Categories and Boundaries in Second Temple Jewish Literature

Department of Theology & Religion, University of Birmingham  15th–16th July 2020  Keynote Speakers:  Dr Molly Zahn, University of Kansas  Dr Elisa Uusimäki, Aarhus University  Deadline for Abstracts: Saturday 28th March, 2020    We invite postgraduate students and early career researchers to submit proposals for twenty-minute papers broadly related to the […]

Martyrdom on the Margins

February 20, 2020 MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi College, Oxford   A conference sponsored by:The Centre for the Study of the Bible in the Humanities, Oriel College The Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research The Faculty of Oriental Studies   Organised by:Hindy Najman, Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation […]

Hermeneutic Interventions

Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd December 2019 Oriel College, University Oxford Organizers: Hindy Najman (Oriel); Daniel Weidner (ZFL); Adriana X. Jacobs (St. Cross); Yael Fisch (Oriel); Rebekah Van Sant-Clark (Oriel) Is a common reading possible across languages, cultures, and disciplines? Under what terms may texts be compared and shared while […]

Protestant Bible Scholarship: Antisemitism, Philosemitism, and Anti-Judaism (26-27 May 2019, Oxford)

This conference brings prominent biblical scholars and scholars of Judaism together for a conversation about the foundations of our fields. We want to generate a discussion of how a biased understanding of Judaism became integral to the discipline. This conversation is about understanding, healing and changing that discussion through critical thinking and ethical reading. The conference will take […]

Lament, Reading and Therapy

Joint KCL/Oxford workshop 5 November 2018 Oriel College, Oxford This workshop considers the composition, performance, and repetition of texts of lament, loss and healing. We understand the writing and reading of these lament traditions to be the work of therapy. Presentations will explore how interpretive communities – collective and individual – internalise, interpret […]

Winter Meeting 2018

University of Nottingham (Jubilee Campus) Newark Hall, University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, NG8 1AW (see here for a pdf with travel information). 2–4 January 2018 Under the presidency of Prof. Walter Moberly Printable version of the Programme. TUESDAY 2 January [2.00 pm Committee Meeting] 4.30 pm Registration 6.00 pm Reception, sponsored […]

Meetings 2016

Previous Year Next Year Winter Meeting 2016 (abstracts) Adrian Curtis (Manchester), “From People and Book to Text in Context: Volumes That Speak Volumes” David Firth (Nottingham), “Creating Narrative Instability in Joshua 1-5” Bernard Jackson (Manchester), “The Whodunit underlying the plot of the Book of Ruth” Heather McKay (Ormskirk), “Clothing, Adornment and Accoutrements in the […]

Conference Announcement: ‘The exegetical value of the Masora: Pointing and accentuation in historical perspective’

The Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit at the University of Oxford will be holding a conference on ‘the exegetical value of the Masora’. The conference will take place 7-8 November at Exeter College. For a poster see here. All are welcome but please pre-register by email: