SBL Meetings News
Annual Meeting Call for Papers
The call for papers for the 2022 Annual Meeting call for papers is now open. The deadline for submission is 15 March 2022.
Registration for the 2022 International Meeting is now open! This year the meeting will be hosted by the Universität Salzburg.
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We hope to see you in Salzburg, July 17–21, 2022!
Society of Biblical Literature – De Gruyter Prize for Biblical Studies and Reception History
The award is open for submissions. The intent to submit form must be complete no later than 15 March.
Regional Scholar Awards
Congratulations to Alex Thompson and Zachary Schoening for receiving the 2022 Regional Scholar Award. Visit the Regional Scholars page for more information.
Shelly C. Lowe Confirmed as NEH Chair
Shelly C. Lowe has been confirmed as the twelfth chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities! Congratulations Shelly Lowe! Statement from Shelly C. Lowe on Her Confirmation as Twelfth Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities | The National Endowment for the Humanities (neh.gov) #NEHChairLowe
NEH Grant Awardees
The National Humanities Alliance recently announced the awardees of the $24.7 million grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant supports research in the humanities for 208 projects. Five current and past SBL members were awarded this prestigious grant. Congratulations to Dan Clanton, Sarit Kattan Gribetz, Michael Penn, Samuel Secunda, John Soboslai, and Kristina Sessa! We wish you great success in your research! Learn more here.
NYSAIS Virtual Job Fair
The New York State Association of Independent Schools is offering a virtual job fair to promote diversity. The job fair will be held 26 February 2022. Registrants will have the opportunity to attend free webinars, access job postings, and speak with a recruiter. Register for the job fair here.
The Henry Luce Foundation Awards SBL $50,000 to Support Its International Texts and Traditions Initiative
This grant supports an interdisciplinary initiative across the humanistic study of texts and canons that SBL will launch at the 2022 International Meeting in Salzburg, Austria. The program focuses on contextual, receptive, and productive practices that demonstrably and readily extend beyond biblical scholarship. The program will include themes, contours, and connections in areas such as law, literature, art, and East Asian traditions that intersect with sacralized and culturally privileged texts and their interpretative practices as well as the canons and curricula from which these are formed.
The Society for Classical Studies, the International Qur’anic Studies Association, the Society for Targumic Studies, and the International Association for the History of Religions are among the first collaborators in this initiative.
SBL is grateful for the Luce Foundation’s support of a program that will advance the status of biblical studies in a variety of intellectual, political, social, and cultural contexts.
New from Bible Odyssey
In the beginning … or When God began…? (Word Study)
The Importance of Diversity for Bible Translation
How Are Race and Ethnicity Constructed in the Bible, and How Does That Affect Readers Today?
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Humanities in Class Digital Library
These SBL resources have been added to the Humanities in Class Digital Library:
SBL Press Spring Sale
All SBL Press and Brown Judaic Studies titles are available to SBL members at a 30 percent discount during the Spring Sale. Visit the SBL Press store, and use the promo code SPRING22 at checkout to receive your discount now through April 30, 2022.
New from SBL Press
The Social Groups behind the Pentateuch
Jaeyoung Jeon, editors
The ten essays in this collection advance the discussion of pentateuchal sources and redaction layers by shifting the focus of study from the literary stratification of the texts in Genesis to Deuteronomy to the social, economic, religious, and political agendas behind them. Contributors draw on community groups within and beyond Persian Yehud to the Judahite communities in the diaspora, establishing a proper academic context for placing the diverse voices of the Pentateuch.
Terror in the Bible: Rhetoric, Gender, and Violence
Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon and Robyn J. Whitaker, editors
This volume of essays, inspired by Phyllis Trible’s Texts of Terror, examines the terrorizing potential of biblical texts as they intersect with issues of context, gender, caste, violence, and colonization/imperialism. Contributors writing from Australia, India, New Zealand, Tonga, South Africa, and the US interrogate biblical texts from the Hebrew Bible and New Testament to bring to the fore their terrorizing and terrifying potential and their violent and violating impact particularly on women and minoritized men as they intersect with cultures in their home contexts. A foreword by Phyllis Trible reflects on what motivated her work and how this volume pushes the academy and the church to deal with the violence inherent in some biblical texts.
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