Winter Meeting 2012
Collingwood College, Durham
under the presidency of Professor George Brooke
The venue for all sessions is Collingwood College, Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LT. Publishers are invited to display books for sale during the Meeting. Members who have had books published recently are also invited to display copies.
TUESDAY 3rd JANUARY
(2.00 p.m.) [Committee Meeting]
2.15 p.m. Optional Guided Tour of Durham
4.30 p.m. Registration
6.00 p.m. Reception (sponsored by Durham’s Department of Theology and Religion)
6.45 p.m. Dinner
8.15 p.m. Presidential Address: Prof. George Brooke (Manchester), ‘The Scribal Aesthetics of the Dead Sea Scrolls’
WEDNESDAY 4th JANUARY
8.00 a.m. Breakfast
9.15 a.m. Dr Adrian Curtis (Manchester) and Dr Rebecca Watson (Cambridge), ‘Churning the Mighty Waters: A Dialogue on Habakkuk 3’
10.45 a.m. Coffee
11.15 a.m. Dr Hector Patmore (Kampen), ‘The Transmission of Targum Jonathan in Europe’
12.00 noon Dr Katie Edwards (Sheffield), ‘The Never-changing Face of Eve: Representations of Eve in Nineteenth Century Art and Twenty-first Century Advertising’
12.45 p.m. Lunch
2.15 p.m. Tour of Durham Cathedral and its allusions to the Old Testament, led by the Very Revd Michael Sadgrove, followed by tea at the Deanery (numbers limited)
4.30 p.m. Prof. Graham Davies (Cambridge), ‘The Reception of William Gesenius’ Dictionary in England in the Nineteenth Century’
5.30 p.m. Prof. David Clines and Dr David Stec (Sheffield), ‘Reflections on the Dictionary of Classical Hebrew’
6.30 p.m. Celebratory Reception
7.00 p.m. Dinner
8.15 p.m. Prof. John Day (Oxford), ‘The Monarchy in Ancient Israel’ (Special Lecture to Commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee)
THURSDAY 5th JANUARY
8.00 a.m. Breakfast
9.15 a.m. Dr Alastair Hunter (Glasgow), ‘Midrash and Lexicon in Exodus’
10.00 a.m. Dr Dominik Markl (Heythrop College, London), ‘“Today” and the Pragmatics of Deuteronomy’
10.45 a.m. Coffee
11.15 a.m. Dr Siobhan Dowling Long (Cork), ‘Tales of Wickedness, Heartache and Blessing: The Reception of the Genesis Flood Narrative in Music’
12.00 noon Business Meeting (Members only)
1.00 p.m. Lunch, followed by departure
The venue for the Meeting is Collingwood College, Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LT; the telephone number for the College is 0191 334 5000. Please refer to the enclosed map for information on how to get to the University. There is plenty of parking at the College but we would recommend public transport where possible.
The charges for hospitality are shown on the enclosed Booking Form. Members are requested to pay their accounts in full when returning the form but, if necessary, a non-returnable booking fee of £30 will be accepted and the balance will be payable on arrival at the Meeting. A discounted price is available to those whose bookings are received by Wednesday 9th November (please see the details on the form). There is a subsidized price for those on low incomes or from economically disadvantaged countries. All bookings must be received by 1st December 2011; no bookings can be accepted after that date. Bookings can be made by email with cheques follow by post. Please note that in making a booking, members render themselves liable for payment of the full cost of that booking, a liability that will be waived only in the light of extenuating circumstances and only when the final conference accounts permit a refund. You may wish to consider taking out insurance on your booking (or check that your annual travel insurance is applicable) to cover the possibility of you having to cancel your booking. You are advised to make a copy of your completed Booking Form for your own records.
Members wishing to attend the Meeting should send the attached Booking Form to Ms Elizabeth Harper, SOTS Hospitality Secretary, Chadkirk, School Lane, Impington, Cambridge CB24 9NS (tel. 01223 741 030, Email), so as to arrive by 9th November 2011 (for the discount price) or at the latest by 1st December.
Correspondence concerning the affairs of the Society should be sent to the Secretary, Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Exeter, Amory Building, Rennes Drive, Exeter EX4 4RJ (tel. 01392 7264290, Email). Applications for a Conference Grant to assist in meeting the costs of attending the Meeting must reach the current Secretary by 9th November. Proposals for new members must reach her by 15th December. Application forms for grants and membership are available on this website.
Changes of address should be sent to the Membership Secretary, Mrs Vivienne Rowett, The New Vicarage, Beck Hill, Barton-upon-Humber DN18 5EY (tel. 01652 632202, Email).