Research seminars

We host an exciting and engaging research seminar programme throughout the year. Some of our lectures are given by internationally leading biblical scholars, academics across a range of disciplines, University of Sheffield staff and our own postgraduate students.

Research seminars provide the opportunity to hear the some of latest, cutting edge research from across a wide range of topics and our seminars are open to all.

Time: Mondays 2pm - 4pm (unless otherwise stated). 

Autumn semester (2017/18). Abstracts to follow soon.

Date Speaker and Title
Week 1 25 September Introductory Welcome Meeting (SIIBS and Mirfield PG Orientation) Jessop West, G.03
Week 2 2 October

Dr Graham Williams University of Sheffield)

Title: God-like Omniscience and Theory of Heart in Medieval Literature

Jessop West, G.03
Week 3 9 October

Prof Jean Pierre van Noppen (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Title: Theolinguistics

Jessop West, G.03
Week 4 16 October

Prof Cheryl Exum (University of Sheffield)

Title: Visual Perspectives on the Rapes of Hagar and Susanna

Jessop West, G.03
Week 5 23 October

Dr Gavin Hopps (St Andrews University)

Title: Entertaining Faith: Post-Secular Popular Music

Jessop West, G.03
Week 6 30 October

*Special Gothic Bible Event*

Jessop West, G.03
Week 7 6 November READING WEEK

Week 8 13 November No Seminar
Week 9 20 November No Seminar
Week 10 27 November Emily Marlow (University of Sheffield)
Title: Finding The Biblical Within Video Games
Jessop West, G.03
Week 11 4 December  World Aids Day
Daniel Nield (University of Chester)

Title: Promoting Joy and Exorcising Stigmatic Guilt: Reflections of a Queer Nun on Non-Heteronormative Shame

Lecture Theatre 8, Arts Tower
Week 12 11 December

Dr Adam Smith (York St John University)

Title: ‘Regard Our prayers, Our Cause Be Thine’: Politicising the Verse of Sheffield Hymn-writer, James Montgomery

Jessop West, G.03

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