What makes a good scholar? One’s tendency in answering this question is to describe a scholar in her/his own image, with her/his own particular interests.[Read more…]
This week’s job board includes opportunities from Dublin to Exeter, Georgetown to Durham. Happy hunting.[Read more…]
Why, in the face of material prosperity and the endless production of greater and better goods, would anybody choose the life of the mind?
I use the definite article with purpose. There are plural “lives” of intellectual priority that one might live, whether that be as a scholar, writer, poet, editor, philosopher et al. But there is a singular habitus under which all these must be subsumed: the life.1[Read more…]
This week saw job postings from Texas to Durham, Canada to the Netherlands. Happy hunting.[Read more…]
Poetry. A dance of words across a page. A stance of rebellion against the constrictions of prose. But that is not to say that poetry is without rules.[Read more…]
Welcome back to the Academic Jobs alert board. We took a bit of a hiatus over the holiday season, but the post is back now at a new slot on Mondays. We provide a wrap-up of the previous week’s job postings from around the world to help you start your week off right. Happy hunting.[Read more…]
Let’s talk about Greek. And what you need to master it. To gain fluency.
Study. Years of hard labor bent over grammars and ancient texts. Speaking Ancient Greek with strangers on Skype. Dreaming in Koine.
Right. Perhaps mastery at that level isn’t a priority. Exegesis is.
Good. Then I want your participation in a project, one that will facilitate your exegesis.
The Brill Greek Reference Collection is a high-level academic powerhouse for anybody working in this, the language of the gods, the philosophers, Josephus, the New Testament.
This 5-volume collection is currently in pre-pub, and includes both:
- The 3-volume Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics
- The 2-volume Etymological Dictionary of Greek
I highly recommend that you add these elite resources to your digital research library. To posses them in hardcover sounds lovely, but, really?
Don’t let the Brill Greek Reference Collection molder on your shelf, become a display piece, sold off in a garage sale when you die.
Possess the fully functional, fully searchable powerhouse in its absolutely best format: in your Logos digital research library.
Keep your bookshelves for Harry Potter.
The pre-pub price of the Brill Greek Reference Collection is currently $499.99, compared to the retail digital price of $899.99 and the retail print price of $1,709.
I’ll let you do the math, but those are huge savings. Take advantage.
And help get this powerful collection to publication today.
Durham University’s Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics and the Centre for Catholic Studies, in collaboration with Ushaw College, are pleased to announce the forthcoming conference:
NEW SONG: Biblical Hebrew Poetry as Jewish and Christian Scripture for the 21st Century[Read more…]
Today (Monday), tomorrow, and Wednesday are the last days remaining in which you can submit a proposal to the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, or ISBL.
This Summer, ISBL will be holding its meeting in none other than R-O-M-E.
That’s right. Rome, Italy. The seat of historic Christianity (except for those few years in Avignon, France). The epicenter of faith for centuries of believers. And the best travel experience you could offer your spouse for a summer holiday in 2019.
Get your proposals in now, and I hope to see you in Italy this coming July.