SBL Sessions: Technology & Aramaic Studies

UPDATE: Note the change in time and room number for this first session.

Engaging the “Wired-In Generation”: Knowledge and Learning in the Digital Age
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Room: 3002 – Convention Center
Theme: Hosted by the Student Advisory Board

Teresa Calpino, Loyola University of Chicago, Presiding

Mark Goodacre, Duke University
Pods, Blogs, and other Time-wasters: Do Electronic Media Detract from Proper Scholarship? (15 min)
Christian Brady, Pennsylvania State University
On the Internet No One Knows You’re a Grad Student, Or How Social Media Can Help You, Build You Up, and Tear You Down (15 min)
Kelley Coblentz Bautch, St. Edward’s University
Videoconferencing in the Classroom: Broadening the Horizons of Students through Interactive Scholarly Exchange (15 min)
Discussion (30 min)


Blogger and Online Publication
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Golden Gate C2 – Marriott Marquis

Robert R. Cargill, University of Iowa, Presiding

Robert R. Cargill, University of Iowa
Welcome and Introduction (5 min)
Alice Bach, Case Western Reserve University
Can Blogging at 3 AM Be Considered Scholarship? (25 min)
Madeleine Flannagan, University of Auckland and Matthew Flannagan, Independent Scholar
Blogging a Short-Cut to Peer Review: How to Do It Effectively (25 min)
Juhana Markus Saukkonen, University of Helsinki
Sense and Practicality: Building a Historical GIS Online (25 min)

Richard Price, The Past, Present, and Future of Scholarly Social Networking (25 min)
This session will conclude with a Q&A discussion period with CEO, Dr. Richard Price.
Discussion (25 min)

Aramaic Studies
Joint Session With: Aramaic Studies, Literature and History of the Persian Period
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Golden Gate C2 – Marriott Marquis
Theme: The Elephantine Papyri
This section will be invited papers addressing the Elephantine Papyri corpus, perhaps from the perspectives of language, law, and social history.
Mark Leuchter, Temple University, Presiding
50 Years of Research by Bezalel Porten
Annalisa Azzoni, Vanderbilt University, Panelist (20 min)
Alejandro Botta, Boston University, Panelist (20 min)
Lisbeth Fried, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Panelist (20 min)
Andrew Gross, Catholic University of America, Panelist (20 min)
Bezalel Porten, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Respondent (20 min)
Discussion (45 min)
Aramaic Studies
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Salon 11 – Marriott Marquis
Christian Brady, Pennsylvania State University, Presiding
Aaron Koller, Yeshiva University
Jewish Aramaic literature of Achaemenid times (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Adam C. McCollum, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Towards a Typology of Translation Technique from Greek to Christian Palestinian Aramaic (CPA) (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)
James F. McGrath, Butler University
The Satirical Use of Christian Material in the Mandaean Book of John (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Ryan Armstrong, Princeton Theological Seminary
The Fountain of Youth or the Lake of Fire? Job 33:25 in 11Q10 and Greek Bible (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)
David Shepherd, University of Chester
Can Anything Targumic Come From Qumran? Revisiting Klaus Beyer’s ‘Targums’ of Tobit and Isaiah (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

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