EABS Annual Graduate Symposium

21st–23rd February 2024

We are pleased to announce that the next EABS Graduate Symposium will take place at the University of Graz, Austria 21st–23rd February 2024

Abstract submission deadline: 15th of October 2023

Please send your abstract to [email protected]




All graduate students, Ph.D. candidates, and postdoctoral researchers are invited to present on topics in their area of research including Hebrew Bible, the ancient Near East, Biblical Archaeology, New Testament, Early Christianity, Rabbinics, Patristics, and any other relevant cognate areas. Candidates should submit their abstracts of no more than 300 words to [email protected] by 11:59 pm (CET) on October 15, 2023. Please do not forget to include your name, university affiliation, email address, and the topic of your presentation in the abstract.


Non-EABS members are also encouraged to submit abstracts; however, they must be a member at the time of presentation. The one-year student membership is €10. Membership entitles you to all student benefits, including monthly Junior Researcher’s Meetings, the student newsletter, and access to the 24/7 online research portal.


The goal of the symposium is to provide a supportive and nurturing environment for the development of research and to encourage authors to submit them to research seminars for the 2024 EABS Annual Conference. 


Doctoral students are also encouraged to enter the EABS Student Prize by submitting their papers for evaluation after the symposium (deadline: 15th of May 2024). Please note that only papers presented at the EABS Annual Conference are eligible for the Student Prize which is typically awarded at the opening ceremony of the Annual Conference. The EABS Annual Conference 2024 will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from July 15–17, 2024.


Confirmed Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Christoph Heil | New Testament Studies at the University of Graz


Prof. Dr. Dominik Markl SJ | Old Testament Studies at the University of Innsbruck


Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Irmtraud Fischer | Old Testament Studies at the University of Graz


Prof. Dr. Katharina Pyschny | Old Testament Studies at the University of Graz


Prof. Dr. Markus Öhler | New Testament Studies at the University of Vienna


Prof. Dr. Veronika Burz-Tropper | New Testament Studies at the KU Leuven