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.


Dr Katie Edwards, in conjunction with Dr David Tombs of the University of Otago in New Zealand, has a new article published in The Conversation, arguing that Christ was a victim of sexual violence.

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Students' Union Academic Awards

We’re delighted that our staff, students and members have been recognised again in this year’s awards nominations and shortlists. SIIBS staff Dr Meredith Warren and Dr Casey Strine were nominated in the category of 'Outstanding Teaching', while SIIBS Director Dr Katie Edwards was nominated in the category of 'Best Academic Representative', as well as being shortlisted in the category of 'Best Postgraduate Supervisor'. Congratulations to all three!

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Shiloh Project Conference

The Shiloh Project is proud to announce a one-day interdisciplinary conference on Friday 6th July, showcasing research on both historical and contemporary rape culture.

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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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