Deadline for SBL Christian Apocrypha Proposals Coming Up!

We are a little more than a week away from the deadline for submitting paper proposals for the SBL’s Christian Apocrypha program unit (Tuesday, March 1st, at 11:59PM EST). If you have not submitted to this section before, please consider doing so! If you are uncertain about whether your proposal fits, feel free to contact Brent Landau, the program unit chair, at bclandau”AT”utexas”DOT”edu.

The link with the SBL’s paper proposal requirements is here. You’ll need to login to the site to submit your proposal.

Here’s the Christian Apocrypha call for papers. The unit would be very grateful for papers exploring the ways in which digital humanities can improve the study of the Christian Apocrypha, and for papers on any topic within the field of Christian Apocrypha.

The Christian Apocrypha program unit will run four sessions at the 2016 Annual Meetings. The first is a book review panel dedicated to Philip Jenkins’s The Many Faces of Christ: The Thousand-Year Story of the Survival and Influence of the Lost Gospels; panelists are invited. The second session is a joint session with the Digital Humanities in Biblical, Early Jewish, and Christian Studies program unit, pertaining to the ways in which digital humanities is impacting the study of the Christian Apocrypha; although some presenters will be invited, we strongly encourage scholars interested in participating to contact the program unit chair and/or submit an abstract. The third session will tentatively focus on violence in the Christian Apocrypha; submissions of abstracts on this theme are welcome. The fourth and final session will be open to submission of any abstracts pertaining to the study of the Christian Apocrypha, broadly conceived; members of the steering committee, however, are particularly interested in papers exploring healing in the Christian Apocrypha, the artistic/iconographic representation of apocryphal narratives, or discussions of Christian Apocrypha found in patristic sources.