There are few books that have had such an impact on communities of faith as the book of Psalms. Originating as small collections of prayers, the book of Psalms would eventually become a rich soil in which creative reimaginations of contemporary situations could grow. It played a significant part in formulating the eschatological worldview of the Qumran sect, provided essential building blocks when the early Christian movements formulated their beliefs, and has had continuing significance in Jewish and Christian contexts, even to this day. This conference will gather experts from the field of biblical studies to shed light on the multifaceted ways in which the psalms from the book of Psalms have been used throughout time. Focus is thus not primarily on the book of Psalms itself, but on the role played by its psalms in other contexts, such as scribal, liturgical, didactic, iconographic, literary, etc.
The conference, which takes place over three days, will provide opportunity for scholars to present and discuss cutting edge research. It will be structured into six sessions and a concluding session, where each session features either two papers or three short papers.
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October 13–15, 2022
13:00–13:30 Welcome and introduction
13:30–18:00 Keynote sessions
09:00–15:30 Keynote and short paper sessions
16:00–18:30 Event at the historical Örebro Castle
09:00–11:00 Short paper sessions and panel
SUBMIT A PAPER PROPOSAL
Call for Papers is now open. Paper presentations are 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Papers should relate to the conference topic, as specified above. We welcome abstract submissions (150–250 words), please use the form on this website for your submission. Call for Papers closes in June 30, and you can expect to hear back from us no later than July 1st. All accepted papers will be considered for inclusion in a conference proceeding.
We welcome all that are intereted in the topic of the conference to participate, either with a short paper (see above), or as a participant. Registration is done via the form below. Please specify if you want to use the discounted hotel offer (see more here), and if you want to register (preliminary) for the event on Friday evening (costs will be provided in a separate e-mail, where the final registration will be made). Fika is included for all participants.