The EABS is excited to announce the eleventh Graduate Symposium, which will take place at the Lammi Biological Station (LBS) of the University of Helsinki, in Lammi, Finland, from 12th-14th April 2019. The LBS is a world class research station situated 90 minutes north of Helsinki [Click here to find out more about the venue]. The symposium, which seeks to engender a supportive atmosphere for dialogue across a variety of biblical studies fields and subfields (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, its reception/interpretation history, the ancient Near East, and any relevant cognate areas, New Testament, its reception/interpretation history, early Christianity, Rabbinics, Patristics and any relevant cognate areas, also, areas such as Qumran studies, Alexandrian Judaism, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, etc.), welcomes PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers to present on a topic related to their research area(s). Participants may format their presentations according to their preference: paper, seminar discussion, poster or another form.
Every abstract will be anonymously reviewed by a team of scholars who will give feedback and suggestions for improvement, if necessary. Our goal is to assist in developing the abstracts to the best possible form and to encourage authors to submit them to research seminars of the 2019 EABS Annual Conference. We also encourage authors to enter the EABS Student Prize by submitting their papers for evaluation after the symposium. 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. Also, only doctoral students are eligible for the Student Prize. Next year’s conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland from 11th-14th August 2019. Please click here for more information.
Each participant will be given 20-25 minutes to present their paper which will be followed by an extended discussion. We look forward to welcoming Professor Juha Pakkala (HB), Professor Jutta Jokiranta (HB, STJ, DSS), Professor Petri Luomanen (NT and Early Christianity), and Professor Outi Lehtipuu (NT and Early Christianity), all affiliated to the University of Helsinki. These scholars will offer feedback and share from their experiences in their respective fields. In addition, the symposium looks forward to continuing its tradition of holding a joint trans-Atlantic session with graduate students from the University of Emory.
Candidates should submit their abstracts and/or posters of no more than 300 words to email@example.com by 11:59 pm (CET) on January 27th, 2019. Please do not forget to mention the preferred format in the abstract (i.e. paper, workshop, pre-circulated paper, discussion, poster, etc.). Participants have to be members of the EABS. The one-year student membership for 2019 is €10. Please note that this fee does not apply to postdoctoral researchers whose membership fee for 2019 is €30.
Candidates are advised to budget for board and lodging for the weekend. The estimated cost for a single room with meals is € 70 per day. For a double room with meals, the cost is estimated at € 90 per day. We will meet in Helsinki where transport will be arranged for the onward trip to Lammi. Participants are advised to budget for this connection. Details about this leg will be given in due course.
Batanayi I. Manyika
Graduate Student Representative