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International SBL Call for Papers

I believe I will be able to go this year! There are some very interesting sessions, so be sure to take a look and submit a paper if you can make it. Dear Member: This is a friendly reminder that the call for papers period for the 2012 International Meeting will end February 1, 2012. Remember to submit your proposals to the program units listed here. Please note the details about participation, registration, and membership for […]

All good things must come to an end

And so the triennial meeting of IOSOT/IOTS/IOQS (and the other associated groups) is coming to an end. As usual I have not been to all the sessions I would have liked or seen all the sights I had hoped to see but at least I have this afternoon to remedy the latter! It was a wonderful conference in a tremendous city. The folks from U of Helsinki did an incredible job organizing this incredibly complex […]

Second Qumran Institute Symposium

The following was sent to me this morning. My Scandinavia trip for this year will be spent attending the IOSOT/IOTS next month but for those who can attend, this should be excellent. Second Qumran Institute Symposium, 21-22 October 2010 Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, the Netherlands The Jewish War against Rome (66-70/74): Interdisciplinary Perspectives For more information on the conference, short abstracts and to register, please go to Programme Thursday, 21 […]

SBL Paper: Recovery and Restoration Through Scripture (images)

This is the paper I presented to the Chronicle-Ezra-Nehemiah and Exile combined session. I was invited to speak about how the destruction and restoration of Jerusalem can be understood through the waters of Katrina. I have images that go with this (see a few images from Katrina at my flickr account) that I will post eventually and I recored the audio as well and I hope to have that up later as well. Restoration and […]

The overwhelming SBL

I have actually been in NOLA since Thursday. I spent my first few days meeting with old friends at Tulane and in Covington (where we lived for 6 years). (I took a few pictures that you can see here.) So yesterday SBL started in earnest. Several folks have blogged or twittered about how busy and overwhelming SBL can be and how to get the most out of the experience. I have another suggestion: don’t twitter […]

(re)Settled in NOLA (and pictures from Katrina)

If you follow my twitter feed (and no reason you should, do you really want to know what I ate last night?) you would know that after some flight delays I landed in NOLA yesterday afternoon. Depending upon how long you have read this blog you may not know that I spend my first 9 years of employed life as a professor at Tulane University. Yesterday I spent some time getting settled and then went […]

SBL Section Title

Now that I am ensconced in my hotel room I have some time to glance through the conference program. So far one section title stood out enough to merit a comment (leaving aside the plethora of gratuitous use of “liminal”): 21-127 “Recovering Female Interpreters of the Bible”  – So these are women biblical scholars who are finding their way out of the addiction that is interpretation? (Reminded me of the cute/trite phrase I often here in […]

IOTS call for papers!

This came in the email as a reminder and boy did I need it! The deadline is TODAY! I am going to guess that since it was just sent out again we may have some leeway, but please submit them soon! International Organization for Targum Studies Sixth Meeting HELSINKI, FINLAND August 4-6, 2010 CALL FOR PAPERS The 6th meeting of the IOTS will cover a wide range of topics related to Targum Studies: Philology; Typology […]