One of the perennial problems faced by graduate students is the pressure to find an original idea. Biblical studies may be one of the most challenging research areas to find something new to say. This panel includes scholars who have an eye for boundaries that still need to be pushed in our crowded field. We plan to have a candid conversation, based upon the panelists’ own experiences, in which graduate students who feel stuck might find a glimmer of hope, a new path they might pursue, and/or a new set of questions to ask about their research. After presentations, we will have ample time for an engaging discussion.

The Future of Biblical Studies: What Research Still Needs to Be Done? 11/19/2011, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM – Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Conference