Workshops and Conferences

The Centre 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.

Forthcoming Events 

Apocalyptic Thinking

Sunday 14 and Monday 15 February, 2021, Virtual

Conveners: Hindy Najman (Oriel), Jenn Strawbridge (Mansfield), Elizabeth Stell (Oriel)

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Groningen-Leuven-Oxford Network Conference

Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 March, 2021, Virtual

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Formation of the Subject

Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 June, 2020, Oriel College (postponed)

Conveners: Arjen Bakker (Oriel), Constanze Güthenke (Corpus Christi), Stephen Mulhall (New College), and Hindy Najman (Oriel)

Speakers: Arjen Bakker (Oriel); Shadi Bartsch (Chicago); Josh Billings (Princeton); Clare Carlisle (King’s College London); Marion Durand (Corpus Christi); Mark Edwards (Christ Church); Eli Friedlander (Tel Aviv); Paul Franks (Yale); Glenn Most (Chicago and Pisa); Stephen Mulhall (New College); Benjamin Pollock (Jerusalem); Ishay Rosen Zvi (Tel Aviv); Moshe Sluhovsky (Jerusalem); Roy Tzohar (Tel Aviv); and Mark Wrathall (Corpus Christi).

Book Review Session and Reception

Adi Ophir and Ishay Rosen-Zvi, Goy: Israel's Multiple Others and the Birth of the Gentile (Oxford University Press)

Wednesday 1 July 2020, Large Senior Common Room, Oriel College (postponed)



Past Events


Book signing and wine reception 

John Barton, Oriel and Laing Professor Emeritus, A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths (Penguin Books)

Tuesday 29 October 2019, 17:00-19:00, Large Senior Common Room, Oriel College

Codex Zacynthius: Retracing the Words of Scribes and Early Christian Writers

Tuesday 5 November 2019, 10.30-16.00, Oriel College

Conveners: Hugh Houghton (Birmingham), David Parker (Birmingham) and William Lamb (Oriel)

Hermeneutic Interventions and Practices of Reading: Between Modernity and Antiquity

Sunday 1 and Monday 2 December, Oriel College

Conveners: Yael Fisch (Oriel), Adriana Jacobs (St Cross), Hindy Najman (Oriel) and Daniel Weidner (Berlin)

Martyrdom on the Margins

Thursday 20 February 2020, MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Conveners: Hindy Najman (Oriel) and Christian Sahner (St Cross)

British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS) Annual Conference 2019: What is Commentary?

22–24 July 2019, St Anne's College, Oxford

President: Hindy Najman


Protestant Bible Scholarship: Antisemitism, Philosemitism, and Anti-Judaism

26 - 27 May 2019, Oriel College


Postgraduate Workshop: Exemplarity

11 - 12 March 2019, Oriel College


Lament, Reading and Therapy Workshop

5 November 2018, Oriel College

Co-organized with King's College London


Launch Conference

17 - 18 October 2018, Oriel College


Wisdom and Ethics Workshop

4 June 2018, Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College

Co-organized with John Barton.