Upcoming events

Feb 8-11 CSTT Annual Meeting
March 8 Wikipedia edit-a-thon “Women in the Ancient World” (in cooperation with the Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires)
March 21-23 Conference “Deities in Aram, Israel, and Phoenicia: an Iron Age perspective on conceptualizing the divine in the Levant”, Helsinki
April 16-20 Masterclass in Achaemenid Elamite (by Dr. W. Henkelman, EPHE Paris), Helsinki
April 30-May 4 Workshop, Abbey of Frauenwörth, Bavaria, Germany
May 22-24 Workshop ‘Turn of the Era,” Tbilisi, Georgia
Dec 3-5 Workshop “Global and Local Cultures in the Roman East: From Domination to Interaction,” Helsinki (funded by Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences)

PAST EVENTS

2018

Jan 12 Workshop “Translation and Theology in the Septuagint”, Helsinki

2017

Sept 8-10 OTSEM Research Network Meeting, Helsinki
Aug 30 CSTT Summer Meeting, Helsinki
Aug 24-25 Summer Symposium on the Construction of Identity in the Ancient Near East, Helsinki
June 5-6 International symposium “Working with Cultural Objects and Manuscripts: Provenance, Legality, and Responsible Stewardship”, Helsinki
June 1-4 International conference “Soisalon-Soininen Symposium on the Septuagint”, Helsinki
May 29-31 Fifth Finnish Colloquium of Middle East and North Africa Studies, Joensuu
May 25-28 Workshop “Seeing the Forest for the Trees: A Broader Perspective on Textual Change in the Hebrew Bible”, Hong Kong
May 10-13 CSTT Annual Meeting, Tvärminne
April 27 CSTT Lecture Series: David Chalcraft (John Moores University), Moving Through Texts: The Rituals of Reading and the Sociology of Mobility.
Mar 23 CSTT Lecture Series: Jonathan Stökl (King’s College London), Becoming and Being a Priest: Reflections on Exodus 29, Leviticus 8 and other Ancient Near Eastern Initiation Rites
Mar 10 Wikipedia edit-a-thon “women and the Bible”, Helsinki
Feb 9 CSTT Lecture Series: Martti Nissinen (University of Helsinki), Why should Greek Oracle and Near Eastern Prophecy Be Compared?
Feb 1-3 Second International Workshop on Gender, Methodology  and the Ancient Near East, Barcelona
Jan 26 CSTT Lecture Series: Omar N’Shea (University of Malta), Masculinities in the Neo-Assyrian Empire.
Jan 12-14 Samuel-Kings’ Editors Workshop, Helsinki

2016

Dec 15 CSTT Lecture Series: Pablo Torijano Morales (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), The Qumran Texts and the History of the Biblical Texts
Dec 3-4 International workshop “Kings and Power: Exploring Jewish Texts in their Hellenistic Contexts“, Helsinki.
Oct 27-28 Workshop on Mortuary Rituals, Helsinki
Oct 21-25 Conference “Religion and Empire in the First Millennium BCE Levant”, Beirut, Lebanon.
Sept 28-29 Sisälle Septuagintaan -Symposium + Farewell Lecture by Prof. Anneli Aejmelaeus, “Septuaginta ja tekstikritiikki – elämänmittainen oppimisprosessi, Helsinki.
Sept 21-24 International conference “The Synagogue in Ancient Palestine: Current Issues and Emerging Trends”, Helsinki.
In cooperation with the CoE ‘Reason and Religious Recognition’ and the Finnish Institute in the Middle East
> Booklet: Conference program + other info
Sept 15 CSTT Lecture Series: Amar Annus (University of Tartu), “On How to Bridge the Gap between Ancient Creativity and Modern Neurobiology”
May 23-24 International workshop “Patterns of Change in Literary Development“, Helsinki.
May 16 Workshop “Poetry in Ben Sira“, Helsinki.
May 12 CSTT Lecture Series: Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme (University of Copenhagen), “Visiting the Dead: Traces of Mortuary Ritual Practices in Roman Palestine”, University of Helsinki.
April 7-10 CSTT Annual Meeting 2016 “Change?!”, Saariselkä, Lapland.
Mar 10 CSTT Lecture Series: Jason Silverman, “Worshiping the Wise Lord: An Introduction to the Avesta in Its Iranian Context for Biblical Scholars,” University of Helsinki.
Feb 11 CSTT Lecture Series: Drew Longacre, “When Did the Pentateuch Become a Book?“, University of Helsinki.

2015

Sept 25-26 International workshop: “Functions of Psalms and Prayers in the Late Second Temple Period (Part 2)“, Helsinki (Finland)
Sponsored by the Nordic Research Council (NRC)
Sept 17-18 International research colloquium: “Faces from the Past: Ancient Near Eastern Figurines“, Tallinn
Sept 14-15 European Qumran Network meeting, Helsinki
Sept 26-28 CSTT Annual Meeting 2015: “What is Text?”, Tallinn
June 15-16 International workshop: “Ancient Jewish Cosmology: Sacred Time and Order“, Jerusalem
Co-sponsored by the Finnish Institute in the Middle East
May 7-9 International workshop: “Functions of Psalms and Prayers in the Late Second Temple Period (Part 1)“, Copenhagen
Sponsored by the Nordic Research Council (NRC)
April 21 Mini-conference “What is ‘Ethnicity’ and Who Belongs to a ‘Minority’ in the Fertile Crescent“, Helsinki
April 14-15 International workshop “Text, Ritual and Magic“, Helsinki
In cooperation with CoE ‘Reason and Religious Recognition’
Mar 17-19 International workshop “Editorial Techniques in Light of Empirical Evidence“, Münster
In cooperation with the Faculty of Protestant Theology, Westfälische-Wilhelms Universität Münster
Mar 3-4 International research seminar “Trends and Challenges in the Cognitive Science of Religion“, Helsinki

2014

Oct 27-28 International workshop “Gender, Methodology and the Ancient Near East“, Helsinki
Oct 3-5 CSTT Annual Meeting 2014: “What is Sacred?”, Tallinn

 

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