Here you will find a compiled list of frequently asked questions pertaining to the Logos Summer Workshop.
When is Logos 2024?
In 2024, Logos will be held in Washington, DC from May 29th-June 12th.
When will I hear if my application is successful?
We aim to notify applicants within one month of the application deadline.
What is expected of Logos participants?
Logos is a communal workshop upholding the values of respect, equality, and diversity. Participants are asked to affirm their agreement to Logos’ code of conduct and familiarise themselves with attendance expectations. Logos was founded for the purpose of forming Christian scholars looking to integrate their faith and intellectual life. Logos endeavours to encourage understanding and approaches that will enrich participants in their life-long vocational commitments. Through this we hope the scholars formed will serve both the Christian community and the common good both in academia and related fields. Therefore, applications will normally only be considered where there is a clear intent to use the programme towards such an end.
To this end, participants are expected to live in the communal housing provided (except in pre-approved exceptional circumstances) and attend all lectures, seminars, and meals. Part of the purpose of Logos is to nurture a community of scholars, and full participation is central to the design of the programme and enriching to all participants. The funds awarded in the form of a generous stipend, coverage of meals and board, and waiver of any tuition fees reflect this time commitment. Participants will be asked to sign and accept the terms outlined in the statement below:
“If I am accepted to Logos, I undertake to treat fellow participants respectfully and without discrimination, and to abide by professional academic norms in all interactions with staff and fellow participants. I will uphold high standards of behaviour at all times, including during scheduled academic and social events and when mixing with participants in free time; in professional venues and in residences in use by Logos; in online and in-person interactions. I understand that the workshop organisers will treat any reported lapse in behaviour seriously and that such reported lapses will be investigated. I understand that, if I am found to have failed to act respectfully and professionally, I will be required by the organisers to change my conduct if I am permitted to remain an event participant. In the case of more serious lapses, I understand that I may be required to leave Logos and/or any associated residential accommodation. I understand that any sanction imposed by SCIO does not preclude sanction imposed by another authority, including my employer or law enforcement authorities. If I am accepted to the programme, I commit to living in the communal housing provided and participating fully in the lectures, seminars, and events (including meals).”
Can I bring my family to the workshop?
Logos is a fully funded, residential workshop and participants are expected to live in community throughout the workshop in Logos accommodation. The days are filled from morning to evening with seminars, lectures, and meals, all of which participants are expected to attend. Therefore, it is inadvisable to plan a family trip in coordination with the Logos Workshop. Family members are not permitted to attend workshop meetings or meals.
If there are exceptional circumstances whereby you need to bring a dependent and therefore need to live in housing other than that provided by the workshop, please write to [email protected]. Then we can discuss whether an exceptional accommodation can be made.
Can my family stay with me during the workshop?
Sadly, we cannot provide accommodation in the participant housing for family members.
When do I arrive at the workshop?
Registration on arrival day (May 29th, 2024) is between 9 AM and 4 PM after which there will be a welcome meal. Therefore, when organizing flights, it is important to arrange them with enough time to get to the venue and check-in before 4 PM.
When do I leave the workshop?
The Logos Workshop ends with a concluding dinner on the 11th of June, 2024 and this is the last event participants are expected to attend. Checkout is by 11:00 AM the following day. Most participants arrange for departure flights that morning.
How do travel arrangements work?
Upon being accepted to the programme, participants will be contacted by our travel agent who will work with them to organise flight details. Tickets are then billed directly to Logos so that no out-of-pocket expenses are required.
Are all my expenses covered and what is my stipend?
Yes! All reasonable and pre-approved travel costs (flights, train, coaches) and on-site room and board are included in the award. Upon completion of the workshop, you will also receive a $1,000 stipend.
What are the eligibility criteria?
- You should either be an advanced undergraduate or graduate (Master’s or PhD) student in Biblical studies, Biblical languages, museum studies, textual studies, or related fields such as reception history.
- You should be a practicing Christian interested in deepening the connection between your faith and intellectual life.
- You should aspire to pursue a career in academia/museum studies or a related field.
Do I have to be a Christian to apply?
Logos was founded for the purpose of forming Christian scholars looking to integrate their faith and intellectual life. Logos endeavours to encourage understanding and approaches that will enrich participants in their life-long vocational commitments. Through this we hope the scholars formed will serve both the Christian community and the common good both in academia and related fields. Therefore, applications will normally only be considered where there is a clear intent to use the programme towards such an end.
Do you accept late applications?
Due to the high number of applications we receive, we cannot accept late applications. This includes late references, so please ensure that your referees submit their letters of recommendation in time for the deadline.
I have attended Logos before. Can I apply again?
Alumni who have only attended one workshop location are welcome to apply for a venue to which they have not already been. For example, applications to Logos in Oxford will be accepted for those who have attended Logos in Washington, DC, and likewise Logos in Washington, DC for those who have attended Logos in Oxford. Alumni who have attended both venues are not eligible.
Can I choose a language seminar in a language for which I have no prior training?
We expect participants to have a degree of experience in their chosen language in order to fully participate in the language seminars. Although this level of expertise may vary from beginning to advanced, participants should have at least a year’s experience in order to participate in a given language seminar.
Can I attend more than one language seminar?
Each participant may only take part in one language seminar.
What are the English language requirements for attending the programme?
English language proficiency adequate for engaging in formal and informal discussion is required for participants of the workshop. This means the ability contribute to, and participant in, lectures and seminars as well as communal activities without the aid of language apps or other technology.