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RA6a: Additional observations, Evidence of esteem

1. Invitations to give papers at international conferences

Nearly all members of the department have had at least one such invitation in the period 1994-2000; most have had several; D.Taylor and Vinzent have had ten each, and McLeod, Nielsen and Ustorf eight each. Among many examples:

Anderson gave a paper at the conference of the International Society for Mission Studies, Pretoria (2000); Beckford at the American Academy of Religion (1995); Buaben at a conference jointly organised by the International Islamic University, Islamabad, and the Islamic Centre, Miskolc, Hungary (1999); Goodacre at the annual conference of the Society for Biblical Literature, Boston (1998); Kirk at the annual conference of the Swedish Ecumenical Council, Malmo (1998); Lartey at the American Academy of Pastoral Counselors, Williamsburg (2000); McLeod at the International Historical Congress, Oslo (2000); Nielsen at the UNESCO International Forum on ‘Culture and Religion in Central Asia’, Byshkek, Kyrgyzstan (1999); Norton at the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament, Oslo (1998); Parker at the annual conference of the Society for Biblical Literature, San Francisco (1997); Schmid at the annual conference of SBL, Nashville (2000); D.Taylor at the 8th Symposium Syriacum, Sydney (2000); Sugirtharajah at the conference of the Society for Biblical Literature, Helsinki (1999); Surty at an International Seminar on Islamic Medicine, Orlando (1997); Tang at a conference on ‘Chinese Intellectuals and Christianity’, Toronto (1999); Thomas at the conference ‘Les chrétiens du monde arabe’, Paris (1996); Ustorf at the conference on ‘Mission and Violence’, Berlin (1999) Vinzent at the North American Patristic Conference, Chicago (1994), the conference of the International Society for Theological Bach-Studies, Chicago (1997); Wollaston at the American Academy of Religion, Boston (1999); Young at the North American Patristic society, Chicago (1998).
2. Visiting Professorships/Fellowships, prestigious lectures or lecture-series, academic prizes and consultancies

Anderson gave the Henry Martyn Research Lecture, Cambridge 2000; Goodacre’s website, ‘The New Testament Gateway’ won the Digital Librarian’s Award in 1999; Kilby gave the Gifford Research lectures, St Andrews 1995-6; Lartey gave the Fernley Hartley lecture at the Methodist Conference 1998; McLeod was a Visiting Professor at the University of Uppsala 2000, and was a member of the committee appointed by the Minerva Foundation to report on the work of the Taubes-Minerva Research Centre at Bar-Ilan University 1999; Nielsen was a Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen 2000, and is a consultant to the project on ‘The significance of religion in the encounter of cultures in Denmark’, based at the University of Copenhagen; Norton gave the Donnellan Lecture, Dublin 1994, and the Fisher Lectures, Cambridge 1996; Parker gave the Carmichael Walling Lectures, Abilene, Texas 1998; Schmid received the Hendrik Kasimir-Karl Ziegler research prize of the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften 1998; Stringer is a consultant to the ‘Religion in the Chicago Area’ project based at the University of Illinois; D.Taylor is a member of the committee advising the Archbishop of Canterbury on Oriental Orthodox Churches; Vinzent was member of the GCS of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften 1995-7; Wollaston was Koerner fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies 1995-6; Young gave the Croall Lectures, Edinburgh 1998 and the St Augustine Lecture, Villanova 1998.
3. Membership of Academic Committees

Goodacre is on the co-ordinating committee of the Synoptics section of the Society for Biblical Literature; Kilby was on the committee of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain 1996-7; Kirk is treasurer and a committee member of the International Association of Mission Studies, and an international board member of the Life and Peace Institute, Uppsala; Lartey is president of the International Council for Pastoral Care and Coumnselling, chair of the British and Irish Association for Practical Theology, vice-president of the Association for Spiritual and Pastoral Care and Counselling, and treasurer of the International Academy for Patoral Counselling, and of the African Association for Pastoral Studies and Counselling; McLeod is a member of the Bureau of the Commission Internationale d’Histoire Ecclésiastique Comparée and president of the British Sub-Commission, and is on the committee of the Ecclesiastical History Society; Nielsen is on the council of the British Society of Middle East Studies, the board of directors of the International Center for Minority Studies and Inter-Cultural relations, and the board of the International Dialogues Foundation; Norton is on the executive committee of the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain and was secretary of the consultative committee on Biblical and Near Eastern Studies of the Royal Irish Academy (1994-9); Sugirtharajah is co-chair of the Bible in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean Group of the Society for Biblical Literature; Surty is a member of the faculty of the International Institute of Islamic Medicine and the Islamic Medical Association of North America; D.Taylor is advisor on a project to digitalise a Syriac reference library with Brigham Young University, Utah; Vinzent was one of two officers of the Association International des Etudes Patristiques selected to monitor the presidental elections in 1999-2000; he is member of the European Academy of Science and Humanities, Vienna; Wollaston is an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester, is on the Academic Advisory Board of the Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge, and the Steering Committee of the Religion, Holocaust and Genocide Group of the American Academy of Religion, and was on the Executive Committee of the British Association of Jewish Studies (1994-7).
4. Membership of editorial boards

Please note that Editorships were included in RAE 5

Beckford, Journal of Black Theology in Britain, Journal of Theology and Sexuality; Buaben, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations; Lartey, Contact; Lynch, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, Contact: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Pastoral Studies; McLeod, Journal of Ecclesiastical History; Nielsen, ‘Christentum und Islam im Dialog’ (LIT Verlag); Norton, Hermathena, Scripture Bulletin (Catholic Biblical Association); D.Taylor, Middle Eastern Christian Texts, Utah, Parker, TC: An Electronic Journal of Textual Criticism; Sugirtharajah, Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches, Semeia: An Experimental Journal of Biblical Criticism; Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Black Theology in Britain, ‘International Study Guides’ (SPCK); Ustorf, Die Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 4. Aufl.; Vinzent, Texts and Studies in the History of Humanities; Wollaston, Journal of Holocaust Education.
5. Major research awards

1996-7 D.Taylor awarded £6500 grant by Leverhulme Trust for research on Syriac manuscripts held in scattered locations in various Middle Eastern countries
1998-2001 Nielsen, Stringer £191,295 granted by ESRC for project on ‘Ethnicity, Politics and Transnational Islam: A Study of the International Sufi Order’
1999-2000 D.Taylor awarded British Academy Senior Research Fellowship
1999 Vinzent £10,000 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for ‘Theologen im Exil – Theologie des Exils?’
2000-2002 Vinzent £109,638 awarded by the Quandt- Foundation/Altana AG for ‘Towards a Trialogue in Curricula’, focused on the ways in which Jewish and Muslim religion and culture are presented in the school curricula and text-books in various European countries
2000-2003 Parker, Schmid, £258,377 granted by AHRB for ‘Principio Project’ studying 2000 MSS of John’s Gospel

2001-3 D.Taylor awarded a Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Foundation

Users of this website should note that the information is not intended to be a complete record of all research centres in the UK

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