At the 2012 meeting in Amsterdam we will have two sessions:
The Politics of Interpretation. This session will focus on the political context of Biblical interpretation or on the role of interpretation in politics. One part of the session will be a panel discussion of Halvor Moxnes, Jesus and the Rise of Nationalism. A New Quest for the nineteenth century historical Jesus. I.B. Tauris 2012. The rest of the session will be devoted to related papers from early modern and modern periods. Presentations in this session is by invitation.
Presuppositions and prejudices. This session will deal with the role of cultural prejudices and/or presuppositions in Biblical scholarship from the early modern times to post-modernity. This sessions is open for proposals, we especially encourage papers that deal with the role of anti-Semitism or philo-Semitism.
The 2010 session will be as follows:
Hanna Stenström, Uppsala University, Presiding
Yvonne Sherwood (University of Glasgow) 'The Changing Shape of Critique in Biblical Studies'
Hans Leander (University of Gothenburg) 'Liberators or Colonialists? The Pioneers of Modern Biblical Studies and European Colonialism'
Ward Blanton (University of Glasgow) and James Crossley (University of Sheffield), 'Toward a Social History of the New Perspective on Paul'
Jonathan Birch (University of Glasgow), 'Ethical Christ: the Moral Imperatives of Early Modern New Testament Criticism'