Colloque – The Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages: Where are we now?

Saturday, 18th February 2017
St Hilda’s College, Oxford

Registration : here

The Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages is a conference aimed at bringing together academics at all stages of their careers to discuss the legacy of Beryl Smalley and her influence across the disciplines of medieval history, theology and politics.


Programme :

9.30 – 10.00 Registration and Coffee

10.00 – 11.15 Welcome & Introduction

Lesley Smith (Oxford) – William of Auvergne (title TBC)
Eyal Poleg (QMUL) – Exegesis, Mediation and Materiality
11.15 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 1.00 Literal, Historical, and Moral Senses

Emily Corran (Oxford/Kent) – Questioning the literal sense of the Bible: Peter the Chanter and Stephen Langton’s discussions of the moral choices of the patriarchs
David Runciman (Cambridge) – Exegesis in the Sermons of Gilbert Foliot, bishop of London (d. 1187)
Matthew Kempshall (Oxford) – History, Historians and Antiquity in the Middle Ages
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch

2.00 – 3.30 How to Study the Bible

Julie Barrau (Cambridge) – Patristic compendia as exegetes’ toolboxes: the case of Oxford Bodleian MS Lat. Th. D. 20
Elisa Monaco (Zurich) – Education, Art and Theology in Dante’s Florence
Jonatan Benarroch (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) – “Non coques agnum in lacte matris suae” – Reading Medieval Kabbalistic Homilies in Light of Patristic Exegesis on Exod. 23:19
3.30 – 3.45 Coffee Break

3.45 – 5.15 Organisation and Digital Futures

Ayelet Even-Ezra (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) – The Divisio textus: Diagrammatic Representation and Medieval Narratology
Philippa Byrne (Oxford) – The Disorderly Stephen Langton
Toby Burrows (University of Western Australia/Oxford) – Integrating the Digital Infrastructure for the Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages
5.15 – 5.30 Closing Remarks

6.00 Drinks and Conference Dinner

Source : Study of the Bible

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