conferences, workshops, panels

Core group members of Renewed Philology are involved in planning a number of ongoing conferences, workshops, panels, and other types of collaborative activities. These activities benefit from the insight and participation of the broader advisory board.

Some upcoming events

Upcoming lecture by Laura Quick at the Society for Old Testament Studies, Summer Meeting 2019, July 22–25 2019, Worcester College, University of Oxford: “Through a Glass, Darkly: Mirrors and Reflections of the Self.”

Upcoming panel at the British Association for Jewish Studies, University of Oxford, July 20-24, 2019: “Bodies of Knowledge.” Organized and chaired by core group member Laura Quick and Lindsey A. Askin (Bristol), who will also speak, as well as Arjen Bakker (Oxford) and Susy Rees (Oxford).

Upcoming book review panel of Beyond Orality: Biblical Poetry on its Own Terms at the British Association for Jewish Studies, University of Oxford, July 20-24, 2019. Organized by Laura Quick, and featuring core group members Laura Quick, David Lambert, Jacqueline Vayntrub, as well as Kenneth Brown, Aulikki Nakhola, and Paul Joyce (chair).

Upcoming workshop at University of Cambridge, March 15-20, 2020: Cambridge-Yale Biblical Semantics Workshop, organized by Jacqueline Vayntrub, Eric Reymond (Yale), James K. Aitken (Cambridge), Marieke Dhont (Cambridge), Alison Gray (Cambridge). Application details for this workshop are coming soon. See the SAHD Database page, as well.

Scheduled panels at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, November 2019, San Diego, CA

Philology in Hebrew Studies

  • Theorizing Lament, organized by Jacqueline Vayntrub and chaired by David Lambert. Featuring Ed Greenstein (Bar Ilan), Paul Joyce (Kings College London), Cathleen Chopra McGowan (University of Chicago), and Sonja Noll (Oxford)
  • The Theory and Practice of Philology in Biblical Studies, a joint panel of Philology in Hebrew Studies and Metacriticism, organized by Jacqueline Vayntrub and Edward Silver (Wellesley). Featuring Mark Smith (Princeton Theological Seminary), Molly Zahn (University of Kansas), Yii-Jan Lin (Yale), and Dorothea Erbele-Küster (Mainz).
  • Book Review panel of Ronald Hendel and Jan Joosten, How Old is the Hebrew Bible (Yale University Press, 2018). Organized by Jacqueline Vayntrub, chaired by David Lambert, featuring Laura Quick, Na’ama Pat-El (UT Austin), Noam Mizrahi (Tel Aviv), and Konrad Schmid (Zurich).
  • Lexicography and Material Culture, a joint panel of Philology in Hebrew Studies, Hebrew Bible, History, and Archaeology, and Biblical Lexicography. Organized by Jacqueline Vayntrub and James K. Aitken (Cambridge)

Book History and Biblical Literatures

  • Book Review panel of Jacqueline Vayntrub, Beyond Orality: Biblical Poetry on its Own Terms (Routledge, 2019). Organized by Eva Mroczek. Featuring Hindy Najman (Oxford), Ed Greenstein (Bar Ilan), Elaine James (Princeton Theological Seminary), Michael Legaspi (Penn State), and Jonathan Ready (Indiana University)
  • Book Review Panel of Brent Nongbri, God’s Library: The Archaeology of the Earliest Christian Manuscripts (Yale University Pres, 2018). Joint panel with the Papyrology program unit.
  • Biographies of Ancient Books, Real and Imagined.

Some past events:

Keynote lecture by Jacqueline Vayntrub at Authoritative Texts and Their Reception (ATTR) Research Seminar on Orality, Textuality, and Tradition, Research Council of Norway. Tromsø, Norway. June 2-7, 2019 entitled, “The Displaced Voice: Modern Questions of Orality and Ancient Problems of Speech Quotation.”

Conference at Princeton University, April 28-29, 2019: Legendary Characters: Attribution and Personhood in Ancient Judaism, organized by Laura Quick and Jacqueline Vayntrub, featuring core group members Eva Mroczek and David Lambert.

Lecture by Eva Mroczek at Violence and Non-Violence in Ancient Judaism at Portland State University, April 14-15, 2019: “Writing in a World on Fire: Catastrophe and the Book.”

Book review panel at Yale University, March 29, 2019: Beyond Orality: Biblical Poetry in the Humanities, featuring Laura Quick, Jacqueline Vayntrub, Joel Baden (Yale), Yii-Jan Lin (Yale), and Christophe Schuwey (Yale)

Inscribing Death: Memorial and the Transmission of Text in the Ancient World. A conference at Yale organized by Mark Lester and Jacqueline Vayntrub, featuring Laura Quick.

Truth, Lies, and Language in Ancient Mediterranean Religion. A conference at UC Davis organized by Eva Mroczek, James K. Aitken (Cambridge), and Francis Borchardt (Lutheran Theological Seminary Hong Kong), featuring Jacqueline Vayntrub.

5000 Years of Comments: The Development of Commentary from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Age of Information. A conference at the Center for Hellenic Studies organized by Jacqueline Vayntrub, Joel Christensen (Brandeis), and Gregory Nagy (Harvard).