Call For Papers 2018- 2019

    The Calls For Papers are ordered by Call for Papers Deadline
  • August
  • October


Israeli National Conference
"They read from the scroll... translating it and giving the sense, so they understood the reading" (Nehemiah 8:8) The Pedagogy of Bible Education

Call for Papers Deadline: August 15, 2018
Conference Date: Dec. 4, 2018
Location: MOFET Institute Tel Aviv
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Biblical scholarship is a central discipline within Jewish studies.
Ever since the period of the Haskala, this field has captivated the finest of scholars: some examine the Bible and its roots in ancient Near Easterncivilization, while others research its exegesis, echoing throughout the generations. Both others, draw upon the disciplines of history and philology, literature and philosophy.
Unlike Biblical scholarship, the discipline of Bible instruction is firmly grounded in the reality of contemporary life, first and foremost due to its educational context. However, ever-changing reality poses meaningful challenges: some unique to teaching the Bible, and others relating to the general nature of the educational endeavor.
The pedagogy of Bible education and instruction aims at bridging the gap between the academy and the classroom, creating a dialogue between Biblical scholarship and its world and a particular educational context, with its unique characteristics and goals.
This conference is dedicated to creating a discipline of the pedagogy of Bible education and instruction. We invite both scholars and professionals in the field of education to partake in this vital discourse.
The conference's committee welcomes papers on the following topics:
The Bible and its World: multiple voices in the biblical text; exegetical approaches to biblical exegesis; cultural and social contexts in which the Bible is taught; biblical literacy in the digital age; etc.
Bible Education: Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK); challenges in teaching the Bible; ideology (either religious or humanistic) in teaching the Bible; the status of teaching the Bible in the State (מ"מ) or Religious-State (חמ"ד) school systems; Bible instruction (or the teaching of Bible) in the context of the twenty-first century; cultivation critical thinking through Bible education/instruction, and more.
* All papers will undergo academic review.
** Participants in the conference might be invited to publish their papers in proceedings of this conference (inclusion at the discretion of the conference committee).
*** Submission to the conference must include the following information:

Full name, academic rank, institution, telephone number and email address.
Hebrew and English abstracts (up to 300 words).
The abstract should include: the subject of the study, methodology, findings, and the study's contribution to the field.
Preliminary bibliographical list.
Submissions accepted until Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
Please submit your proposals via email to:



Call for Papers Deadline: 15th October 2018
Conference Date: July 8-10, 2019
Conference on Hebrew Language and Linguistics,
Graduates and Post-doctoral researchers are invited to submit abstracts for a poster and short presentation at a conference on Hebrew language and linguistics in Cambridge, July 8-10, 2019. The poster and associated presentation should be on some aspect of Biblical or Post-Biblical Hebrew language. We are particularly keen to have papers that engage with primary manuscript sources, new theoretical analyses or comparative-historical perspectives.
Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and should be sent by 15th October 2018 to Professor Geoffrey Khan ( AMESHLL@HERMES.CAM.AC.UKK) with the email subject line: Cambridge Conference Abstract.

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Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize - Seventeenth Annual Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize 2018

Call for Papers Deadline: December 31, 2017
Conference Date: The prize will be announced on Seanג€™s birthday, March 9, 2018
Institution: The William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem
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9th International Meeting - International Organization for Targum Studies (IOTS)

Call for Papers Deadline: 31 December 2017
Conference Date: July 9-11, 2018
Location: University College London
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5000 Years of Comments: The Development of Commentary from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Age of Information

Call for Papers Deadline: December 1, 2017
Conference Date: August 7-10, 2018
Location: The Center for Hellenic Studies - Washington
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Dots, Marginalia and Peritexts in Middle Eastern Manuscripts Workshop

Call for Papers Deadline: January 15
Conference Date: June 11ג€“12, 2018
Location: Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
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"The Study of Ancient Worlds Using Digital Approache" - ASOR/EPHE European Symposium

Call for Papers Deadline: January 15th, 2018
Conference Date: September 4-5, 2018
Location: Paris, La Sorbonne
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The seventieth anniversary of the first discoveries at Qumran and elsewhere in the Judean Desert

Call for Papers Deadline: July 15, 2017
Conference Date: October 25-26, 2017
Location: John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
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The Thirtieth Annual Symposium on Jewish Civilization "Next Year in Jerusalem: Exile and Return in Jewish History"

Call for Papers Deadline: April 15
Conference Date: October 29-30, 2017
Location: Omaha & Lincoln Nebraska
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Call for Papers Deadline: February 22, 2017
Conference Date: August 7-11, 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
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Between Heaven and Earth: Divination, Prophecy and Oracles in the Ancient World

Call for Papers Deadline: January 15, 2017
Conference Date: April 20-21, 2017
Location: Yale University
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Horizons in Textual Criticism

Call for Papers Deadline: 22 January, 2017
Conference Date: May 10-11
Location: Oxford
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9th Enoch Seminar

Call for Papers Deadline:15 December
Conference Date: 18-23 June 2017
Location: Camaldoli Italy
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Kings and Power: Exploring Jewish Texts in their Hellenistic Context A CSTT Workshop

Call for Papers Deadline: November 20, 2016
Conference Date: December 3-4, 2016
Location: Helsinki
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The Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence ג€œChanges in Sacred Texts and Traditionsג€ aims at a more comprehensive understanding of the emergence and influence of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and other ancient Jewish literature within the multicultural milieu of the ancient eastern Mediterranean region. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to cultural, societal, ideological, and material changes in the period when the sacred writings of Judaism were created, transmitted, and continuously transformed. The researchers of the CSTT examine ancient Jewish texts from the point of view of archaeology, sociology, and history of religion, to mention but some of the most influential methodological frameworks.

Kings and Power: Exploring Jewish Texts in their Hellenistic Contexts is a two day workshop. The meeting days are December 3-4, 2016. The aim of this workshop is to provide the scholars of different levels (doctoral students, postdocs and senior researchers) with a forum where to interact beyond disciplinary boundaries. With this purpose in mind, we invite junior and senior researchers to submit a proposal for our meeting.

Ninth Graduate Symposium

Call for Papers Deadline: November 25, 2016
Conference Date: April 7-9, 2017
Location: Munich, at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat

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The John William Wevers Prize in Septuagint Studies

Call for Papers Deadline: August 15.
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2nd International Conference on Art & Archaeology 2016

Call for Papers Deadline: 30 August 2016
Conference Date: December 11-14, 2016
Location: Jerusalem, Israel