During the business meeting of the 22nd congress (held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 4 to 9 September 2016) of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT), Professor Joachim Schaper (Aberdeen) was elected to serve as President of the IOSOT from 2016 to 2019. One of his main duties will be to host the next (the 23rd) congress of the IOSOT, which will take place at the University of Aberdeen in August 2019 (precise dates to follow). The tri-annual congresses of the IOSOT, typically attended by between 400 and 700 scholars from all over the world, showcase the most innovative and original recent contributions to Old Testament scholarship and serve as a snapshot of the ‘state of the art’ in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible scholarship worldwide. Professor Grant MacAskill (University of Aberdeen) has kindly accepted the invitation to serve as Congress Secretary for the 23rd congress of the IOSOT. He and Professor Schaper look forward to welcoming you to Aberdeen in 2019.
Via Viv R.