Category Archives: Conferences

If You’re At #SBLaar17 (or #aarSBL17 ) (or whatever the bloody hashtag is…)

Please do send along, for inclusion in the next Carnival, any blogposts or facebook entries which have to do with the conference, with thanks in advance.

Academic Conferences as Neo-Liberal Commodities

With thanks to Joey Dodson for pointing out this neat review of a recent book of the above title on the twitter (bold print mine):

[The author] argues that, ultimately, the neoliberalisation of the university has resulted in changes whereby in place of the traditional professional culture of open intellectual enquiry and debate, there is now an institutional stress on measurable performance. By seeing knowledge as a product that can arise from a conference, Nicolson considers such events as having a role in the ‘knowledge enterprise’ industry that by promoting a method, data set or research cause as a commodity, becomes the product and marketplace itself. The academic culture of conferences themselves may vary: a point noted by Les Back when he characterises Australian ones as ‘vicious and boozy’, US conferences as ‘status conscious and networking-obsessed’ and British equivalents as ‘polite and consensual’. While recognising that reasons for attending conferences are also variable, the book nonetheless demonstrates how the overarching function of the conference lies in its premise of promoting intellectual communication.

Whilst I have no experiences of Australian conferences I can well imagine how very true that is.  And I know it’s a correct assessment of American and British conferences.  I must read this book.

EuARe Call For Papers

From Monday, March 5th to Thursday, March 8th, 2018, Bologna will host the first annual meeting of the European Academy of Religion.

The European Academy of Religion (EuARe) is a new constellation in European scholarship which was established in 2016 with the support of the European parliament. It aims to create an inclusive network, to act as an open platform, and to provide a framework to foster research, communication, exchange and cooperation concerning important religious issues for the academic world and society at large.

The program of the EuARe Conference 2018 will be composed of plenary (lectiones magistrales and roundtables) and working sessions (panels and papers).

On Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th, the Conference will host an international Moot Court Competition in Law & Religion, organized in cooperation with ICLARS – International Consortium for Law & Religion Studies.

In the location of the event, a display space reserved for publishers will be set up. Publishers are invited to organize book presentations with authors and to advertise their participation on their websites and in newsletters in order to draw public attention to their works and encourage attendance.

The Call has been recently published on the EuARe website: there you will find all the information you need about the Conference program and your participation (deadlines, registration fees, travel grants and accommodation).

If you wish to contribute to the Conference by convening a panel or applying for a single paper, we remind you that the deadline for proposal submission is Wednesday, December 20th (submission forms can be found here: https://www.europeanacademyofreligion.org/program). Registrations to the Conference, instead, will be open until Friday, February 16th (https://www.europeanacademyofreligion.org/registration). Early rates for registration will be available until December 20th (early bird) and February 16th (regular). After this date only on-site registration will be possible.

We also remind you that, starting this year, the EuARe will be granting memberships. Members will have the benefits of discounted conference rates and will be invited to join and participate in the next General Assembly, which will meet on Tuesday 6th of March. The Call will also give you more detailed information about the membership rates and the General Assembly. Membership application forms are available here: https://www.europeanacademyofreligion.org/membership.

Help us spread the word about the Conference, and circulate the Call among your university departments, institutions and societies, colleagues and students.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bologna!

European Academy of Religion
Via San Vitale 114, 40125, Bologna, Italy
+39 051 239532
eu_are@fscire.it
http://www.europeanacademyofreligion.org

2018 Conference organized by Fscire
http://www.fscire.it

Weather in Boston for #SblAAr2017 (or #aarsbl2017) (or #sblaar17)… etc

Brr….  I hope those of you who go take a coat.

European Academy of Religion Call For Papers

From Monday, March 5th to Thursday, March 8th, 2018, Bologna will host the first annual meeting of the European Academy of Religion.

The European Academy of Religion (EuARe) is a new constellation in European scholarship which was established in 2016 with the support of the European parliament. It aims to create an inclusive network, to act as an open platform, and to provide a framework to foster research, communication, exchange and cooperation concerning important religious issues for the academic world and society at large.

