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 “Explaining How the Original Means: The Roles of Linguistics, Translation, and Exegesis in Biblical Language Pedagogy.” The theme has been framed broadly enough to encompass a range of topics that factor into how students should be taught to understand and apply their knowledge of the biblical languages. This includes (1) how and to what extent modern linguistic theory and methods are used to facilitate learning, (2) how and why exegetical methods are integrated into language-learning approaches, and (3) how and why translation is employed in teaching biblical languages. Preferably, each presentation will address at least one of these three areas, as they are the three areas that represent the purview of CBLTE.
The 2020 Colloquium will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and Friday, June 5, 2020 from 8:30am-5:45pm. Thursday evening will consist of a catered dinner, a plenary address, and time for casual dialogue. Friday will begin with four remaining plenary addresses and additional parallel sessions. A lunch will be provided, as well as coffee and refreshments.
This year we are excited to have more plenary speakers than in the past. The five plenary addresses will be delivered by:
Stanley E. Porter
President, Dean, and Professor of New Testament
McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Martin M. Culy
Director of Cypress Hills Ministries
Maple Creek, SK, Canada
Dana M. Harris
Associate Professor of New Testament
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, USA
Jonathan M. Watt
Professor of Biblical Studies
Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, USA
Reader in the Centre for Language and Communication Research
Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
Additionally, there will be an informal dinner at La Luna in downtown Hamilton on Friday after the colloquium. Those wishing to join will need to indicate so on the registration form, so that reservations can be arranged. Please note, however, that this dinner is simply an informal tradition, not something included in the general registration for the Bingham Colloquium.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTRATION
Registration for the event is now open. There are separate registrations for the Thursday dinner and the Friday all-day event, as well as the dinner following the colloquium on Friday. Provide us with all information necessary by checking the relevant boxes on the registration form.
Note: those who submit and have papers accepted to the colloquium are automatically registered for Friday, June 5, and do not have to pay the general fee. However, all presenters who wish to attend the Thursday dinner and plenary address will still have to register and pay separately. Payment (cash or credit card) will be made when you arrive at the colloquium.
Event Price: $75.00
Non-MDC Student/MDC Alumni Price: $45.00
MDC Student Price: $35.00
For more details on submitting a proposal, see the Call for Papers.