#DoctorWho and #SBLAAR

Mark Goodacre recently blogged about the collision of two worlds that some religion scholars inhabit: the world of AAR and/or SBL membership, and the world of Doctor Who fandom. His post starts beautifully: There will be lots of doctors walking around in tweedy jackets this weekend in Baltimore but sadly, most of them will be [Read More...]

Mandaeans at AAR/SBL 2013

Those interested in the Mandaeans find themselves overlapping the AAR and SBL groups, and there is a session hoping to lead to a new AAR program unit which is offered this year with a view to providing a natural home for the study of the Mandaeans and other traditions. Since some who study Mandaeism are [Read More...]

Doctors Destined to see Day of the Doctor

I mentioned my decision not to go to the 7:30 pm showing of “Day of the Doctor” in the Baltimore area while I’m there for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. I’m now going to the 10 pm showing. Anyone else who will be there and [Read More...]

SBLAARggers’ Dinner

The location and other details about the gathering of AAR and SBL bloggers has been provided on Brian LePort’s blog. Spread the word! Alright, I have a time and place for the 2013 AAR/SBL Bibliobloggers (SBLAARggers) Gathering. TIME:¬†7-9pm (though you can stay later) on Monday, November 25th PLACE:¬†Pratt Street Ale House I have notified their [Read More...]

Day of the Doctor Decision

Academics in the field of religion who are also fans of Doctor Who are finding themselves torn. The major conferences in our fields, the annual meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion coincide with the broadcast on television – and showing in theaters in 3D – of “The Day [Read More...]

AAR SBL Annual Meeting App Available! #sblaar

For those of us who’ve long been waiting, there is good news: the mobile app for the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting in November is now available! ANNUAL MEETING MOBILE APP IS AVAILABLE! Plan Your Meeting with the free Annual Meetings mobile app! AAR and SBL introduces the use [Read More...]

Conference Thoughts

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Best Night for SBLAARggers Gathering?

Brian LePort may have ended up calling us something rude in British English (he’ll probably fix it), but his question is still an important one. He is asking when the best day is for an evening gathering of bloggers at AAR/SBL, or whether a lunch or breakfast would be preferable. Click through and chime in [Read More...]

SBLAARggers Gathering

Brian Le Port posted about the annual bibliobloggers' gathering for this year's SBL and AAR annual meeting in Baltimore. I think that it is high time that we fully included the AAR folks. And so let's start calling it the SBLAARggers Gathering. We agreed in the past that #SBLAAR is a better hashtag to use, [Read More...]

AAR THATCamp

I’ve heard a lot about THAT Camp, and there will be a meeting at AAR this year. For those who may not be familiar with it, THAT Camp is an “unconference” (yes, that is a thing) and its name stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.” It is a gathering with little or no agenda [Read More...]

The Landscape of the Religion Blogosphere

I’m not sure that I was aware of the report, released in 2010, about the “New Landscape of the Religion Blogosphere.” I was directed to it by another blog that I was previously unaware of, Religion Scholars in Progress. Both will potentially be useful to those who are focusing on the theme of Biblical studies [Read More...]


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