Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Birmingham Colloquium 2013 Call for Papers

From Hugh Houghton:
The Eighth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament will be held in Birmingham from 4-6 March 2013.

The general theme is "The Tradition of the New Testament: Treasures New and Old".

Proposals are invited for papers of around 20 minutes. (It may also be possible to accommodate longer presentations.) Suggestions for workshops, presenting work in progress, are also welcome. Titles and short abstracts should be sent to H.A.G. Houghton  by the end of December 2012 (all submissions will be acknowledged).

A provisional programme and booking form will be made available in early 2013.

David Parker and Hugh Houghton
Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion University of Birmingham www.birmingham.ac.uk/itsee


  1. The theme seems pretty open-ended: "The Tradition of the New Testament: Treasures New and Old". I assume that is deliberate - it is hard to imagine any aspect of NT TC which couldn't find a place under that heading. Unless "tradition" means something quite distinct from "text" in which case I am not too sure what is meant.

  2. Hugh Houghton10/31/2012 10:40 pm

    "Tradition" means that you can propose papers on manuscripts and other artefacts in addition to more textual topics.

    Either that, or we may end up with 16 papers on Matthew 13:52.

    Thank you for posting the call.