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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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International Master Class Places and Rituals of Memorialisation, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit├Ąt, 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-Universit├Ąt (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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12 Faculty perspectives on how to make time for research and writing

The Chronicle has a helpful article on how to make time for research and writing, form the perspective of 12 faculty members in different departments and stages of their careers.

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On Being a Scholar of Religion and Bible

A friend recently asked me why I teach at a school of theology, what it is I see as the value of theological education when Christianity and the Church and all its various ideas are so conservative and entrenched in … Continue reading

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Text as Data sessions at the upcoming American Oriental Society meeting in LA

I just received word of two sessions at the upcoming AOS meeting pertaining to Digital Humanities: “Text as Data: Digital Humanities for Text Analysis.” There are a number of interesting titles here.

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Writing help: Jo VanEvery, The Scholarly Writing Process: A Short Guide

One of the things I am interested in is how to write and write better. There is no single answer or system by which we learn to write or write better (this does not necessarily mean to write faster), so … Continue reading

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