Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Studies in Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins

Austin, Texas

May 22 – 25, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin

The Sixth Enoch Graduate Seminar, chaired by Jonathan Kaplan and Kelley Coblentz Bautch, will be hosted by the University of Texas at Austin in May 2016. The University of Texas at Austin is the flagship university of the University of Texas system. With over 50,000 students, the university hosts graduate programs in Ancient Mediterranean Religions in the Religious Studies department and Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East in the Middle Eastern Studies department. Faculty and students in these programs are part a burgeoning cohort of scholars in the region working in Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins.
Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers working in all fields of Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins are invited to participate and present papers. Papers proposals in English (500-1000 words) from all fields of Second Temple Judaism (Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Dead Sea Scrolls, Christian origins, Jewish-Hellenistic literature, etc.) should be submitted to the Seminar secretary, Dr. Isaac W. Oliver, by December 15, 2015. Completed papers of 6000 words should be submitted by the end of March 2016, to be distributed in advance among the invited Seminar participants.
Invited speakers, including Gabriele Boccaccini and Matthias Henze, will deliver plenary lectures on topics of special interest. Revised versions of the best papers will be collected and published in a peer-reviewed volume. Seminar participants likely will be assisted with lodging and some expenses related to travel. For further information and application, please contact Dr. Oliver (ioliver@fsmail.bradley.edu).


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