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The SBL AAR Annual Meeting App Is Available in the iTunes Store

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SBL & AAR 2018 Annual Meetings conference app is your full featured guide to manage you SBL and AAR Annual Meetings attendance.

App features include: 
• Native app: No wifi connection required to access the conference program, schedule or animated maps. 
• Now: Stay informed about hot issues, event program changes, your upcoming sessions and organizer messages. 
• Program: Browse the entire event program to build your personal schedule, bookmark sessions or speakers, or access session handouts as available. 
• Take notes and email them as part of your trip report for reference. 
• Exhibitors, Maps, related conference info and much more. 

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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18 Oct 2018 at 2:51 pm

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A Symposium on Faked Books and Stuff

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10 Oct 2018 at 1:23 pm

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IOSOT Call For Papers

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The International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament has posted its call for papers for the meeting to be hosted by the University of Aberdeen on August 4–9 2019. Of course, the meetings for IOSCS, IOQS, IOMS, and ISLP happen concurrently as part of this larger meeting. For general information, see the main page here. To submit a paper proposal, click here.

And more, here.

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6 Oct 2018 at 11:49 am

Posted in Conferences, LXX

The CBA Annual Meeting

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4 Oct 2018 at 4:39 pm

Preliminary Details of the 2019 Zwingli Congress in Zurich, February 6-8

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The Congress kicks off at noon on Wednesday, February 6 with light refreshments, followed by papers by the likes of Emidio Campi, Martin Sallmann, Matthias Freudenberg, Amy Burnett and others.  Thursday begins in the morning with papers by Peter Opitz and Christoph Strohm along with Herman Selderhuis and others.  After lunch we pick up again with W.P. Stephens and Pierrick Hildebrand and Daniel Timmermann and several more.  After dinner we meet up at the theater for a private showing of the Zwingli film coming out in 2019.  This may be the highlight of the Congress.

Papers pick back up on Friday morning with Christian Hild and others presenting and after a brief break Bruce Gordon and Volker Leppin deliver the goods.  Sessions after lunch include those led by Christian Moser, Joe Mock, Luca Baschera, Urs Leu, and some guy named Jim West.

Things come to an end with a Plenum by the organizers and then we’re treated Friday evening to an Organ Concert at the Fraumünster given by Niklaus Peter.

In due course flyers will be circulated and interested folk can check out all the paper details and Congress details.

It’s going to be brilliant.  It’s such an honor to be included.  More anon.

Written by Jim

4 Oct 2018 at 12:43 pm

The 2019 Old Testament in the New Testament Hawarden Conference

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Via the undersigned-

It is once again time to start making firm arrangements for this year’s Hawarden Seminar on the OT in the New. This year’s meeting will take place at the usual venue, Gladstone’s Library Hawarden, from early evening on Thursday 11th April to just after lunch on Saturday 13th April 2019. I do hope many of you will be able to join us.

Highlights of this year’s programme will include:

So please start making your bookings and sending offers of papers.

1. To book your place.  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 (, but not via the on-line booking facility (which cannot recognise our block booking). Please state clearly that you are part of the OT in NT seminar Group. Costs for the accommodation and all meals will depend on the type of room you book, but will be in the region of £175 – £250. Day rates are also available for those who live near enough to commute.

2. To offer a paper.  As agreed at our last meeting, we will be focusing particularly this year on the use in the NT of OT narratives or larger themes (rather than specific citations). We will therefore prioritise papers dealing with this aspect of the field. These can either be of 40 minutes or 25 minutes in length (please specify in your offer your preferred length). If there is space in the programme, we will also accept short papers (25 minutes only) on any other topic pertaining directly to the use of the OT in the NT. Proposals are warmly invited, from both established scholars and PhD students, so please email me with a provisional title and a short abstract by Saturday Friday 28th December 2018. I will let all proposers know whether or not their paper has been accepted by 21st January 2019.

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

Best wishes,

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

Written by Jim

2 Oct 2018 at 11:06 am

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The Next EABS Meeting

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The next EABS Annual Conference will take place in Warsaw 11-14 August, 2019. If you wish to propose a new unit or to transform a one-year workshop into a research unit, now is the time to do it. The deadline for all new unit proposals is 31 October, 2018. The proposals should be sent to For more details, check out “proposing and renewing units” from the website.

The call for papers for the Warsaw meeting will open on 15 January, 2019 and close at the end of February. More information about this and the new abstract submission system will be circulated later this year.

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29 Sep 2018 at 9:25 am

Conference Announcement

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25 Sep 2018 at 8:50 pm

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Happenings At the University of Manchester

Via the BNTS facebook page-

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18 Sep 2018 at 8:30 am

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If You’re in Australia…

Michael Langlois is there-

I will be in Sydney for an international conference on 20–21 Sept 2018. I have been invited by Macquarie University to give a paper at a meeting entitled “Manuscripts from the Margins: How to edit a forgery”. My paper is entitled: “The Jerusalem Papyrus: Is it a forgery, and how to deal with it?

More here.

