American Philological Association) will take place in Toronto, Ontario, January 5–8, 2017. Meeting registration and hotel reservation information will be posted in late summer.
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1/26-1/28 The Institute for Signifying Scriptures
The Institute for Signifying Scriptures is hosting their Second Annual Meeting at the Holiday Inn, Center City Charlotte North Carolina.
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February 2017
2/10-2/12 2017 SBL Midwest Regional Meeting
Will be held at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame (South Bend), Indiana. The Midwest region includes Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Iowa. The SBL Midwest Region meets jointly with the Middle West branch of The American Oriental Society and The American Schools of Oriental Research – Midwest.
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March 2017
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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3/31 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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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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5/31-6/3 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
7/18-7/22 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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September 2017
October 2017
November 2017
11/18-11/21 2017 SBL Annual Meeting
Boston, MA
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December 2017
 
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