CONFERENCES AND LECTURES 2020 - 2021

In addition to Orion Center Activities, the following events have come to our attention.
We want to provide a complete list of all significant happenings related to the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Please send information on upcoming events to us at: orioncenter@mail.huji.ac.il or fax +972-2-588-3584.

October

Albright Virtual Workshops 2021-2022: Archaeology, History, and the Rise of the Hasmonean Kingdom

Conference Date: October 12, 2021
Location: Online event
Website:Click here
Registration : https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nv09LMsXTWmKgyekDUptsg

Preselected questions will be answered in the Workshop Due 30 September 2021, Submit your Questions

2021 MF CASR Annual Lecture with Annette Yoshiko Reed "Archival Amnesia: The Dead Sea Scrolls, the Biblical Canon, and the Forgotten Jewish Past"

Conference Date: 28 October, 18:00 CET (12:00 EST)
Location: Online event
Registration and Information: https://www.mf.no/en/om-mf/arrangementer/2021-mf-casr-annual-lecture-annette-yoshiko-reed


Language & Knowledge in the Book of Jubilee & Related Literature

Conference Date:October 14, 2021
Location: Online event
Website: https://as.nyu.edu/ancientstudies/events/fall-2021/at-the-intersection-of-historiography-exegesis.html



December

The Dead Sea Scrolls: The Light They Shed on Judaism and Christianity with Dr. John Collins

Conference Date: December 6 & 13
Location: Online event
Website: https://divinity.yale.edu/calendar/dead-sea-scrolls-light-they-shed-judaism-and-christianity-dr-john-collins
Registration : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dead-sea-scrolls-the-light-they-shed-on-judaism-and-christianity-tickets-167471621127

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September

The Materiality of Ancient Texts in the Digital Age
27th EAA Annual Meeting

Workshop Date: 8-11 September 2021
Location: Online Conference
Registration : https://www.e-a-a.org/EAA2021/Registration.aspx?Done=1

WEBINARS: "Jerusalem and Other Chosen Places"

Conference Date: September 30, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Zoom Link : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3696964081

May

The Haifa Workshop for the Dead Sea Scrolls

Conference Date: 3 May 2021
English Program
Hebrew Program
Participation is free but preregistration is required. Pre-registration is open through Sunday, May 2nd,2021 at 16:00. Please register HERE .

The Origin of the Sectarian Movement in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Conference Date: May 11-13
Location: University of Pretoria
Registration : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZO89gjsewmeu0Uz9-1BKQBICjlcpBmtE syvyBa1249NJLEg/viewform

The Emergence of Rabbinic Culture From DSS perspective

Conference Date: ‌5 May ‌2021 , :30 ‌p.m. (CET)
Location: ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87546329592?pwd=MEJXQ3JjRDdCaWJSbUpnRytLSjBJQT09
The Istituto di Cultura e Archeologia delle Terre Bibliche - Faculty of Theology of Lugano and the Centro di Judaica Goren Monti Ferrari re pleased to announce the lecture Professor Vered Noam (Tel Aviv University):
The Emergence of Rabbinic Culture From the Perspective of the Dead Sea Scrolls

webinar: “Textuality in Second Temple Judaism: Composition, Function and Transmission of Texts” (Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University).

Precious Space: How Space Performs in Greek Scripture from the Dead Sea Scrolls Shem Miller

Conference Date: Wednesday, May 5th, 17.00-18.30
Institution: University of Mississippi
Registration : david.cielontko@gmail.com

Writing and Memory in the Transmission of Samuel and Kings Jan Rückl

Conference Date: Wednesday, May 12th, 17.00-18.30
Institution: Charles University
Registration : david.cielontko@gmail.com

Min(d)ing Modes and Modalities - On Style, Wordplay and the Hebrew Bible Karolien Vermeulen

Conference Date: Wednesday, May 19th, 17.00-18.30
Institution: University of Antwerp
Registration : david.cielontko@gmail.com

Writing to Remember: Inscribing the Spaces of the Dead in Ancient Judah Alice Mandell,

Conference Date: Thursday, May 27th, 18.00-19.30
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Registration : david.cielontko@gmail.com
You are kindly invited to attend the webinar: Precious Memories, How They Linger: Writing, Memory, and Performance in Ancient Israel The webinar takes place online, weekly from April 28th, 2021 to May 27th, 2021.