The program of the EuARe Conference 2018 will be composed of plenary (lectiones magistrales and roundtables) and working sessions (panels and papers).

On Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th, the Conference will host an international Moot Court Competition in Law & Religion, organized in cooperation with ICLARS – International Consortium for Law & Religion Studies.

In the location of the event, a display space reserved for publishers will be set up. Publishers are invited to organize book presentations with authors and to advertise their participation on their websites and in newsletters in order to draw public attention to their works and encourage attendance.

The Call, here attached, has been recently published on the EuARe website: there you will find all the information you need about the Conference program and your participation (deadlines, registration fees, travel grants and accommodation).

If you wish to contribute to the Conference by convening a panel or applying for a single paper, we remind you that the deadline for proposal submission is Wednesday, December 20th (submission forms can be found here: https://www.europeanacademyofreligion.org/program). Registrations to the Conference, instead, will be open until Friday, February 16th (https://www.europeanacademyofreligion.org/registration).  Early rates for registration will be available until December 20th (early bird) and February 16th (regular). After this date only on-site registration will be possible.

We also remind you that, starting this year, the EuARe will be granting memberships.
Members will have the benefits of discounted conference rates and will be invited to join and participate in the next General Assembly, which will meet on Tuesday 6th of March. The Call will also give you more detailed information about the membership rates and the General Assembly. Membership application forms are available here: https://www.europeanacademyofreligion.org/membership.

Help us spread the word about the Conference, and circulate the Call among your university departments, institutions and societies, colleagues and students.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bologna!

European Academy of Religion
Via San Vitale 114, 40125, Bologna, Italy
+39 051 239532
2018 Conference organized by Fscire

IOTS Meeting Announcement

Here.

Peter Flint Memorial Volume

It was just one year ago that Peter Flint died.  There’s to be a memorial volume presentation up at Trinity Western in Canada and if you’re in the territory you should attend:

The Divide Between Biblical and Theological Interpretation since Bultmann – Can/Should the Divorce be Overcome?

LIVE STREAM!!!

We’ll (try to) stream Scott Hafemann’s talk tomorrow (Friday, October 27) here on our Facebook page! If everything goes as planned, live stream should commence around 4pm (CEST/UTC + 2h)

Dr. Scott Hafemann (University of St Andrews):

The Divide Between Biblical and Theological Interpretation 
since Bultmann – Can/Should the Divorce be Overcome?

Description:
Regardless of what one may think of his demythologizing program, part of the power of Bultmann’s work derived from his integration of biblical and theological interpretation, while taking seriously their distinct, but equally valid methodologies. Since then, the renewed interest in biblical theology on the one hand, and the rise of the new “theological interpretation of Scripture” on the other, have led to a sometimes hostile divide between the two disciplines. We will discuss how and why this is the case and whether this divorce can or should be overcome, as well as what it means for our studies.

Tune in!

Call For Papers: Science and Scripture

In Cambridge in April 2018 there will be a colloquium entitled “Reading is Believing: Sacred Texts in a Scientific Age” and organised by SOTS member Hilary Marlow as part of her latest research project. Keynote speakers include biblical scholars Prof John Barton and Dr Mark Harris. Free conference place for those whose paper is accepted. Please see further details at the project website — http://www.sciencescripture.org.

Via Janet Tollington.

The SBL Annual Meeting App is Out

With thanks to Erin Van den Erickson von Daniken for the link

SBL Southeast Call For Papers Deadline Looms

A reminder that October 15, 2017, is the deadline for submitting paper proposals for the 2018 SECSOR meeting. The call for papers is available on the SECOSR website at secsor.org. Proposals are to be submitted through the online submission form available on the website.

The meeting will be held March 2–4, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center. Meeting and hotel registration will be available no later than January 1, 2018.

