The CSBS/SCÉB 2018 Annual Meeting will be held May 26-28, 2018 at the University of Regina, Regina, SK

in association with the 2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

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General Programme

Up to date membership in the CSBS is a prerequisite for participation in the Society’s Annual Meeting, therefore paper proposals will only be accepted from those who have paid their 2017 membership dues (which may be renewed online) or have submitted a paid application as a new member. At the annual meeting papers in English or French are invited for presentation in the form of short communications followed by discussion (time for presentation and discussion is usually 30 minutes).


Politics in the Hebrew Bible's Prophetic Literature

This seminar invites papers that explore politics broadly understood, including political forms, participation, hierarchy, and ideology as well as themes such as homeland, conflict, freedom and equality in the HB/OT prophetic corpus. It welcomes in particular examinations of the interrelation of politics with religious, sociological, anthropological, and other factors, whether within ancient Israel/Judah/Yehud or in its relations with other ancient Near Eastern states. Proposals using literary, historical, archaeological, and other methods are invited, as are proposals from junior and senior scholars. For more information email Daniel Timmer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Early Christianity, Early Judaism and the Study of Religion (click here)

This seminar explores ways in which early Christianity and Judaism and the wider study of religion might fruitfully interact. It considers issues from both sides of the divide: first, how approaches to religious phenomena in general might illuminate, destabilize and refocus the study of early Christianity and Judaism; and second, how data drawn from the latter might generate new insights into the more general study of religion. Interrogation and, where useful, reformulation of familiar categories will in all cases be encouraged. Last year, for example, we had papers on magic, hybrid identities in the ancient Mediterranean, rehabilitating religious experience, the invention of relation at Elephantine, and diaspora theory and ancient associations. For more information email Stephen Wilson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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