Via the undersigned-
I am writing to confirm the arrangements for the 2017 Annual Seminar on the Use of the OT in the NT. We will be meeting at Gladstone’s Library Hawarden from late afternoon on Wednesday 5th April until just after lunch on Friday 7th April 2017. We have invited two Hebrew Bible scholars (Katharine Dell and Bill Tooman) to give some input on current developments in their field which may impact on our work (e.g. inner-biblical quotation), and we will be prioritising offers of papers which relate closely to the theme of our 40th anniversary volume on Methodology and Intertextuality. Please send abstracts to me by Friday 16th December and I will let you know if we can accept your paper or not and confirm the programme by the end of January.
Please book your room direct with the Library, so you can specify your own preferences for en suite/standard rooms etc, and pay the small deposit required (£25). The costs are estimated as follows:
2 nights’ accommodation, conference expenses, all food = £210 for an ensuite room and £192 for a standard room
Please ring the Library to book, and quote the reference number 117845, as you cannot register for the conference itself or for the rooms reserved for our group on the online booking system. We are hoping that the use of this reference number will make the booking process really simple and straightforward. If you can also let me know when you have booked that would be great, so I can keep my ‘participants list’ updated.
Please feel free to pass on this information to all your networks and to invite your PhD students and so on, as all are welcome to attend and/or present a paper, but please do note that places are capped at 20, and the space for papers will be limited this year because of the invited speakers and the demands of the 40th Anniversary Volume.
Looking forward very much to seeing friends old and new in Hawarden in April.
Professor Susan Docherty
Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism/Head of Theology
Newman University Birmingham