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A bi-monthly newsletter for members of the Society of Biblical Literature


January 25 , 2010

International Meeting
Deadline for Call for Papers on the 31st

The deadline for proposals for the 2010 IM is January 31 (less than two weeks away); you will be able to submit papers through the end of the day (until midnight U.S. Eastern Time). Remember to submit your proposals soon! View the Call for Papers.

SBL is holding its annual International Meeting 25-29 July 2010 in Tartu, Estonia at the University of Tartu in conjunction with the European Association of Biblical Studies. In concert with their ongoing work, we have encouraged SBL program units to develop sessions whose focus is on the region surrounding Tartu, specifically the regionís role in biblical interpretation, translation, culture, and history. SBL will be meeting concurrently with EABS, which promises a world-class program with participants from over 40 countries. We hope you will submit a paper, or simply join us, as we advance and broaden academic studies internationally.

Email Charlie Haws with any questions at charles.haws@sbl-site.org.

New SBL Member Benefit: Biblical Archaeology Review

As we announced earlier this week, the Society of Biblical Literature is partnering with the Biblical Archaeology Society to provide the Biblical Archaeology Review to SBL members for only $5 plus shipping. (U.S., $4; Canada, $8; International, $12).

To subscribe to BAR at this special rate, click here.

To renew your BAR subscription with this special rate, click here.

To view all of your SBL member benefits, go to the SBL website and log in with your SBL member number. Then click on the "membership benefits" tab, which will appear on the left hand side of the screen in the box where you logged in. Please direct any questions to sblservices@sbl-site.org.

Global Paul Tour

May 8-20, 2010 The Beginnings: Visit Damascus, Antioch, Southeastern Turkey And Beyond.

A series of academically oriented journeys is planned with lectures and discussions that will attempt to penetrate more deeply the theology of Paul through visitation of the sites at which the apostle was present together with a more profound study of and interaction with the Graeco-Roman world in which he carried out his missionary and pastoral activities.

Accompanying this tour will be two well-known international Pauline scholars: Karl Donfried and Philip Towner. Dr. Donfried is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Smith College and served as the McCarthy Professor at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome; Dr. Towner serves as Dean of the Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship at the American Bible Society.

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National Humanities Day 2010

Join members from the SBL at the National Humanities Alliance 2010 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day, March 8-9 in Washington DC! The event is a unique meeting ground for members of the Alliance and others interested in humanities policy and advocacy, including higher education leaders, college and university faculty, teachers, students, museum professionals, librarians, and independent scholars.

Registration for the 2010 NHA Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day is now available. Please register before February 7, 2010. The fee to attend is $50. If you have a question about attending a specific event, please call Erin Mosley at (202) 296-4994 ext. 150.
Register online HERE.

Humanities Advocacy Day started in 2000 to provide an opportunity for the entire humanities community to convene, meet with their elected officials, and convey the importance of federal support for the humanities. The grassroots advocates that attend lay the groundwork for the Allianceís policy efforts throughout the year. Participants find the experience to be valuable and educational and enjoy the opportunity to network with colleagues and share their work with Members of Congress and other policy officials.

Click here for more information on the 2010 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day.

King James Bible Celebrations

Send us information regarding any events related to the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.  SBL is working in association with the 2011 Trust and others.

We will post events to our calendar and notify the 2011 Trust.  SBL will hold a variety of anniversary events starting in Atlanta 2010, London 2011, New York City 2011, and San Francisco 2011.  More to come....


NEW! Ancient Near East Monograph Series

Why You Should Submit Your Manuscript or Proposal to the Online, Open-Access Ancient Near East Monograph Series by Alan Lenzi

Journal of Biblical Literature

The deadline to subscribe to the Journal of Biblical Literature beginning with issue 129:1 (Spring 2010) is February 15! To subscribe (or renew), click here.

All SBL members have access to JBL online. Here is how to access the journal:

Go directly to www.sbl-site.org

  1. Enter your SBL member # in the left menu login
  2. You should be recognized on SBL site: ‘Welcome Member’
  3. On right menu, select 'Journal of Biblical Literature'
  4. Click on the left hand side: ‘Click here to access JBL online’ OR click the picture of the JBL cover to the right
  5. It should open your window for JBL and you will notice on the left hand side you should be recognized as 'Society of Biblical Literature'
  6. On the left hand toolbar, Click “Current Issue” to view the most recent issue only or “All Issues” to view all issues since volume 122 (earlier volumes may be accessed free through JSTOR)
  7. You should then have green access blocks beside each article and full text PDF

Optional Profile —Two New Winners!

Every month, we randomly select two members from the pool of those who have filled out the Optional Profile for a free one-year membership. December 2009 Winners are:

Dr. Brian K. Blount
Dr. Yaakov Yanki Teppler

As our privacy policy indicates, we will never divulge this information to a third party. Thank you to all of you who have supplied this optional data. If you have not yet filled in the information (or you would like to update it), you may do so by logging into our website with your SBL Member # and going to the “my profile” tab, which will appear on the left hand side of the screen in the box where you logged in. While you are filling out the Optional Profile, please make sure all of your profile information is up to date!

Achtemeier Award: Call for Papers

Submission deadlines have been extended for the Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship:
10 February
- Intent to submit
15 April - Submit materials
30 May - Announcement of Awardee
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Freedman Award

Dates to submit papers for the David Noel Freedman Award for Excellence and Creativity in Biblical Scholarship will be announced in the very near future.

Check the SBL Awards Page for criteria, award committee, and deadline information.