Faculty, please also encourage undergraduate students to submit papers to the SECSOR Undergraduate Research section (the deadline for this section ONLY is December 15). An Undergraduate Paper Prize will be awarded. Undergraduates are welcome to submit proposals to other sections by October 15. Also, encourage graduate students to submit proposals by October 15; prizes are awarded for the best graduate student papers in AAR/SE and SBL/SE.

Sandra Hack Polaski
Executive Director, SECSOR
ED@secsor.org

‘Trump’s Bible’

Hawarden ‘Old Testament in the New’ Conference, 2018

Dear colleagues,

It is once again time to start making firm arrangements for this year’s Hawarden Seminar on the OT in the New. You are all very welcome to join us at Gladstone’s Library from the evening of Thursday 22nd March to lunchtime on Saturday 24th March 2018. The library staff are ready to receive our bookings in the usual way – i.e. by telephone (01244 532350 – UK; + 44 1244 532350 from outside UK) or email (enquiries@gladlib.org), stating that you are part of the OT in NT seminar, but not via the on-line booking facility (which cannot recognise our block booking). Costs will depend on the type of room you book, but will be in the region of £150 – £180.

We are planning for input from two speakers on developments in Hebrew Bible/inner-biblical allusion (Dr. Katharine Dell from Cambridge and Dr Bill Tooman from St Andrews). Offers of short papers on any topic pertaining directly to the use of the OT in the NT for the rest of the programme are warmly invited, so please email me with your proposals, titles and abstracts by Friday 15th December 2017. I will confirm acceptance (or not) and circulate a draft programme in mid-January as usual.

Looking forward to seeing you in Hawarden in March, and wishing you all the best in the meantime,

Susan

Professor Susan Docherty
Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism/Head of Theology
Newman University Birmingham

Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer 40th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating 40 years of Bible and Computer

The ETCBC (Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer, VU Amsterdam) organizes its special anniversary celebration: ETCBC≥40. This will take place on 31 October 2017 with a special meeting featuring presentations by Talstra and others on the past four decades of “Bible and Computer”, current projects, and future directions in Biblical Studies and Digital Humanities, followed by an expert meeting on Bible Translation and Digital Humanities on 1 November. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/etcbc/

If You’re In Australia, You Should Attend This

Via

Das Reformationsjahr 2017 – Pleite oder Neuanfang?

Diskussionsrunde mit Prof. Dr. Günter Frank im Rahmen der ThomasGespräche im Melanchthonhaus Bretten am 28. September, 19.30 Uhr.

Read it here.

Eighth Annual RefoRC Conference 2018 Call For Papers

The Eighth Annual RefoRC Conference is hosted by the University of Warsaw and will take place May 24-26, 2018

Theme of Plenary Lectures: Reformation and Education

The Reformation was closely tied to the renovation of educational models from its very beginning. By questioning the model of the medieval university and establishing new pedagogical solutions, early modern scholars and teachers shaped subsequent generations of clergy and laity, enabling them to work for their local communities and engage in the public sphere. Often these educational agendas went well beyond changes in curricula and were oriented towards much deeper goals, such as the shaping of confessional identity or the achieving of universal religious peace through the advancement of learning. As one of the leading research and educational institutions in Poland and East-Central Europe, the University of Warsaw is the perfect venue to ask further questions about the complex relations between early modern religious and pedagogical reforms. The plenary papers will offer a multi-faceted approach to this topic and will be accompanied by a series of short papers discussing all kinds of subjects related to the history of the Reformation. The aim of the conference is thus to broaden and contextualize the intersections between religious and educational reform.

And more here.

The SCSC Program

The final version of the program for the 2017 SCSC meeting in Milwaukee is now available at the SCSC website. http://www.sixteenthcentury.org/.

See you there.

Remember, Remember, the 25th of September

If you’re in Birmingham, or even as far away as Yorkshire or London, come on over to Newman.

The Most Important Event of September 25th, 2017, in Birmingham, For about an Hour…

Deem yourself invited.