Well, it’s that time of year again — when many of the REL faculty head off to attend annual scholarly meetings, to read papers or respond at panels where new work in the field is being presented or reviewed. They’ll also be meeting with publishers, hatching plans with collaborators and co-editors, getting lost in the surprisingly large book display, and generally trying to figure out a good place to meet someone for dinner, just as several thousand other people also head off to eat.
You can get the mobile app if you want to see the program (and see who, among the REL faculty, are presenting) or follow #aarsbl2017 or #naasr2017 on Twitter. The conference runs from this Friday to Monday.
And it’s is in Boston this year (and then Denver in 2018), so members of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, along with a variety of smaller academic societies (such as the North American Association for the Study of Religion) will soon be boarding jets and heading to Bean Town.