SBL Program Book Available

Thanks to Dan McClellan for pointing out that the Society of Biblical Literature 2013 Annual Meeting program book is now online. Below are details of the two sessions in which I’m presenting, and I’ve included links in the titles of my papers to the abstracts for them: S23-228 Metacriticism of Biblical Scholarship 11/23/2013 1:00 PM [Read More...]

Student Blogging Session at SBL 2013

Here's the information about the session on student blogging and students in the digital age that the Blogger and Online Publication section and the Student Advisory Council are jointly sponsoring: Blogger and Online Publication Student Blogging and Students in the Digital Age Mark Goodacre presiding Jack Collins, University of Virginia Academic Busking: A New Paradigm [Read More...]

Mythicism and the Mainstream: The Rhetoric and Realities of Academic Freedom

I’ve been meaning to post for a while that my Society of Biblical Literature paper proposal has been accepted by the “Metacriticism of Biblical Scholarship” section, and so will be presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Here is the abstract: Mythicism and the Mainstream: The Rhetoric and Realities of Academic Freedom James F. [Read More...]

AAR and SBL Call for Papers: The End is Near!

First, Daniel Kirk shared some advice about browser issues when submitting paper proposals – in short, if you have issues with one browser, try another! The SBL paper proposal deadline is a little over an hour away. If you plan to submit one, you need to do so quickly! Bloggers who've submitted their proposals are [Read More...]

SBL Seminar Papers Online

Ancient World Online noted recently that a number of SBL Seminar Papers going back more than a decade have been made available online in pdf form. Mike Heiser mentioned this as well, sharing a list of some that he downloaded, and another rounding up papers on 1 Enoch. [Read more...]

SBL Call For Papers: Deadline Approaching

Dear Colleague: The 2013 SBL Annual Meeting Call for Papers closes at Thursday, February 28 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. Program units then review proposals and issue acceptance/rejection notices in March (by April 1). Please note that you will need the following in order to submit a paper proposal: • Current SBL Full or [Read More...]

Quality on the Internet

Chris Spinks linked to and commented on a Lifehacker article by Alan Henry with the title “How to Conduct Scientific Research On the Internet (Without Getting Duped).” Michael Patton blogged about finding trustworthy scholars. Jona Lendering has a post about what the future might look like if the tide of poor quality information and simple [Read More...]

SBL Blogger and Online Publication Call for Papers

As I will be taking over as chair of the Blogger and Online Publication Society of Biblical Literature program unit, let me highlight this year’s call for papers. There have been a lot of ways in which blogging has impacted the scholarly realm in recent years, and vice versa. Lots of them deserve to be [Read More...]

Your Conference Presentation

From Piled Higher and Deeper. Is there anyone who can't relate to this?   [Read more...]

Conservative Evangelicalism and Academic Freedom

In a blog post today, Pete Enns asked whether an Evangelical institution of higher education can be truly academic and committed to academic freedom. It is an issue that has been garnering a lot of attention, particularly in connection with the administration at Emmanuel Seminary's effort to get Christopher Rollston to leave – a situation [Read More...]

A Mythicist Salm of Lament

Some mythicists might consider it a major achievement that Rene Salm got invited to speak at the Society of Biblical Literature meeting this year. They would do well to keep in mind that Simcha Jacobovici was also invited to be on the program. But more seriously, the only people who get really excited to be [Read More...]


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