Written by Jim

16 Sep 2018 at 7:51 am

Go to the Mowinckel Memorial Lecture, 2018

Invitation to Murder – Hospitality and Violence in the Hebrew Bible

This lecture explores the relationship between hospitality and violence in the Hebrew Bible and it examines the role, function and literary use of hospitality in these texts.

Time and place: Nov. 1, 2018 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM, Læringssenteret, Domus Theologica.

And who, you ask, is giving this brilliant sounding lecture? None less than one of my absolute favorite people on the planet-

This year’s Mowinckel lecture is offered by dr. Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme, Professor (mso) at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen. Gudme conducted her studies in theology and assyriology in Copenhagen, and she has been a lecturer, guest lecturer, and visiting researcher at a number of European universities, such as Exeter and Durham universities (UK), Georg August-Universität Göttingen (DE), Helsinki University (FIN), Brown University (U.S.A.) and Hebrew University (IL). She has also been awarded a number of awards and distinctions, such as the Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship (2013); the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, MST Scholarship (2007–2008) and Copenhagen University Gold Medal prize (2007).

Gudme’s academic production is characterized by innovative and cross-disciplinary research, and we are very happy to be able to host her as the first visitor in the Mowinckel Lecture Second Series: Exploring cutting edges and innovative research.

She’s so fantastic.  You should certainly go if you can.

Written by Jim

11 Sep 2018 at 6:37 am

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BNTC 2020

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7 Sep 2018 at 2:38 pm

BNTC 2019

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7 Sep 2018 at 2:35 pm

I’m Definitely Going

I can’t pass up the opportunity to hang out with JB when he’s just a 5 hour drive away.

It’s in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Come on by.

Written by Jim

6 Sep 2018 at 6:56 pm

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Follow Along With #bntc2018

And keep up with the doings of the 2018 British New Testament Society annual conference using the above hashtag.  It’s going on in London right now.

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6 Sep 2018 at 1:11 pm

Planning IOSCS/ IOSOT 2019

From Marieke Dhont

The planning of the 2019 IOSCS conference is in full swing!  The conference will take place in Aberdeen, UK from August 5–8, 2019. It will run conjointly with the IOSOT conference, but care is taken to avoid overlap with the IOSOT plenary sessions.  An IOSCS business meeting will take place after the conference, in the late afternoon or early evening of Thursday, August 8.  The call for papers will be circulated within the next few weeks.  We hope to see many of you there!

Mark your calendars.

Written by Jim

6 Sep 2018 at 11:50 am

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Free Lecture: The History of the Book

If you’re in the UK

12th Annual History of the Book Public Lecture – Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Speaker: Professor Linne Mooney.

Venue: Palace Green Library Learning Centre.

Timings:  5.30pm to 8.00pm.

Professor Mooney held the position of Professor of Medieval English Palaeography at the University of York from 2004-2018. She had previously been Professor in the Department of English at the University of Maine in the USA for two decades, during which time she was frequently in the UK conducting research supported by various grants.

In 2004, she identified the handwriting of Chaucer’s Ellesmere and Hengwrt manuscripts of The Canterbury Tales with that of a London Scrivener, Adam Pinkhurst, and this discovery led to further identifications of the scribes responsible for copying early manuscripts of works by Chaucer, Gower, Langland, Hoccleve and Trevisa. These latter identifications resulted from research on a major AHRC grant in 2007-11, and with publication of the book, Scribes and the City with Estelle Stubbs in 2013. Research for her current investigations into the handwriting of Thomas Hoccleve, about which she will speak, have been on-going throughout this period.

Further information about IMEMS events can be found on our website.

Written by Jim

3 Sep 2018 at 8:19 am

Posted in Books, Conferences

The Synod of Dordt Commemorative Conference

I hope this if live streamed or youtube-d.

The H. Henry Meeter Center is co-sponsoring “The Synod of Dordt Commemorative Conference,” on September 14th and 15th,  2018, in the Calvin Theological Seminary auditorium (3233 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546).

This two-day conference to commemorate the Synod of Dordt and its work brings together a range of experts who will explain in accessible presentations what the Synod did, why this gathering was significant at the time, and how this four-hundredth anniversary should be commemorated in churches and communities today.


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31 Aug 2018 at 5:08 pm

Just a Gallery of Random Photos from #CalvinCongress18

In four years when the Calvin Congress meets again, you should attend if able to do so.  DV, I will.  It is one of my favorite conferences.

Speaking of Conferences, next up, for me, is SBL in Denver and then the highlight of highlights,in February,  the 2019 Zwingli Congress in Zurich in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Zwingli’s arrival in that city.

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29 Aug 2018 at 6:16 pm

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Just One More Day of #CalvinCongress18

Here’s the agenda:

I’ll be there till around 10 and then I’ll have to uber over to the airport.  Speaking of uber, I genuinely appreciate those of you who helped me figure out how to use it.  Every driver has been fantastic and the experience has been so good that I certainly plan on using uber again when I need a ride hither and yon whilst conferencing.

I love public transport, but when it isn’t available or convenient, uber is definitely the first choice.

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29 Aug 2018 at 6:12 pm

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