Midwest Regional Meeting for Biblical Studies

March 17 – 19, 2023

Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana

The Midwest Regional Meeting for Biblical Studies continues the programming of the former Midwest Region SBL/AOS/ASOR Meeting after the decision by the national SBL in 2022 to eliminate its regional meeting system. The new meeting is now sponsored by the Chicago Society of Biblical Research (Biblical Research, Inc.), and the meeting is organized by leaders of the former SBL region. In 2023 this newly organized meeting will continue to meet at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame (South Bend), IN, and will include most program sessions that had been offered in the Midwest SBL format, such as units on various aspects of Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Second Temple Judaism, early Christianity, and archaeology; the Regional Spotlight session; and a book review session. For questions about registration, please contact MidwestRegionalReg@gmail.com.

The Student Religious Studies Conference (SRSC), for undergraduate and graduate student presentations, will meet during the day on Friday, March 17, as part of the Midwest Regional Meeting.

Program Booklet

Download a copy of the Program Booklet to Program Booklet view sessions, abstracts, and other general information about the meeting.

Download a copy of the Student Religious Studies Conference Program for March 17, 2023.


Please note that the Midwest Regional Meeting’s registration module is hosted by Zeffy, an event ticketing website that specifically serves nonprofit organizations. Zeffy does not charge the Midwest Regional Meeting any fees for hosting the registration module or for credit card processing. Instead, they rely on donations to support their services. You will see an option to make a donation to Zeffy when you purchase your conference registration. If you do not wish to donate to Zeffy, you can remove the suggested donation in the Summary section of the order page. Select the pull-down menu beside the suggested donation, click “Other,” and insert any amount you wish to donate or else type 0. Because any donation goes to Zeffy, not the regional meeting, this amount is not refundable by the regional meeting.

You are invited to submit your paper proposals by January 23, 2023.

Call for Papers