Syracuse 2023 Call for Papers
Putting the Tools to the Test II: Memory approaches to biblical and non-biblical texts
The sessions of the fourth year of our research unit will focus on broadening the scope of textual-source material while simultaneously exploring and employing new tools and methods from memory studies. We would like to focus on two areas of development:
- New tools in the field of memory studies: What new ideas end methods can be applied successfully to the field of biblical studies from the field of memory studies?
- Expand the scope with additional texts: We would like to broaden our focus on a broader range of texts. Along with New Testament texts, we are interested in Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint, non-canonical Second Temple Jewish and early Christian literature.
To this end, the Memory, Method, and Text research unit aims for four sessions this year, which will be a mixture of lecture/discussion panels and workshops. After beginning with exploring new tools and methods from memory studies, we will witness these tools put to the test in the second and third sessions. If possible, we may work on a text together in the third. The fourth and last session is dedicated to discussing insights from the workshops and implications for further research.
The group invites proposals for the two main sections: new tools from the field of memory studies and canonical and non-canonical biblical material.