Showing posts with label call for papers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label call for papers. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

SBL International Meeting, Call for Papers: Hurry Up!

This year the SBL International Meeting is held in Vienna, Austria 7-10 July. The Call for Papers has been extended to 12 February, so hurry up and submit a proposal to the Working with Biblical Manuscripts (Textual Criticism) program unit. I have now stepped down from the chair after having served an extended term, and I will instead chair a five-year text critical seminar at the SNTS (with Claire Clivaz and Ulrich Schmid), but my colleague Jan Krans is handling the SBL unit with great competence.

Here is the Call for Papers:
Papers concentrating on any aspect of textual criticism are welcome, in particular practical work with manuscripts. Examples of topics include: papyrological insights, scribal habits, preservation techniques, technical developments, computer-assisted tools, the production of critical editions, evaluation of patristic and versional evidence, discussion of particular passages, social historical studies, new projects, systematic-theological problems, teaching text-criticism in an academic setting, etc.
 So go to the SBL site, log in and submit your proposal!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Submit Your Paper to the SBL International Meeting in St Andrews (Last Chance)

The SBL International Meeting in St. Andrews Scotland  July 7-11 is rapidly approaching. The program unit Working with Biblical Manuscripts has received a number of proposals and we know we will have almost a dozen papers on various very interesting topics such as Papyrus 4, OT citations in Bezae, Amulets with NT citations, miniature MSS, Coptic and Arabic MSS and discussion about text-critical problems in the Hebrew Bible as well as the Greek NT.

Unfortunately, we had no specific call for papers this year, but I cite the general scope of our unit, which can be seen as the call for papers too:

The unit seeks to foster the study and criticism of biblical and related texts — including examination of manuscripts and other sources, restoration of the text, and especially the investigation of the history of its transmission—in its Late Antique cultural context.

The call for papers closes tomorrow (1 February), so hurry up and go to the SBL website, log in and submit your paper for our unit here.

I strongly expect at least one British(-Australian) scholar – no names – to submit just before tomorrow midnight!


Update: SBL has extended the deadline for paper submissions until 11 February.  

Thursday, March 01, 2012

SBL Annual Meeting Call for Papers

The deadline for submitting a paper proposal for the SBL Annual Meeting in Chicago 2012 has been extended to Wednesday, March 7, so there is really plenty of time for Peter Head and others to think about a possible topic for their paper.

This is the call for papers for New Testament textual criticism:
The New Testament Textual Criticism Section invites proposals for the following two sessions: 1) The Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM). We seek proposals that will either exemplify or evaluate this text-critical approach. 2) An open session. Proposals are welcome on any aspect of New Testament textual criticism, especially those that focus on textual criticism and exegesis, and the history and practice of textual criticism. We will also have a third session with a discussion of The Text of the New Testament: Essays on the Status Quaestionis (Brill, 2012), edited by Bart Ehrman and Michael Holmes.


More details here.

Personally, I have already submitted a proposal related to the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method. I very much look forward to the meeting as usual. One of the best parts is to get together with friends and scholars, and not to forget about our annual ETC blogdinner.

Monday, January 30, 2012

SBL Amsterdam Call for Papers Last Chance

This is a final reminder to submit your paper proposal for the SBL International Meeting in Amsterdam (the wonderful home town of my co-chair Jan Krans) 22-26 July. The call for papers closes in just two days, on 1 Febrary.

Here is the call for papers for my program unit:

Papers concentrating on any aspect of textual criticism are welcome, in particular the practical work with manuscripts. Examples of topics: papyrological insights, scribal habits, preservation techniques, technical developments, computer assisted tools, producing critical editions, evaluating the evidence of fathers or versions, discussion of particular passages, social historical studies, new projects, systematic-theological problems, teaching text-criticism in an academic setting, etc.


Go to the SBL site, log in, and make your submission!

This year, the SBL meeting is held in conjunction with the 2012 annual conference of the European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS) and the triennial joint meeting of the Oudtestamentish Werkgezelschap in Nederland en België (OTW) and the Society for Old Testament Study (SOTS), so there will surely be a lot of participants, and a good book exhibition.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

SBL Amsterdam Call for Papers

This is a reminder to submit your proposal for the for the 2012 SBL International Meeting held in Amsterdam (Universiteit van Amsterdam), July 22-26.

The program unit "Working with Biblical Manuscripts," which I and Jan Krans (who lives in the town) chair, has already received some interesting proposals of papers.

Here is the call for papers:

Papers concentrating on any aspect of textual criticism are welcome, in particular the practical work with manuscripts. Examples of topics: papyrological insights, scribal habits, preservation techniques, technical developments, computer assisted tools, producing critical editions, evaluating the evidence of fathers or versions, discussion of particular passages, social historical studies, new projects, systematic-theological problems, teaching text-criticism in an academic setting, etc.

