CFP: JEWISH BIBLE SCHOLARSHIP IN BERLIN in the 19th and 20th centuries at ISBL, Berlin, Aug. 2017. Proposals due 22 Feb 2017

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We would like to invite submissions of proposals for a themed session devoted to Jewish biblical scholarship in Berlin in the 19th and 20th centuries, which is one of two sessions scheduled for the new unit on The History of Biblical Scholarship in the Late Modern Period, at the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.

 
General session 
This Consultation provides a forum for critical inquiry into the history of biblical scholarship in the late modern period.

Themed session: Jewish biblical scholarship in Berlin In the 19th and 20th centuries, Berlin was a hub not only for a transnational but also for the German-speaking network of Jewish scholars of biblical history and literature. Given the ISBL host city for 2017 as well as the recent revival of Jewish biblical scholarship in Berlin – with formal representation through such institutions as Abraham Geiger College, the School of Jewish Theology at the University of Potsdam, the Moses Mendelssohn Center, and the Berlin–Brandenburg Center for Jewish Studies – this themed session concentrates on the significant figures, works, and controversies that shaped Jewish scholarship especially in Berlin from the 19th century up until the Shoah. By encouraging an accent on subjects of debate and diversity of views, this session aims to uncover depth and richness of this tradition. 

Please submit abstracts to the organizers by 22 Feb 2017 
Prof. Dr. Shani Tzoref (SCHOOL OF JEWISH THEOLOGY at the UNIVERSITY OF POTSDAM) s.tzoref@gmail.com
Dr. Paul Michael Kurtz (UNIVERSITY OF GÖTTINGEN // MAX WEBER CENTER FOR ADVANCED CULTURAL & SOCIAL STUDIES, ERFURT) paulmichaelkurtz@gmail.com

For further information, see https://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/Congresses_ProgramUnits.aspx?MeetingId=30