June

Jewish authors and power in the Graeco-Roman period

Workshop Date: June 3rd- 4th 2021
Location: Online
More information : judith.goeppinger@theol.unibe.ch

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Second Public Conference

Conference Date: June 6-9, 2021
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN AT THE LINK BELOW!
This conference will take place entirely over Zoom. Joining is free and open to all.
Registration is required for each day of the conference.
Registration : https://as.nyu.edu/hebrewjudaic/events/spring-2021/dss-conference-2021.html
Sponsored by:
NYU Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies | The Israel Antiquities Authority | Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority

The Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies| The Faculty of Humanities

Conference Date: Wednesday 16 June 2021, 3.30pm-6.30pm (Brussels time zone)
Institution: The Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies| The Faculty of Humanities
Website:https://theo.kuleuven.be/en/research/research_units/ru_bible/online-international-symposium-scroll-approaches-to-the-hebrew-bible/
Registration : Registration is free of charge but mandatory. You can register by emailing Danilo Verde (danilo.verde@kuleuven.be), who will send you the link.
Recently, scholarship has turned to the connections between material aspects of scrolls production on the one hand, and the production, redaction, and transmission of ancient texts on the other. One example in the field of biblical studies is the article by David Carr entitled "Rethinking the Materiality of Biblical Texts: From Source, Tradition and Redaction to a Scroll Approach" (ZAW 132/2020).
This symposium will offer an exploratory conversation on the opportunities (and possible pitfalls) of enriching the study of the Hebrew Bible through more focused attention on ancient practices of creating and using scrolls. The interconnection of relatively recent theoretical movements (e.g., New Philology, sociological study of bibliography and New Materialism) and continuing analysis and collection of material evidence from ancient scrolls (especially from Egypt and the Dead Sea Caves) offers an opportunity to add precision to models for the formation and reception of (what would become) biblical texts by attending to practices surrounding their likely original material form—as parts of scrolls.
Though pioneers in pursuing a ‘scroll approach’ were confined to limited descriptions from the Bible and later rabbinic literature, we now have a wealth of information from actual ancient scrolls and scribal practices from Egypt, Levantine sites like Deir ʿAlla, and especially the Judaean Desert (Qumran and other sites).
SPEAKERS
David Carr (Union Theological Seminary, New York) Judith Newman (University of Toronto) Konrad Schmid (University of Zurich) Eibert Tigchelaar (KU Leuven) Molly Zahn (University of Kansas)
Please note that the deadline for registration is Monday 14 June 2021.

March

Categories and Boundaries in Second Temple Jewish Literature

Conference Date: March 2-5, 2021
Location: virtual conference sponsored by the University of Birmingham,
Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/categories-and-boundaries-in-second-temple-jewish-literature-tickets-132936780489?aff=ebdssbeac

Dead Sea Scrolls and Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible

Conference Date: ‌ March 3, ‌2021‌
Location: Online Event
The Istituto di Cultura e Archeologia delle Terre Bibliche - Faculty of Theology of Lugano and the Centro di Judaica Goren Monti Ferrari
are pleased to announce the lecture by Professor Emanuel Tov: Dead Sea Scrolls and Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
Date:‌ ‌3 March ‌2021‌
Time:‌ ‌5:30 ‌p.m. (CET)
Location:‌ ‌ZOOM‌‌ ‌‌‌https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84245518821?pwd=QXd1L0hSbm1ZbWd3UlFmMEc5ckhFZz09
[Webinar ID: 842 4551 8821 Passcode: 123456]
No pre-registration is required.

Groningen-Leuven-Oxford Workshop on Hebrew Bible and Jewish Antiquity

Conference Date: March 8-9, 2021
Location: Online Event
Registration link and program: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/groningen-leuven-oxford-workshop-on-hebrew-bible-and-jewish-antiquity-tickets-132087273591
ZOOM link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/groningen-leuven-oxford-workshop-on-hebrew-bible-and-jewish-antiquity-tickets-132087273591
You can find the program and direct links on the conference web page: https://www.rug.nl/ggw/news/events/2021/digital-palaeography-and-hebrew-aramaic-scribal-culture?lang=en.
The videos are hosted on the University of Groningen YouTube channel on a dedicated playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLH8dlz9jhzCRBh1PF6m8LJDNMVJhT6wPc. This 2-day conference is devoted to providing graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and colleagues with an opportunity to share new research on the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Judaism. This conference is part of an annual network collaboration across three institutions: Groningen, KU Leuven, and Oxford.
The conference is free and open to the public.

