EABS Call for Papers

Via Charlotte Hempel-

Call for Papers

EABS is excited to announce its tenth Graduate Symposium, which will take place at the Finnish Institute in Rome, from 23rd- 25th March 2018.

The symposium, which seeks to engender a supportive atmosphere for dialogue across a variety of biblical studies fields and subfields (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, its reception/interpretation history, the ancient Near East, and any relevant cognate areas, New Testament, its reception/interpretation history, early Christianity, Rabbinics, Patristics and any relevant cognate areas, also, areas such as Qumran studies, Alexandrian Judaism, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, etc.), welcomes PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers to present on a topic related to their research area(s).

Participants may format their presentation according to their preference: paper, seminar discussion, poster or another form.

Every abstract will be anonymously reviewed by a team of scholars who will give feedback and suggestions for improvement, if necessary. Our goal is to assist in developing the abstracts to the best possible form and to encourage authors to submit them to research seminars of the 2018 EABS Annual Meeting. We also encourage authors to enter the EABS Student Prize by submitting their papers for evaluation after the symposium.

During the symposium, each student will be given 20 minutes to present his/her paper, which will be followed by an extended discussion. The EABS Graduate Symposium looks forward to welcoming some senior scholars who will offer feedback and share from their own experience in the field. In addition, the symposium looks forward to continuing its tradition of holding a joint trans-Atlantic session with graduate students from the University of Emory.

Candidates should submit their abstracts and/or posters of no more than 300 words to students@eabs.net no later than January 25th, 2018. Please do not forget to mention the preferred format in the abstract (i.e. paper, workshop, pre-circulated paper, discussion, poster, etc.). Participants have to be members of the EABS. The one-year membership for 2018 is €10.

General information
The EABS Graduate symposium is a weekend event supported by EABS and has been running every spring for the past seven years. It is a residential event run by and for graduates and emerging scholars. It is always kept small with about 12-14 papers and workshops over the course of the weekend and around 15 people in attendance. In the past, people have come from the USA, Israel, and across Europe to attend the event. At each event at least two senior scholars, including the current President of EABS, have been in attendance. Since 2010, there has been a joint session via video-conferencing with graduates and Professors from the University of Alberta, Canada. In 2015 and 2016 we were joined via video conference from colleagues at Emory University. The first symposium was held at Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, Wales. In 2010 it took place near Gent, Belgium, in 2011 at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland, in 2012 in Hamburg, Germany, in 2013 in Sheffield, England, in 2014 in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2015 in Leuven, Belgium, in 2016 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and in 2017 in Munich, Germany.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Batanayi I. Manyika
Graduate Student Representative