Our members' research top ten in the UK for research outputs in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

REF 2014 (Research Excellence Framework)

We're one of the leading global institutes for innovative, multidisciplinary research on the Bible. Our research is internationally recognised and we explore a variety of interests in ancient and contemporary contexts.

The Shiloh Project Launch

On 8 May, we will be holding The Shiloh Project launch event. The project is a joint initiative between the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds and Auckland will foster research into the phenomenon of rape culture, throughout history and within contemporary society.

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SIIBS staff and students successes celebrated at Academic Awards 2017

Congratulations to our SIIBS members and students nominated and shortlisted for this Year's Academic Awards!

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Festival of Arts and Humanities: Roman Feast

As part of the festival, on 18 May Dr Meredith Warren will be hosting an event - the ‘Roman Feast’, which is a feast on a Roman inspired four-course menu specially prepared by Inox Dine Head Chef Joe Berry.

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Study with us

We offer a diverse and modern approach to studying the Bible. You'll discover through us the bible's influence on cultural, social and political discussion.

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Cutting edge thinking

Our interdisciplinary research is world renowned and spans ancient and modern issues from biblical languages to forced migration, and pop culture to gender studies.

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We actively work with a variety of exciting external partners, our partnerships enhance our research and inspire our students.

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