BABATHA’S SISTERS — JUDAEAN WOMEN REFUGEES IN THE WILDERNESS CAVES

Conference Date: March 10, 2021 at 6:15 pm
Location: Online Event
Website:http://aias.org.uk/lectures-forthcoming/
Registration : secretary@aias.org.uk

April

Digital Paleography and Hebrew/Aramaic Scribal Culture

Conference Date: 6–8 April 2021
Location: Online Conference
The Qumran Institute and the Bernoulli Institute of the University of Groningen will be hosting an online international symposium:
The theme is current digital and non-digital developments in paleography, focusing on two fundamental areas: 1) dating and classifying handwritten historical documents and 2) writer identification. This conference will advance research on these two key goals by bringing together paleographers and computer scientists to discuss the interdisciplinary collaboration between the sciences and the humanities in both current and future research projects.
The conference will highlight current research on the Dead Sea Scrolls and situate these ongoing projects within the broader context of the field of computerized handwriting analysis, including contributions on ancient and medieval Hebrew/Aramaic, Greek, Latin, Coptic, and modern scripts. The ERC Horizon 2020 project The Hands that Wrote the Bible: Digital Palaeography and Scribal Culture of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the NWO/FWO project Models of Textual Communities and Digital Palaeography of the Dead Sea Scrolls will present their interdisciplinary work according to their integrated workflow.
We very much look forward to feedback, critical observations, and suggestions from the scholarly community. Scholars from related projects will also give updates on their ongoing work. Confirmed keynote speakers include Peter Stokes, Nachum Derschowitz, Shira Faigenbaum-Golovin, Hussein Mohammed, Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, Michael Langlois, James Moore, Jonathan Ben Dov, Eshbal Ratson, and Asaf Gayer. The organizing committee is inviting proposals for 20-minute thematic research presentations relevant to traditional and/or digital palaeography, especially those that address either writer identification or style development in handwritten historical documents. Proposal titles and abstracts of less than 500 words should be submitted to Drew Longacre at d.g.longacre@rug.nl on or before 12 March 2021.

Why Pottery Matters: Judean Storage Jars and the Qumran Sect

Conference Date and Time: April 14, 2021 - 5:30 ‌p.m. (CET)
Location:ZOOM
ZOOM link : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84171924255?pwd=YnhSWG11M2F3d2xJUTFIZEhFbGdsdz09 - [Webinar ID: 841 7192 4255 Passcode: 123456]
The Istituto di Cultura e Archeologia delle Terre Bibliche - Faculty of Theology of Lugano and the Centro di Judaica Goren Monti Ferrari are pleased to announce a lecture by Professor Jodi Magness (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): "Why Pottery Matters: Judean Storage Jars and the Qumran Sect"

January

Apocalyptic Literature at the End of the First Millennium: Mesopotamia and the Levant in the Hellenistic Period. Jonathan Ben-Dov, Tel Aviv University

Conference Date: January 7, 2021, Thursday at 4pm (GMT + 2)
Institution: The Research Lab for Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (The Israel Society for Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies)
Location: Virtual Conference
Website: https://m.facebook.com/ArchaeologyTAU/photos/a.328034480646027/3427912843991493/?type=3&source=48
To receive the link and reading materials for the meetings, please register at: assyriolab@gmail.com
Coordinators:
Noga Ayali-Darshan noga.darshan@biu.ac.il
Yoram Cohen assyriolab@gmail.com

Why are the Dead Sea Scrolls so Sensational?

Conference Date: January 14, 2021 - 20:00 – 21:00
Location: Online Event
Website:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/why-are-the-dead-sea-scrolls-so-sensational-tickets-134122777839
Lecture explaining why scholars concur that the recovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls is the most sensational discovery of ancient writings.

