2018 Bingham Colloquium

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 1:30pm
McMaster Divinity College
Putting the Pieces Together: Formalizing Units and Relations in the Biblical Languages

2018 Bingham Colloquium
Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Time: 8:30am–5:45pm
Location: McMaster Divinity College

2018 Bingham Pre-Colloquium Workshop
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 1:30pm–5:00pm
Location: McMaster Divinity College

The Bingham Colloquium is an annual biblical studies conference endowed in honour of Baptist leader and pastor, H.H. Bingham. The colloquium is an academic event oriented towards the generation and dissemination of new knowledge, but it is designed to be interactive and collaborative in nature. Its format includes paper presentations, but also opportunities for both formal and informal dialogue between presenters and attendees. This year the Colloquium is hosted by CBLTE (Centre for Biblical Linguistics, Translation, and Exegesis).

This year’s theme is “Putting the Pieces Together: Formalizing Units and Structures in the Biblical Languages.” The theme has been framed broadly enough to encompass a range of topics, including matters arising out of the description of linguistic units (e.g. rank, grammatical functions, classes of grammatical units, digital annotation, etc.), resources used in the interrelation of linguistic units (e.g. conjunctions, prepositions, case, etc.), and the implications of these issues for translation and exegesis (e.g. differences between source and target languages, analysis and discussion of specific passages, etc.).

The 2018 Colloquium will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018. A lunch will be provided, as well as coffee and refreshments. A detailed schedule for the day can be found here.

Additionally, there will be a pre-colloquium workshop held on Thursday, June 14, devoted to the use of Digital Humanities resources in the study of the Bible. At this workshop, two invited guests, Jonathan Robie and James Tauber, will exemplify how digital tools are making new forms of linguistic research possible and how these tools can be used in practical ways for the study or teaching of biblical languages. In keeping with the goal of forming collaborative relationships, the Thursday workshop will be followed by an evening dinner at La Luna in downtown Hamilton. Those wishing to participate in the workshop and the dinner will need to inform CBLTE by email at Please note that the dinner is an informal gathering, and so it is not included in the general registration for the Bingham Colloquium.

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