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Via Paul Barford. I love that the cartoon alludes to phrasing commonly encountered on PBS shows, which Donald Trump would likewise like to see cut. And I lament the fact that this cartoon, and its allusions, are necessary. Just as I lament the fact that the next section of the wall could carry similar signage [Read More…]

Elaine Pagels Honored by President Barack Obama

The video above includes video footage of Elaine Pagels receiving a National Humanities Medal for her work. Fast forward to 26:21 for that part. The video was drawn to my attention in an article in NewsWorks which also includes a lot of interesting details about Pagels’ life. Click through to read it! [Read more…]

Digital Humanities SBL 2016 Call for Papers

The call for papers for the 2016 Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting is now available online. Having joined the Digital Humanities program unit, let me highlight its call for papers here. DIGITAL HUMANITIES IN BIBLICAL, EARLY JEWISH, AND CHRISTIAN STUDIES A panel will be organized on the publication of collected essays by our group [Read More…]

Digital Humanities at #AARSBL15

One important element in the decision to bring the Blogger and Online Publication program unit to an end was the fact that the Digital Humanities program unit was open to folding our area within theirs. Indeed, they invited me to join their steering committee, and we had a meeting over breakfast this morning, discussing lots [Read More…]

The Last Blogger Session #AARSBL15

This year’s session of the SBL Blogger and Online Publication program unit will be the last ever, and we will be going out with a bang. This final blogger session will feature a panel of well-known bloggers whose blogs – like their scholarly activity more generally – reflects and represents well the full range of kinds of [Read More…]

GERT at SBL

Randall Tan passed on this information, which is also on the Biblical Humanities website: The proposed Global Education & Research Technology (GERT) section at SBL is organizing additional meetings on Friday, Nov 22, 2013, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., just prior to the start of the SBL Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. This is in addition [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…]

Why Study Humanities?

This is the answer given by John Horgan in Scientific American to science and engineering students skeptical of their relevance to them: We live in a world increasingly dominated by science. And that’s fine. I became a science writer because I think science is the most exciting, dynamic, consequentialpart of human culture, and I wanted to be [Read More…]

The Humanities by Any Other Name

Via Tom Bolin on Facebook [Read more…]

Calls for Papers and a Blog Tour

Three calls for papers/proposals and a blog tour that is coming soon: Tufts University will be holding an NEH workshop in the summer, “Working with Text in a Digital Age“ (HT Fragmentary Texts) The Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions seeks paper proposals for a conference called “Religion in Pieces” to be held in April at Brown [Read More…]