Monday, November 01, 2010

Call for Papers: SBL London, 2011

Call for papers is open for the SBL International Meeting in London, July 4-8, 2011.

Program unit "Working with Biblical Manuscripts (Textual Criticism)" (chairs: Jan Krans & Tommy Wasserman):

Papers concentrating on any aspect of textual criticism are welcome, in particular the practical work with manuscripts. Examples of topics: papyrological insights, scribal habits, preservation techniques, technical developments, computer assisted tools, producing critical editions, evaluating the evidence of fathers or versions, discussion of particular passages, social historical studies, new projects, systematic-theological problems, teaching text-criticism in an academic setting, etc.

Go to the SBL site, log in, and make your submission! We have one submission already.

Peter Head has no excuses not to come this time – train from Cambridge to London ca. £20.

16 Comments:

Peter M. Head said...

£32.50 actually unless you are travelling off peak.

Peter M. Head said...

There is a scheduling conflict for me with the Tyndale Fellowship Study Groups (7-9 July 2011 in Cambridge).

Tommy Wasserman said...

We will count on you to deliver at least one paper during 4-6 July then!

And perhaps you can find a "fun fare" starting at £1, since you know the dates so far ahead (http://www.nationalexpress.com/coach/Offers/funfares.cfm).

Peter M. Head said...

Actually I think those TF dates may be wrong. They should probably be 6 - 8, as we usually meet Wed - Fri.

Peter M. Head said...

Good idea Tommy, only they aren't available in July 2011.

Tommy Wasserman said...

We will be counting on you. The fun fares for next year is of course not available yet ... we will have to watch over these developments (TF conference / fun fare). Maybe I should write a formal letter to Desmond Alexander, chair of TF requesting a special arrangement.

Peter M. Head said...

One more question: London is a big place, where is the conference actually based? (I couldn't figure this out from the SBL web site)

Peter M. Head said...

Usually I prefer to submit paper proposals a bit closer to the deadline.

Tommy Wasserman said...

PMH: "Usually I prefer to submit paper proposals a bit closer to the deadline."

From Wikipedia: "Understatement is a form of speech which contains an expression of less strength than what would be expected. ...

Understatement is a staple of humor in English-speaking cultures, especially in British humor."

Bill Warren said...

Peter asked about where the meetings would be in London. According to the King James Bible Trust site, the meetings will be at King's College (here is the quote from the site: "The Society of Biblical Literature in partnership with a number of groups including the Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship of the American Bible Society will hold an international congress in London 4 - 8 July 2011. The scholarly and public sessions will be hosted by King's College London.").

Tommy Wasserman said...

Thanks Bill.

Peter M. Head said...

Thanks Bill,

Good. Nice and central.

Bob Relyea said...

Tommy, you can always order an pre-paid oyster card for Peter...

https://oyster.tfl.gov.uk/oyster

Tommy Wasserman said...

I might have to do that Bob. Then Peter will have more time for preparation.

http://tinyurl.com/36qrxfo

Peter M. Head said...

Same train trip of course.

Tommy Wasserman said...

Yes, but a different paper, albeit including images of manuscripts, preferably papyri, and typical red circles highlighting details. We love that.