The Society for Old Testament Study Winter Meeting 2017

Cripps Hall, University Park, Nottingham

Cripps Hall, Nottingham, NG7 2QE (West Entrance; see here for a pdf with a description of how to get to Cripps hall, and links on the University of Nottingham website).

3—5 January 2017

Under the presidency of Prof. Paul Joyce

Printable version of the Programme.
Booking form for the Summer Meeting (pdf)

Publishers are invited to display books for sale during the Meeting.

Members who have had books published recently are also invited to display copies.

TUESDAY 3 January

  • [2.00 pm Committee Meeting]
  • 4.30 pm Registration
  • 6.00 pm Reception, sponsored by the Centre for Bible, Ethics and Theology, University of Nottingham, and the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield
  • 6.45 pm Dinner
  • 8.15 pm Presidential Address: Paul Joyce (London), “The Way of the Future? Into Our Second Century”

WEDNESDAY 4 January

  • 8.00 am Breakfast
  • 9.15 am Andrew Mayes (Dublin), “Interpretations of the Joseph Story”
  • 10.00 am Elizabeth Robar (Cambridge), “Unmarked Modality: Rhetorical Questions and Theological Suppositions”
  • 10.45 am Tea and Coffee
  • 11.15 am David Janzen (Durham), “What Historians Do, and What the Chronicler (An Historian) Did”
  • 12.00 noon David Mitchell (Brussels), “The Origins of Masoretic Cantillation”
  • 13.00 pm Lunch
  • 2.30 pm Carly Crouch (Nottingham) and Jonathan Stökl (London), “Exhibiting Jerusalem: A SOTS Centennial Project’”
  • 4.40 pm Tea and Coffee
  • 5.00 pm Anselm Hagedorn (Berlin), Nathan MacDonald (Cambridge), Janet Tollington (Cambridge), “Panel Review of Katherine Southwood’s Marriage by Capture in the Book of Judges (Cambridge: CUP, 2016)”
  • 6.00 pm Reception, sponsored by Cambridge University Press
  • 6.45 pm Dinner
  • 8.15 pm Johanna Stiebert (Leeds), “Is Biblical Studies in Crisis? Queering the Question”

THURSDAY 5 January

  • 8.00 am Breakfast
  • 9.15 am Brad Anderson (Dublin), “Ireland and the Old Testament: Some Reflections on Transmission, Translation, and Significance”
  • 10.00 am Caroline Blyth (Auckland), “And You See among the Captives a Beautiful Woman, and You Desire Her: Plundering the Woman’s Body in the Bible and Louis John Steele’s Spoils to the Victor
  • 10.45 am Tea and Coffee
  • 11.15 am Ronald Clements (London), “A prophet in Wartime: Reading Jeremiah in 1917”
  • 12.00 noon Business Meeting (SOTS Members only)
  • 1.00 pm Lunch, followed by departure

Domestic Arrangements

The venue for the Meeting is Cripps Hall, University of Nottingham, University Park Campus, Nottingham, NG7 2QW; the telephone number for Cripps Hall is 01159-514311. Please refer to the enclosed map for information on how to get to Cripps Hall. There is plenty of parking at or near Cripps Hall but we would recommend public transport where possible. The charges for hospitality are shown on the enclosed Booking Form. Members are requested to pay their accounts in full when returning the form but, if necessary, a non-returnable booking fee of £30 will be accepted and the balance will be payable on arrival at the Meeting.

There is a subsidized price for those on low incomes or from economically disadvantaged countries. Applications for a further conference grant to assist in meeting the costs of attending the Meeting must reach the Secretary, Dr David Shepherd (shepherd@tcd.ie) by 8th November. Application forms for grants are available on the SOTS website, http://sots1917.org/.

The charges for hospitality are shown on the Booking Form. There is an option of standard or en-suite rooms but NO twin or double rooms. Members are requested to pay their accounts in full when returning the form but, if necessary, a non-returnable booking fee of £40 will be accepted and the balance will be payable on arrival at the Meeting. A discounted price is available to those whose bookings are received by 8th November 2016 (please see the details on the form). There is a subsidised price for those on low incomes or from economically disadvantaged countries. All bookings must be received by Tuesday 6th December 2016; no bookings can be accepted after that date. Bookings can be made by email to sotshospitality@gmail.com with cheques to follow by post, or payment by bank transfer. Please note that in making a booking, members render themselves liable for payment of the full cost of that booking, a liability that will be waived only in the light of extenuating circumstances and only when the final conference accounts permit a refund. You may wish to consider taking out insurance on your booking (or check that your annual travel insurance is applicable) to cover the possibility of you having to cancel your booking. You are advised to make a copy of your completed Booking Form for your own records.

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