AAR and SBL in San Diego

The AAR and SBL program books for the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in November have been online for a while. Below are the sessions I’ll be involved in. Do note the last one – I hope that religion bloggers will come along to that session and discuss the many things that have unfolded in the blogosphere since the [Read More...]

How Do You Define “@%!#*! Loonie”?

Jim Linville will be giving a conference paper in November with what may be the most amusing title on the program at SBL: May Contain Nuts and B.S. (Biblical Studies): The Politics of Academic Legitimacy Online and the Need to Properly Theorize the Category “@%!#*! Loonie” He has now put out an appeal for help [Read More...]

What to Call Your Academic Event

From PHD comics. HT Bob Cargill   [Read more...]

How Did Jesus Become God-Become-Jesus?

David Capes mentioned a panel at the next SBL annual meeting, which I will have the privilege of being on, which will discuss Bart Ehrman’s forthcoming book How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee. Publishers know how to promote their books, and so Mike Bird and others have already come up [Read More...]

Blogger and Online Publications SBL CFP

The SBL call for papers for the 2014 annual meeting is now live on the website. Here is the one for the program unit I chair: BLOGGER AND ONLINE PUBLICATION Program Unit Type: Section Accepting Papers? Yes Call For Papers: The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature will be held November 22-25 in San Diego, [Read More...]

#AARSBL Days 1-2

I arrived in Baltimore yesterday and immediately started bumping into SBL people, and very soon people I knew or who knew me from my blogging. I had dinner with Judy Stack-Nelson and Brooke Lester, during which we talked about aspects of teaching both in the classroom and online. At the AAR reception I got to [Read More...]

#SBLAAR Here I Come!

Today I will be joining more than 10,000 other religion and Biblical studies scholars in Baltimore, Maryland for the joint annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. I will try to blog about the conference as possible. [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...]

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...]

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 Day of the Doctor

This is apparently the official poster for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special. The BBC has released some additional details about the episode. A pressing question for some of us is this: What were the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature thinking, scheduling their annual meeting so that it overlaps with such [Read More...]


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