Meetings 2023

Previous Year Next Year Winter Meeting 2023 Katharine Dell (Cambridge) “Covenant and wisdom: Arguing with a premise from absence”  Moritz Adam (Zurich) “Reflections upon History in Ecclesiastes and its Context in the Hellenistic Period”  Megan Daffern (Cambridge) “Talking to yourself? The Psalms and Self-Address in the HB/OT”  David Firth (Bristol) […]

Winter Meeting 2023

Endcliffe Village Campus, Sheffield The venue for all sessions is The Edge, Endcliffe Student Village, Sheffield, S10 3ED  3-5 January 2023 Under the presidency of Prof. Katharine Dell. Publishers are invited to display books for sale during the Meeting. Members who have had books published recently are also invited to display copies. Attendees are […]

Meetings 2022

Previous Year Next Year Winter Meeting 2022 Charlotte Hempel (Birmingham) – ‘The Legacy of the People of the Land in the Dead Sea Scrolls’ Stuart Weeks (Durham) – ‘Why Do We Read Qohelet the Ways We Do?’ William Tooman (St. Andrews) – ‘Genesis 34 and the Law’ Lindsey Askin (Bristol) […]

Summer Meeting 2022

Jubilee Campus, Nottingham The venue for all sessions is the Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, NG8 1BB.  25–28 July 2022 Under the presidency of Prof. Charlotte Hempel. The (18th) Joint Meeting with the Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap in the Netherlands and Belgium  Publishers are invited to display books for sale during the […]

Meetings 2021

Previous Year Next Year Winter Meeting 2021 Prof Hugh Paper, ‘Old Testament Studies after Covid-19? Precedents for Dealing with the Unprecedented’ Megan Warner, ‘Are You Indeed to Reign Over Us? Politics in Genesis 37-50’  Mark Awabdy, ‘Is Leviticus Ironic? Exploring Narratival and Priestly Ironies in the Centre of the Torah’  James […]

Meetings 2020

Previous Year Next Year Winter Meeting 2020  Walter Houston (Manchester), ‘What is “Work”? Reception and Theology the Sabbath Commandment in the Decalogue’ John Day (Oxford), ‘What Does it Mean that Humanity is Made in the Image and Likeness of God (Gen 1:26-27; 5:1; 9:6)?’  Sarah Nicholson (Glasgow), ‘All Sex (Work) […]

Information on REF2021

SOTS members for whom the REF2021 research audit is relevant are encouraged to consult the information on the REF website ( 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 […]