16 June 2021 Newsletter
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Konrad Adenauer Research Award 2021

The Society is pleased to announce that Adele Reinhartz (University of Ottawa) has been chosen to receive the Konrad Adenauer Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Konrad Adenauer Research Award honors Canadian researchers whose work has greatly contributed to both their own discipline and the cultural exchange between the Federal Republic of Germany and Canada. Dr. Reinhartz has volunteered much of her time and efforts to the Society. She was President of the SBL in 2020, JBL Editor from 2012 to 2018, and a member of Council from 1993-1995, 2006-2014, and 2019-2020. Congratulations, Dr. Adele Reinhartz, and thank you for your service!

*Learn more about the Konrad Adenauer Research Award here.

Call for Papers

Save Ancient Studies Alliance has partnered with Digital Hammurabi to create a new type of online conference for ALL Ancient Studies scholars, scheduled for Sunday - Monday, 15-16 August 2021. 

We aim to bring together scholars who do not normally have the opportunity to present and engage with scholarship, including:

  • those who completed a PhD and are now professionals in other fields,
  • those who left PhD programs, or have had to take time out of their studies,
  • contingent faculty,
  • academics from marginalized groups,
  • teachers, professors, and staff from all educational institutions,
  • cultural resource management professionals, and
  • independent scholars.

All scholars of the ancient world are welcomed and encouraged to submit a proposal for a paper or panel in the subject areas of Religion, Culture, or History of the Ancient Mediterrenean and Near East. Topics can range from the discussion of an academic paper to a discussion on the successes and struggles of teaching an ancient curriculum.

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SBL Annual Meeting 2021 Virtual-Only Sessions is Now Open!

We are pleased to announce the Virtual-Only Sessions portion of the 2021 Annual Meetings is now open!  As previously announced, this year’s AAR & SBL meetings feature in-person sessions and limited virtual sessions.

The Virtual-Only Sessions will allow access to over 200 SBL and AAR virtual and recorded sessions via our mobile app and virtual platform through January 31, 2022. The list of SBL and AAR sessions that have decided to be held virtually can be found here. In addition, Virtual-Only attendees will have access to Exhibitor Listings, which will include special virtual discounts for new books in the field, as well as hosted virtual publisher events and other events.

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Humanities in Class Digital Library

These SBL resources have been added to the Humanities in Class Digital Library:
How Do Biblical Scholars Read the Hebrew Bible?

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Torah and Psalms
Fiction in a Time of Persecution (Esther)

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