SCSC 2019 Call For Papers

The Society for Reformation Research is now accepting proposals for SRR-sponsored sessions at the 2019 annual meeting of the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (SCSC), to be held 17-20 October, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis in St. Louis, MO.

SRR invites individual papers and complete sessions (panels, roundtables, or workshops) on any theme related to Reformation research. We are interested in sponsoring submissions or a series of submissions on topics related to the Protestant and Catholic Reformations and all other aspects of religious life and theology in the early modern era. In line with our mission to support instruction of Reformation history and Reformation themes in other courses, we also solicit papers with a primary focus on teaching. Since the SCSC is commemmorating the 50th anniversary of its founding, papers and panels concerning the historiography of the Reformation broadly defined are particularly welcomed. Papers should not have been previously published or presented at a scholarly meeting. All presenters must register for the conference if accepted.

If you would like to submit a paper, panel, workshop or roundtable for sponsorship by the SRR or need additional information, please contact the SRR program chair: Amy Burnett ( The deadline for submission (via e-mail) of paper and session proposals to the SRR program chair  is 1 April 2019.

Paper proposals should include:

  • Paper Title
  • Abstracts (250 words max.)
  • Presenter¹s name, affiliation, e-mail address.
  • Presenter biography or brief CV (3-4 sentences, max. 150 words, including rank and most important publications or evidence of scholarship)
  • Whether audiovisual equipment is needed and what kind
  • Whether you have submitted a paper to SCSC previously.

Panels, Roundtables, and Workshops should include:

    • Panel, Roundtable or Workshop title
    • Abstract of the panel/roundtable/workshop (300 words max.)
    • Any additional affiliate society/sponsor beyond SRR
    • Organizer¹s name, affiliation, e-mail address
    • Chair/comment¹s name, affiliation, e-mail address
    • List of papers/presenters with relevant paper proposals including all the above information.

SBL Southeast News Regarding the 2019 Meeting

The great leader writes on facebook-

SECSOR has moved to a college/university venue. SECSOR 2019 will be held on the campus of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. There are many hotels near campus. Attendees will make their own hotel reservations. There will be a link available soon for you to purchase an ECU parking permit that will be good for the entire conference (March 8-10, 2019) for $5.00. The parking permit must be purchased through ECU’s link that will be available soon.

Here’s the registration link.  Other information will be posted on the SECSOR page.   If you google ‘hotels near East Carolina University’ you can find those nearby.

Personally, I think making your own hotel arrangements is the way to go.  Conference hotel costs always include a cut for the conference organizers or the third party booking agents they use, which means your costs are higher.

The 2019 Zwingli Conference, Zurich

Now has a website.  Check it out.  The link is also in the nav panel on the right.  And, happy news, if you aren’t able to attend, sessions will be recorded!

Im Januar 2019 jährt sich der Beginn der Zürcher Reformation und damit der Beginn des weltweiten reformierten Protestantismus als Konfessionskultur und als kulturprägende Kraft zum 500. Mal. Es ist ein einzigartiges Ereignis, das einen „Jahrhundertgeburtstag“ feiert: Nie zuvor und nie danach nahm eine in Zürich ihren Anfang nehmende Bewegung einen derart tiefen Einfluss auf weite Teile Europas.

So bildet der Jahresbeginn 2019 einen einmaligen Anlass, in einem Kongress den gegenwärtigen internationalen, wissenschaftlichen For-schungsstand zur Zürcher Reformation zu bündeln, zu dokumentieren und der Forschung neue Impulse zu verleihen. Dabei soll die Zürcher Reformation nicht isoliert betrachtet, sondern ihre Rolle im Rahmen der europäischen Reformationsbewegungen ins Zentrum gestellt werden. Historische, wirkungsgeschichtliche und theologische Aspekte gilt es zu berücksichtigen.

Check out the topics and speakers.

Septuagint Summer School

From the IOSCS

The 2019 Septuagint Summer Course, organized by Trinity Western and the John William Wevers Institute for Septuagint Studies, has been announced! From June 24-28, 2019, Dr John Screnock (University of Oxford) will be teaching on “The Septuagint, Translation and Jewish Scribalism.” Fortunately for those abroad, video live-streaming will be made available! For more info and registration, see attached!

Conference Announcement

Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament
4–6 March 2019

From Dr Hugh Houghton, University of Birmingham:

Booking is now open for the Eleventh Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, to be held in Birmingham from Monday 4 to Wednesday 6 March 2019.

The colloquium will consist of thirty papers on New Testament textual criticism, focusing on matters relating to versional evidence (Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, Gothic) and other indirect sources (e.g. biblical quotations). There will be two highlight lectures, Prof. David Taylor (Oxford) on “New Developments in the Text of the Old Syriac Gospels” and Prof. Reinhart Ceulemans (Leuven) on “Biblical Lexicography in Late Antiquity and Byzantium”.

There is an early bird rate for bookings made and paid in full by 13 January 2019, and booking closes on 13 February 2019. Please see: Further information about the Birmingham Colloquium may be found at

Via Steve Walton.

The 2019 SBL Call For Papers is Open December 19

Well there ya go…

2019 Call for Papers

Co-hosted by the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion, the 2019 Annual Meetings will be held November 16-19 in San Diego, California. The call for papers for the 2019 Annual Meeting will open on December 19. Proposals will be accepted through 6 March 2019. You can review the program units participating in 2019 here.

New Annual Meeting Program Unit Applications

Applications for new program units for the Annual Meeting are due January 15.
Submit your application here.

Conference Announcement


12. Internationale Emder Tagung zur Geschichte des Reformierten Protestantismus

In der Johannes A Lasco Bibliothek Emden, 17.–19. März 2019.

Tagungsschwerpunkt: Bekenntnis im Konflikt. Streitgeschichten im reformierten Protestantismus

Referenten: Fred van Lieburg (Amsterdam), Judith Engeler (Zürich), Mirjam van Veen (Amsterdam), Martin Rothkegel (Elstal), Marco Stallman (Münster), Markus Dröge (Berlin), Hans-Georg Ulrichs (Heidelberg), Thomas K. Kuhn (Greifswald), Matthias Freudenberg (Saarbrücken).

Rejoice and Be Exceedingly Glad, Britain…

I’m returning to Newman University…

As Richard notes, the swell of excitement has finally reached a fevered pitch and rioters in the streets have finally persuaded the Powers to do the right thing.  Stay tuned for details as they become available.  And rejoice and be exceedingly glad, Britain!