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There’s a conference you may wish to attend- I’m not sure about the Athas person* but the others are top notch.
*NB – I actually do know the Athas person. He’s a smart kid.
When I’m not in a session I’ll be in the book hall or hanging out with friends. Because I know you want to know…
To honour Professor Scott’s contribution to Reformation studies, the Reformation Studies Institute of the University of St Andrews will host a workshop on 31st October / 1st November 2014.
The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin invites those working towards a PhD or Habilitation in Reformation Studies to the Second Inter-University Colloquium in Reformation Studies, Wittenberg/Leucorea, 3 (Afternoon) – 5 (Noon) October 2014.
Via the undersigned-
The Eighth Enoch Seminar will convene at the Villa Cagnola [http://www.villacagnola.it/] in Gazzada, Italy (near Milan), from 21 to 26 June, 2015. It is organised by Daniel Boyarin (Berkeley, USA), Lorenzo DiTommaso (Montreal, Canada), and Elliot Wolfson (New York, USA), under the guidance of the Founding Director of the Enoch Seminar Gabriele Boccaccini (Michigan, USA).
The Seminar topic is apocalypticism and mysticism, their natures and relationship, in Judaism and Christianity from the Second Temple era through the late antique and early mediaeval centuries. Our aim is to discuss the main issues in light of new evidence, methodologies, and approaches, oriented by a desire to advance the discussion along a broad front. While we do not expect to address every issue or answer every question, we do anticipate that the published results of our Seminar will stand as a foundational study for future research.
As participation is by invitation only, we invite all interested specialists to contact the Seminar secretary, Jason Zurawski [email@example.com] as soon as possible, at the latest by 1 December 2014. As usual, all papers circulate in advance and are not read in the sessions, which are devoted primarily to discussion.
From Paul Middleton
The deadline for early bird registrations is almost upon us. You have until Monday 30th June to take advantage of the early bird rate of £195 residential/ £115 for non residential. The rate will then rise to £225/£145. I have resisted the urge to illustrate the point with a witty apocalyptic quip. You can register for the conference here: http://estore.manchester.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=345. (You will be asked to create an account, but it is very quick and straight forward). Seminar group information can be found on the Society’s webpage http://www.bnts.org.uk/groups, which is being updated as the programmes come in. The Committee and the organising committee look forward to welcoming you to Manchester for the conference: Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th September 2014
Dr Paul Middleton
Secretary, The British New Testament Society
It is an honour to invite you to the 22nd congress of IOSOT, which will take place at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. This is only the second time in the history of the IOSOT (since 1950) that it will convene outside of Europe – the other occasion was Jerusalem in 1986.
As is the tradition, the congresses of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS), of the International Organization for Massoretic Studies (IOMS), of Qumran Studies (IOQS) and for the Study of Targumic Studies (IOTS) will be combined with IOSOT. In addition, a number of meetings of the South African societies of Ancient Near Eastern and Old Testament studies will also be on the programme. Detail will be made available in due course.
There will be 15 keynote speakers at the conference during the morning sessions, presented by prominent colleagues who have not previously had the opportunity of presenting a main lecture. In the afternoon sessions, short presentations will be made. Papers may be offered in the three conference languages: English, German and French.
A number of receptions will be offered, as well as excursions to some of the places of interest around Stellenbosch. During the evenings a cultural programme will be on offer in which participants will be exposed to the rich diversity of South African society. There will also be ample opportunity to play in the beautiful surroundings of the Cape Winelands!
Make your plans.
KCL reports on the just past event here.
Scholars and delegates from around the world came to King’s at the weekend to explore religion through the lens of Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
Devised, designed and organised by Professor Joan Taylor, Theology & Religious Studies, the event ran over the weekend of 20-22 June 2014. Attendees heard three days of papers from leading scholars in the fields of Jesus research and the history of Roman Judaea, modern art, Bible and film, the blasphemy laws and Life of Brian’s initial reception.
The conference also included the appearance of two special guests, PythonsTerry Jones and John Cleese, who spoke about the film in conversation with the Dean of King’s College London, The Reverend Canon Professor Richard Burridge, on Friday evening.
In using the Life of Brian as a tool for study, aspects that have not always been considered were drawn out and reexamined. The speakers were all engaged in the project and provided an exciting range of studies.