Saturday, September 16, 2006

THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR THE STUDY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT has issued a call for papers for its July 2007 meeting in Slovenia. This will be in tandem with meetings of related societies on Targumic studies, the Septuagiant and cognate studies, Qumran studies, and Masoretic studies.

Eibert Tigchelaar has e-mailed a call for papers from the IOQS, which I reproduce here:
International Organization for Qumran Studies
Sixth Meeting
July 16–18, 2007

Call for Papers

The topic of this 6th IOQS Meeting is:
Qumran Cave 1 Revisited:
Reconsidering the Cave 1 Texts Sixty Years after Their Discovery

Previous meetings of the IOQS have been dedicated to the history of the community (Founding meeting Groningen in 1989), on special groups of texts — texts newly published (Paris 1992), legal texts (Cambridge 1995), sapiential, liturgical and poetical texts (Oslo 1998), apocryphal, pseudepigraphical and parabiblical texts (Basel 2001) — and recently, in the fifth meeting at Groningen in 2004, on the topic of identity forming of the group or groups represented in the Scrolls.

Now, in the sixth meeting of the IOQS, sixty years after the discovery of Cave 1, and after fifteen years of scholarly focus on newly published texts from Cave 4, it seems fitting to revisit the Cave 1 texts. Textually, this goes for the new editing and revisions of editions of texts from Cave 1. Historically and ideologically other issues are to be broached. For example, how should one consider the Cave 1 texts in the light of all the now known materials from the other caves? Or, to what extent do new hypotheses or changing paradigms on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the community/ies that authored them invite us to reevaluate or reinterpret those Cave 1 texts. All contributions, whether from a literary, historical, social sciences, or other kind of approach, are equally welcome.

Following the established tradition of the IOQS meetings, the papers that are directly related to the topic of the meeting will be published in a corresponding volume of the STDJ series, but participants working on other topics in the field of Qumran studies are encouraged as well to present their own particular research.

The sixth meeting of the IOQS will be held from July 16-18, 2007 in conjunction with the XIXth Congress of IOSOT, the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, and other specialized congresses (IOTS, IOSCS, IOMS), to be held from 12th to 20th July 2007 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. All information on these congresses, registration, accommodation, etc. can be found now or later on

If you are interested in participating and presenting a paper, please send your proposal (title and/or subject of paper) to Dr. Eibert Tigchelaar,

Please forward this call for papers to any student or scholar you think may be interested.

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