isaiah and empire colloquium

This colloquium (sponsored by Laidlaw-Carey Graduate School in Auckland, 
New Zealand) will explore cultural and theological implications of 
aspects of the book of Isaiah in the context of empire. Potential papers 
might include, but are by no means limited to:

* readings of particular texts in the light of ancient imperial contexts
* studies of the redaction history of Isaiah
* Isaiah (or a particular text) in contemporary "imperial" or
post-colonial contexts
* theological reflections
* cross cultural perspectives on Isaiah in imperial contexts
* contemporary political reflections

The colloquium will take place in Auckland, NZ, on 14th-15th February 
2011 (this is summertime in NZ but after schools have begun for the 
year). Since we intend to publish a book with the same title in 2011, 
draft papers will be circulated among participants in 2010 and final 
form submitted by April 15th 2011.

Please send enquiries and abstracts before 30th September 2010 to:

Dr Tim Bulkeley or
Dr Tim Meadowcroft


p.s. very tempted to write a paper on 'contemporary political reflections' based on isaiah 40-55 and malaysian politics. but time doesn't permit and time is a luxury for an academic dean, OT lecturer, assigned pastor, occasional writer, p/t doctoral student, and family guy!!