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Council News

The SBL Council held its fall meeting on October 21-22, 2017, in Atlanta, GA. Highlights of the meeting include the Council’s continuing work on a statement on academic boycotts, which the Council plans to be ready to announce by the end of the calendar year. In addition to attending to regular business, including a review of reports from every SBL department and the Executive Director, the Council worked with SBL staff on long-term development and fundraising plans. The SBL Council also voted to reinstate the Development Committee and to create a new task force that will propose policy and procedures for addressing issues of intellectual property related to SBL Press and scholarly discourse within SBL. During the meeting, Council hosted a productive conversation with Anselm Hagedorn, Chair of the SBL Annual Meeting Program Committee, and finalized the nominations for SBL committees that will be voted on at the Annual Business meeting on Sunday, November 19. SBL Council extends its thanks to the members who responded to the Council’s call for nominations and its sincere gratitude to all those willing to serve on committees.

The SBL Council will meet again during the 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston to discuss regular business and receive committee reports.

The Council will host our second Conversation with Council session at this year’s Annual Meeting. All SBL members attending the meeting in Boston are invited to join the SBL Council in an informal setting to discuss together matters pertaining to biblical studies, the Society, or related topics. Conversation with Council is scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Marriott Copley Place, Suffolk (third level). If there is sufficient attendance and interest, Conversation with Council will become an annual feature of the Annual Meeting.

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