The International Organization for
Septuagint and Cognate Studies

Soisalon-Soininen Symposium on the Septuagint

Dear Colleagues,

you are cordially welcome to participate in the

Soisalon-Soininen Symposium on the Septuagint

June 1–3, 2017, in the Main Building of the University of Helsinki

This international symposium focuses on the Greek language of the Septuagint and is organized in memory of Ilmari Soisalon-Soininen and in celebration of his 100th birthday on June 4, 2017. The symposium is organized by the Centre of Excellence “Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions,” Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki.

Ilmari Soisalon-Soininen (1917–2002) was Professor of the Faculty of Theology 1964–84 and the “founding father” of Septuagint studies in Finland. He did pioneering research on the Greek syntax of the Septuagint, especially by applying to it his translation-technical methodology, which is still the hall-mark of the “Helsinki School” of Septuagint studies.

The international keynote speakers include John A.L. Lee (Macquarie University, Sydney), Silvia Luraghi (University of Pavia), Jan Joosten (University of Oxford), James K. Aitken (University of Cambridge), and Theo van der Louw (SIL International), and the former students of Soisalon-Soininen: Raija Sollamo, Anneli Aejmelaeus, Anssi Voitila and Seppo Sipilä. See the attached programme.

Participation is free for all, but the organizers kindly request you to register even for partial participation, especially to be informed of the participation at the coffee breaks and meals.

Please, register here:

On behalf of the organizers,
Raija Sollamo
Anneli Aejmelaeus
Anssi Voitila
Seppo Sipilä