Ancient Readers & Their Scriptures: Early Bird Registration Ends Soon!
My colleague Garrick Allen and I are organizing a symposium at the University of St Andrews on 2–3 June, 2014. We’re currently still accepting abstracts until 1 February, which is also the last day for our early bird registration (more details below), so do sign up and come join us!
The title for our symposium is: Ancient Readers & Their Scriptures: The Texts, Reading Strategies, and the Versions of the Hebrew Bible in Second Temple and Early Judaism
Plenary addresses will be delivered by Martin Karrer (Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel) and Philip Alexander (University of Manchester). Keynote addresses will also be given by William Tooman (University of St Andrews), Jonathan Norton (Heythrop College London), Susan Docherty (Birmingham), and Willem Smelik (University College London). We can also announce that we’ll be joined by Beate Kowalski (Dortmund).
Cost: Early Bird (ends 1 February) £30; Standard (2 February-30 May) £50.
We are accepting abstracts of 300 words until 1 February 2014. Abstracts will be accepted for short papers (20-25 mins) addressing the following questions relating to how Hebrew Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls & Pseudepigrapha, New Testament, and Rabbinic Judaism/Early Christian Writings interacted with and reused the texts and versions of the Hebrew Bible:
Reading strategies of the Hebrew Bible in antiquity
Vorlage(n) of quotations and allusions to the Hebrew Bible
The reuse of sacred texts and traditions
The text of the Hebrew Bible as reflected in the literature of Second Temple Judaism
Theological reuse of the Hebrew Bible
Please send all abstracts to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Garrick (email@example.com). Short papers submitted by 31 August 2014 will be considered for inclusion in a conference proceedings volume.