The Society for Old Testament Study (SOTS) is a learned society, based in the British Isles, of professional scholars and others committed to the study of the Old Testament.


SOTS Summer 2024 Conference – Advance Notice
We are looking forward to announcing soon the booking details for our 2024 summer conference, which will be at Mansfield College in Oxford. It begins with registration in the afternoon of Monday 2 Sept, before starting at 6pm, and this year we are trying out running the conference half a day longer (in light of no longer having a face-to-face Winter Meeting), so it is scheduled to finish with lunch on Thursday 5 Sept. All booking details will be online on the SOTS website (
The Society meets twice a year for conferences (an online winter meeting and an in-person summer meeting). Most recently, SOTS met online for a one-day event (further information). Information about past meetings and future meetings is also available.


The Society commissions publications in the field of Old Testament Study, including an annual Book List and regular monographs and other volumes. It also publishes  a Wiki providing reliable scholarly information in this subject area. Details may be consulted and links explored on the Publications page.


The current President of SOTS is Prof Katharine Dell