The call for papers closes 1 February. So go to the SBL site, log in, and make your submission!

There will be a slightly modified schedule this year:

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Morning sessions with coffee break from 10:15 – 10:45 AM
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Special, plenary sessions
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Afternoon sessions with coffee break from 4:15 – 4:45 PM

Moreover, this meeting is held in conjunction with the 2012 annual conference of the European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS) and the triennial joint meeting of the Oudtestamentish Werkgezelschap in Nederland en België (OTW) and the Society for Old Testament Study (SOTS), so there will surely be a lot of participants, and a good book exhibition.

Monday, September 19, 2011

HOW THE BIBLE BECAME A BOOK (Conference)

HOW THE BIBLE BECAME A BOOK

The making of Biblical manuscripts (4th-15th centuries):

Appraisals and perspectives
International conference
University of Namur (FUNDP), Belgium
Research centre « Pratiques médiévales de l’écrit »
24-25 May 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS
Throughout the Middle Ages, the Bible was one of the most copied texts in the Christian world. As a sacred text, it was widely commented, rewritten and put to various uses in different contexts and with different purposes. It reflects the various changes that writing systems and technologies underwent; not surprisingly, it was the first book to be printed. Wherever one looks, the Bible gave rise to the most sophisticated expressions of the medieval craft of book-making.

Biblical texts and manuscripts have for a long time attracted the attention of philologists, exegetes and historians; however, things are different when it comes to the artefacts that gave the Bible its material existence. Although the production of biblical books in certain periods and a few exceptional manuscripts have already been studied in detail, we are still very far from being able to build a historical typology of biblical books. To achieve this aim, it seems necessary to adopt a global and a comparative perspective. Therefore, a particular effort needs to be made to highlight the manner in which the difficulties involved in the material process of making the sacred book have been resolved at different points in time and in different countries.

This conference intends to establish the state of the art with respect to Bible making from late Antiquity to the fifteenth century, while also opening up new perspectives for future research. In order to promote a comparative and comprehensive approach to these issues without losing focus, the conference will concentrate on Bible making in the West (both in Latin and in the vernaculars) as well as in the Byzantine and Hebraic parts of the Mediterranean world.

The conference organizers look forward to receiving proposals that centre on the material aspects of Bible books and especially those that adopt a wide-ranging approach; reports on finished or ongoing research are both welcome. Case-studies on isolated textual witnesses will only be considered if they shed new light on production modes and technical aspects that can be shown to have a wider currency. Similarly, paper proposals addressing cultural aspects (e.g. contexts of production and reception), philological aspects (e.g. issues of text transmission, the set-up of books and prologues, paratextual features) or iconographic ones (e.g. the decorative apparatus) should preferably address their interaction with the books’ material aspects (structure of the volumes, lay-out, readability...).

Seeking to clearly define the thematic scope of the conference, we propose a pragmatic definition of the concept of “Bible book” as follows:
* the entire Bible text, or a part of it, organized on a book-after-book basis, with or without marginal comments, handwritten or printed (incunabula);
* the entire Bible text, or a part of it, prepared for liturgical uses (evangelical books, psalters), with the exception, however, of liturgical books which include non-biblical materials (missals, breviaries, books of hours).
Abstracts (maximum 500 words) are to be sent before 30 September 2011 to chiara.ruzzier@fundp.ac.be. Confirmation of acceptance will be given as soon as possible.

A small number of grants are available for junior scholars and PhD students who have no access to institutional funding. Please send your application (including a short CV) to chiara.ruzzier@fundp.ac.be.

CONTACTS:
Xavier Hermand: xavier.hermand@fundp.ac.be
Chiara Ruzzier: chiara.ruzzier@fundp.ac.be
Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix
rue de Bruxelles 61
B-5000 Namur
Belgique


Invitation and call for papers (PDF)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Last call for papers: SBL in London

We will have a magnificent array of papers for our program unit "Working with Biblical Manuscripts," at the SBL International Meeting in London, to be held at King's College in London, 4-8 July 2011.

There will be at least three sessions loaded with papers on textual criticism, and at least one focused on the Hebrew Bible (including versions).

The call for papers closes today, 31 January. So hurry up, make your submission at the SBL-site!

Update: We will have twenty papers divided into four sessions, two on each testament. (Still waiting for Peter's paper though.)

Monday, January 10, 2011

SBL Meeting Call for Papers Reminder

This is a reminder to submit your proposal for the for the 2011 SBL International Meeting in at King's College in London, 4-8 July, The call for papers closes 31 January.

The program unit "Working with Biblical Manuscripts," which I and Jan Krans chair, has already received several very interesting proposals of papers – there will be at least ten papers, and now I am not counting Peter Head's paper, which will probably be proposed some time on 31 January (and possibly composed in the beginning of July, on the train from Cambridge to London).

