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:
2019 Section and Call | 2018 Consultation | 2017 Consultation and Review | 2016 Consultation and Review
Several months ago I posted about a brand new initiative that I am co-organizing at the annual meeting of the Institute for Biblical Research, along with Elizabeth Robar, who is a research fellow at Tyndale House, Cambridge. Last year we collaborated to establish the Linguistics and the Biblical Text research group, an initiative that was formed out of our desire to establish a regular setting for charitable interaction among scholars working in or with linguistic theory and the scriptures. (more…)
Not too long ago I mentioned the fact that the Septuagint Studies section that I help co-chair (with John Meade) at ETS was accepting paper proposals from the general call. You can read more about the history of our section — which began as a trial meeting back in 2015 — right here. Part of the great thing about being a section, aside from having a six-year time frame to work with, is that we get an invited session and an open session. So it’s double the fun. (more…)