A while ago I posted about the various groups I’m involved with at the annual biblical studies conferences. That was just before the blur of activity in the springtime meeting (virtually) with steering committees and co-chairs to try to organize our sessions for this year. Now, I am not necessarily looking for praise. But I have to tell you: If you’re attending or participating in conferences this year, please say a word of thanks to the conveners and steering committee members if you have the opportunity. It was a real doozy of a year trying to iron things out given the changing circumstances! (more…)
It’s been pretty quiet on the blog over the last two months as the chaos of the semester has fizzled out. Now, the summer is heating up, COVID seems to be on the wane (Κύριε ἐλέησον), and new things are on the horizon. So I thought it would be a good time to give a run-down of some of my work over the last academic year, as well as the next handful of things I’m moving on to in months to come.
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…)