The 2nd St Andrews Graduate Conference for Biblical and Early Christian Studies

Via Dan Batovici:

The 2nd St Andrews Graduate Conference for Biblical and Early Christian Studies

Manuscripts and their Texts: Perspectives on Textual Criticism – 8-9 June 2012

St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews

Call for Papers

Conference registration will be open soon but you can download the conference flyer (PDF, 164 KB)

With an emphasis on textual criticism, the second St Andrews Graduate Conference for Biblical and Early Christian Studies is aimed at graduate students and early career scholars. Contributors are welcomed from the following fields of research: Old Testament / Hebrew Bible, Pseudepigrapha & Dead Sea Scrolls, New Testament, and Early Christianity.

We have four invited plenary speakers:

  • Prof. Kristin De Troyer (St Andrews)
  • Dr. Johannes Magliano-Tromp (Leiden)
  • Dr. Peter M. Head (Cambridge)
  • Prof. Karla Pollmann (St Andrews)

We will also have a special invited lecture from Dr. Grant Macaskill (St Andrews), on his edition of the Slavonic text of 2 Enoch.

Conference sessions will be chaired by plenary speakers followed by papers grouped by topic.

Deadline for sending 250-word paper proposals to db47@st-andrews.ac.uk is 20 March 2012. Papers will be 20 minutes long

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Scribal habits
  • Issues in dating manuscripts
  • Manuscript identification
  • Variants and their relevance
  • Manuscripts as historical artefacts
  • The relevance of Patristics for the biblical text

It is intended that selected papers will be published in a proceedings volume.

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About Alin Suciu

I am a researcher at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. I write mostly on Coptic literature, Patristics, and apocryphal texts.
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