Nina Nikki: “What’s So Special about Pauline Christianity? – A Cultural Evolutionary Approach,” Puukko Seminar, organized by the Department of Biblical Studies, University of Helsinki.

Pasi Hyytiäinen: “Textual Evolution in Acts 5:38-39 of D And The Effect of Social-Historical Context,” SBL International Meeting, Seoul.


Nina Nikki: “Cultural Evolution of ‘Pauline Christianity’ - Some Initial Remarks,” Cultural Evolution and Religion, a symposium organized by the project "Ritual and the Emergence of Early Christian Religion" (REECR), University of Helsinki.

Pasi Hyytiäinen: “Current State of New Testament Textual Criticism - How Computer-Assisted Stemmatology Is Changing The Field?,” Seventh Workshop of Studia Stemmatologica, Villa Lante, Rome.

Elina Lapinoja: “Encountering The Other – Christ-Groups and Graeco-Roman Associations,” SBL International Meeting, Berlin.


Nina Nikki: “A Cultural Evolutionary Perspective on Pauline Christianity,” Nordic New Testament Conference, Reykjavik.

“Magic, Miracles, and the Cultural Evolution of Pauline Christianity,” ISBL/EABS, Helsinki.

“Abraham as a Prototype in Paul and the Qur'an,” together with doc. Ilkka Lindstedt, ISBL/EABS, Helsinki.

Antti Vanhoja: “Rejection of Paul as a Means of Identity Construction – the Case of the Ebionites,” Symposium Ideas and Identities in Late Antiquity: Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Helsinki, Finland.

"Constructing Identity Through Polemics and Recognition – the Case of the Pseudo-Clementine Basic Writing," EABS 10th Graduate Symposium, Rome, Italy.

“Constructing Identity Through Polemics and Recognition – the Case of the Pseudo-Clementine Basic Writing,” Nordic New Testament Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland.

“Polemics and Identity in the Pseudo-Clementine Basic Writing,” ISBL/EABS, Helsinki, Finland.

“Bearer of Heresies – Simon Magus in the Pseudo-Clementine Basic Writing from the Perspective of Identity Construction,” SBL, Denver, US. (Forthcoming).

Jarkko Vikman: “The Religious Expertise in Ephesus during the First Three Centuries CE,” Nordic New Testament Conference, Reykjavik.

”Ignatius of Antioch’s Bishop is the Cognitively Natural One,” ISBL/EABS, Helsinki.


Nina Nikki: “The Promise of Socio-Cognitive Approaches as Middle-Range Theories” with MTh Lauri Laine. Workshop "The Persian Empire, the Social Sciences, and Ancient Historiography" (CoE Ancient Near Eastern Empires in cooperation with the Centre of Excellence in Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions).

“The Letter Format in the Spread of Early Christianity”. EABS, Warsaw.

Nina Nikki & Antti Vanhoja, Paulinism and Anti-Paulinism: Cultural Evolutionary Perspectives, Helsinki.

Pasi Hyytiäinen: “Automated Stemmatic Analysis of Acts: Toward Fully Computerized New Testament Textual Criticism”. Studia Stemmetologica, Cambridge.

“The Living Texts of Acts: Evolutionary approach to Textual Change”. EABS, Warsaw.