The annual meetings of AAR, SBL, NAASR and a lot of other acronyms are just around the corner. And as we start to think about how we'll navigate the conference scene this year, a lot of are asking the same question about how we do so in the larger academy. If you're a graduate student, why not do this in a cool space?
As I've written before, so much of academic life is trying to figure out how people fit into the boxes we use to make sense of our worlds. Knowing some of the politics and frustrations that entails, I've tried to use this website to open that process up a bit. And I appreciated sharing about that in some different venues.
My last post responded to a question about whether presenting conference papers is worthwhile. Readers weighed in with some great points that must be factored into such deliberations. Dr. Josh Brockway noticed that I had used the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature as my frame of reference. Thinking … Continue reading Real Talk: Reading the Academic Conference Terrain