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2016 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins: 11/19/2016
Meeting Ends: 11/22/2016

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.

Call For Papers Opens: 12/16/2015
Call For Papers Closes: 3/2/2016
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Global Education and Research Technology

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Global Education and Research Technology (GERT) section is planning 4 sessions for the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas (November 19-22, 2016). (1) Open Session. We invite proposals for an open session on any topic relevant to the use of information and communication technology for biblical scholarship and teaching worldwide. Please see for more information on how paper proposals submitted to GERT are evaluated. (2) Visualizations of the Bible for Global Research and Teaching. This is a co-sponsored session of the Bible and Visual Art and the Global Education and Research Technology sections. In a joint effort to identify, present, and/or create various repositories of visual images that can be used in teaching and research in global settings, we invite papers focused on image repositories, global access, open data, and culturally contextualized visualizations of the biblical text. (3) Technology Buffet. This is a session of invited papers with no unifying theme. (4) Low Hanging Fruit in Digital Biblical Studies. In this session, practitioners will work together with digital resource designers to demonstrate practical applications. The goal is to show how high quality open resources can lead to more efficient and better work in research and teaching for biblical studies.

Program Unit Chairs

Nicolai Winther-Nielsen
Randall K.J. Tan

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