By Matthew Hama, PhD Student, University of Birmingham UK When I was fourteen-years-old I played in my first competitive rugby tournament. In fact, it was my first rugby match. Ever. Prior to the match, I received one simple set of instructions: “If you get the ball, RUN!” That was it. My introduction to rugby. I… Continue reading My PhD Journey with ‘The Professor Is In’ Karen Kelsky
by Shayna Sheinfeld, Ph.D. Sheffield Institute of Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies @shaynasheinfeld If you have attended the annual SBL/AAR, held in North America each November, you know just how overwhelming the conference can be. With around 10,000 attendees and more than 1000 events and 130 publishers, it is no wonder that someone can feel overwhelmed or confused… Continue reading The Annual SBL/AAR: Things to Keep in Mind
By Charlotte Hempel One of the areas where inside knowledge and experience is helpful, particularly at the early stages of our careers, is publishing. While I invited you into the ‘Green Room’ of a learned journal in an earlier blog post, we thought hearing more from academic editors of monographs and monograph series was timely.… Continue reading “I thought I’d never write a book.” Care to Join Me for Lunch with David Clines?
by Charlotte Hempel We have been busy getting ready for the STECA workshop in Brimingham from 11-12 December 2019. Thanks to the Arts and Humanities Research Council who are funding STECA as part of a Leadership Fellowship we have a limited amount of funding available to support attendance. In line with our ethos of trying to… Continue reading The Big STECA Workshop is Coming to Birmingham and to You!
by Charlotte Hempel, University of Birmingham One of the things that excites me about the Steca Blog is to know we have readers across six of the seven continents – and anyone reading this in Antarctica please get in touch! It is good to know we have readers in the Global North and Global South,… Continue reading Behind the Scenes of a Journal Editor’s Desk
By Sarah Shectman, Ph.D., San Francisco, CA SBAllies was created in September 2016, in response to a conversation on Facebook—I’m embarrassed to admit that I don’t remember the specific context of the conversation, except that it related to harassment in biblical studies, especially at the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting. Someone commented that the… Continue reading Who Are the SBAllies?
My early academic career started well, though it didn’t feel like it at the time. I managed to secure full funding for my PhD on the Laws of the Damascus Document from the British Academy and King’s College London. These were stressful times since had the maintenance award from King’s not been available – and… Continue reading Why my Career Break was Most Unlikely to End Where it Did … But it Would Have Ended