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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 […]


Joint Meeting with OTW

David Shepherd writes about the upcoming joint meeting of OTW and SOTS:   As most of you know, the Society has a longstanding tradition of holding joint meetings with our Dutch-speaking colleagues from the Netherlands and Belgium (and occasionally South Africa). This year the joint meeting will be held at the […]


Former President, Prof. Paul Joyce appointed to sub-panel 31 (Theology and Religious Studies) for the REF 2021

The Society wishes to offer its congratulations to last year’s President, Prof Paul Joyce, on his recent appointment to sub-panel 31 (Theology and Religious Studies) for the assessment phase of REF2021. For further details regarding the membership of this panel for both criteria and assessment phases, please see: http://www.ref.ac.uk/about/membership.


Call for Papers: Borders and Boundaries in Ancient Israel

Abstracts are invited for a two-day interdisciplinary conference on borders and boundaries in ancient Israel, on 5-6 June 2018. Keynote addresses will be given by Dr Christopher B. Hays (Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA), Dr. Shayna Sheinfeld (Centre College, Danville KY) and Dr. Mahri Leonard-Fleckman (Providence College, Providence RI). Abstracts of 250 words […]


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: sue.forteath@ochjs.ac.uk


SOTS Centenary Volume

PRE-PUBLICATION OFFER ON THE SOCIETY’S CENTENNIAL ESSAYS A special offer is available on pre-ordered copies of the SOTS Centennial Essays for prospective attendees at the SOTS Centennial Meeting (Winter Meeting 2017, at Cripps Hall, Nottingham, on 3rd-5th January 2017). Order by 1st November 2016 a copy (or copies) of SOTS at […]