SBL Forum: July

Upcoming events in the exciting world of biblical studies:

July 2009

International Conference of the ISDCL
International Society for the Study of Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature conference will be held in Kerkrade, Netherlands
Programme information (PDF)

Colloquium on Material Culture and Ancient Religion: Rome, Ostia, & Pompeii.
A faculty workshop on the integration of archaeological and textual evidence related to Mediterranean religions and the emergence of early Christianity. Participants will take part in seminars and travel to sites with specialists.
For workshop details click here.

Codex Sinaiticus: Text, Bible, Book.
A Conference at The British Library to celebrate the virtual re-unification of Codex Sinaiticus.
Programme information

7/14- 7/18
Genesis 2009 Conference, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK.
The conference will focus upon explorations of the dynamic relationship between Genesis and Christian doctrine.
Call and Meeting information

Joint Meeting of the European Association of Biblical Studies (www.eabs.net), the British Society for Old Testament Study (www.sots.ac.uk) and the Oudtestamentische Werkgemeenschap,
University of Lincoln, UK.

7/27- 8/7
Workshop on Critical Thinking
For over ten years now, the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Daystar University, has been offering the two-week workshop: Helping Learners to Think: Facilitating Critical Reflective Thought in Students. This year’s course (27th July to 7th August) has been revised and updated. The venue is Daystar University’s Athi River campus, Lukenya Hills, Kenya.
Each year, this course is limited to 35 participants who typically come from all over Africa to attend. Therefore, the earlier you apply, the better are your chances of acceptance. If there is a very high number of applicants, they will consider adding a second section of the workshop. For further information, contact Dr. Chip Kingsbury at ckingsbury@daystar.ac.ke

Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense LVIII The Gospel of Matthew at the Crossroads of Early Christianity
University of Leuven – Belgium
More information

Religiöse und literarische Kanonisierungs- und Dekanonisierungsprozesse als hermeneutisches Problem
More information

Call for Papers Deadline: Living the Lunar Calendar Conference 1/30-2/1 2010
Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem. See PDF for more information or contact curatorial@blmj.org

August 2009

Teaching the Bible in Texas Public Schools
University of Texas at Austin
More information

[This meeting has been postponed] Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA) Council Meeting
Nairobi, Kenya
For more information, please contact Dr. Stephanie Black, ACTEA Accreditation Officer

The 6th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL6) will be held in Cologne, Germany
For further information visit our WOCAL6 website.

New Registration Deadline for the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education
ICETE is pleased to report that it has been able to arrange a postponement of the deadline for registration for the ICETE International Consultation for Theological Educators. The deadline for registrations is now 31 August 2009. The Consultation is designed as an in-family event, for delegates from theological schools associated with one of ICETE’s member associations, or representatives from ICETE’s Associates and Affiliates. Guests will be accommodated on an invitation basis only, as circumstances permit. The event will be held in Sopron, Hungary, 5-9 October 2009. Vienna is the closest international airport. Space is increasingly limited, so those interested in attending should begin registration proceedings immediately.

Further information about the Consultation is available on the web at: www.icete-edu.org/hungary/ or contact

The Art of the Psalms
A conference held by The Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts
St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Further conference details (ie. speakers, booking) are are now available on the ITIA website.

Short papers are now being invited on the conference theme. Brief abstracts (c. 250 words) of a paper to be delivered in a maximum of 20 minutes should be sent to the following address: reversed.thunder@st-andrews.ac.uk.

September 2009

The Nida School for Translation Studies (NSTS), Misano adriatico (Rimini), Italy
sponsored by the Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship, is an annual two-week seminar that brings together experts in Translation Studies, Bible Translation, and cognate disciplines. Through guided readings, discussions, and lectures, participants in the 2009 NSTS will critically explore translation theory, linguistics, semiotics, and cultural studies in relation to the theme of “Translation and Culture.”
See Nida School for Translation Studies (NSTS) for more information.

My Ways Are Not Your Ways: The Character of the God of the Hebrew Bible
Conference hosted by The Center for Philosophy of Religion,University of Notre Dame
More information

9th Annual Conference of European Association for the Study of Religions (and IAHR Special Conference)
in Messina, Italy.
More information

Deadline for Applications to the Center of Theological Inquiry for the 2010-2011 Academic Year
The Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey is seeking applications for visiting scholars for the 2010-2011 academic year (September 1 – June 30). The interdisciplinary group of scholars united at the Center benefit from the free exchange of ideas among themselves and the vast resources within the larger intellectual community at Princeton. All applications and supporting documents must be received by September 30, 2009. For more information, visit our new website at www.ctinquiry.org.

October 2009

The International Council for Evangelical Theological Education International Consultation for Theological Educators
Sopron, Hungary.

The distinguished international evangelical scholars Bishop Hwa Yung of Malaysia, and Professor Henri Blocher of France, will be among principal speakers at the event. The Consultation’s theme is: “Energising Community: Theological Education’s Relational Mandate.”
Those interested in attending the Consultation should begin registration proceedings immediately, by contacting the ICETE Consultation Directorate.

“Reading Scriptures, Reading America: Interruptions, Orientation, and Mimicry among U.S. Communities of Color,” Institute for Signifying Scriptures, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont CA 91711
See More information or contact iss@cgu.edu.

10th Unisa Classics Colloquium/First Symposium Of The Department Of New Testament And Early Christian Studies:
“Family as Strategy in the Roman Empire and Early Christianity”
University of South Africa, Pretoria
See Call for Papers PDF.

Contact: Professor Johannes N Vorster,(Dept of New Testament and Early Christian Studies) at Olympus@yebo.co.za or vorstjn@unisa.ac.za or Dr P Bosman (Dept of Classics and World Languages)

Lire les papyrus du Nouveau Testament avec les autres papyrus d’Egypte/New Testament Egyptian Papyri Among Others. Colloque international et école doctorale à l’Université de Lausanne/ Institute of Biblical Sciences, University of Lausanne (CH). For more information contact Claire Clivaz.

November 2009

‘Texts beyond Borders: Multilingualism and Textual Scholarship’ Sixth International Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship Location: Academy for Science and the Arts (KVAB), Brussels, Belgium
See Informational PDF or contact Prof. Dr. Caroline Macé (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) or Prof. Dr. Dirk Van Hulle (University of Antwerp)

SBL Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana

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