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November 21, 2009

Heard in the SBL Halls

In my Monday post I talked about my quest for context at SBL. I overestimated the gravitas of this convention. You hear some interesting things if you keep your ears open as you stroll the halls:

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Posted by Dan Reid at 7:12 AM

November 16, 2009

What I’ll Be Doing At SBL

Later this week I’ll be traveling to New Orleans to attend the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Institute for Biblical Research. I calculate this is my twenty-third consecutive trip as an editor. I have a number of appointments with authors I’m working with and hoping to work with. I’ve got a few sessions I want to go to. There will be friends old and new to meet, and no lack of schmoozing and catching up. And naturally, there are some books I want to buy from other publishers at their (mostly) generous conference discounts. But as I’ve reflected on the upcoming trip this week, there is a consistent subtext beneath this whole conference gig, and it can be summed up in one word: context.

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Posted by Dan Reid at 11:42 AM | Comments (1) are closed

November 4, 2009

Someone’s Trying to Find You!

In my work I’ve spent a good number of hours looking at academic institutional websites. Why? I’m trying to track down faculty members. From the standpoint of publishers at least—and who knows who else (the media, maybe students too!)—your academic institution’s prime asset is not your campus or your facilities or your sports program or even your library. It’s your faculty. This seems so patently true that it needs no defense. So why do some educational institutions bury their faculty on their websites?

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