CBH workshops are constructed as broad interdisciplinary events that stimulate research and strengthen relationships among scholars and postgraduates from various institutions within Oxford, across the UK, and around the world.

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).

Forthcoming Events

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.

Past Events

Wisdom and Ethics Workshop

4 June 2018, Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College

Co-organized with Prof John Barton.