2024 Midwest Regional Meeting for Biblical Studies
Sponsored by CSBR, CBA, and MCECS.
Saint Mary's CollegeNotre Dame, IN 46556
We invite you to submit paper proposals for the regional meeting by Monday, January 8, 2024. (The SRSC has a different schedule for proposals than the regional meeting; see below.) Program decisions will be communicated on or about February 1, 2024. Please see the section descriptions document below for additional information on proposals and the various program units. Also, please note that paper proposals are submitted through the online Proposal Submission Form. Please do not send paper proposals to section chairs. Usually, papers are scheduled in thirty-minute time slots, ideally with twenty minutes of presentation and ten minutes of discussion.
The meeting will include the kinds of sessions familiar from previous years, but the scheduling of featured events will differ in some cases.
Friday Evening Midwest Regional Spotlight
This session, now in its eleventh year, features a presentation and question-and-answer period with a prominent scholar from our region. Our speaker this year is Stacy Davis, Professor of Religious Studies and Theology and of Gender and Women’s Studies, St. Mary’s College.
Sunday Morning Plenary Book Panel Session
The book panel will focus on the new volume, The Closed Book: How the Rabbis Taught the Jews (Not) to Read the Bible by Rebecca Scharbach Wollenberg, Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan.
Graduate Student Paper Awards
Graduate students who submit a paper for presentation at the Midwest Regional Meeting are invited also to submit their paper for consideration for the Graduate Student Paper Award, which is sponsored by the Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies. Two prizes will be
awarded—one for Hebrew Bible/Early Judaism and one for New Testament/Early Christianity. Winners will be recognized at the Friday evening regional spotlight session. Papers in the form they are to be presented should be submitted by email to Jeffrey Stackert (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than February 17, 2024.
SRSC questions may be directed to Lauren O’Connell, the SRSC coordinator, at email@example.com.
These meetings offer a wonderful opportunity to meet new colleagues, see old friends, try out research ideas, and enjoy a lively exchange in a friendly environment. All students, professors, and others interested in biblical studies and the study of the ancient world are welcome. Please feel free to contact us at the e-mail address below with any questions.