Category Archives: Conferences

Conference Announcement: Bookish Circles: Varieties of Adult Learning and Literacy in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean and the Early Church

Registration, venue, and all pertinent information are available Here.

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Posted by on 23/07/2016 in Church History, Conferences


Call For Papers: The History of Translations of the New Testament

Call for papers:
The History of Translations of the New Testament
World Congress on Translation Studies
Paris, 10-14 April 2017.

As a part of the World Congress on Translation Studies, which will be held in Paris on 10-14 April 2017, a day-long session is organized on the history of translations of the New Testament. For this session we are seeking papers investigating one or several translations of the New Testament produced from Late Antiquity to our time, or questions related to the evolution of New Testament translations.

Further information here.

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Posted by on 22/07/2016 in Call for Papers, Conferences


Hebrew Ben Sira: Conference Details

The draft programme of the conference in Cambridge on the Ben Sira Hebrew manuscripts (September 12-14, 2016) is now available.

“Discovering, Deciphering and Dissenting:  Ben Sira’s Hebrew Text, 1896-2016”,  12-14 September 2016St John’s College, Cambridge.  A conference on the 120th Anniversary of the Cairo Genizah Discoveries.

Organisers: Dr. James Aitken, University of Cambridge, Professor Renate Egger-Wenzel, Universität Salzburg /ISDCL, and Professor Stefan Reif, St John’s College, Cambridge.

Speakers: Dr James Aitken (Cambridge), Professor Pancratius Beentjes (Nijmegen), Prof Dr Nuria Calduch-Benages (Rome), Dr Jeremy Corley (Meynooth, Ireland), Prof Dr Renate Egger-Wenzel (Salzburg), Prof Matthew Goff (Florida), Professor Jan Joosten (Strasbourg/Oxford), Professor Noam Mizrahi (Tel Aviv), Professor Vered Noam (Tel Aviv), Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (Paris), Dr Ben Outhwaite (Genizah Unit, Cambridge), Professor Stefan Reif (Cambridge), Prof Dr Friedrich Reiterer (Salzburg), Professor Jean-Sébastien Rey (Metz), Dr Eric Reymond (Yale Divinity School), Prof Dr Aho Shemunkasho (Salzburg), Professor Benjamin G. Wright (Lehigh, USA).

I’m fairly confident it will be turned into a book.  I hope so anyway.

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Posted by on 20/07/2016 in Conferences, LXX


News From SOTS

The SOTS President's Bible (held by Barton)

The SOTS President’s Bible (held by John Barton)

If you haven’t checked out the SOTS webpage lately you should. Jonathan Stökl and Jim ‘James’ Aitken are doing a fantastic job keeping it in tip top condition and added a super new feature- the Conference Calendar. It’s on the front page. You can see who is doing what when in the Summer Meeting next week.  —

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Posted by on 20/07/2016 in Conferences, SOTS


News from the BNTS

Our Annual Conference is 7 weeks away, and I can give notice that the Annual General Meeting of the British New Testament Society will take place on Friday 2nd September 2016 during the conference at the University of Chester at 7.15pm. Please do make every effort to attend.

The Committee will meet on Friday afternoon at 2.30pm.

Booking is going well for the conference; we have passed the 150 mark. Please note that bookings will close on Friday 12th August 2016. Please make sure you have booked by this date to help with the smooth running of the conference.

I have attached some travel information and maps. It is not my most polished creation (!), but if you wish to walk from the station it will help. However, the campus is a short taxi ride away and will cost around £5. The conference is on the main campus (or Parkgate Road campus). Travelling to Chester is pretty straightforward, and hopefully you should not have any difficulty reaching the campus. All the campus based conference venues are very close together. However, do note that New Testament and Early Christianity and Social World of the New Testament are having their Friday morning events at The Grosvenor Museum (27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD), which is about a 20 minute walk through town.

Dr Sarah Whittle comes to the end of her term on the committee at the forthcoming conference, and there will be an opportunity for us to thank her at the AGM. This means there is one vacancy on the committee. Anyone who would like to consider being nominated may contact me. Please do be aware that we are attentive to trying to achieve balance on the committee in terms of gender, geography, type of institution etc.

There will be two additional events at this year’s conference (which I’ve pompously called the Conference Fringe). Both will take place on the free afternoon Prof. Philip Alexander will be giving a tour Chester Cathedral Library, speaking on “From the Age of Erasmus: Treasures of Biblical Scholarship in Chester Cathedral Library.” This will take place at 1.30pm in the Cathedral Library. Numbers are strictly limited to 25, but there are still a number of places available. If you wish to go (and the library is well worth seeing), please reply to this email. Could I ask that if you have a question about any other aspect of the conference, or the committee that you write a separate email.

Delegates may arrive on Thursday 1st September from around 3pm to register and the conference will end after lunch (1-2pm) on Saturday. As usual we will take orders for taxis on the Thursday and Friday.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Chester at the beginning of September.
Best wishes,

Dr Paul Middleton
Secretary, The British New Testament Society

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Posted by on 15/07/2016 in BNTS, Conferences


Europe Doesn’t Need to Travel all the Way to America for the AAR Anymore…

They’ll soon have their own opportunity to meet if they’d rather stay closer to home-

On December 5, 2016, the Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII in Bologna will host the kick-off meeting of the European Academy of Religion: a framework of research and exchange of scholars of religious studies in the broader sense, coming from the Mediterranean and Europe.

Hon. Valerio Onida and Professor Alberto Melloni on behalf of the Foundation for Religious Studies, together with the Rector of the University of Bologna Francesco Ubertini and the Minister for Education, University and Research Stefania Giannini, are glad to invite you to join the launching event of the European Academy of Religion in Bologna, on December 5th 2016, under the patronage of the European Parliament.

Scholars, Representatives of Scientific Societies and Academies, Research Centers and Political Authorities are invited to the meeting, which will be honored by the presence and the keynote addresses of Commissioner Carlos Moedas and Professor Romano Prodi.

Several thousand Scholars coming from Europe and the Mediterranean Countries participate in the Fall in the Annual Convention of the American Academy of Religion: they are independent esteemed scholars, working in the field of law, history, philosophy, archeology, psychology, sociology, etc., concerning the religious experience in its variety and diachronic extension.

Read more in the PDF.

Beginning in December, they will be able to meet much closer to home.

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Posted by on 14/07/2016 in Conferences


The SCSC Facebook Page

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference is on the Facebook now.  Give ’em a like.

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Posted by on 09/07/2016 in Conferences


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