These workshops keep Oriel College and the University of Oxford at the heart of cutting-edge international research in biblical studies. Upcoming CBH workshops include Lament, Reading, and Therapy (5 November 2018); Ethical Reading: Exemplarity (11–12 March 2019); and Protestant Bible Scholarship: Antisemitism, Philosemitism, and Anti-Judaism (27 May 2019).
Lament, Reading and Therapy Workshop
5 November 2018, Oriel College
Co-organized with King's College London
This workshop considers the composition, performance, and repetition of texts of lament, loss and healing. We understand the writing and reading of these lament traditions to be the work of therapy. Presentations will explore how interpretive communities – collective and individual – internalise, interpret and translate experiences of trauma and fracture into new readings, rewritten scripture, and radical prayer.
Wisdom and Ethics Workshop
4 June 2018, Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College
Co-organized with Prof John Barton.