Regional Scholar Awards
Congratulations to Sarah Malena on receiving the 2020 Regional Scholar Award. Sarah was awarded for her paper entitled “A House for Pharaoh’s Daughter: Diplomatic Marriage and Solomon’s Legacy” which was presented at the 2019 Mid Atlantic regional meeting. Visit the Regional Scholars page for more information.
SBL Press Spring Sale
SBL Press and BJS titles are available to SBL members at a 30 percent discount during the annual spring sale. Place your mail, fax, or phone order using this order form by May 31. If you prefer to order at the SBL Press Store, use the promo code SP2020 at checkout to receive your discount.
Be on the lookout for a survey from the LGBTQ+ Task Force. The survey will open next week.
2020 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.
Amazon Purchases: Thank you to all our Amazon Smile supporters! If you haven’t signed up, just go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and choose Society of Biblical Literature as your charity of choice. Then make all of your future Amazon purchases via amazonsmile.com and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to us. It costs you nothing extra. This is a great time of year to get signed up as you can see, everyones small purchases add up!
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SBL on Twitter
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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.
SBL International Travel Awards Applications
The SBL International Travel Award applications will close on February 15. These awards offer opportunities to current SBL members outside North America to attend the Annual or International Meeting, to participate in the program, to enhance their professional development, and to build their network with fellow scholars. The International Travel Awards defray transportation, hotel accommodations, and other expenses incurred for the Annual or International Meetings. Please visit the travel award page for information on eligibility, criteria, and application instructions.
2020 AM Call for Papers
The call for papers for the 2020 Annual Meeting remains open. The deadline for submission for the Annual Meeting is 11 March 2020.
SBL Press: Updated Open-Access Policy
SBL Press publishes research for our members in various formats (JBL, RBL, twenty-three book series), including two open-access book series, Ancient Near East Monographs and International Voices in Biblical Studies; an open-access journal, TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism; and the Society’s Bible Odyssey website. That said, we are continuously exploring ways to make our resources more widely accessible. To that end, SBL Press has updated its Open-Access Policy for SBL-published articles, reviews, and essays. Updates include expanded posting venues, options for reduced embargo periods, and changes to the form that a piece can be posted in. These changes are designed to ensure that work posted online represents the author’s best and final version and to provide more exposure, especially for adjunct and independent scholars, in venues that have been proven effective for promoting scholars’ research and writing. For details, see here.
Tenth Annual Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition
Fellows will receive a stipend of $70,000 per year and have access to employer-based health insurance, relocation and professional development funds, and professional and peer mentoring. The 2020 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows will work in the fields of arts management, civil rights, communications, international affairs, journalism, and public policy, and on a range of projects advancing social justice, inclusive access to arts and culture, civic engagement, and much more.
The application deadline is 9pm EDT on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Full position descriptions are available at: www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/
New from SBL Press
Tangled Roots: The Emergence of Israeli Culture
In this new book Israel Bartal traces the history of modern Hebrew culture prior to the emergence of political Zionism. Bartal examines how traditional and modernist ideals and Western and non-European cultures merged in an unprecedented encounter between an ancient land (Israel) and a multigenerational people (the Jews). As this new Hebrew culture was taking shape, the memory of the recent European past played a highly influential role in shaping the image of the New Hebrew, that mythological hero who was meant to supplant the East European exilic Jew.
Paperback • Hardcover • Kindle • Google Play (Forthcoming)