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Call For Papers

The Calls For Papers are ordered by Call for Papers Deadline
February 2015 | March | April | June | July

2015 General

Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient Hebrew

Conference Date: 29 October - 1 November, 2015
Location: Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
E-mail Submission:


Call For Papers: 2015 International SBL Meeting
in Buenos Aires, Argentina
ISBL Hellenistic Judaism

Call for Papers Deadline: February 12, 2015
Conference Date: 20-24 July 2015
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Sixth Warsaw Conference for Young Jewish Studies Researchers

Call for Papers Deadline: 15th February 2015
Conference Date: 17th - 20th June 2015
Location: Warsaw
E-mail Submission:

The Fourth Annual Conference of The Irish Society for the Study of the Ancient Near East
"The Crazy Genius of Herod the Great"

Call for Papers Deadline: 28 February 2015
Conference Date: 29-31 May 2015
Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
E-mail Submission:

Seen through the lens of his building programme, military strategy, contemporary texts, art and architecture, and political alliances

Considering the enormous scale of his political ambitions and achievements during his lengthy reign, we shall be happy to receive submissions relating to any and all aspects of the rule of Herod the Great, including political connections, religious facets of his life and rule, propaganda, military campaigns and strategy, his innovative building programme, including the Temple at Jerusalem, art, architecture, numismatics, contemporary texts, and any other related matters.

Presentation of papers at this conference will be 45 minutes within a one-hour slot, allowing time for discussion after each paper.

We invite abstracts of no more than 400 words to reach us by email at by 28 February 2015.


European Association of Biblical Studies 2015 DSS sessions

Call for Papers Deadline: March 15
Conference Date: July 12-15th, 2015
Location: Cordoba (Spain)

The meeting will include a new research group on the Dead Sea Scroll that will contain two sessions: one thematic one on the psalms in the late Second Temple period Judaism the other an open invitiation to any research topic related to the Dead Sea scrolls.

Call for Papers: Science Fiction, Fan Fiction and Scribal Culture

Call for Papers Deadline: March 15, 2015
Conference Date: 12-15 July, 2015
Location: Cordoba, Spain

1. Science Fiction and the Bible
The research group "Science Fiction and the Bible" invites papers on contemporary dystopian apocalypses and biblical literatures. Many different approaches are possible to the contemporary phenomenon of dystopias, which often describe apocalyptic scenarios and their aftermath – the Zombie apocalypse, environmental collapse, cultural amnesia due to a data-loss event or misinformation, or the rise of destructive Artificial Intelligences. Papers are invited which engage with the themes of dystopia, destruction, forgetting, downfall – in short, the end of the world as we know it and the worlds that are imagined to appear afterwards. Papers might, for example, bring case studies from contemporary culture (fiction and non-fiction) and ancient cultures into a dialogue.

For our second, open session strongly interdisciplinary and/or explorative proposals are especially encouraged, but any proposal in line with the group’s programme is welcome.
More information:

2. Fan Fiction and the Study of Biblical Commentary and Scribal Culture

This workshop welcomes paper proposals which apply fan fiction as an interpretative model to study any text(s) in the range of Hebrew Bible, Septuagint, Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, New Testament, Christian Apocrypha, or Rabbinic literature. Of particular interest are papers dealing with issues such as a) forms and techniques of literary production based on a revered tradition; b) scribal conventions and restrictions on creative supplementation; c) possible effects of the production of additional material on the development of a “canon”.
More information:


"olam ha-zeh v'olam ha-ba: This world and the world to come in Jewish Belief and Practice"

Call for Papers Deadline: April 15
Conference Date: October 25-26, 2015
Location: Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska
E-mail Submission:

The Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization (Creighton University), the Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society (Creighton University), the Harris Center for Judaic Studies (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), and the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies (University of Nebraska-Omaha) announce their Twenty-Eighth Annual Symposium, in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, on Sunday, October 25, and Monday, October 26, 2015. Sessions with take place on the campuses of Creighton, UNL, and UNO and also at the Omaha Jewish Community Center.

The wording of this year's title, in accordance with traditional Jewish usage, refers to the present world and the hereafter. Within this context, the Program Committee seeks proposals from a variety of fields that incorporate different approaches, genres, and media. We also expect to cover time periods from the biblical era to the modern world and to incorporate the experiences of different cultures and societies. Whenever possible, we encourage presentations that incorporate visual/audio components.

Support for presenters' transportation and accommodation will be provided. Those selected to participate will make original oral presentations of their material at the Symposium in a manner suited to an audience composed of the general public, undergraduate students, and other scholars.

Presenters must also be prepared to submit a version of their presentation written in a scholarly format in accordance with our guidelines. Selected papers will be published in an edited, thematic volume as part of the Studies in Jewish Civilization Series published by Purdue University Press.

Proposals should contain a 200-word abstract and a CV; please submit them by April 15 to Leonard Greenspoon, Klutznick Chair, at For further information, see the Klutznick Chair website at


2nd ZUTOT Competition for Young Scholars

Call for Papers Deadline: 1 June 2015.
E-mail Submission:

The second ZUTOT competition for young scholars has now been announced. This year's subject is: 'New texts on Jewish culture.' Young scholars are encouraged to present recently discovered texts that shed light on old issues and raise new ones.

These may cover any field of study: history, literature, rabbinic culture, anthropology, linguistics, archaeology, epigraphy, etc.

Submissions (of no more than 4000 words) should be sent by e-mail to the Editor-in-chief, Professor Shlomo Berger.


CALLS FOR PAPERS: "The River Jordan"

Conference Date: 13-15 July, 2015
Location: Oxford
E-mail Submission:

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies and the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies at the University of Miami, through its Director, Prof. Haim Shaked and Prof. David Graf, organise an international conference about the River Jordan, to be held at the Oriental Institute, the University of Oxford, 13-15 July 2015.

The conference aims to focus its attention on the three northern sources of the river Jordan (the Dan, Baniyas, and Hasbani streams) and the area of the Sea of Galilee (the sea itself not a topic of the conference) and the Jordan river's southern course up to where it enters the Dead Sea (the sea itself not a topic of the conference).

Essentially, the conference would cover in its study both banks of the river Jordan (not the hinterland of the riparian countries).

The conference will start on Monday 13th July at 9am, finishing on Wednesday 15th July at 6pm. Each speaker's paper is limited to 45 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address: ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. 01865-514041


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