New PhD Showcase: Dan McClellan, “Deity and Divine Agency in the Hebrew Bible: Cognitive Perspectives”

The BRANE Collective is proud to open our new PhD showcase series with a spotlight on Daniel O. McClellan’s 2020 dissertation, “Deity and Divine Agency in the Hebrew Bible: Cognitive Perspectives.” Dan will discuss his new research with Debra Scoggins Ballentine, Mark McEntire, Brian Rainey, and Jen Singletary. Join us! Thursday, Oct. 22 4:00 pmContinue reading “New PhD Showcase: Dan McClellan, “Deity and Divine Agency in the Hebrew Bible: Cognitive Perspectives””

Revelation Before the Bible, Part II: “What is Scripture? An Introduction to Biblical Assemblages,” feat. David Lambert in conversation with John Barton, and Laura Carlson Hasler, and Chontel Syfox

Moderated by James Nati Tuesday, Oct. 20, 11:30 PDT/ 2:30 EST/ 7:30 PM UK Please register here for the link Recent scholarship has emphasized the fluidity of canonical boundaries in the late Second Temple period, how “authoritative scriptures” at the time could include more than just biblical texts. But such accounts still presume the existenceContinue reading “Revelation Before the Bible, Part II: “What is Scripture? An Introduction to Biblical Assemblages,” feat. David Lambert in conversation with John Barton, and Laura Carlson Hasler, and Chontel Syfox”

Announcing the New PhD Showcase

The BRANE Collective is excited to announce a new series showcasing the work of newly minted PhDs in conversation with established scholars. Our first two events are coming up: Daniel O. McClellan“Deity and Divine Agency in the Hebrew Bible: Cognitive Perspectives” Discussants: Debra Scoggins Ballentine, Mark McEntire, Brian Rainey, and Jen SingletaryThursday, Oct. 22 4:00Continue reading “Announcing the New PhD Showcase”

Literary Creativity and Forgetting

A BRANE Collective Panel convened by Jenna Stover-KempThursday, Oct. 8 ◆ 10 am PDT REGISTER HERE We who study ancient Mediterranean texts tend to be concerned with successfully transmitting the past: from scribes copying to performers memorizing, we highlight the preservation of what has come before. Even our departures from the preservation model still emphasize directContinue reading “Literary Creativity and Forgetting”

“Can Feminism be Institutionalized?”

The Challenges to Forming Feminist Lineages in the Academy a two-part conversation with Mika Ahuvia Tuesday, September 15th, 1pm PSTandMonday October 12, 1pm PSTPLEASE REGISTER HERE Events will be live captioned by a professional CART provider. Join Mika Ahuvia, scholar of late antique Judaism, as she launches her new project identifying and documenting the challengesContinue reading ““Can Feminism be Institutionalized?””

Towards a New Map of Second Temple Literature: Revelation, Rewriting, and Genre Before the Bible

A Forum Organized Around New Work by Molly M. Zahn Part 1 of a 2-part series curated by James Nati: Ancient Hebrew Literature Beyond “The Bible” For Second Temple Jewish readers and writers, there was no “Bible;” instead what we find in the literature from this period is a broad spectrum of sacred texts fromContinue reading “Towards a New Map of Second Temple Literature: Revelation, Rewriting, and Genre Before the Bible”

Workshop: Ethical Reading and the Hebrew Bible

new projects: Reading Eglon’s FatnessJackie Wyse-Rhodes writes about portrayals of the natural world in Second Temple Jewish literature. Her other interests include apocalypticism, moral imagination as it relates to embodiment, and the reception history of the book of Numbers, particularly its depictions of women. Narrative Empathy and the History of David’s RiseJulian Chike is aContinue reading “Workshop: Ethical Reading and the Hebrew Bible”

The Ethics of Citation and Interpretation: A Series

Launch: Listening Session, Friday, July 3, 2020, 12pm EST Choosing whom and how to cite is a complex issue not limited to any single event, issue, or disgraced scholar. It pertains to how we operate as part of a scholarly community, how we produce scholarship and re-inscribe structures of power, and what it means toContinue reading “The Ethics of Citation and Interpretation: A Series”

Pilot Event: Opening the Field

Call for Participants This pilot event invites scholars of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism to think about what constrains us in our scholarship – what obstacles stand in the way of the flourishing of our intellectual work – and what might be possible when we find ways out of these constraints. What gatekeeping practices limitContinue reading “Pilot Event: Opening the Field”