Apocalyptic Thinking

Conference Date: 14 & 15 February 2021
Location: Online Event
Website:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/apocalyptic-thinking-tickets-129867155157

November

The Earliest Commentary on the Prophecy of Habakkuk (OUP, 2020)

Seminar Date: Thursday, 5 November at 4:00 pm (GMT)
Location: Zoom Seminar
Website: https://t.co/yqtfQlkolH?amp=1
The Centre for the Study of Christian Origins (CSCO) at the University of Edinburgh (New College) will be hosting a Zoom reading group this upcoming Thursday, 5 November at 4:00 pm (GMT) to discuss Professor Timothy Lim’s newest book: The Earliest Commentary on the Prophecy of Habakkuk (OUP, 2020).
Timothy Lim is Professor of Hebrew Bible & Second Temple Judaism in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh. The Earliest Commentary on the Prophecy of Habakkukis the first major commentary on Pesher Habakkuk in 40 years. The commentary includes both a detailed textual analysis of Pesher Habakkuk as well as a broad discussion of the historical and theological themes present in the scroll. The volume is the first to be published in the Oxford Commentary on the Dead Sea Scrolls (OCDSS), a new commentary series that aims to provide those interested in the Dead Sea Scrolls with scholarship that is both accessible and of the highest level.
Professor Carol Newsom (Emory University), who is currently working on The Thanksgiving Scroll volume in the OCDSS commentary series, will be joining the discussion, along with Professor Philip Alexander (University of Manchester).
Those interested in attending this exciting discussion are warmly invited, and asked to RSVP online at the link below in order to be sent the Zoom link on the day of the meeting: https://t.co/yqtfQlkolH?amp=1
You are also invited to enter a question on the RSVP form, or to come ready with your questions on Thursday. This is an excellent new book in an exciting new series, and a great opportunity to engage in the latest research surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Enoch Seminar Discussion: "The Voice of Jacob": Early Jewish Texts and Traditions in Christian Transmission" - Review Colloquium

Conference Date: November 11, 18:30PM (IST) / 11:30AM (EST)
Location:
Website: https://forms.gle/26eJi9BTAQCGvgSq9
For the full 2020 Enoch Seminar Colloquium http://www.4enoch.org/wiki4/index.php?title=2020_Enoch_Seminar_Colloquium
We are delighted to invite you to the Enoch Seminar's Review Colloquium on A Guide to Early Jewish Texts and Traditions in Christian Transmission, edited by Alexander Kulik, Gabriele Boccaccini, Lorenzo DiTommaso, David Hamidovic, and Michael Stone.
The program will take place on November 11, 18:30PM (IST) / 11:30AM (EST). It constitutes Day 1 of the annual 2020 Enoch Seminar Colloquium (November 11-12, 2020); for the full two-day schedule, please click here: http://www.4enoch.org/wiki4/index.php?title=2020_Enoch_Seminar_Colloquium
In order to get access please register here by November 5: https://forms.gle/26eJi9BTAQCGvgSq9 or click any place on the poster.

2020 VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING

Conference Date: November 12–15 & November 19–22
Location: Virtual Conference
Website: http://www.asor.org/am/

RE-APPROACHING THE BABATHA ARCHIVE - Dr Kimberley Czajkowski

Conference Date: Wednesday 18 November 2020, at 4:00 pm (GMT)
Location: Virtual Conference
Website:http://aias.org.uk/lectures-forthcoming/
To receive the log-in details please email secretary@aias.org.uk indicating your interest. The zoom link will be sent about 48 hours before the event. Although the lecture will begin at 4.00pm (GMT), access will be available from 3.45pm.

EZRA’S LEGACY IN THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

Conference Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Location: Virtual Conference
Website: http://aias.org.uk/lectures-forthcoming/

Please write to secretary@aias.org.uk to register your interest and the Zoom link will be sent to you approx. 48 hours prior to the lecture. Access is available from 3.45pm (GMT) and the lecture commences at 4.00pm followed by a Q&A session.


2020 SBL/AAR ANNUAL MEETINGS

Conference Date: November 29 – December 10
Location: Location: Online
Website:https://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/AnnualMeeting.aspx
Go there for links to registration, the Online Program Book, and other information.

