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SBL Annual Meeting Program

These are the most interesting events, as far as Bible software is concerned, planned for this year’s SBL
meeting (San Antonio, TX, November 20-23):

Bible Technologies Group
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Room: Room #212A – San Antonio Convention Center
Robert Hodgson, American Bible Society, Presiding
Patrick Durusau, Society of Biblical Literature, Presiding
Eugene Nida, American Bible Society
The Modern Translator (45 min)
Mike Perez, American Bible Society
Bible Engagement Tools (45 min)
Break (15 min)
Steven Derose, Bible Technologies Group
Introduction to OSIS (45 min)
OSIS Panel Discussion
Steven Derose, Bible Technologies Group, Panelist
Patrick Durusau, Society of Biblical Literature, Panelist
Mike Perez, American Bible Society, Panelist

Biblical Exegetical Software in the Classroom — Integration 101
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Room #210A – San Antonio Convention Center
Joseph M. Fleener, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, Presiding
Mark Futato, Reformed Theological Seminary, Panelist (10 min)
Rodney A. Whitacre, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Panelist (10 min)
Thomas J. Finley, Talbot School of Theology, Panelist (10 min)
Discussion (60 min)

BibleWorks Workshop — Using Its Features and Resources to the Fullest
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Room #210A – San Antonio Convention Center

Computer Assisted Research
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Room #207 – San Antonio Convention Center
Theme: Digital Hermeneutics
James R. Adair, Jr., Religion and Technology Center, Presiding
Peter C. Patton, University of St. Thomas and Richard A. Wright, Emory University
Discovering and Displaying Structure in Hebrew Poetry (30 min)
George Yaeger, Aster Institute
Development of a Noun Phrase Translation Memory Database for Classical Biblical Hebrew (30 min)
Catherine J. Smith, University of Birmingham and Matthew Brook O’Donnell, University Of Surrey Roehamptom
Evaluating Electronic Synopses: The Current State of Play and Future Directions (30 min)
Ken Penner, McMaster University
Toward a Method of Tagging Hebrew Tense, Aspect, and Mood (30 min)
Business Meeting (30 min)

Computer Assisted Research
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Room #207 – San Antonio Convention Center
Theme: Networked Pedagogy
Keith H. Reeves, Azusa Pacific University, Presiding
Alfred Benney, Fairfield University
Designing Techno-pedagogical Strategies for Teaching Religion – Or Not! (30 min)
Julye Bidmead, Miami University (OH) and Deborah A. Appler, Vanderbilt University
Connecting to “Wired” Students: Multimedia, Interactive Approaches to Teaching Biblical Studies (30 min)
Steve Mason, York University (Toronto)
Possibilities of an On-line Commentary: The Case of Flavius Josephus (30 min)
David B. Howell, Ferrum College and Peggy Cowan, Maryville College
Text and Context: Connecting Students with the Historical, Social, and Cultural Realities that Shape the Practice and Texts of Religion (30 min)
Tim Seid, Earlham School of Religion
Digital Quaker Collection: Directing Out-sourced Technology at the Cutting-Edge (30 min)
To look for more information about the program, please go here.

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