For our first two issues we chose the theme Preaching in times of transition, and we asked homiletical scholars from different parts of the world to write an article related to this theme and to their specific contexts. Our first issue shows that preaching in times of transition is a theme for homileticians in different contexts all over the world and a fruitful starting point for our discussions. Our second issue will continue this theme and present more voices from other homiletical contexts.
Dear friends and conference delegates
We are only a few weeks away from the start of the Societas Homiletica conference and we are looking forward to welcoming you in Stellenbosch!
We would like to share a few final arrangements:
The conference takes place at Protea Hotel Stellenbosch in Technopark, with magnificent views of the Helderberg mountains and Stellenbosch vineyards. The hotel is approximately 6km from the central town of Stellenbosch.
Address: Techno Avenue, Techno Park, Stellenbosch. Tel: +27 21 880 9500
To learn more about Stellenbosch and its many attractions, click here.
Registration will take place in the foyer of the Protea Hotel Stellenbosch on Friday 11 March 2016 from 14:00 – 17:00. Each registered participant will receive a conference bag with a plastic folder, pen and paper.
PROGRAM AND PAPERS:
The updated conference program, the list of papers and abstracts, and the template for papers and workshops are available. Note: those that will be presenting, please check whether you have been allocated a slot – we have truly been graced with a large number of contributions in this regard! Please note also that some changes had to be made since the last version of the template.
A data projector and technical support will be available in all the venues. Please bring your presentation on a memory stick. Unfortunately we will not be able to make any copies of the papers.
The plenary sessions will take place in the auditorium (Omega room) and the parallel sessions in rooms which will be indicated on the final program in your conference pack and on the notice boards.
All meals are included in the registration fees. It is important to notify us of any dietary restrictions/preferences; please send an e-mail to Helette before 28 February 2016.
BOOK LAUNCHES AND SALES:
Three book launches are scheduled as part of the programme on 14 March 2016, and there will be book exhibitions and books will be for sale at special conference discounts.
For the sake of those that are still considering some excursions before or after the conference, we added some extra possibilities.
The weather in the Western Cape is pleasant in March with mild temperatures ranging from 22°C – 30°C. However, the evenings can be cool – please be sure to bring some warm clothes for the evening excursions.
The conference venue is 25km from the airport. The shuttle company Citi Hopper is the official shuttle service provider for the Societas Homiletica Conference. They are located in the Arrivals hall in the Central Terminal building of Cape Town International Airport and will meet you with a name board at Arrivals. Please complete the Itinerary form and return to Helette, before 28 February 2016.
Have a safe journey!
We are pleased and excited to invite you to the upcoming conference of Societas Homiletica in Budapest, 7-12 August 2020. The centuries long history of the Faculty of Theology at the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary combined with the rich culture of Budapest will surely deliver a most memorable experience to all participants from around the globe.
Standing united in the faith of the one risen Christ, we firmly believe that the diverse community of Societas Homiletica has much to offer both spiritually and professionally by bringing together the creative minds and souls of the homiletical world. The Budapest conference of 2020 wishes to remain true to this calling and hopes to help participants further enhance in their research and pedagogical practice.
Our long term vision is to expand the accessibility of this well functioning academic community and to even open up membership to many more. We therefore warmly invite everyone, newcomers and regular past participants alike to the upcoming conference of Societas Homiletica.
We hope to see you soon!
May the peace of Christ be with you.
Alexander Deeg Zoltán Literáty
President of Societas Homiletica Head of the Local Comitee
Theme of the conference, keynote lecturers and call for papers will be announced later.