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Report of the Joint Meeting 2018

Violence in the Hebrew Bible: Between Text and Reception 22–24 August 2018, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, Oude Boteringestraat 38, Court Room Het Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap in Nederland en BelgiëThe Society for Old Testament Study (United Kingdom)Die Ou-Testamentische Werkgemeenskap van Suid Afrika For a pdf of the report see […]


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 […]


Winter Meeting 2018

University of Nottingham (Jubilee Campus) 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. 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 […]


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 […]