1st Bank Conference Travel Grants
With generous support provided from 1st Bank, the Center for Judaic Studies is pleased to be able to offer grants of up to $500.00 to attend and/or present papers at conferences that benefit your work in Judaic Studies at the University of Denver.
Preference is given to graduate students attending a conference in their area of research, with special preference to students presenting a paper. Preference is also given to students who have not received a 1st Bank Travel Grant in the past.
HOW TO APPLY
Recent recipient: Melissa Pula
Melissa Pula received her M.A. in Biblical Studies fromIliff School of Theology and her B.A. in Religion/Psychology and Social Work from Greenville College. Currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Joint Ph.D. Program, her research interests include ritual and images of temple and other conceptions of sacred space in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
In July, Melissa will present her paper “Temple and Body Imagery in 1QHa 16” at the International Society of Biblical Literature in Tartu, Estonia.
Recent recipient: Noah Marsh
Noah M. Marsh graduated from Iliff School of Theology in June of 2010 with his MA in Biblical Studies. Prior to graduating, Noah was awarded the First Bank Conference Travel Grant to enable him to attend the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains Regional of the SBL/AAR in Omaha, NE.
At the conference Noah presented his paper, "Protect God's Honor: Adultery and the Purging Formula in Deuteronomy 22:13-29." In this paper, Noah argued that the purging formula is appended to three of the six sex laws in Deuteronomy 22 in order to assure that the guilty party or parties were executed despite any further infliction of dishonor upon the family.
Recent recipient: Amy Pfeister
Amy Pfeister received her M.A. in Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages from Jewish Theological Seminary (2008) and her B.A. in Biblical Studies from Patten University (2005). She is currently a student in the DU/Iliff Joint Doctoral Program where she focuses on Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East. Her research interests include religious imagery and epithet in relation to cultic activity, linguistics, and textual criticism. Amy is also interested in archaeology and the relationship between text and artifact, leading her to excavate at both Tel Dor (2009) and Megiddo (2010).
In April 2010, Amy presented an original work entitled “Obligation or Hesed?: Rereading the Legal Situation in the Book of Ruth” at the Rocky Mountain/Great Plains Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.