Annual Meeting

Dear Colleagues,

Our SBL membership received an email this morning notifying them that the Society of Biblical Literature will no longer be supporting the US regional structure. RELSE (formerly SECSOR) will continue to hold a regional meeting as planned for 2023 in Atlanta, and in the foreseeable future. The recent announcement from the SBL national office does not preclude biblical scholars, whether SBL members or not, from participating in scholarly meetings. All Biblical Studies-related sections, including Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, and the Dead Sea Scrolls, will be included in this year’s call, as planned. Any and all scholars interested in reading a paper for one of these sections are encouraged to submit proposals for our meeting in Atlanta in March. We anticipate the Call for Proposals reflecting changed nomenclature to go out very soon. The leadership of RELSE will be meeting over the coming weeks to review the recent news from SBL national office, and decide what changes in branding, governance, and procedures and policies may be required moving forward.

The AAR/SBL Southeast Region’s Annual Conference will meet in person in March 2023 hosted by Mercer University, you can access our 2023 call for papers here and we will be sharing a link for submissions soon!

RELSE.org (formerly SECSOR.org) is the website for the joint meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Southeast Region. We are operating as a joint committee of the AAR/SE LLC and as the Southeast Annual Regional Meeting of the SBL.