Saturday, May 21, 2016

BAJS 2016 reminder

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: BAJS Conference 2016: The Texture of Jewish Tradition: Investigations in Textuality. The British Association for Jewish Studies Conference meets this year at the University of Birmingham on 10-12 July. The deadline for registrations is 12 June.
This conference will explore textuality from a variety of perspectives, ranging from the material aspects of texts, including the growing role of digital humanities in the field, to scribal culture and consciousness. The event will also involve discussions around textual plurality, composition, reworking, form, genre, reception, classification, and inter-relationships between textual worlds and corpora. Speakers will also investigate the oral and social aspects of texts and textuality, such as performance, memory and power.

The keynote talk, titled 'Scribal Bodies and the Growth of Scriptures in Early Judaism' will be given by Professor Judith Newman (University of Toronto).
The conference covers the full range of Jewish history and literature, but Judaism from the Second Temple period through the Rabbinic period is well represented.