Rev. Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P., the 96th Rector of the University of Santo Tomas, has been appointed to the Conseil Scientifique of the Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise de Jerusalem or the Scientific Council of the French Biblical and Archaeological School of Jerusalem.
The three-year appointment, which took effect on November 21, 2014, was made by the Master of the Order of Preachers, the Very Rev. Fr. Bruno Cadore, O.P., who also serves the UST’s Grand Chancellor.
The Conseil is composed of at least eight (8) members, namely: (1) the director; (2) the socius (associate) for intellectual life; (3) a provincial during his term of office; (4) a regent during his term of office; (5) the president of a Dominican institution of higher studies; (6) a representative from the professors of the Ecole; and (7 and 8) at least two biblical experts named by the Master of the Order.
The Conseil meets annually in order to assist the director of the Ecole in everything that concerns the progress of the Ecole, its specific mission, the renewal of its faculty, and various financial questions.
The Ecole Biblique is a French academic establishment in Jerusalem specializing in archaeology and Biblical exegesis, founded as L’Ecole Pratique d’Etudes Bibliques on November 15, 1890 by Fr. Marie-Joseph Lagrange, O.P.