4th University of Birmingham Biblical Studies PG Day Conference – 2nd July 2014
Paper proposals are invited from postgraduates on the conference theme, ‘Becoming a Sacred Text’,
Suggested topics include:
- The text and transmission of the Old and New Testaments and related texts, in all relevant languages and traditions.
- Authority, canon and tradition.
- Manuscript and liturgical traditions, and their role in the reception and interpretation of Scriptures.
- ‘Rewritten scriptures’, catenae and commentaries.
- What is sacred text? social, political and theological issues.
- The reception-history of Biblical works in cultures past and present.
- The role of Christian and Jewish traditions in shaping attitudes to texts.
- Relationship between Tanakh, Old Testament and Hebrew Bible.
The keynote speakers will be Prof. James Crossley (University of Sheffield) and Dr. Timothy Michael Law (Georg-August-Universität Gottingen). The conference will conclude with a round-table discussion.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be e-mailed to Samuel Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 April 2014; various perspectives (including text-critical, sociological, theological) on the theme are welcome.
Further enquiries: Samuel Gibson (email@example.com)