ACLS Humanities E-Book

Society of Biblical Literature is a member of the American Council of Learned Societies. The ACLS offers individual annual subscriptions to ACLS Humanities E-Book to current Society of Biblical Literature members. By early 2010 HEB will be offering unlimited access to nearly 3,000 full-text, cross-searchable titles across the humanities and social sciences, from the 1880s through the present. more >>

Calendar
February 2010
2/1

Call for Papers Deadline: Invention, Rewriting, Usurpation: Discursive Fights over Religious Traditions in Antiquity
An international conference held by the research project "The Discursive Fight over Religious Texts in Antiquity," University of Aarhus, Denmark

Keynote speakers: Harold W. Attridge (Yale), Daniel Boyarin (UC Berkeley), David Brakke (Indiana University, Bloomington), Karla Pollmann (St Andrews), and Guy G. Stroumsa (Hebrew University). 
For further information, see the conference webpage or contact: rf@teo.au.dk
2/12- 2/14 SBL Midwest States Regional Meeting
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
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March 2010
3/2 - 3/3 The Body In Sickness and In Health: Feminist Perspectives The Eighth Annual Phyllis Trible Lecture Series
Wake Forest School of Divinity, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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3/5 - 3/7 SBL Southeastern Regional Meeting
Atlanta Marriott Century Center, Atlanta GA
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3/8 - 3/9 Humanities Advocacy Day
The National Humanities Alliance 2010 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day will take place March 8-9 in Washington DC. The event is a unique meeting ground for members of the Alliance and others interested in humanities policy and advocacy, including higher education leaders, college and university faculty, teachers, students, museum professionals, librarians, and independent scholars.
3/11-3/12

SBL Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
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3/12 - 3/14 SBL Southwestern Regional Meeting
Marriott Hotel DFW North, Dallas, Texas
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3/13- 3/15 SBL Pacific States Regional Meeting
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
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3/21-3/22 SBL Central States Regional Meeting
St. Louis Marriott West
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April 2010
4/1

Registration Deadline: Invention, Rewriting, Usurpation: Discursive Fights over Religious Traditions in Antiquity
An international conference held by the research project "The Discursive Fight over Religious Texts in Antiquity," University of Aarhus, Denmark

Keynote speakers: Harold W. Attridge (Yale), Daniel Boyarin (UC Berkeley), David Brakke (Indiana University, Bloomington), Karla Pollmann (St Andrews), and Guy G. Stroumsa (Hebrew University). 
For further information, see the conference webpage or contact: rf@teo.au.dk
4/6-4/9

Claiming Conceptual Space. Reimagining the Study of Religion and Theology: Changing Contexts and Social Discourse
Huguenot College, Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa

For further information contact Gerhard van den Heever  or Naas Swart; or see the conference site

4/9- 4/10 SBL Rocky Mountains-Great Plains Regional Meeting
Creighton University, Omaha, NE
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4/9 - 4/10 SBL Upper Midwest Regional Meeting
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
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4/7-4/9

Resurrection of the Dead: Biblical Traditions in Dialogue
An International Conference at the Universite´ Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 
Scholarly debate over the significance of Biblical traditions concerning resurrection from the dead has been lively. The current conference allows for a continuation of research and discussion on the topic. Presentations will include both invited guests (main papers) and paper proposals in response to the « Call for Papers ». Presentations will be made in English or in French. Main Papers presented byClaire Clivaz (Lausanne/Genève); Adela Yarbro Collins (Yale University); John J. Collins (Yale University); José Costa (Paris III – Sorbonne); Gerd Lüdemann (Göttingen); Odette Mainville (Montréal); Daniel Marguerat (Lausanne/Genève); Tobias Nicklas (University of Regensburg); Heikki Räisänen (Helsinki); Tom Shepherd (Andrews University, MI); Geert Van Oyen (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve); André Wénin (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve)

For more information, e-mail: Geert Van Oyen  or  Tom Shepherd.

4/16 SBL New England States Regional Meeting
Andover-Newton Theological School 
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4/16-4/18

Functions of Roman Memory, providing graduate students and junior faculty with an opportunity to examine the role of memory in diverse areas of Roman civilization and to test current methodologies
University of Texas at Austin.
Call for Papers Deadline January 20, 2010 More information or see the project homepage

May 2010
5/7- 5/9 SBL Pacific Northwest Regional Meeting
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
More information
5/31-6/4

Invention, Rewriting, Usurpation: Discursive Fights over Religious Traditions in Antiquity
An international conference held by the research project "The Discursive Fight over Religious Texts in Antiquity," University of Aarhus, Denmark

Keynote speakers: Harold W. Attridge (Yale), Daniel Boyarin (UC Berkeley), David Brakke (Indiana University, Bloomington), Karla Pollmann (St Andrews), and Guy G. Stroumsa (Hebrew University). 
For further information, see the conference webpage or contact: rf@teo.au.dk
June 2010
6/4 Symposium on Everett Ferguson
Everett Ferguson’s Baptism in the Early Church offers an exhaustive survey of the literary and material evidence for baptismal practice in the first five centuries of Christian history. This symposium, hosted by the Christian Scholars’ Conference, brings together leading scholars to engage this magisterial work and to honor its author’s contribution to ecumenical theological scholarship. 
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6/14-6/16 The Society of Asian Biblical Studies (SABS) will hold its next meeting at the Divinity School, Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong. For further information, please contact Monica Melanchthon or Tat -siong Benny Liew . SABS seeks to bring together scholars interested in and committed to Biblical Studies in various contexts of Asia/Oceania, including those in diaspora. 
Call for Papers- deadline is December 30, 2009

 


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