We are delighted to announce that the Faculty of Theology at the University of Helsinki will host a joint meeting of the European Association of Biblical Studies and the Society of Biblical Literature. The University’s Faculty of Theology is one of the largest theological faculties in the world, with 1,700 undergraduate students and 300 postgraduate students, and with expertise in an unusually wide array of topics, ranging from Assyriology to Gnosticism. The conference is provisionally scheduled for 30 July – 3 August 2018. Many thanks to Dr. Ismo Dunderberg, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, and Dr. Outi Lehtipuu, University Lecturer at the University of Helsinki, for their support.
SBL is also pleased to announce that the 2019 International Meeting will be held at the United Theological College in Bangalore, India—the first SBL meeting in India—from July 22nd to the 26th. The United Theological College is a premier theological institution in South Asia with a rich legacy of commitment to interfaith dialogue and social justice. SBL thanks Dr. John Samuel Raj, the current Principal of United Theological College, Dr. Chilukuri Vasantha Rao, Principal-elect, and Dr. David Joy, UTC's Faculty Representative, for their willingness to host this historic meeting. Special thanks also to Dr. Raj Nadella, Columbia Theological Seminary, for his key role in this partnership.
The Society of Biblical Literature announced the venues for International Meeting for 2018 and 2019 in a newsletter dated October 19, 2016.
I am very delighted that in 2019, SBL International Meeting will be held in Asia for the 3rd time. The first ever International Meeting to be held in Asia was hosted by Trinity Theological College, Singapore, in 2005. In this year, the International Meeting was held in Seoul, South Korea. I am looking forward to the International Meeting in India in 2019. I am grateful for the support given to Asian scholars and scholarship and it would be great to network with our colleagues from South Asia in the near future.
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