Michael Stone, Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been elected to the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He will be inducted at an official ceremony to take place at the Academy in Jerusalem during Chanukah,
2019, at the annual Open Meeting of the General Assembly.
New SBL Member Benefit from JSTOR
JSTOR has invited SBL into a two-year pilot program that provides access for all SBL members to more than one hundred journals in JSTOR’s Religion and Theology Collection. To visit the collection, log in to the member benefits page and use the link in the JSTOR section. SBL is grateful to JSTOR for this member benefit through 2020.
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Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey
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The 2019 International Meeting in Rome, Italy
The 2019 SBL International Meeting, hosted by the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical Biblical Institute, was a wonderful intellectual and cultural experience. The meeting was attended by over 800 scholars from more than 65 countries, with 580 papers presented in more than 185 sessions organized by SBL’s International Meeting program units and the Local Organizing Committee, which included Peter Dubovsky, Dominik Markl, Paola Mollo, and Benedetta Rossi.
Special thanks to Dean Peter Dubvosky, who served as Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, Michael Kolarcik (Rector of the Pontifical Biblical Institute), and Nuno da Silva Gonçalves (Rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University).
Thanks also to the meeting’s sponsors, in addition to PBI and the Gregorian:
- Baylor University Press
- Columbia Theological Seminary
- Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship
- Peeters Publishing
Application for New International Meeting Program Units
The International Meeting Program Committee (IMPC) invites you to submit ideas for new program units by September 1. The IMPC reviews program unit proposals and renewals and evaluates the distribution of topics and sessions among program units. Proposals will be reviewed by the IMPC within the month. More information can be found here, including the criteria for review of proposals and the application form.
ACLS Announces Partners for Diversity-Focused Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has announced three new partnerships that reflect their commitment to supporting institutional efforts to increase the diversity of college and university faculty. Through the Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative, The City College of New York, Haverford College, and Temple University will each offer a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for promising early career scholars from historically underrepresented groups such as black/African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino scholars. The institutions will appoint these fellows with the intent to promote them to Assistant Professors in tenure track positions at the end of the fellowship period.
Henry Luce Foundationís Theology Program announces its 2019 RFP for research universities
The Henry Luce Foundation’s 2019 Theology Program RFP is now available for research universities seeking to advance the public understanding of religion and theology. Letters of inquiry are due 15 October 2019.
New from SBL Press
Prophets and Prophecy in the Ancient Near East
With Contributions from C. L. Seow, Robert K. Ritner, and H. Craig Melchert
This volume brings together a representative sample of ancient Near Eastern written documents of prophecy from the second and first millennia BCE and provides nonspecialist readers translations, transliterations, and discussions of oracle reports and collections, quotations of prophetic messages in letters and literature, and texts that reference persons with prophetic titles. This second edition includes thirty-four new texts.
Theology of the Hebrew Bible, Volume 1: Methodological Studies
Marvin A. Sweeney, editor
This volume presents a collection of studies on the methodology for conceiving the theological interpretation of the Hebrew Bible among Jews and Christians as well as the treatment of key issues such as creation, the land of Israel, and divine absence.
Faith and Feminism in Nineteenth-Century Religious Communities
Michaela Sohn-Kronthaler and Ruth Albrecht, editors
This latest volume in the Bible and Women series is concerned with documenting, through word and image, both well-known and largely unknown women and their relationship to the Bible from the period of the late eighteenth century up to the beginning of the twentieth century. The essays in this collection prove the diversity of feminine reading of the Bible and the broad range of treatment of the Holy Scripture in literature and art across both the European and Anglo-American spheres.