#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...]

Religion and Doctor Who Conference Wrap-Up

Jack Collins has shared a round-up of the recent conference about religion and Doctor Who. He has said that he’ll be sharing the paper he read at the conference soon. [Read more...]

James Charlesworth on Jesus’ Tomb(s)

Eerdmans shared the above interview with James Charlesworth, talking about the excavations in Talpiot and the tombs found there, in connection with his forthcoming edited volume, The Tomb of Jesus and His Family?: Exploring Ancient Jewish Tombs Near Jerusalem’s Walls. For my own thoughts on the subject, see The Burial of Jesus: What Does History [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...]

Conference Thoughts

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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...]

Religion and Doctor Who Synchroblog

I am proposing that, on November 2nd, the day that a conference on Religion and Doctor Who is being held at the University of Manchester, we organize a synchroblog on the topic. For a blog like mine, it may just be business as usual. But hopefully blogs that regularly cover Doctor Who but rarely touch [Read More...]

Religion and Doctor Who Day Poster

Above is the poster for the Religion and Doctor Who day conference being held at the University of Manchester’s John Rylands Library on November 2nd. Caroline Symcox is the keynote speaker. Perhaps we should try to also have that day be a day for a Doctor Who and Religion synchroblog? For those who, like myself, [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...]

Religion and Doctor Who Day

There is now a page on the University of Manchester website about the upcoming day conference on religion and Doctor Who: Join scholars from the UK, US and Scandinavia as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who with a wide-ranging examination of the way it has dealt with (and been used by) religion and [Read More...]


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