October

Interpreting Collection in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Conference Date: Thursday October 22nd 6pm (UK time)
Location:Virtual Conference
Website: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/6587910/interpreting-collection-dead-sea-scrolls
Hindy Najman (University of Oxford) and Eibert Tigchelaar (KU Leuven)
Chair: Mark Geller (UCL)
Recently the speakers have become increasingly interested in how the Dead Sea scrolls were produced: who wrote and copied these scrolls and how did they do it – materially and intellectually? Did these Jewish scribes collect texts in one scroll for practical reasons? Does collection reflect a creative growth of traditions? Or were scribes driven by an anthological temper? Should unique combinations of collected texts be regarded as intentional literary productions? This lecture will provide an overview, and discuss some of the rules of these scrolls, such as the limits or unlimitedness of collection.
IJS LECTURES REMAIN FREE OF CHARGE

"The Land that I Will Show You”: Recent Archaeological and Historical Studies of Ancient Israel

Conference Date: Oct 25-28
Location: Virtual Conference
Organizers: New York University with the Israel Antiquities Authority
Please click here for full conference program and registration information; the conference is free, but registration is required: https://as.nyu.edu/hebrewjudaic/events/fall-2020/archaeology-israel-conference.html
Conference Date:October 20-22, 2020
Location: Online
Website: http://www.4enoch.org/wiki4/index.php?title=2020_Aramaic_Enoch_Conference
Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPaaIbIKKCfB9jJpb1dfGVFdo59DuxC34wWuB1E8D0ZkO3YQ/viewform
CONFERENCE RECORDINGS

August

The Dead Sea Scrolls:
New Perspectives on the Bible, Judaism and Christianity

Conference Date: Sunday August 9, 2020 - Sunday August 16, 2020 - Sunday August 23, 2020
Location: Online
Website: https://mailchi.mp/23391fe2f772/csp-zoom-programs-week-of-april-5-4498704

July

ONLINE LECTURE: RECLAIMING THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

Conference Date: Thursday July 16, 2020- 11:00 AM until 12:15 PM
Website:http://lawrenceschiffman.com/online-lecture-reclaiming-the-dead-sea-scrolls/
This Zoom program will focus on how the texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls shed light on the history of Judaism and early Christianity.
Registration required. An email with Zoom login details will be sent prior to the start of the program.
Hosted by the Peninsula Public Library


Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense LXIX, 2020
"THE BOOKS OF THE MACCABEES"

Conference Date: July 22-24, 2020
Location: BELGIUM
Website: https://theo.kuleuven.be/en/research/centres/centr_collbibl

The Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense is an annual international conference on Biblical Studies jointly organised by the theological faculties of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Université Catholique de Louvain. The meetings take place in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the KU Leuven and are alternately dedicated to a topic in Old and in New Testament Studies. The Colloquium offers a forum and meeting place for research and scholarly discussion in the field of Biblical Studies. As a rule the annual conference focuses on a biblical book or a collection of writings, but it also addresses thematic subjects.

International Organization for Targumic Studies

Conference Date: 6-8 July 2020
Location: Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam


Annual

Séminaire Qumrân de Paris 2019-2020

Location: Institut protestant de théologie: 83, bd Arago 75013 Paris, salle 22
Annual Program: To read the 2019- 2020 Program, please click here

THE ANGLO-ISRAEL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
LECTURE PROGRAMME
WINTER/SPRING 2020

Website: Lectures are organised jointly with the Institute of Archaeology and unless otherwise indicated * take place at the Institute of Archaeology
Lecture Theatre G6, Ground Floor, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPY at 6.00pm, followed by refreshments

*MONDAY 13th JANUARY 2020
PROF ADI ERLICH (University of Haifa):
IN THE COURT OF THE PATRIARCH: NEW EXCAVATIONS AT ROMAN BETH SHE’ARIM IN THE GALILEE
Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre
25 Gordon Street, London WC1H OAY

MONDAY 17th FEBRUARY 2020
PROF CHARLOTTE HEMPEL (University of Birmingham):
WHY WE SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR EZRA’S LEGACY IN THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
The lecture will be followed by a Book Launch of the memoirs of the Late Dr Nicholas Slope (former Honorary Secretary of the AIAS).
The memoirs are contained in four books which broadly encapsulate Dr Slope’s contribution to the history of the Royal Navy during the time of Nelson, his archaeological career in the Southern Levant, a narrative of the excavation in Aboukir Bay, Egypt, to rescue the graves of British military personnel and their families, and finally his analysis of the key turning points in British military history during the last three centuries.
Nelson's Navy: Recruitment, Promotion, Discipline and Death, Archaeological Memoirs from the Holy Land, Excavating Nelson's Heroes:
Their Rescue and Recovery, Great British Battles, 1704-1982

MONDAY 23rd MARCH 2020
DR RAMI ARAV (University of Omaha, USA):
EXCAVATIONS AT EL-TELL/BETHSAIDA

