Centre for the study of bible, culture and modernity

The Center for the Study of Bible, Culture, and Modernity (CBCM) is a collaborative project of the University of Antwerp, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Princeton University whose goal is to advance innovative and critical scholarship on modern biblical reception. CBCM has held a series of conferences and workshops since 2012 in Antwerp, Jerusalem, and Princeton, bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines and countries.

The CBCM aims at expanding perception of what constitutes biblical reception in drawing attention to the contribution of literature, art, music, philosophy, film, television, and digital media in determining the pivotal roles of the Bible in modern contexts.

Co-Directors: Prof. Leora Batnitzky (Princeton University), Prof. Vivian Liska (University of Antwerp), Prof. Ilana Pardes (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

UPCOMING EVENT: online conference The Bible and Human Rights: Law, Literature, and Political Thought (8-9 June 2021).

Meetings of Faculty and Students throughout the year at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.