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Summer Meeting 2022   Recently updated !

The Summer Meeting 2022 This summer’s SOTS Conference takes place in the Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus, Nottinham NG8 1BB, between Monday July 25th and Thursday July 28th. The residential venue for the Meeting is Southwell Hall, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, NG8 1AW, and the contact telephone number for the registration and […]


Winter Meeting 2022

Winter Meeting 2022: 4–6 January 2022 (fully online)   Confidential material (minutes of the previous business meeting as well as proposals for membership) will be posted here (log-in required) once they are ready.   All emails, with links and meeting information, will be sent from sotsinformationofficer@gmail.com Please check your inbox and spam […]


Summer Meeting 2021

The Summer Meeting 2021 Under the presidency of Prof. Hugh Pyper  Confidential material (minutes of the previous business meeting as well as proposals for membership) are available to view HERE. You must be logged in as a Member to access these documents. Additional material for the conference are available to view HERE. You […]


Obituary for Professor Bertil Albrektson

Bertil Albrektson was born on 27 September 1929 in Gothenburg. He attended the University of Gothenburg where he received a degree in philosophy in 1951. He then studied theology at the University of Lund, receiving his degree in 1956 after which he was ordained priest in the Church of Sweden […]


Information on REF2021

SOTS members for whom the REF2021 research audit is relevant are encouraged to consult the information on the REF website (https://www.ref.ac.uk/guidance). Where there seems any uncertainty about their individual circumstances, they should raise such questions with the appropriate officers in their home institutions.


Statement about the case of Jan Joosten

As the Committee of the Society for Old Testament Study, we wish to express our shock and sorrow that Professor Jan Joosten, a leading Old Testament scholar and, until recently, a member of the Society, has been convicted of the possession of images of the sexual abuse of children, and […]


A New Deal for Higher Education

To:The Secretary of State for EducationRT Hon Gavin Williamson CBE Minister of State for UniversitiesHon Michelle Donelan                                                               Minister for Education in Wales,Kirsty Williams MS Minister for Higher Education and Science in Scotland,Richard Lochhead MSP            Minister for the Department of Education of Northern Ireland,Peter Weir MLA Minister for Science, Research and […]


Statement on George Floyd and Use of Bible

Statement on behalf of the Society for Old Testament Study As human beings we are horrified at the racist killing of George Floyd by a white policeman. George Floyd was a member of an ethnic group subject to centuries of slavery, subordination and oppression and still regarded as inferior by […]


Meetings 2019

Previous Year Next Year Winter Meeting 2019 (abstracts posted when available) Susan Gillingham (Oxford) “Bifocal reading: Textual Analysis and a Critical Imagination in Biblical Studies” John Goldingay (Oxford), “On Reading Genesis 49”  Siobhán Dowling-Long (Cork), “An Exploration of Biblical Pathos Through Music”  Ekaterina Kozlova (London), “Acedic Kingship in ANE: Gilgamesh and David as Paradigmatic Kings […]