Admission to AIAS lectures is free. No ticket required unless otherwise stated For enquiries about these and other events, contact the Administrator

Was Wisdom Transformed to Torah in Second Temple Judaism?
The Reception of Torah in and beyond Israelite and Jewish Wisdom Literature

Conference Date: 20–21 March 2020
Location: Anthropole Building 3174; Université de Lausanne (UNIL); Faculté de théologie et de sciences des religions (FTSR)
Organization: Prof. Thomas Römer, Dr. JiSeong J. Kwon
Website:https://news.unil.ch/document/1579790715961.D1579790842443

June

2020 Enoch Seminar Online: Concepts of Evil in Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins

Conference Date: June 29-July 2, 2020
Link to Conference poster: http://orion.mscc.huji.ac.il/resources/doc/Enoch2020.pdf
Link to Conference Schedule: http://www.4enoch.org/wiki4/index.php?title=2020_Enoch_Seminar_Online#Schedule_.28New_York_Time_Zone.29 Participation is free, but online registration is mandatory: https://forms.gle/2VfgpsT3EBYDjDt9A

THE LYING PEN OF SCRIBES: On the Origin of the Pieces
Virtual Conference

Institution: The University of Agder/Universitetet i Agder
Conference Date: 15th–16th of June, 2020
The Lying Pen of Scribes website:https://lyingpen.com/
The session times given below are in Central European Summer Time (CEST).
This event is free to join and open to the public.
Click here to register:https://uiano.zoom.us/j/61980408757

May

[VIRTUAL] THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS IN RECENT SCHOLARSHIP: A PUBLIC CONFERENCE

Conference Date: MAY 17 - 20, 2020
Location: a virtual conference
Please use this link to see the conference program and to register for each day's sessions: https://as.nyu.edu/hebrewjudaic/events/spring-2020/Dead-Sea-Scrolls-Public-Conference.html
To read the Conference Flyer please click here
For the CONFERENCE RECORDINGS please click here

April

What is Scripture: Redescribing the Bible in Ancient Judaism

Conference Date: April 30, 1:00pm
Location: Zoom
Website: https://jewishstudies.unc.edu/2020/04/rescheduled-lunch-seminar-david-lambert/

December

En quête des plus anciens manuscrits de la Bible
(In Search of the most Ancient Manuscripts of the Bible)

Conference Date: December 18, 2019
Location: Centre de recherche français à Jérusalem
Website: http://www.crfj.org/en-quete-des-plus-anciens-manuscrits-de-la-bible-vols-pillage-et-contrefacons/

November

SBL/AAR 2019 Annual Meetings
"Search Qumran and Dead Sea Scrolls in the online program book at the link provided, for a wealth of sessions and individual papers."

Conference Date: November 23-26, 2019
Location: San Diego, California
Website: https://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/AnnualMeeting.aspx


Urtext, Archetype, Fluidity or Textual Convergence: The Quest for the Texts of the Hebrew Bible

Conference Date: 5-7 November
Location: Université de Lorraine-Metz
Website: http://www.textualplurality.eu/index.php/activities/conference-urtext

October

Bible exegesis in light of the LXX

Conference Date: October 23-24, 2019
Location: Rome
Institution: Pontifical Biblical Institute
For more info: pibsegr@biblico.it

An International Conference on the Aramaic Manuscripts from the Dead Sea

Conference Date:October 21-22, 2020
Institution: The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Location: Lublin, Poland
E-mail Submission: hdrawnel@kul.pl
From the Books of Enoch to Genesis Apocryphon:
Aramaic Manuscripts of 1 Enoch and Related Apocalyptic Traditions from Qumran

The Thirty-Second Annual Symposium on Jewish Civilization
“Jews and Gender: Tradition and Change”

Conference Date: October 27-28, 2019
Institution: The Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization (Creighton University)
Website: Klutznick Chair website at http://www.creighton.edu/ccas/klutznick/

Séminaire Qumân de Paris
QUESTIONS ACTUELLES SUR LES MANUSCRITS DE LA MER MORTE ET LES LITTÉRATURES CONNEXES: QumÂn EN CONTEXTE

Conference Date: Programme 2018-2019
Location: Paris
Program: To read the 2018- 2019 Program, please click here

Haifa Workshop on the Dead Sea Scrolls
סדנת חיפה למגילות בסימן הגעתה לגבורות של פרופ' דבורה דימנט