Here is the call for papers again:

Papers concentrating on any aspect of textual criticism are welcome, in particular the practical work with manuscripts. Examples of topics: papyrological insights, scribal habits, preservation techniques, technical developments, computer assisted tools, producing critical editions, evaluating the evidence of fathers or versions, discussion of particular passages, social historical studies, new projects, systematic-theological problems, teaching text-criticism in an academic setting, etc.

So go to the SBL site, log in, and make your submission!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Call for Papers: SBL London, 2011

Call for papers is open for the SBL International Meeting in London, July 4-8, 2011.

Program unit "Working with Biblical Manuscripts (Textual Criticism)" (chairs: Jan Krans & Tommy Wasserman):

Papers concentrating on any aspect of textual criticism are welcome, in particular the practical work with manuscripts. Examples of topics: papyrological insights, scribal habits, preservation techniques, technical developments, computer assisted tools, producing critical editions, evaluating the evidence of fathers or versions, discussion of particular passages, social historical studies, new projects, systematic-theological problems, teaching text-criticism in an academic setting, etc.

Go to the SBL site, log in, and make your submission! We have one submission already.

Peter Head has no excuses not to come this time – train from Cambridge to London ca. £20.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Final Reminder: SBL International Meeting Call for Papers

This weekend is the final chance to submit a proposal to the SBL International Meeting in Tartu (deadline 31 Jan). We will have interesting presentations in the Working with Biblical Manuscript unit this year. One paper on OT TC in Jeremiah, and several NT TC papers on working with Byzantine MSS, electronic editions, and treatments of various passages. But there is still room for plenty more!

Papers on any aspect of textual criticism are welcome! Go to this page on the SBL website and make your submission.

Update: We will have at least ten papers divided in two sessions. Three are in OT TC. Several papers sound very interesting, especially one on Codex Sinaiticus. If someone out there forgot to make their submission before the deadline, it is still possible to send me an e-mail to discuss a proposal.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

SBL Meetings Call for Papers Reminder

We have received several very interesting proposals of papers for the SBL International Meeting in Tartu, 25-29 July, 2010 (there are currently four papers in NTTC, and one in OTTC at this point). As a teaser, I can give away my title: The "Son of God" Was in the Beginning (Mark 1:1).

As we approach the deadline (31 January) I take the opportunity to remind our readers to submit their proposals. Here is the call for papers again:
Papers concentrating on any aspect of textual criticism are welcome, in particular the practical work with manuscripts. Examples of topics: papyrological insights, scribal habits, preservation techniques, technical developments, computer assisted tools, producing critical editions, evaluating the evidence of fathers or versions, discussion of particular passages, social historical studies, new projects, systematic-theological problems, teaching text-criticism in an academic setting, etc.

So don't do as Peter Head (wait until the last minute). Go to the SBL site, log in, and make your submission!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

SBL Meetings Call for Papers

Call for papers for the SBL International Meeting in Tartu, 25-29 July, 2010 has been open for a while, but nothing really happens until after the SBL Annual Meeting. Today we had our first submission and I hope we will have plenty more until the call for papers closes 31 January. So here is a reminder:
Papers concentrating on any aspect of textual criticism are welcome, in particular the practical work with manuscripts. Examples of topics: papyrological insights, scribal habits, preservation techniques, technical developments, computer assisted tools, producing critical editions, evaluating the evidence of fathers or versions, discussion of particular passages, social historical studies, new projects, systematic-theological problems, teaching text-criticism in an academic setting, etc.

Go to the SBL site, log in, and make your submission! Then relax and enjoy Christmas.

By the way, I am delighted that Jan Krans is my new co-chair in this unit, successing David Trobisch.

Today the call for papers for the SBL Annual Meeting in Atlanta 2010 opens:
The New Testament Textual Criticism Section invites proposals for two sessions: 1) The first session will be devoted to the history of the textual transmission of the New Testament, especially the social-history of early Christian textual transmission and the history and practice of textual criticism. 2) The second session is an open session for which proposals are welcome on any aspect of New Testament textual criticism. Papers should be submitted via the online system. For questions, please contact AnneMarie Luijendijk at aluijend@princeton.edu.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Call for Papers, International SBL in Tartu, Estonia 2010

The call for papers for the SBL International Meeting in Tartu, Estonia 2010 begins today 15 September and will end on 31 January. I am pleased to announce that Jan Krans, Vrije University, Amsterdam is my new co-chair for this program unit.

Call For Papers: Papers concentrating on any aspect of textual criticism are welcome, in particular the practical work with manuscripts. Examples of topics: papyrological insights, scribal habits, preservation techniques, technical developments, computer assisted tools, producing critical editions, evaluating the evidence of fathers or versions, discussion of particular passages, social historical studies, new projects, systematic-theological problems, teaching text-criticism in an academic setting, etc.

A video presentation of Tartu is available from SBL here.
Further details on the conference here.