Friday, January 09, 2009

"All Roads Lead to Rome:" SBL International Meeting Call for Papers, First Reminder

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This is the first reminder to pull yourself together, write up the abstract and submit your proposal for the upcoming SBL International Meeting in Rome 30June - 4 July, 2009, celebrating the centenary of the Pontifical Biblical Institute.

Thus reads the call for papers in the Working with Biblical Manuscript Program Unit:

"Call For Papers: Papers concentrating on any aspect of the practical work with manuscripts of the Bible are welcome: managing variants, computer assisted tools, preservation techniques, evaluating the evidence of versions, papyrological insights, technical developments, social historical studies, scribal habits, producing critical editions, new projects, systematic-theological problems, teaching text-criticism in an academic setting, etc."

For more information how to submit a proposal for this unit, see here.

We hope to have enough papers for several days, I know of five so far, including my own paper, but we expect many more.

I will probably post at least one more reminder, since Peter Head has asked for such on January 30, here (at about 11 PM?). In Boston I heard rumours about the Tyndale House people renting a villa in Rome and bringing family members along (will there be any time for textual criticism?).

And don't forget about the Sinaiticus conference in London, 6-7 July.

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  1. Status report 090115: seven papers for the TC-unit at SBL in Rome that I know of so far. This looks promising with two more weeks for submissions.

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