Details for March 22

Travel Information:
On the day of the conference, you can park at the Dowling Hall Parking Garage, 419 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155. The cost is $8 per day, payable by VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card only.

Registration and most of the day’s events will take place at Anderson Hall, 200 College Avenue. The plenaries will take place at Robertson Hall, 212 College Avenue.

Student Gathering
Our Regional Student Committee and the AAR Student Director invite all students to meet them for a self-pay social gathering after the final reception at Semolina Kitchen and Bar, 572 Boston Avenue. If you plan to attend, they ask that you RSVP to https://tinyurl.com/SBLAARboston19 by March 15.

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Final Program and Paper Abstracts for March 22, 2019 Meeting

2019 Meeting Program

SBL Abstracts

AAR Abstracts

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Business Meeting Agenda for March 22

All SBL members (including students) are welcome to attend the business meeting.

2019 Business Meeting Agenda

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Preregistration Closing Tonight

Preregistration for the March 22 meeting closes at 11:59 P.M. tonight.  Preregister here.

 

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Preregistration for 2019 Regional Meeting Now Open

Preregistration for the 2019 joint meeting of the NE / EC Regional SBL and the New England-Maritimes Regional AAR is now open.

You can preregister until 11:59 P.M. on March 12 here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=394226&t=1952ff32a136e1b4e40a13a1c6484f13&fbclid=IwAR3wYSM-d669En_PkRDzUucmR4n22UbgDkhRL1obTXgtsx6CmYlU0Fdoq20

There will be a very limited number of registrations available at the door, so I strongly encourage you to preregister if you plan to attend.

  • Highlights of the meeting include the following:
    an address by Jack Miles, Corcoran Visiting Professorship in Christian-Jewish Relations at Boston College, entitled “Mimetic Theory and the Anxiety of Scriptural Influence in the New Testament and the Qur’an”
  • a panel discussion, “Race in and in Front of the Classroom,” with Charisse Barron (Brown), Bernadette Brooten (Brandeis), and Choi Hee An (Boston University)
  • a panel discussion on academic labor, moderated by Paul Firenze, NEMAAR Regional President, and Yonder M. Gillihan, NE/EC SBL Regional President

Please visit this website or our Facebook page  in March for the final program, abstracts, directions, parking information, and other details.

We look forward to seeing you at Tufts on March 22!

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Instructions for 2019 Award Candidates

Best Student Paper Candidates (SBL Student Members who have had papers accepted for inclusion in this year’s Regional Meeting and who notified the Regional Coordinator of their desire to be considered for the award by the paper proposal deadline of January 18):

By March 8, email the final version of your paper to me at amelia.devin.freedman@gmail.com.

While BSP Award Committee will consider your written submission only, the length of that submission should not exceed that of a paper you would be able to deliver orally in the time that you’ve been allotted; please refer to your acceptance letter for your allotted time.

The specific criteria for evaluation are as follows:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly resources and publications related to the paper topic
    Use and knowledge of the primary sources related to the topic of the paper
  • Clarity of written expression
  • Use of scholarly practices of annotation
  • Originality of ideas and solutions developed in the paper

Regional Scholar Candidates (Junior SBL members who have had papers accepted for inclusion in this year’s Regional Meeting and who notified the Regional Coordinator of their desire to be considered for the award by the paper proposal deadline of January 18):

By March 8, email the final version of your paper, your CV, and all handouts, slides, etc. to me at amelia.devin.freedman@gmail.com.

The RS Award Committee will consider both your written argument and your oral presentation.  For this reason, the written version of the paper that you submit must be the same as the presentation that you will give.

The specific criteria for evaluation can be found here.

More information about the SBL Regional Scholars Program can be found here.

One final note: The awards will not be given on the day of the conference.  I will contact you by email once the Award Committees have made their decisions, June 1 at the latest.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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2019 Regional Meeting : Call for Papers

NE-EC 2019 CFP

Paper proposals are due on January 18, 2019.

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