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...]

Doctor Who and Religion Day

Today is the religion and Doctor Who synchroblog! Here’s what I’m aware of so far on other blogs: Jack Collins has been live-blogging (or live micro-blogging) the Religion and Doctor Who conference at the University of Manchester. He started with his arrival, then the amazing library, then his panel having gone well, and having spoiled [Read More...]

Required Religion

I am grateful to Stephen Carlson for directing my attention to Required Religion on Tumblr, which is gifs depicting the experiences of a religion professor. There are so many I can relate to, such as this one, depicting how a professor feels when students won’t talk: And this one, “How I feel when I find [Read More...]

Unaccredited Church

J. K. Doyle shared (and offered a few critical comments about) the aboveimage that has apparently been circulating among those proud to be pretending to be Christians, and perhaps also among a small number of people who are as sincerely misguided about what being a Christian is as they are anout the use of scare [Read More...]

students and e-mail

Today's New York TImes features an article about students considering e-mail antiquated and not checking it, preferring texting and social media. The articles suggests that perhaps professors ought to adjust and start communicating with students via text instead of e-mail. Hogwash. Texting is simply not a convenient way to receive – or to send, for [Read More...]

PhD Studentships: The Worlds of Mandaean Priests

I am delighted to be able to share this research opportunity at the University of Exeter, and am grateful to Daniel Kirk for drawing it to my attention! In addition to it being an exciting opportunity for PhD students, the project itself will result in additional important resources related to the Mandaeans being freely available. [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...]

Popping Shrimp and Online Teaching

There’s a wonderful op-ed piece by Aaron Hirsh in today’s New York Times, on online teaching and what it stands to gain and lose. His proposal, that wise use of online components can free up more time for experiential learning, resonates with my own thoughts on this subject.   [Read more...]

Reciprocal Discomfort

On Wednesday, Butler University hosted its start of year faculty workshop. I presented on my experience of teaching online in the breakout sessions. In the first plenary session, we were compelled to write about, and then share with others sitting at our table, one thing that we find challenging or that makes us insecure. I [Read More...]

Durham Research Online

Many readers will already be aware of the University of Durham E-Theses repository, where digital copies of dissertations are made available. But there is also a larger institutional repository, Durham Research Online, which allows one to search and find not only theses but also articles and other materials written and published by Durham academics. Visit http://dro.dur.ac.uk/ and [Read More...]

Ancient Israelite House

Photos of a replica of an ancient Israelite house from the Houses of Ancient Israel exhibit at the Semitic Museum at Harvard University. Via the Ancient Art Tumblr   [Read more...]


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