Ninth Graduate Symposium, Call for Papers:

EABS is excited to announce its ninth Graduate Symposium, which will take place in Munich, at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, on April 7-9, 2017.

Candidates should submit their abstracts and/or posters of no more than 300 words to no later than November 25, 2016. Please do not forget to mention the preferred format in the abstract (i.e. paper, workshop, pre-circulated paper, discussion, poster, etc.).

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Congratulations to the Student Prize 2016 Winners!

Student Prize 2016 Winners are:

Jermo van Nes (Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven): Hapax Legomena in Disputed Pauline Letters: A Reassessment

Timo Tekoniemi (University of Helsinki): On the Verge of Textual, Literary, and Redaction Criticism: The Case of 2 Kings 17:7


 The Eighth Graduate Symposium

Cluj-Napoca, Romania |  March 18-20, 2016

8th Graduate Symposium

8th Graduate Symposium

8th Graduate Symposium Cluj Tour

8th Graduate Symposium Cluj Tour

Congratulations to the Student Prize 2015 Winners!

Student Prize 2015 winners are:

Katja Kujanpaa (University of Helsinki): “From Textual Criticism to Modern Quotation Theory: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Rhetorical Functions of Quotations in Paul’s Argumentation”

For HB/OT:
Ville Mäkipelto (University of Helsinki): “The Intersection of Textual and Literary Criticism in the Accounts of Joshua’s Death”

Student Prize 2014 winners: Congratulations!

Student Prize 2014 winners are:

Paul Michael Kurtz (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen): “The Way of War: Julius Wellhausen in Wilhelmine Germany”

(Published as: “The Way of War: Wellhausen, Israel, and Bellicose Reiche,Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 127/1 (2015): 1-19.)

Lyndsey Smith (University of York): “Concentration on the Divine and Divine Inspiration in the Arts: St. George, St. Luke, and St. Jerome at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna”

The EABS Graduate Network

Recognising the unique challenges of postgraduate students worldwide, the European Association of Biblical Studies Graduate Network has been established to meet the needs of this community. The primary objective is to provide opportunities for professional development, the exchange of research ideas, practical advice, and peer support. The main focus is on graduate students registered with academic institutions within the broad field of Biblical Studies, particularly but not exclusively in Europe. Along with graduate students we also aim to support all emerging scholars, including postdoctoral researchers and those recently completed. Our aims are to:

  • Provide an environment where ideas can be discussed, research and resources shared, and conference details exchanged
  • Provide and share resources useful for the future careers of the members
  • Provide a network enabling the development of collaborative projects
  • Provide graduate students with a supportive environment for discussing differences in education practices, funding, supervision styles and other practical aspects of being a graduate student and emerging scholar.

You can informally join the network (on Facebook), or attend the Network Meeting at the EABS Annual Conference. It is open to all emerging scholars, whether or not they are members of EABS.

EABS Graduate Student Representative and Network Co-ordinator

The European Association of Biblical Studies actively supports and encourages student involvement in the organisation and its events. The primary means of doing this is through the EABS Graduate Student Representative, an officer on the EABS committee elected by students. This representative is also the Graduate Network Co-ordinator.

At the annual meeting in Cordoba, the student and post-doctoral members of EABS elected a new student representative/graduate network coordinator – Paraskevi Arapoglou from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Previous Graduate Student Network Coordinators:

  • Emma England (2006-2011)
  • Frauke Uhlenbruch (2011-2013)
  • Jarek Moeglich (2013-2015)

EABS Annual Graduate Symposium

A weekend event supported by EABS, the European Association of Biblical Studies, has been running every spring for five years now. It is a residential event run by and for graduates and emerging scholars. It is always kept small with about 12-14 papers and workshops over the course of the weekend and around 15 people in attendance. People have come from the USA, Israel, and across Europe for the event. At each event at least two senior scholars, including the current President of EABS has been in attendance. Since 2010, there has been a joint session via video-conferencing with graduates and Professors from the University of Alberta, Canada. In 2015 graduates from Emory University, U.S.A. joined us for the video-conferencing session. The first symposium was held at Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, Wales. In 2010 it took place near Gent, Belgium, in 2011 at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland, in 2012 in Hamburg, Germany, in 2013 in Sheffield, England, in 2014 in Thessaloniki, Greece, and in 2015 in Leuven, Belgium

Photos from the Sixth Graduate Symposium, 11-13 April 2014, Thessaloniki

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The venue Power Point and a poster on duty The last, Sunday session
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Group photo The trans-ocean session with Alberta Networking