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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). You can read the abstracts here

Autumn semester (2017/18) seminar schedule will follow soon.

Date Speaker and Title
Location
Week 1 6 February Professor Hugh Pyper (University of Sheffield) ‘Christian Soldiers? Biblical Scholarship and Pacifism in the First World War.’ The Diamond, Workroom 2, Room G.05
Week 2 13 February

David Shervington (SCM Press)
Workshop: How to Get Published

The Diamond, Workroom 2, Room G.05
Week 3 20 February

Dr Steffan Mathias (Mirfield/SIIBS) 'Paternity, Progeny, and Perpetuation: Creating Lives after Death in the Hebrew Bible'

The Diamond, Workroom 2, Room G.05
Week 4 27 February

Dr Alana Vincent (University of Chester) 'None is Still Too Many: Holocaust Memory and Historical Amnesia'

The Diamond, Workroom 2, Room G.05
Week 5 6 March

Dr Dawn Llewellyn (University of Chester) 'Maternal Silences and the Practices of Interruption: Examining Motherhood, Voluntary Childlessness and Christianity'

The Diamond, Workroom 2, Room G.05
Week 6 13 March

Dr T. Ryan Byerly (University of Sheffield) 'Putting Others First: An Examination of the Christian Moral Ideal'

The Diamond, Workroom 2, Room G.05
Week 7 20 March Marie Flanagan (University of Sheffield) 'Exploring the Oft-Cited Gender Parallels in a New Context'

The Diamond, Workroom 2, Room G.05

21 March (Tuesday) 5.30pm Professor Christopher B. Hays (Fuller Theological Seminary), ''Make Peace with Me': The Josianic Origins of Isaiah 24-27'. The Diamond, Workroom 2, Room G.05
Week 8 27 March Prof. Stephen J Nicholson (University of Sheffield) ' No why with Faith’: Playwright Howard Barker’s Imagined Bible The Diamond, Workroom 2, Room G.05
Week 9 24 April Dr Iona Hine (University of Sheffield) 'From Luther to Lambeth Palace: The reception of strangers in European Bibles' The Diamond, Workroom 2, Room G.05
Week 10 1 May  BANK HOLIDAY - NO SEMINAR
Week 11 8 May

Dr Minna Shkul (University of Sheffield)
'Transitioning Jewishness: Drama and Religion in Transparent'

The Diamond, Workroom 2, Room G.05
Week 12 15 May READING WEEK - NO SEMINAR


A series of talks at Sheffield Cathedral from October 2016 to July 2017

The series entitled "God and the Good: Thinking Religion and Ethics", is being run by the University of Sheffield and by Sheffield Cathedral, and consider the relation between religious thinking and traditions on the one hand, and ethics on the other. While most ethical traditions have a religious background, the increasing secularization of modern society has put this connection in question.

These talks will argue how far ethical issues can be illuminated by coming at them through a religious context, and vice versa, as well as the history of the interconnection. All are welcome, and there is no need to register attendance.

Venue: Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, S1 1HA

Time: Talks and discussion 7.30pm-9.00pm
The Cathedral Coffee Shop opens from 6.30pm, serving tea, coffee, wine and light refreshments

          Date                                     Title                    Speaker
11 October 2016 'Becoming Like God: Plato on Ethical Ascent' Angie Hobbs, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield.
8 November 2016 'The Logic of the Golden Rule' Peter Bradley, Dean of Sheffield
7 February 2017 'The Debt of Life' Hugh Pyper, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield
9 May 2017 'Religious Conscience and Political Reform in the English Revolution (1640-1660)' Michael Braddick. Department of History, University of Sheffield.
14 March 2017 'Putting Others Above Yourself: Does it Make Sense?' Ryan Byerly Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield.
13 June 2017 'Religion and Higher Education' Keith Burnett, Vice Chancellor, University of Sheffield
11 July 2017 'Is Hope Hopeless?' Robert Stern, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield

More information

More information can be found on the department of Philosophy's website or by contacting Robert Stern.


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