Hidden Perspectives

Bringing the Bible Out of the Closet

International Scholars

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As well as the ‘Garden of Eden: Bible Burlesque’ event, we have international scholars Professor Musa Dube and Professor Nancy Tan giving papers on Friday 26th September.

For those of you in Sheffield and the surrounding area, we really recommend that you get to these talks! They are delivered by some of the best in their field and link really well to Hidden Perspectives aim to explore and open up interpretations of biblical narratives to underrepresented groups. See below for details.

 Musa Dube’s paper and talk is titled:IMG_3143

‘Talitha Cum! A Postcolonial Feminist & HIV/AIDS Reading of Mark 5: 21-43.’

“Dube is the Professor of New Testament at the University of Botswana and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, is a member of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians, the Society of Biblical Literature and the United Methodist Church. She is the author/ editor of several books, her most recent being, Postcolonial Feminist Interpretations of the Bible (Chalice Press, 2000)”


Nancy Tan’s paper is called:IMG_3142

‘Can Israel Learn? Special Needs Representations in the Hebrew Bible.’ 

Tan “teaches mainly on these subjects: Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew Exegesis, Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, Feminist Interpretation of the Bible, and Biblical Theology. She is also a committee member for the Unit “Professional Issues” at the Society of Biblical Literature, as well as a contributor to the International Cooperation Initiative to promote biblical studies.”


Friday 26th September


HRI building, University of Sheffield

(across the street from the university health centre entrance)

Garden of Eden details:

Friday 26th September

8.30pm with doors and bar opening at 7.30pm

At the Speigeltent, Sheffield City Centre (outside John Lewis)

By your tickets via the SIV link:


tickets are also available to buy from City Hall or the Student Union

Ticket prices: £10 in advance, £15 on the door, £7.50 concessions

After show party with DJ Emma Kirk!!


Author: Hidden Perspectives

A research project within the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) at The University of Sheffield.

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