BNTC 2019 Registration Open

Booking for the 2019 British New Testament Conference at Liverpool Hope University is now open. The Conference will begin on Thursday 5 September (registration from 3 pm; drinks reception 5.30 pm) and end with lunch on Saturday 7 September (lunch is at 12.45 pm).

You can register for the Conference via Liverpool Hope’s online store here. Booking is open until 5 August, but Early Bird rates are available only until 31 May: £190 en-suite room; £175 room with shared facilities; £115 non-residential. On 1 June all the rates will rise by £20.

This year, besides the usual accommodation in student halls, we offer double rooms (hotel standard) for couples (£390 for two people, including also conference registration, all the meals, refreshments and receptions). It is possible for individuals to book one of these executive double rooms for single use (£260).

Liverpool Hope University has two campuses, Hope Park and Creative Campus. The conference will take place at the main campus, Hope Park. Travel details by various means to Hope Park are here.

There are also several pre-conference tours offered on Thursday, as well as visits to Hope’s library special collections during free time on Friday. Please find the details of the conference fringe below.

Pre-conference tours

(1) Walker Art Gallery

Join the curator (Continental European Fine Art), Xanthe Brooke, for the tour of the Gallery’s 13th to 17th century paintings, with a focus on paintings with biblical themes, but including also other highlights.

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 11.30 am–12.30 pm. £7 per person Maximum number of participants: 25.

(2) World Museum (Ancient Egypt Gallery)

World Museum’s antiquities collections are unique and speak of Liverpool’s strong roots in archaeology and art as well of the passion and vigour of collectors such as Joseph Mayer. Join the senior curator Dr Ashley Cooke to find out about the history of the Ancient Egyptian collections and discuss significant artefacts and mummies in the Ancient Egypt gallery. Thursday, 5 September 2019, 1–2 pm. Meeting point: 3rd floor World Museum, 1.00 pm. £5 per person. Maximum number of participants: 20.

(3) World Museum (Ivories Collection)

A rare opportunity to view up close examples from World Museum’s internationally known ivories collection, comparable to the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collections, with curator Dr Chrissy Partheni. Artefacts are distinct for drawing upon late antiquity classical imagery as well as their often secondary ecclesiastical or decorative uses. Pieces include consular diptychs and altar panels such as the ones made for the archbishop of Magdeburg, c 980. Thursday, 5 September 2019, 2–3 pm or 3–4 pm. Meet at the Midland Railway Building, 2 pm or 3 pm, depending on the tour that you have booked. Please note that late attendees will not be admitted to this session as this is a behind the scenes tour. £10 per person. Maximum number of participants: 10 per tour.

Friday afternoon local tours

Liverpool Hope’s Library Special Collections Tour

On Friday afternoon Dr Gergely Juhasz will offer tours of Liverpool Hope’s Library Special Collections. These tours are free of charge but you need to register due to the limits of space. Friday 6 September 2019, 1.30–2.30 pm or 2.30–3.30 pm. Maximum number of participants: 15 per tour.

When you register, you will be asked if you are willing for the organisers to share your name, institution, email address, seminar choice, and research interests with other delegates. This is to enable us to produce a list of delegates which will help you find others working in the same area as you and to contact them easily. We need your permission to share this information because of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced last year.

If you have any questions or wish to book additional accommodation, please email Dr Dominika Kurek-Chomycz, the chair of the local organising team.

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