April 18, 2019 Newsletter
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Kudos to Eva Mroczek and Paul Dilley, who have been named 2019 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellows by ACLS.

Congratulations to Thomas Römer. He has been named Chevalier in the Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur.

Jodi Magness has been elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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SBL Press Spring Sale

Almost all new, recent, and backlisted SBL Press and BJS titles are available to SBL members at a 30 percent discount during the spring sale. Download the order form, then mail, fax, or phone your order by May 31. If you prefer to order at the SBL Press Store, make sure to use the promo code SPG2019 at checkout to receive your discount.

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Want to continue conversations from the Annual and International Meeting? We recommend the hashtag #SBLsite on Twitter.

@SBLPress will be posting new publications, e-book releases, and special sales.

Annual Meeting Registration & Housing is now open.

Registration & Housing for the SBL Annual Meeting 2019 in San Diego, CA is now open! You may access your registration page with this link. Please note that registration rates will increase on May 24, so take advantage of the Super Saver discount and register today! 

With more than 1,200 academic sessions, and workshops, along with one of the world's largest exhibits of books and digital resources for biblical studies, the SBL Annual Meeting is one of the largest events of the year in the fields of biblical scholarship, religious studies and theology. 

There is not a specific headquarters hotel this year.  SBL Sessions will be held primarily in the San Diego Convention Center, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, the Omni San Diego Hotel, and the Grand Hyatt.  The Employment Center will be held in the Grand Hyatt.  The Book Exhibits will be held at the San Diego Convention Center.

To register you will need your membership number, contact information, arrival/departure dates for hotel accommodations and a credit card.  If you are traveling from a country that requires a letter of invitation for your Visa process you will need to be registered for the SBL Annual Meeting first, and then select when prompted that you will need a letter. 

To review additional information about the SBL Annual Meeting 2019, including meeting dates & times, a hotel map and list of amenities, travel information, answers to frequently asked questions, people with disabilities information, etc. please click here.  We urge you to bookmark this site as it will be updated frequently with the latest Annual Meetings 2019 information.

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.

Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2018

The Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey, which SBL participates in and supports, has tracked the changing research, teaching, and publishing practices of higher education faculty members on a triennial basis since 2000. The aim of this project is to provide actionable findings and analysis to help colleges and universities as well as relevant support services, such as academic libraries, learned societies, and scholarly publishers, plan for the future. The 2018 Survey is available here.

Registration for the 2019 International Meeting is open.

This year the meeting will be hosted by the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Pontifical Gregorian University and sponsored by Baylor University Press, Columbia Theological Seminary, and the Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship.

Click here to register for the conference. Note: for best results, please register using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Click here for more information on the meeting including the meeting registration hours, hotel list, and tour information.  Tour registration is available through the registration process. Please click here for tour descriptions.

We hope to see you in Rome, July 1–5, 2019!

Celebrate 125 Years of Women’s History in the SBL

SBL is celebrating 125 years of women in the Society with a new book of reflections from those who identify as women. SBL will supplement the volume with a digital archive. Check out the FAQ for additional information about this project and the archive.

Preorder your hardcover or paperback copy of Women and the Society of Biblical Literature.


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