BAJS Conference 2016: The Texture of Jewish Tradition: Investigations in Textuality

University of Birmingham
Sunday 10 July (15:00) - Tuesday 12 July 2016 (17:30)
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This conference is hosted by the British Association for Jewish Studies, in conjunction with the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion within the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham.

This conference will explore textuality from a variety of perspectives, ranging from the material aspects of texts, including the growing role of digital humanities in the field, to scribal culture and consciousness. The event will also involve discussions around textual plurality, composition, reworking, form, genre, reception, classification, and inter-relationships between textual worlds and corpora. Speakers will also investigate the oral and social aspects of texts and textuality, such as performance, memory and power. 

The keynote talk, titled 'Scribal Bodies and the Growth of Scriptures in Early Judaism' will be given by Professor Judith Newman (University of Toronto). 

Conference programme

The programme will run from 15:00 on Sunday 10 July until 17:30 on Tuesday 12 July. Further programme information can be found on the event programme page.

For this or any general queries, please contact us on the conference email

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