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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 […]


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“ (Presidential Address) David Firth (Nottingham) “Disorienting Readers in Joshua 1:1 – 5:14” Bernard Jackson (Manchester) “The Whodunit Underlying the Plot of the Book of Ruth” Heather McKay (Ormskirk) “Clothing, Adornment […]


Meetings 2017

Previous Year Next Year Winter Meeting 2017 (abstracts once available) Paul Joyce (London), “The Way of the Future? Into Our Second Century” (Presidential Address) Andrew Mayes (Dublin), “Interpretations of the Joseph Story” Elizabeth Robar (Cambridge), “Unmarked Modality: Rhetorical Questions and Theological Suppositions” David Janzen (Durham), “What Historians Do, and What the Chronicler (An Historian) Did” David […]


Summer Meeting 2017

King’s College London (Waterloo Campus, Franklin-Wilkins Building) confidential material (minutes of the previous business meeting as well as proposals for membership) can be found here (log-in required). Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford St, SE1 9NH (see here for a pdf with travel information). 17—20 July 2017 Under the presidency of Prof. Paul Joyce Printable version of […]