Saturday, 28 April 2012

SBL Chicago

It looks like I'll be visiting my first American SBL this year. The Institute of Biblical Research has a so-called "Friday afternoon session" designed to support budding scholars. It works differently to a typical SBL session. Instead of giving papers, the participants write an article which is then posted on the IBR website for all to read. Here are some papers from last year's session. At the meeting we each provide a summary of the content of the paper and then the rest of the time is dedicated to discussing the paper with those who have read it. My paper is on "The Coherence of Psalm 24." It would be nice to see some of you there! (Oh, and I'd appreciate any tips on cheap accommodation ... ).

4 comments:

John Hobbins said...

I'll be there, and I would be honored to show you around Chicago a bit, though I admit the gelato is not as good as it is in Rome.

Phil Sumpter said...

John, that would be awesome, all the more reason to go! I now just have to figure out where we'll be living this November and then I can book a flight ticket. I'll be in touch.

Ron said...

Hey Phil,
That is fantastic that you will be out here! I don't know if you already have a place to stay, but we live about 25 outside of the city and would be honored to have you for the duration of SBL. It will be great to catch up. I'll try emailing you too if you don't catch this comment.

Phil Sumpter said...

Ron, you are awesome. I've written you an e-mail.

Is that 25 minutes or miles?