The CSBS/SCÉB 2018 Annual Meeting will be held May 26-28, 2018 at the University of Regina, Regina, SK

in association with the 2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

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 The Call for Papers is Now Open

 

General Programme

 

At the annual meeting papers in English or French are invited for presentation in the form of short communications followed by discussion (time for presentation and discussion is usually 30 minutes). Up to date membership in the CSBS is a prerequisite for participation in the Society’s Annual Meeting, therefore paper proposals will only be accepted from those who have paid their 2018 membership dues (which may be renewed online) or have submitted a paid application as a new member.

To present a paper in the General Programme, please send proposed titles, along with an abstract of approximately 100 words, to the programme coordinator Agnes Choi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 17, 2018 at the latest. We ask contributors to submit their proposals as an email attachment (in Word or RTF) and include the following: 1. first and last names of presenter(s); 2. institutional affiliation of presenter(s), if applicable; 3. title of paper; 4. abstract of paper (approx. 100 words); and 5. whether AV equipment is required for the presentation.

The programme is developed in late-January and approved in February by the Executive and proposals that are not submitted on time likely cannot be accommodated within the schedule. n.b. Please indicate when submitting your proposal if you are unable to participate on a specific day of the week for religious reasons. Every effort will be made to accommodate such requests, but please be advised that complex scheduling requirements may not make this possible.

 

Seminars

Politics in the Hebrew Bible's Prophetic Literature

The Politics in the Hebrew Bible’s Prophetic Literature Seminar invites papers that explore politics broadly understood, including political forms, participation, hierarchy, and ideology as well as themes such as homeland, conflict, freedom, and equality, in the HB/OT prophetic corpus. It welcomes in particular examinations of the interrelation of politics with religious, sociological, anthropological, and other factors, whether within ancient Israel/Judah/Yehud or in its relations with other ancient Near Eastern states. Proposals using literary, historical, archaeological, and other methods are invited, as are proposals from junior and senior scholars. Please submit 250-word abstracts by January 8, 2018 to Daniel Timmer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Early Christianity, Early Judaism and the Study of Religion (click here)

This seminar explores ways in which early Christianity and Judaism and the wider study of religion might fruitfully interact. It considers issues from both sides of the divide: first, how approaches to religious phenomena in general might illuminate, destabilize and refocus the study of early Christianity and Judaism; and second, how data drawn from the latter might generate new insights into the more general study of religion, interrogation and, where useful, reformulation of familiar categories will in all cases be encouraged. Last year, for example, we had papers on magic, hybrid identities in the ancient Mediterranean, rehabilitating religious experience, the invention of relation at Elephantine, and diaspora theory and ancient associations, second temple Judaism as a religio-cultural system, ethnic studies, and violence.

This year we are particularly interested in papers on material culture and early Judaism and Christianity. Please forward your proposals by January 1, 2018 to William ArnalI This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Erin Vearncombe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information email Stephen Wilson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Special Session

Biblical Languages and Linguistics

A special session devoted to biblical languages and linguistics has been approved for the 2018 and 2019 annual meetings of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies. Proposals concerning any ancient language relating to the biblical texts and/or ancient Versions, from Hebrew and Greek to Syriac and Ge‘ez, are welcomed. Preference is for papers that focus on some feature of grammar as it relates to the interpretation of biblical texts. Comparison of specific features of language traditions (e.g., some Syriac grammatical phenomenon in the Peshitta compared to the Hebrew or Greek of the Vorlage) is also encouraged. Please submit 250-word abstracts by January 8, 2018 to Robert Holmstedt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Previous Meetings:

 

 

2017  CSBS-SCEB