Conference to mark the launch of the Centre for the Study of the Bible in the Humanities (CBH)
“The Bible and the Humanities”
Oriel College, Oxford
17–18 October 2018
I am writing to invite you to mark the launch the Centre for the Study of the Bible in the Humanities (CBH) in Oriel College, 17–18 October 2018.
The mission of the Centre for the Study of the Bible in the Humanities is to energize and revitalize scholarly engagement with Biblical Interpretation and Jewish Studies with respect to antiquity and modernity. The conference engages biblical and rabbinic texts and related philological, interpretive and religious traditions across the Arts and Humanities. Based in Oriel College at the University of Oxford, CBH explores the ongoing vitality of Jewish Scriptures (Tanakh) and extra-canonical and interpretive traditions through research projects, academic conferences, postgraduate research seminars and workshops. See our website for this coming year’s seminars and workshops. Here is the link with all the schedules for 2018-2019.
The conference, entitled ‘The Bible and the Humanities’, will bring researchers from Jewish Studies, Biblical Studies, Early Christianity, Classics, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, English Literature and German Studies together for a shared discussion of philology and biblical traditions, renewing relationships across these disciplines. The full conference description and schedule can both be found on the CBH website, as can the conference registration page.
If you can attend, please register as soon as you can so that we may plan accordingly. There is no registration fee and you are most welcome to attend.
The conference is devoted to thinking about the vitality of Judaism and the traditions of Jewish Scriptures through interdisciplinary and plurilingual contexts. Scholars from a variety of disciplines and wide range of historical periods (from the earliest biblical traditions to contemporary philological, historical and literary topics) will gather together to think about the dynamic and complex ways in which ancient Jewish texts continue to have a voice in the Academy.
I look forward not only to seeing you at the conference, but also to your continuing engagement with our new Centre for the Study of the Bible in the Humanities in Oriel College, Oxford.
With my very best wishes,
Professor Hindy Najman
Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford
Director of the Centre for the Study of the Bible in the Humanities
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