Workshop Date: May 5, 2019
Location: Haifa University
For the program please click here: https://www.haifa.ac.il/index.php/he/2013-06-18-09-43-03/3629-2019-04-16-05-03-30.html

Conference: "Jesus and the Pharisees: an interdisciplinary reappraisal"

Conference Date: May 7-9, 2019
Location: Pontifical Biblical Institute and Pontifical Gregorian University Piazza della Pilotta 4, Rome Italy
Website:https://www.jesusandthepharisees.org/JesusAndPharisees.php?a=8 For information and program, see:https://www.jesusandthepharisees.org/Home The conference will be streamed over the Internet.
Transmission will begin on May 7, at 9:00 a.m - Rome time (CEST).
The conference first examines the various ancient sources about the Pharisees (Josephus, Qumran, archaeological data, the New Testament, and Rabbinic Literature). The second part will be devoted to the history of interpretation, from Patristic Literature, to Medieval Jewish interpretations, to Passion Plays, the Movies, Religion Text Books, and Homiletics. In the end, we will look at possible ways to represent the Pharisees less inadequately in the future.


REFRAMING WISDOM LITERATURE - PROBLEMATISING LITERARY AND RELIGIOUS INTERACTIONS IN ANCIENT WISDOM TEXTS

Conference Date: May 30-31, 2019
Location: Department of Classics, King’s College London
Website: https://reframingwisdom.hcommons.org/


Tuesdays at Tantur: "Demons and the Interpretation of Scripture in the New Testament"

Event Date: May 28, 2019, 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Location: Chapel Seminar Room, Tantur Ecumenical Institute
Website: https://tantur.org/news-events/events/2019/05/28/tuesdays-at-tantur/

CONFERENCES: “Petitioners, Penitents, and Poets: On Prayer and Praying in Second Temple Judaism” (Fort Worth, May 21-22)

Conference Date: May 21-22, 2019
Location: Brite Divinity School (Fort Worth, TX)
On May 21-22, 2019, Brite Divinity School (Fort Worth, TX) will host a two-day conference on prayer in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity. This conference, organized by Timothy Sandoval and Ariel Feldman, brings together scholars from the USA and Europe to present their recent work on the topic. The conference is open to public, as is the public lecture on the “Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Judaism and Christianity” by Prof. Charlotte Hempel (University of Birmingham, UK) that will take place on May 21 at 7 pm at a venue adjacent to the conference. For details see schedule below.
Petitioners, Penitents, and Poets: On Prayer and Praying in Second Temple Judaism May 21-22, 2019 Bass Conference Hall, Harrison Bldg., Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, Texas

Tuesday, May 21, 1:00pm-4:35pm
Joretta Marshall (Brite), Welcome

Jonathan Kaplan (UT Austin), “Jonah’s Prayer and the Composition of Jonah”
Timothy Sandoval (Brite), “Address to God (and Other Discourse) in Prov. 30:1-9”

2:05-2:20pm: Coffee break

Carol Newsom (Emory), “‘If I had said….’ (Ps 73:15): Retrospective Introspection in Didactic Psalmody of the Second Temple Period”
George Brooke (University of Manchester, UK), “Patterns of Priesthood and Patterns of Prayer in the Dead Sea Scrolls”

3:20-3:35pm: Coffee break

Charlotte Hempel (University of Birmingham, UK), “The Function of the Final Hymn in the Long Text of the Community Rule”
Joseph McDonald (Brite), “Abram’s Prayer for Mercy in the Genesis Apocryphon (20.12-16)”
7:00pm Public Lecture by Charlotte Hempel (University of Birmingham,
UK): “The Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Judaism and Christianity”
The lecture will take place at the University Christian Church (2720 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76109)

Wednesday, May 22, 8:30am-12:40pm

Ryan Stokes (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), “Deliver Us from the Evil One: Prayers for Protection from Harmful Superhuman Beings in Early Judaism”
Ariel Feldman (Brite), “Three Newly Deciphered Miniature Texts from the Judean Desert: Tefillin or Amulets?”
Molly M. Zahn (University of Kansas), “The Absence of Prayer in the Temple Scroll”

10:00-10:15am: Coffee break

Matthias Henze (Rice), “Prayer in 2 Baruch”
Jack Levison (Perkins), “Prayer and Penitence in the Greek Life of Adam and Eve”
11:15-11:30am: Coffee break

