The Society of Biblical Literature was founded in 1880 to foster biblical scholarship.
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For a list of events related to biblical scholarship, see our online calendar.

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Teaching the Bible
As the international learned society for biblical scholars, teaching is at the core of the SBL mission.
 

The Bible in Secondary Schools Project
reaches out to high school teachers and administrators with resources for designing classes for American public school settings.
 
 
 
 


The SBL  International Cooperation Initiative's (ICI) mission is to foster biblical scholarship and to facilitate mutual cooperation among colleagues. In that spirit, SBL is establishing databases that will allow scholars who would like the experience of volunteer teaching in other countries and institutions that can accomodate them to connect.
Individual scholars and schools will have the information needed to contact each other and make their own arrangements. Scholars and institutions that wish to participate should email Leigh Andersen.
 



The Public Initiatives Program seeks to connect biblical scholarship with audiences that have an interest in biblical studies. The public lecture series, Engaging the Bible reaches out to clergy with an emphasis on the Bible and current affairs.

 


Syllabi Collection Project:
We have an ever-growing collection of syllabi for courses in biblical study at all levels. Although most of the syllabi in the collection are for college level classes, we also encourage submissions of good examples of high school level syllabi.



New Teaching Initiative
Syllabus, a new peer-refereed journal,
intends to provide an outlet for recognition and support to faculty who excel in teaching. It will publish original course syllabi, essays, and shorter “tool box” entries. All are subjected to blind peer review.






Resources from CIC/SAIS Symposium on the Future of the Humanities Now Online
The Council of Independent Colleges and the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University organized a Symposium on the Future of the Humanities, which took place on March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Transcripts and photos
Webcast
 
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