Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Call for Papers: Borders and Boundaries in Ancient Israel

Jubilee Campus
Tuesday 5th (09:00) - Wednesday 6th June 2018 (18:00)
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Abstracts are invited for a two-day interdisciplinary conference on borders and boundaries in ancient Israel on 5-6 June 2018. Keynote addresses will be given by Dr Christopher B. Hays (Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA), Dr. Shayna Sheinfeld (Centre College, Danville KY) and Dr. Mahri Leonard-Fleckman (Providence College, Providence RI). Abstracts of 250 words for short papers (c. 20 minutes), will be accepted until 15th March 2018.

Submissions might include, but are not restricted to, the following topics:

  • Interaction between Israel and Judah, or Israel/Judah and the surrounding nations.
  • Inter/Intra-national movement of peoples, including migration, deportation and invasion.
  • Studies involving literal, ritual, or metaphorical borders/boundary markers.
  • The use of borders or boundaries in the construction of identity in the biblical texts.
  • Any aspect of the relationship between territory/land/space and identity in ancient Israel.

Abstracts should be sent to

The conference is generously funded by the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, and a limited number of bursaries will be available for student presenters who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference. Application forms may be requested via email and bursaries will be awarded on the basis of need.


Department of Theology and Religious Studies

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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