New Workshop at EABS Annual Meeting 2015

The European Association of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting for 2015 will include a new workshop session on Textual Criticism of the New Testament, the Old Testament and the Qur’an convened by ITSEE postgraduate student, Theodora Panella.

This workshop on Textual Criticism of the New Testament, the Old Testament and the Qur’an will focus on the textual study and criticism of sacred texts from the ancient Eastern Mediterranean world that later had a global influence; the Old Testament, the New Testament and the Qur’anic text. Suggested topics for discussion include:

  • The study of OT, NT or Qur’anic writings in manuscripts, inscriptions or printed form
  • The text and the circumstances of its transmission
  • Types or groupings of texts
  • Reconstructions of forms of the text
  • Textual Criticism and history
  • Textual Criticism and exegesis
  • Textual Criticism and theology
  • Textual Criticism and the world

The European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS) is open to all scholars and students of the Bible and has a particular aim to encourage the flow of scholarship between European countries. It organizes research groups, supports a graduate network and holds an annual conference at different locations in Europe. EABS’ Annual Meeting for 2015 will be held in the city of Cordoba, Spain, from 12-15 July; the call for papers opens imminently. The meeting will be part of the celebrations for the 700th anniversary of the city's historic synagogue.


The workshop is being convened by Theodora Panella to whom enquiries may be addressed. Theodora is working on a PhD thesis in ITSEE on Pauline catena with Dr H A G Houghton as part of the ERC-funded COMPAUL Project. Her research is supported by the AHRC as part of the M3C (Midlands Three Cities) Consortium. She presented some of her findings at the European Association of Biblical Studies's 6th Graduate Symposium held in Thessaloniki in 2014.