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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
7/26-7/29 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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8/26 Call for Papers: NTSSA Mini-Conference: Gender & Sexuality
NTSSA Mini-Conference on Gender & Sexuality will be held 26-28 October 2016 at University of Johannesburg; South Africa
The Theme: Mothering Salvation? 1 Tm 2:15
Gender and Class in early Christian Household Discourse
Please send your title and abstract not later than 26 August 2016 to: Prof Elna Mouton
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September 2016
9/1-9/3 British New Testament Society Conference
will be held at University of Chester.There will be no simultaneous short papers in the 2016 conference. Instead we will be holding a plenary discussion on how New Testament Studies might flourish in the next 25 years. We will be looking to solicit a range of responses to this question prior to the conference, and further details will be announced soon. Specific Calls for Papers from each Seminar can be found in each Seminar group's page, along with the contact details of the seminar chairs, to whom enquiries should be addressed. We are pleased to announce a one year consultation on Hebrews to reflect growing interest in these areas.
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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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10/26-10/28 NTSSA Mini-Conference: Gender & Sexuality
NTSSA Mini-Conference on Gender & Sexuality will be held at University of Johannesburg; South Africa
The Theme of Mothering Salvation? 1 Tm 2:15 will explore Gender and Class in early Christian Household Discourse
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10/27-10/28 Sacred Scripture in Ukrainian Culture
The Ukrainian Catholic University’s Faculty of Philosophy and Theology and Faculty of Humanities are are hosting the International Conference “Sacred Scripture in Ukrainian Culture: The Canonical and Extra-Canonical Writings and their Reception” that will be held in Lviv, Ukraine.
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November 2016
11/18-11/19 Westar Institute/Jesus Seminar Fall 2016 Meeting
The Westar Institute is currently sponsoring two seminars, one on Christian origins and the other on the future of religion. The next sessions will meet in conjunction with the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in San Antonio. On Friday, November 18th, Westar’s Christianity Seminar will address the question, When did the followers of Jesus and the people of Israel part ways and why? Joining the conversation will be guest Daniel Boyarin of the University of California in Berkeley. On Saturday, November 19, Fellows of the Seminar on God and the Human Future will ask who the God of Jesus was and whether that god still resonates today. J. Kameron Carter of Duke Divinity School will speak from what has been termed the “New Black Theology.” On Sunday, November 20, public lectures will be offered by Heidi Wendt (Wright State University) and Jeffrey Robbins (Lebanon Valley College).
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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 2016 SBL Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas
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11/30 Call for Papers Deadline
A conference on “Ocularism and the Metaphysics of Light” will be be held at the University of Leuven from 31 May to 3 June, 2017. The Scientific Committee invite submissions of individual abstracts and panel sessions on any topic pertinent to the metaphysics of light and metaphorical notions of the senses in relation to knowledge. Submissions are welcome 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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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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February 2017
March 2017
April 2017
May 2017
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
7/17-7/20 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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