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…)
Back in January I posted information about an open call for papers for the upcoming Septuagint conference at the Kirchliche Hochschule in Wuppertal, Germany. Obviously a lot has happened since that call went out. As of this morning I received word that the 2020 conference has been cancelled. However, the event usually occurs every other year and the organizers were able to secure funding for putting on the exact same conference in 2021. So functionally this is a postponement, rather than a straight cancellation, especially since all those presenting research are being given the option to simply defer for a year. (more…)
It is a real pleasure to work alongside Chris Fresch and a great steering committee to help build the Septuagint Studies section at the annual meeting of ETS. I’m excited to publicize an open call for papers for our 2020 meeting in Providence, RI.
We do not have any specific themes to work with this year, so the possibilities are fairly wide open. If you are in a PhD program or a professor working on a topic in or related to Septuagint, consider sending in a proposal! We are excited to host this year’s sessions and look forward to receiving them. You can begin the submission process here.
If you’re interested, you can read a little about the history of our section here: