New PhD Showcase: Esther Brownsmith, “Inconspicuous Consumption: Conceptual Metaphors of Women as Food,” with Athalya Brenner-Idan, Steed Davidson, and Meredith Warren

Date TBA! Please stay tuned Discussants Athalya Brenner-Idan is the author of many books on the Hebrew Bible and feminist biblical criticism, including The Israelite Woman: Social Role and Literary Type in Biblical Narrative (1985, 2014), and I Am: Biblical Women Tell Their Own Stories (2004). She is a former president of the SBL andContinue reading “New PhD Showcase: Esther Brownsmith, “Inconspicuous Consumption: Conceptual Metaphors of Women as Food,” with Athalya Brenner-Idan, Steed Davidson, and Meredith Warren”

New PhD Showcase: Nathan Shedd, “The Beheading of John the Baptist: Memory, Violence, and Reception,” with Kelly J. Murphy, Rafael Rodriguez, and Sarah Rollens

February 25, 4:00 – 5:30 pm EST/9:00 pm UK time Register here This PhD Showcase continues the series’ aim of sharing the doctoral research of recent PhD graduates. The event features Dr. Nathan Shedd’s work the beheading of John the Baptist in the gospels and their early reception history. The conversation will focus on theContinue reading “New PhD Showcase: Nathan Shedd, “The Beheading of John the Baptist: Memory, Violence, and Reception,” with Kelly J. Murphy, Rafael Rodriguez, and Sarah Rollens”

Who’s Reading Who?

This two-part conversation on “reading” and interpreting authoritative texts asks the question, “Who’s Reading Who?”—that is, who is doing the “reading” of authoritative texts and whose readings are prioritized? FEATURING a draw for a 200£ book credit from Bloomsbury open to graduate students and adjunct instructors! Come to both parts and enter your name twiceContinue reading “Who’s Reading Who?”

Primary Text Lab I: Apocryphon of James

The BRANE Collective is thrilled to launch a new series, the Primary Text Laboratory, with an inaugural event on Apocryphon of James! This series brings together a panel of scholars to examine closely a single text from different perspectives, in an open conversation on any aspect of its interpretation. Our aim is to share infrequentlyContinue reading “Primary Text Lab I: Apocryphon of James”

New PhD Showcase: Julia Lindenlaub, “The Beloved Disciple as Interpreter and Author of Scripture in the Gospel of John,” with Chris Keith, Anne Kreps, and Hugo Méndez

Thursday, Dec. 17, 9:00 am PST/12 noon EST/5:00 pm UKPlease register here A handout that will introduce participants to Dr. Lindenlaub’s dissertation will be sent out to all registrants before the meeting. This event will be live captioned by a professional CART provider. Discussants: Chris Keith is the author of many books on early ChristianContinue reading “New PhD Showcase: Julia Lindenlaub, “The Beloved Disciple as Interpreter and Author of Scripture in the Gospel of John,” with Chris Keith, Anne Kreps, and Hugo Méndez”

SBL/AAR Virtual Coffee Line

Got FOMO? Missing casual chatting, planning, debriefing, beaming, or kvetching at the conference, whether or not you’re registered this year? Invite your friends to stand in the virtual coffee line with you, or drop by to see if anyone’s already there. We’ll announce a few set times, but feel free to register once and lineContinue reading “SBL/AAR Virtual Coffee Line”

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”