Saturday, February 21, 2009

SBL Annual Meeting, New Orleans: Final Call for Papers

This is a final reminder to all text-critics out there of the Call for Papers to the SBL Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The call for papers, closing 28 February, reads thus for the New Testament Textual Criticism unit:

Call For Papers: The New Testament Textual Criticism Section invites paper proposals papers for two sessions: 1) The first session will be devoted to the study and re-evaluation of textual types or text families of New Testament manuscripts. 2) For the second session, we welcome papers on all aspects of the textual transmission of the New Testament, especially those that focus on the social-history of early Christian textual transmission and the history and practice of textual criticism. Papers should be submitted via the online system. For questions, please contact AnneMarie Luijendijk at

A few days ago I submitted my proposal for the first session, which is a paper on text-types and the evaluation of readings in NTTC. I very much look forward to seeing New Orleans, and Bill Warren's New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and the Center for New Testament Textual Studies for which he is director. Now I just hope for funding, both for this conference and another in Hamilton, Canada a few days before (which is the second part of the Mark and Matthew conference).


  1. Someone remind me again a bit closer to the deadline please.

  2. Pete, you know I will, but on the blog? ;-)

  3. Don't worry Tommy,
    I've managed to submit a proposal a day early. What a strange feeling.