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Podcast – Jim Davila, SBL 2010 Blogger & Online Publication

Over the next few days I will be posting the audio from the presentations in the SBL session “Blogger and Online Publication.” The first includes the introduction to the session from our chair Dr. Robert Cargill and the first paper by Dr. Jim Davila. S22-209 Blogger and Online Publication 11/22/2010 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Room: A702 – Marriott Marquis Theme: The Past, Present, and Future of Blogging and Online Publication Robert R. Cargill, University of […]

A Modest Proposal: Assessing Digital Biblical Studies

The following Is my presentation for today’s Blogging and Online Publishing session of SBL. I hope that my proposal will be taken seriously since I believe it offers the greatest promise for securing a credible future for digital biblical studies. Online Biblical Studies: Past, Present, Promise, and Peril I must begin by thanking James Davila for brilliantly and succinctly setting the stage for this session and obviating the need for me to offer anything by […]

Settling into SBL & Accordance on iPad!

I arrived yesterday afternoon in ATL and had a very enjoyable afternoon with in-laws and then a wonderful evening getting caught up with old friends. I have to admit that in the last few years I have often felt some anxiety about going to SBL. Since I moved fully into administration my duties keep me from being immersed in research and so I feel a bit of a poser. Add to that the fact that […]

Blogging: Is anyone out there?

This comic serves as a timely reminder about our inaugural Blogger and Online Publication session at SBL. S22-209 Blogger and Online Publication 11/22/2010 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Room: A702 – Marriott Marquis Theme: The Past, Present, and Future of Blogging and Online Publication Robert R. Cargill, University of California-Los Angeles, Presiding James Davila, University of St. Andrews-Scotland What Just Happened:  The rise of “biblioblogging” in the first decade of the twenty-first century (25 min) Christian […]

When did it all begin?

This time I am not actually talking about Genesis. I am thinking about my blog and I am doing that because I am getting ready for SBL where I will be on two panels discussing biblioblogging and the question of “ePublish or Perish.” Jim Davila will be sharing an excellent history-to-date of biblioblogging and has made a draft available to other members of the panel. He began Paleojudaica way back in 2003. So when did […]

Publisher’s Print Catalogues – Who needs ’em?

It is that time of year again. The leaves are dropping and SBL is fast approaching. That means that my mailbox is full of catalogues from various academic and religious book publishers trying to get me to consider their texts, purchase their books, or come by their booths in Atlanta. With all of the discussion regarding sustainability and electronic publishing (not to mention the current economic situation) you would think that publishers would have moved from […]

Leaving SBL, faith and reason

A number of folks have commented on Prof. Hendel’s declaration that he is not renewing his SBL membership. (As always, John Hobbins has an incredibly thoughtful take on matters.) Today SBL members received an email from “SBL” (personified!) and I share it with others below. My thoughts can be summarized as this: the bigger the tent the bigger the party. I suppose this is because as an evangelical who, aside from 3 semesters at Wheaton […]

Society of Biblical Literature 2010 Sessions Posted

SBL has published the sessions for the upcoming conference in Atlanta. The link is here and I will be presenting in the following three sessions (Sorry, all the links take you back to the SBL site. I will clean that up later.): Session Id TBD Aramaic Studies 11/21/2010 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBDChristian Brady, Pennsylvania State University, Presiding Peter Y. Lee, Reformed Theological Seminary; Catholic University A Poetic Analysis […]

Special SBL session: E-Publish or Perish

I have finalized our session for Aramaic Studies, which you can see below. I will actually be giving two papers relating to biblioblogging. (I think I might go back to Biblicablogs. I like that term myself. Anyone else have views on that?) The first will be part of the Blogger and Online Publication section, “Online Biblical Studies: Past, Present, Promise, and Peril.” The other will be part of another session being developed by SBL publications […]