More than a year ago, I posted the announcement of the 8th International Conference for Septuagint Studies, to be held (as always) in Wuppertal, Germany.
That was in January 2020. Within four months, the global situation had changed drastically of course. So I then posted and update about the event, which was “postponed” until the following year.
Well, now it’s the following year. And as everyone knows, much has changed, but much has also remained the same. To that effect, I can report that I recently received word concerning the conference. Here is (abridged) the communication I received on 9 April:
with our upcoming conference in sight, we’d like to keep you in the loop as to what format the current situation requires. Since it seems impossible to meet in person in July at our venue in Wuppertal, we will have to resort to an online format. In a common effort, we will meet the challenge and invite you hereby to join us in our First Digital International Conference on Septuagint Studies July 18 to July 21, 2021!
Please also allow us to share the information that the publication of the proceedings with Mohr Siebeck will be devoted to research on our conference topic …
We hope that you and your family are well and make it safely through the pandemic,
all the best,
Michaela Geiger, Frank Ueberschaer, Martin Vahrenhorst
Fachgesellschaft zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung
an der Septuaginta, deren Umfeld und deren Wirkung e.V.
I do not have any of the details on whether and how the event will be publically accessible. But I will be sure to post them here once I do.
Sadly, due to other commitments I won’t be able to participate, as I had planned. But then, whose conference plans are going to plan these days anyway? The big question we are all asking at the moment is: What other conferences will be cancelled or put online this year? Time will tell. In the meantime, keep researching and writing.