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The Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) was launched by the University of Sheffield on Wednesday 20 May 2015, as part of the Festival of Arts & Humanities.

The new Institute will take an innovative multidisciplinary approach to Biblical Studies, linking it with other subjects and core concerns about religion, culture, politics and society. Researchers at the Institute are already involved in interdisciplinary research projects on biblical languages, forced migration, religion and violence, pop culture and gender studies. The Institute will be home to experts from Geography, English, History and Philosophy and already has strong international connections. The panel for the launch included some of the UK's leading academics and journalists.

Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) Launch Sheffield University

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The Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) was launched by the University of Sheffield on Wednesday 20 May 2015, as part of the Festival of Arts & Humanities.

The new Institute will take an innovative multidisciplinary approach to Biblical Studies, linking it with other subjects and core concerns about religion, culture, politics and society. Researchers at the Institute are already involved in interdisciplinary research projects on biblical languages, forced migration, religion and violence, pop culture and gender studies. The Institute will be home to experts from Geography, English, History and Philosophy and already has strong international connections. The panel for the launch included some of the UK's leading academics and journalists.

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    James Crossley

    James Crossley

    Professor James Crossley is a member of SIIBS and Professor of Bible, Culture and Politics at the University of Sheffield. His new book Jesus and the Chaos of History has just been published by Oxford University Press. Here he discusses why Bible and Theological studies are an inherent part of University learning and why by their very nature require inter-disciplinary learning.

    • 12 min
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    Johanna Stiebert

    Johanna Stiebert

    Dr Joanna Stiebert is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Leeds and member of SIIBS. Her research is inherently interdisciplinary, working in fields of gender studies, literature, history and ancient language. Dr Stiebert has written on father-daughter relations in the Hebrew Bible; constructions of honour and shame, and reading Hebrew Bible texts in the light of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Here she discusses her current research topic on how incest is portrayed in the Hebrew Bible compared to how it is viewed by society today.

    • 11 min
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    Francesca Stavrakopoulou

    Francesca Stavrakopoulou

    Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Religion in the University of Exeter's Department of Theology and Religion. She is a well known media figure and has presented her own three part series for the BBC The Bible's Buried Secrets and makes regular appearances on BBC1's debate shows The Big Questions and Sunday Morning Live. Here she discusses her experiences of studying theology, finding links between the ancient and modern worlds and why you don't have to be religious to find biblical studies interesting!

    • 18 min

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