8. Boston 2020


The Eighth Enoch Graduate Seminar will be held November 19th-20th, 2020 in Boston, MA (Specific location TBA). Gabriele Boccaccini (Professor of Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins, University of Michigan) and Jason von Ehrenkrook (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston) will serve as Chair and Co-Chair of the seminar.

The Enoch Graduate Seminar is an international convening of doctoral students where the goal is to share innovative research ideas in a collegial environment. Participants will gather for two days to present and discuss papers on a variety of topics related to their field of research. Participants are expected to read the papers beforehand to maximum conversational engagement. Multiple sessions will be held for presenters to share their research and receive constructive and supportive feedback. Each paper will receive 45 minutes of discussion following a brief introduction.

The seminar welcomes doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers to present papers and participate in general discussion. Participants from various fields related to and including Hebrew Bible, Pseudepigrapha, Apocrypha, Qumran Scrolls, as well as Christian and Rabbinic literature are invited to attend.

Proposals for papers (500-1,000 words) must be submitted by June 26th, 2020. Completed papers (maximum 6,000 words, not including notes) are due September 10th, 2020 for review by the seminar committee. Completed papers will be made available in advance for all participants to read before the first day of the seminar.

Please contact the Secretary of the seminar, Rodney Caruthers (rcaruthe@ashland.edu), for registration details and submission of proposals and papers.


Tentative schedule: Enoch Graduate Seminar (Boston, Nov 19-20, 2020)

(max 16 papers)
Thursday Nov 19, 2020:
9am-10:30am – 1st session (2 papers)
11am-12:30pm – 2nd session (2 papers)
2pm-3:30 – 3rd session (2 papers)
4pm-5:30 – 4th session (2 papers)
6pm-7:30 – Guest lecture
Friday Nov 20, 2020
9am-10:30am – 5th session (2 papers)
11am-12:30pm – 6th session (2 papers)
2pm-3:30 – 7th session (2 papers)
4pm-5:30 – 8th session (2 papers)
8pm – Lecture & Enoch Seminar Reception (at the SBL)