Bibliobloggers’ Reception and More #AARSBL #SBLAAR

The bibliobloggers’ get-together last night was delightful. It was great to meet some people for the first time, including Brian LePort, whom I did not recognize until he covered the lower part of his face (see the photo on his blog Near Emmaus to see why). Chris Brady took some photos and posted them on [Read More...]

In San Francisco at AAR/SBL

I’ve made it to San Francisco for the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature conferences. I got to my hotel at 2am local time. I’ve already reconnected with good friends, and am looking forward to the bibliobloggers’ dinner tonight! Here’s the view from my hotel room: [Read more...]

The Bibliobloggers’ Dinner at SBL/AAR

Thanks for Bob Cargill, the time and place for the bibliobloggers’ dinner at SBL has been set: Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 7PM to 9PM, right after the Blogger section. It will be held here: The Press Club 20 Yerba Buena Lane San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 744-5000 Map: http://g.co/maps/tajxz http://www.pressclubsf.com/ I still think that [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Sensorites

The episode “The Sensorites” is the first episode in Doctor Who characterized by a plot device that would come to characterize the show, and science fiction more generally: an encounter with aliens who seem scary, grotesque and hostile, and turn out to be something else altogether. The travelers land on a spaceship, the crew of [Read More...]

It’s Finally Here: The AAR/SBL App for iPhone/iPad!

The app for iPhone and iPad that has been designed for those attending the AAR/SBL 2011 Annual Meeting has finally been released. Click here to get it on iTunes! Stephen Cook spotted its appearance even before we received notification from AAR or SBL, and I am grateful that he shared the fact that he had [Read More...]

Together Again (Op-Ed in The Bible and Interpretation)

An opinion piece I wrote for The Bible and Interpretation has appeared on their web site. [Read more...]

Biblioblogger (and Religion Blogger?) Meeting in San Francisco

Bob Cargill has taken the initiative (as Jim West, Mark Goodacre and Dan McClellan have already shared) in trying to get bibliobloggers organized and moving forward in planning to meet up at the Society of Biblical Literature conference in November in San Francisco. I’d like to suggest that, in view of the conference’s reunion with [Read More...]

The Missing SBL/AAR University of Durham Reception has been Found!

Many thanks to Ben Blackwell for tracking down the missing Durham University reception! I was looking through the program books for SBL and then AAR with a sense of dismay that our Durham crowd might not have a set place to gather. But although it isn’t listed in the printed program books, the University of [Read More...]

Looking Ahead to AAR and SBL

An e-mail from AAR mentioned that there will be an iPhone/iPad app for this year’s conferences! The e-mail also mentioned the following: Ballroom Space for Self-organizing Groups The Marriott Marquis-Golden Gate Ballroom C2 & C3 will be set aside Sunday afternoon from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm for self-organizing groups. This is an opportunity for colleagues to [Read More...]


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