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 Primary Text Lab series aims to bring together scholars of all career stages to discuss and annotate a selected primary text (broadly understood) in real time. Events will feature a core group of discussants and encourage participation by all attendees. Have a primary text you’d like to discuss? Propose a Primary Text Lab! ProposalsContinue 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”

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?””