Conferences

2021 Biblical Studies Conference Calls & Invited Sessions

Over the last several years I have gotten more involved in the major biblical studies societies, not only as a presenter of papers, but as an organizer of sessions. It’s a different kind of work, but I had found it really enjoyable to work with others to try to create and host good sessions. And believe it or not, the call for paper proposals is already open for the late 2021 conference season (at least in some cases), so that coordinating process is already underway. (more…)

My (Online) 2020 Conference Activity

It has been a busy autumn season for numerous reasons and I am sure I’m not the only one feeling the drag at this point. Those in the biblical studies world will know all too well at this point that the usual hustle and bustle of the annual conference scene has transformed into a tidal wave of email, recording, uploading, and various other digital logistics. Everything is online. Without saying more about my personal reflections on this state of affairs, I will simply list my activity in the various societies’ online events over the next few weeks. (more…)

Proceedings of the 2018 LXX.D Wuppertal Conference Published

It’s great to see the publication of a new volume on Septuagint research. This work was edited by a team of scholars involved in the Forschungsprojekte zur Septuaginta in Deutschland, which hosts a conference every other year in Germany and publishes the proceedings with Mohr Siebeck. In fact, what would have been the eighth conference was scheduled for this very weekend in Wuppertal, but like everything else it was cancelled for obvious reasons. (It is slated to occur next summer, d.v.)

In any case, the new volume, Die Septuaginta – Themen, Manuskripte, Wirkungen, is now in print and contains articles from the 2018 conference, which was a wonderful event. There is a huge number of articles in this book, which comes in just shy of 1,000 pages! (more…)