Call for Papers
The deadline for the Call for Papers for this Region has passed. Please visit the Region's website for more information about the regional meeting and preregistration instructions.
The meeting will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, 2000 Century Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. We were able to obtain remarkable room rates of $89 per night! To get these rates, reservations must be made before February 15 and should be made directly with the hotel by calling 1-800-228-9290. Be sure to mention you are reserving for the SECSOR meeting.
Program Announcements for 2012
Once and Future Meetings
The 2011 regional meeting was held at the Galt House in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, from March 4–6. We had 248 total registrants and some excellent discussions within program sessions.
At Louisville, the SECSOR Executive Committee accepted an invitation from Furman University to hold the 2013 meeting in Greenville, South Carolina. Plans are underway for Greenville and additional information will be available on the SECSOR website.
Session for Undergraduate Students
(AAR) The winner of the 2011 Graduate Student Award was Matthew Puffer, University of Virginia, for his paper “Revisiting Barth on War: Taking Exception to Grenzfall’s Reception.”
(SBL) The winner of the 2011 Kenneth Clark Graduate Student Award was Amanda Davis, Emory University, for her paper “The Identity of the Mad King of Daniel 4 in Light of Ancient Near Eastern Sources.”
(SECSOR) The winner of the 2011 Undergraduate Student Award was Kiva Nice-Webb, Elon University, for her paper “Reconsidering the Goddess in the Saint: Reading Brigit Through a Postcolonial Lens.”
A cash prize of $100 is awarded to the undergraduate paper deemed the best presentation reflecting original research, demonstrating cogent analysis, and exemplifying clarity and creativity. Papers submitted to the Undergraduate Session(s) are automatically considered for the prize. Undergraduates whose proposals have been accepted by other program sections who wish to be considered for the prize must submit completed papers with a cover letter to Anne Blue Wills by December 15, 2011.
(ASOR) The winner of the 2011 Callaway Prize was Adam Bean, Emmanuel School of Religion, for his paper “The Topography of Divinity: Local Manifestations of Deities in the Ancient Near East.”
Sections at the Regional Annual Meeting
Regional Officers and Program Chairs, 2011–2012
Vicki C. Phillips
Vice President/Program Chair (AAR)
Vice President/Program Chair (SBL)
Regional Coordinator (SBL)
Vicki C. Philips
Regional Coordinator (AAR)
Sharon Lea Mattilla
Margaret Aymer (3rd year of 3-year term)
Ronald B. Neal (2nd year of 3-year term)
Laura Ammon (1st year of 3-year term)