Author Archives: Mark K. George

An attempt to date the Egyptian Pharaohs (and by extension, the Bible) using a reference in Joshua to the sun standing still. To be demonstrated. https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/oldest-recorded-solar-eclipse-helps-date-the-egyptian-pharaohs

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Artificial Intelligence and Government

Recent, Kai-Fu Lee wrote an op-ed piece in the New York Times titled, “The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence.” It’s an interesting piece because it names the types of job likely to be lost as A.I. continues its rapid development. … Continue reading

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The importance of faculty in religion gaining technology and digital skills

When I was attending university I persuaded my father, during a visit, to lug home the first generation IBM PC he used so I could see it. I was underwhelmed with the machine once it was assembled. Two 5.25” floppy … Continue reading

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“Becoming People of the Book” – Installation address available on video

Video of my installation address, “Becoming People of the Book,” on becoming Professor of Bible and Ancient Systems of Thought at the Iliff School of Theology, is available on YouTube. This contains the entire service, but the lecture begins at … Continue reading

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International Master Class Places and Rituals of Memorialisation, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

I returned this week from Germany where I participated in the International Master Class Places and Rituals of Memorialisation. This workshop is organized by Prof. Dr. Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati, of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) and Prof. Dr. Carla Danani, of the University of … Continue reading

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Helpful explanation of why Academia.edu has become problematic for scholars

Sarah Bond and Stuart Elden, among others, have called for those of us who use Academia.edu to delete our pages and stop enabling that company from profiting from our work as scholars. Iko Maly at diggit magazine provides a useful … Continue reading

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Christopher Watkin’s helpful advice on conference papers

Over on his blog, Christopher Watkin continues providing useful advice for students (and faculty) of various sorts, this time on preparing (“Research hacks #14: 15 tips on planning and writing a conference paper”) and delivering (“Research hacks #15: 15 tips … Continue reading

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