Shelly Matthews (Brite), “Prayer as Prequel: Rehabilitating Peter through Jesus’s Intercession in Luke 22:32)”
Warren Carter (Brite), “Praying the Lord’s Prayer in “Your Tameion”
When There Is No Temple (Matt 6:6-15)”
Concluding Remarks

June

The Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements: Critical and Interdisciplinary Approaches

Conference Date: 27-28 June 2019
Location: University of Bedfordshire (Bedford Campus)
Website: https://censamm.org/conferences/apocalyptic-and-millenarian-movements-critical-and-interdisciplinary-approaches


CONFERENCES: The Scribe in the Biblical World

Conference Date: 17-19 June 2019
Location: Strasbourg
Website for registration:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZuchs0S9datPwNHeUHZLioV0d-zWE9OuEycKin2RJAoSeVA/viewform This international conference focuses on the scribe’s status, training, practices, and work in the Biblical world. What was the scribe’s role in Eastern and Mediterranean societies? Were there rival scribal schools? What was their role in daily life? How many scripts and languages did they grasp? Did they master political and religious rhetoric? Did they travel or share foreign traditions, cultures, and beliefs? Were all scribes redactors, or simple copyists? What was their influence on the redaction of the Bible? How did they relate to political and religious powers? Did they have an authority of their own?

July

SBL International Meeting

Conference Date: 1-5 July, 2019
Hosted: hosted by the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Gregorian University, Rome, Italy.
Website: https://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/Internationalmeeting.aspx

Conference on Hebrew Language and Linguistics

Conference Date: July 8-10, 2019

BAJS Conference 2019

Conference Date:21-24 July 2019
Location:University of Oxford

August

The Tenth Meeting of the International Organization for Qumran Studies
"The Dead Sea Scrolls in the Context of Hellenistic Judea"

Conference Date: August 4-8, 2019
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Website: http://ioqs.uni-goettingen.de/


The 23rd Congress of IOSOT will be held at the University of Aberdeen

Institution International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament
Conference Date: 4-9 August, 2019
Website: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/conferences/iosot/index.php

April

The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Conference Date: April 11th-13th, 2019
Location: University of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky
Website: https://kflc.as.uky.edu/


Third Annual Conference – The Israeli Association for the Study of Religions(IASR)

Conference Date: April 8th–9th 2019
Location: Mt. Scopus campus of the Hebrew University, and at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Website: https://www.vanleer.org.il/en/content/call-applications-approaches-holiness


The 9th International Symposium on the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Ben Sira

Conference Date: April 9-11
Location: Hamilton and Toronto
Click here to read thge program

10th annual joint McMaster University - University of Toronto Scrollery Colloquium

Conference Date: April 9 (immediately preceding the language conference)
Location: Hamilton and Toronto
Website:http://9ishdssbs.weebly.com/ The Scrollery will feature talks by Hanna Tervanotko and Sidnie White Crawford. For further information, see our website at

Josephus between the Bible and the Mishnah

Conference Date: April 7-11, 2019
Location: Hotel Neve Ilan
Website:http://bible.haifa.ac.il/images/%D7%9B%D7%A0%D7%A1_%D7%99%D7%95%D7%A1%D7%A4%D7%95%D7%A1_%D7%9E%D7%A2%D7%95%D7%93%D7%9B%D7%9F.pdf

Emerging Voices in Samuel Studies

Conference Date: April 24-25, 2019
Location: Madison, WI

March

EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL SEAN W. DEVER MEMORIAL PRIZE 2019

Prize Date: March 9, 2019
Institution: W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (AIAR)
Website: http://www.aiar.org/sean-w-dever-memorial-prize/?mc_cid=f8788539fc&mc_eid=a7841e8167

Workshop on Dead Sea Scrolls resources online

Workshop Date: March 10
Location: National library - Jerusalem
Website: http://web.nli.org.il/sites/NLI/Hebrew/library/events/EventsCalendar/Pages/2019-maagarim.aspx

January

“Slip-slidin’ Away: Rethinking the Parting of the Ways Between Ancient Jews and Christians”

Conference Date: January 9, 2019
Location: Rabin Building- room 3001 - Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Speaker: Prof. Adele Reinhartz, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa, Vice-President, Society of Biblical Literature. Past Events