Monday, August 27, 2018

The Centre for the Study of the Bible in the Humanities

NEW AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY: The Centre for the Study of the Bible in the Humanities.
The Centre for the Study of the Bible in the Humanities (CBH) revitalizes engagement with biblical texts and traditions across the Arts and Humanities. Based in Oriel College, CBH hosts research projects, postgraduate research seminars, workshops, and conferences that study the ongoing vitality of scripture. CBH also facilitates collaborative relationships with leading academic institutions across the globe. With these activities, CBH encourages cutting-edge research, trains graduate students, and builds an international and interdisciplinary network of scholarship reintegrating Biblical Studies into the Humanities based in Oxford.

The vision for CBH grows out of the work of Hindy Najman, the founder and director, who is the Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford. She is joined by a Program Coordinator, Dr Arjen Bakker, and a Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr Olivia Stewart Lester. An advisory board of scholars from numerous academic disciplines in Oxford is in the developmental stages. For more information about the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament program at Oxford, see the Oxford Theology and Religion Faculty Website.
Some past PaleoJudaica posts on the work of Professor Najman are here, here, here, and here.

The Centre has two events coming soon:

CBH Launch: The Bible and the Humanities (17 October 2018)
The field of Biblical Studies was created in conjunction with and in conversation with the emerging disciplines of philology, classics and literature.
CBH Lament, Reading and Therapy Workshop (5 November, 2018)
Co-organized with King's College London, this workshop considers the composition, performance, and repetition of texts of lament, loss and healing.

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