Convenor: Professor Francis Watson (email@example.com)
Meetings: Mondays (3-4.30pm) on Zoom
Attendance at the New Testament & Early Christianity seminar is restricted to research postgraduates and staff working in the New Testament & Early Christianity area and to others on the seminar's mailing list. Anyone who is not a member of the seminar but who wishes to attend a specific meeting should contact the Seminar Coordinator: Mr Luke Irwin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The New Testament and Early Christianity research seminar meets in Seminar Room C, Abbey House, 3.30–5.00 pm each Monday of term. On weeks with a visiting speaker, an informal drinks reception will be held immediately after the seminar in the common room. Attendance is restricted to postgraduates and staff working in the New Testament area and to others on the seminar's mailing list, but anyone who is not a member of the seminar who wishes to attend a specific meeting should contact the Seminar Coordinator.
The Seminar brings together the substantial New Testament & Early Christianity research community associated with the Department. The core members are the full-time academic staff who specialize in New Testament (and related) studies together with postgraduate students working in this field either by research or coursework. Normally there is an academic presentation followed by discussion. Guest speakers from the UK and overseas constitute a significant part of the programme. From our own number, presentations by both staff and research students occur regularly. To allow access worldwide to our proceedings, some seminars have been recorded and placed on the web.
A recent development is the establishment of links with staff and postgraduates in the Department of Biblical Studies of Sheffield University and Manchester University. A very successful study day with presentations by both research postgraduates and staff of work in progress has been held annually for the past several years.
The Seminar also benefits from the Durham-Duke exchange programme. Recently, two Durham postgraduates have spent time at Duke University and one Duke postgraduate has spent six months with us in Durham.
Social events each term contribute to the conviviality of the seminar.