Thursday, October 11, 2007

POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE on interdisciplinary approaches to the bibical world:
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 11:47:23 -0400
From: Adam Mendelsohn amend@BRANDEIS.EDU
Subject: CFP: Graduate Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Biblical World

The School of Religions and Theology, Trinity College Dublin is pleased to invite papers for the Second Annual Biblical Studies Conference, Graduate Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Biblical World (GIA), 15-17 February 2008. The conference is open to all research students, both at Master and Doctoral level.

The aim of GIA remains to foster Postgraduate research on the contexts of ancient Judaism and early Christianity particularly in its engagement with related disciplines, social scientific approaches to the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament and the continuous dialogue with the field of archaeology. It is our hope that we will facilitate this engagement with a conference specifically organised for postgraduate students to present their work.

The first GIA brought postgrads from all stages in researching, and the committee intends to continue with the same broad format. A relaxed atmosphere is intended to attract students who may be presenting their work for the first time. Students beginning their research may gain experience and learn in dialogue from those closer to submission of their doctoral theses. In structured sessions with 20 minute papers and 10 minute discussion sessions, we will also provide an opportunity for more advanced students to engage critically with each other's work.

Papers should be twenty minutes in length and in English; 250-word (maximum) abstracts should be submitted by 8 December 2007 to and should include the applicant’s educational standing (year, course). There will be no poster session. There is no submission fee; registration fee (in Euros only) is €30 on site, €25 early.

Presented abstracts will be eligible to submit for the intended peer-reviewed publication of the proceedings. Deadline for this submission will be 1 month following the symposium.

Jason M Silverman
Graduate Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Biblical World
School of Religions and Theology
Trinity College Dublin
(From the H=Judaic list.)