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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
SBL Annual Meeting

Annual Meetings 2015 is the largest gathering of scholars interested in the study of religion in the world. Each meeting showcases the latest in related research, fosters collegial contacts, and focuses on issues of the profession. One of the world's largest exhibits of books and digital resources for biblical studies is on display at the congress. At this meeting, scholars benefit from sessions on religion, philosophy, ethics, and diverse religious traditions.
Annual Meetings 2015
Atlanta, Georgia
November 21-24, 2015

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Elimination of Employment Center Registration Fees for Candidates
SBL and the American Academy of Religion have eliminated all Employment Center fees for candidates. Beginning in 2015, all active members of the American Academy of Religion or the Society of Biblical Literature who have registered for the Annual Meeting will be able to register as candidates with the Employment Center free of charge. Registered candidates will continue to be able to post their CVs on the Employment Services website for employer review and will receive an onsite edition of Employment Listings at the Annual Meetings. This decision reflects our concern to reduce the cost of interviewing onsite and to make conference attendance more affordable for our members.
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    Future Annual Meetings

San Antonio, TX November 19-22, 2016
Boston, MA November 18-21, 2017
Denver, CO November 17-20, 2018
San Diego, CA November 23-26, 2019
Boston, MA November 21-24, 2020
San Antonio, TX November 20-23, 2021

Past Annual Meetings

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Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

2015 Annual Meeting
Call for Papers
Call for Papers Open: 12/17/2014
Call for Papers Closed: 3/5/2015

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