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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.

October 2018
10/19-10/20 Visual Theology I: Transformative Looking Between the Visual Arts and Christian Doctrine (1850 – Now)
This conference aims to create the space for theologically engaged conversations between religion and the arts, focussing on visual media produced or received in the modern period (1850 onwards). It encourages the critical explorations of Christian theology in images where such explorations account for the dynamic and reflexive contexts of ‘post-secular’ interpretation.
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10/23-10/24 Resurrection in the Bible and Ancient Mediterranean World
A Conference of the Institute of Biblical Studies, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. The main theme of the symposium will be resurrection in the Bible and extra-biblical traditions of the ancient Mediterranean World. The topics covered by conference papers can include: the shape and character of the idea of resurrection in the Bible and extra-biblical literature; the historical, anthropologico-cultural and theological analysis of the ancient texts and traditions on resurrection; the genesis and development of the idea of resurrection in the Hebrew Bible; the historical, socio-cultural and theological analysis of the idea of resurrection in New Testament texts together with their moral and ecclesiological implications; resurrection in Early Christian writings and traditions.
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10/24-10/26 Psalms in Rituals from Antiquity to the Present
Although the origins of the Psalms of the Hebrew Bible and their original Sitz im Leben remain hidden in the history of Israel yet to be uncovered, the Psalms became liturgical texts and parts of religious rituals in several religious traditions. The literary genre as such, their intimate connection to human experience and emotions as well as their form easily lend themselves to liturgical practice making them prime texts to be performed in religious rituals. At the same time, the psalms became means of identifying identity, of inclusion and exclusion. How are the psalms used to create exclusive distinct identities, where do they create connections between religious groups and identities? Are there parallel (liturgical) developments in Jewish and Christian traditions? Are there any direct influences and exchanges between the religious traditions that involve the psalms? The Research Centre “Dynamics of Jewish Ritual Practices in Pluralistic Contexts from Antiquity to the Present” located at the University of Erfurt will investigate some of these questions during its conference “Psalms in Rituals from Antiquity to the Present”, which will take place October 24th to 26, 2018. The following researchers will present: Erhard Gerstenberger (Marburg), Angela Kim Harkins (Boston), Beate Ego (Bochum), Mika Pajunen (Helsinki), Günter Stemberger (Wien), Clemens Leonhard (Münster), A.J. Berkovitz (Princeton), Ophir Münz-Manor (Jerusalem/Hamburg), Esther Menn (Chicago), Isaac Kalimi (Mainz), Alan Cooper (New York), Ruth Langer (Boston), Rebecca Sebbagh (Erfurt), Jürgen Bärsch (Eichstätt-Ingolstadt), Harald Buchinger (Regensburg), Andreas Haug (Würzburg), Bill Rebiger (Hamburg), Susanne Talabardon (Bamberg) and Benedikt Kranemann (Erfurt). On the evening of October 24, the Research Centre is pleased to invite all conference participants as well as the general public to a lecture/concert featuring Jascha Nemtsov and the Klenke-Quartett. They will perform works by Ursula Mamlok and Leo Ornstein.
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November 2018
11/15 Call for Papers Deadline—Material Culture and Women’s Religious Experience in Antiquity
This symposium at Brigham Young University will look at the intersections of material culture and women’s religious experience in antiquity. This symposium seeks to highlight the importance of material and visual evidence in retrieving women’s religious experiences, perspectives, and activities so often overlooked in the literary record.
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11/17-11/20 SBL Annual Meeting
in Denver, Colorado.
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December 2018
 
 
January 2019
1/3-1/6 Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting
The LSA will meet concurrently with the American Dialect Society (ADS), American Name Society (ANS), North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences (NAAHoLS), North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS), Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCiL), Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL), and the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA).at the Sheraton New York Times Square, New York, New York
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1/3-1/6 Archaeological Institute of America
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 San Diego, California.
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1/23-1/25 Prayer and the Ancient City: Influences of Urban Space
The Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg will host the conference. The workshop is a first attempt to investigate the impact of urban space on prayer practices and related religious thought and belief in antiquity
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February 2019
2/8-2/10 SBL Midwest Regional Meeting
Saint Mary's College,Notre Dame, Indiana.
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2/27-3/1 SBL Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
Hyatt Regency Hotel,New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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March 2019
3/8-3/9 Material Culture and Women’s Religious Experience in Antiquity
This symposium at Brigham Young University will look at the intersections of material culture and women’s religious experience in antiquity. This symposium seeks to highlight the importance of material and visual evidence in retrieving women’s religious experiences, perspectives, and activities so often overlooked in the literary record.
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3/8-3/10 SBL Southeastern Regional Meeting
East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.
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3/8-3/10 SBL Southwestern Regional Meeting
Marriott Hotel, DFW Airport North.Irving, Texas.
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3/10 SBL Pacific Coast Regional Meeting
Hope International University Fullerton, California.
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3/14-3/15 SBL Eastern Great Lakes Regional Meeting
Cambria Hotel & Suites, Akron, Ohio.
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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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3/22 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
4/25-4/27 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
 
 
June 2019
 
 
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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7/21-7/24 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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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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September 2019
 
 
October 2019
 
 
November 2019
 
 
December 2019
12/15-12/17 Association for Jewish Studies
51st Annual Conference will be held in San Diego, California.
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