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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.

July 2016
7/3-7/7 2016 SBL International Meeting
Seoul, South Korea
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7/4-7/8 Summer School- On Biblical Manuscripts
Summer School in Salzburg, Austria on on biblical manuscripts and their use in biblical studies.
See flyer with more information or email Kristin De Troyer
7/4-7/6 The Aramaeans B.C.: History, Literature, and Archaeology
ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Forty Third International Conference on the history and the cultural heritage of the Aramaeans B.C.: History, Literature, and Archaeology, to be held at the Oriental Institute, the University of Oxford, on 4th – 6th July 2016.The conference will start on Monday July 04th at 9am, finishing on Wednesday July 06th at 1pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address:ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. 01865-514041 Email:
7/10-7/14 Teaching Hebrew Morphology in the 21st Century
Workshop with Dr. Tania Notarius, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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7/17-7/20 EABS and IOQS Annual Meeting
This year’s Annual Meeting will be hosted by the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. This time EABS will meet jointly with the International Organisation for Qumran Studies.
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7/18-7/20 Ancient Churches of the Levant
ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Forty Third International Conference on the theme of the Ancient Churches of the Levant, to be held at the Oriental Institute ,University of Oxford.
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7/26-7/29 Postcolonial Hermeneutics
The VIII National Simposium of the Society of Indonesian Biblical Scholars (ISBI) will be held at STAKN Toraja, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia. Language: Bahasa Indonesia.

Email Marnangkok Situmorang for more information.
August 2016
8/2-8/5 General Meeting of Studiorum Novi Testament Societas
Society for New Testament Studies (SNTS) will hold their 2016 General Meeting in Montreal, Canada.
For updates and information, see SNTS
8/9-8/11 Ethnicity/Race/Religion: Identities, Ideologies, and Intersections in Biblical Texts and Interpretation
Centre for Biblical Studies, University of Exeter, UK
How do ethnicity and race feature in constructions of identity in biblical texts? How have ideologies of race shaped biblical interpretation past and present? And how has the Bible and its interpretation contributed to racial ideologies and racist practices? These are the key issues to be explored in this international conference. Religion and ethnicity or race – the terms are contested and unavoidably loaded – are facets of identity that intersect and overlap in complex and varied ways. They are neither identical nor entirely separable, but clearly bound up in some of the most intractable and prominent conflicts in the contemporary world.
One of the aims of the conference is to explore and to problematize the extent to which the dominant models of biblical scholarship remain ‘Western’ in their assumptions, and to consider what breaking out of these might entail.
Speakers: Professor Musa Dube, University of Botswana Dr Ma. Marilou S. Ibita, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and the Institute of Formation and Religious Studies, Quezon City, the Philippines. Dr Gregory Cuéllar, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, USA.
Registration closes: 20th July 2016
Conference programme available to view via below link.
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September 2016
9/4-9/9 International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT)
For the first time in its more than 50-years history the IOSOT will convene on African soil in 2016. The triennial meeting will take place at the University of Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa. Updates and more information will be posted on the official website. Register there with your e-mail address to receive automatic updates and the Call for Papers. Questions contact: Prof Louis Jonker
9/26 Exegetical Day
Exegetical Day in Gothenburg, Sweden on September 26, 2016. , the theme will be Rewritten Bible, with contributions from prominent international scholars. The annual business meeting of Swedish Exegetical Society, will also take place during the day.
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October 2016
10/7 Frankel Institute Annual Fellowship Application Deadline
The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan provides annual fellowships for scholars and artists from around the world to conduct research in relation to a given theme. Applications are encouraged by scholars working on topics related to Jews and materiality in antiquity. Topics can include, but are not limited to, sacrificial discourse, Jewish liturgy, Jewish spatial and architectural practices, the relationship between divinity and materiality or immateriality, sensory regimes, ritual artifacts, religious law related to property, performance of gender and the history of the Jewish body, and conceptions of matter and cosmogony. Applications from scholars of antiquity whose work is not strictly in Jewish studies are particularly welcomed, including those working on relevant topics in early Christianity, or religions in the Roman and Sasanian empires. The Frankel Institute also encourages joint applications from pairs or teams of scholars working on collaborative projects. Applicants should work broadly in the Mediterranean basin or western Asia from the Hellenistic to the early Islamic eras.
For more information, or for application materials, email or call 734.763.9047.
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November 2016
11/18 Voices of Israel: Isaiah and Micah
A biblical studies conference jointly sponsored by St. Edward’s University and the Katholischen Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt will be held at the St. Edward's campus in Austin. The conference will focus on the books of Isaiah (1-39) and Micah to examine issues in the religious life of ancient Israel and specifically Judah in the eighth century. A key issue across the papers will be the relationship between Isaiah and Micah, both literarily and historically. Invited speakers and respondents include Richard Bautch (Austin), Joachim Eck (Eichstätt-Ingolstadt), Michael Floyd (Austin), Christopher B. Hays (Pasadena), J. Todd Hibbard (Detroit), Ndikho Mtshiselwa (Pretoria), James Nogalski (Waco) and Burkard Zapff (Eichstätt-Ingolstadt).

There will be a concurrent exhibit of art by Jenn Hassin that allows conference participants to engage questions that arise in biblical text from another perspective, that of the creative arts. Ms. Hassin is renown for a style of art that features rolled paper. During the luncheon portion of the conference, Ms. Hassin will speak about her work and her experiences creating art inspired by accounts from Israel as well as her own experiences there.

The Austin conference is one hour by car from the SBL Annual Meeting in San Antonio, which begins the next day.

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11/19-11/22 2015 SBL Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas
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