The Shiloh Project
- Start date: 8 January 2019
- End date: 31 March 2023
- Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council
- Primary investigator: Professor Johanna Stiebert
- External co-investigators: Caroline Blyth (formerly of the University of Auckland)
Partners and collaborators
Dr. Richard Newton (University of Alabama), Dr. Emily Colgan (Trinity College, Auckland), Dr. Chris Greenough (Edge Hill University)
Postgraduates are frequent contributors to the Shiloh Project blog. The podcast ‘The Bloody Bible’ is produced by PhD candidate Richard Bonifant (University of Auckland).
Primary investigator originally Dr Katie Edwards, formerly of the University of Sheffield.
The project focuses first, on exposing the connections between rape culture phenomena and biblical texts and second, on resisting the harm and violence that arises from these connections.
The project emphasises the presence and influence of the Bible in popular culture.
- There will be a series of Bible and Activism events 30 January to 1 February 2023 in Yorkshire
- The Shiloh Project blog
- The Shiloh Podcast
- Noirthern (podcast)
- The Bloody Bible (podcast)
- We have developed a toolkit (edited by Emily Colgan and Caroline Blyth) that facilitates identification and prevention as well as survivor support for victims of sexual and gender-based abuse in church settings
- We have commissioned and disseminated graphic art by Pia Alize to publicise gender-based sexualised violence in the Bible.
- We have commissioned and disseminated posters created during the Covid pandemic for International Women’s Day 2021 to campaign against violence .
Publications and outputs
- Activism in the Biblical Studies Classroom: Global Perspectives, a special issue of the journal JIBS (Journal of Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies), guest edited and with an introduction by Johanna Stiebert (open access)
Johanna Stiebert is co-editor of the Routledge Focus series ‘Rape Culture, Religion and the Bible’. In this series three volumes by project leads and partners have appeared so far:
- the inaugural volume by Johanna Stiebert, Rape Myths, the Bible and MeToo (London, New York: Routledge, 2020);
- Chris Greenough, The Bible and Sexual Violence Against Men (London, New York: Routledge, 2021)
- Caroline Blyth, Rape Culture, Purity Culture, and Coercive Control in Teen Girl Bibles (London, New York: Routledge, 2021)