[MGSA-L] Online Marginalia

June Samaras june.samaras at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 16:59:34 PST 2013

>From <http://themarginaliareview.com>:

The Marginalia Review of Books (http://themarginaliareview.com) is a
new international publication reviewing literature in a variety of
disciplines along the nexus of history, theology and religion,
launches today, Tuesday, January 29.

Marginalia aims to correct what its Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
believes to be a downward spiral in academic publishing. “We want to
rehabilitate the ailing book review,” said Timothy Michael Law,
currently an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in the Georg-August
Universität, Göttingen (Germany). “We are hoping to create a new
standard that puts a premium on quality in both style and substance.
Penetrating analysis and engaging prose should be held together.”

Law says the review is often the genre of academic writing that
suffers the most neglect, but that it should receive more attention.
“The review is functional as a service to each discipline of the
academic community by separating the wheat from the chaff. But it is
also an art worth recovering, since it can be the only vehicle that
communicates our research to those
outside of our specialized societies.”

Managing Editors Charles Halton and Anthony Apodaca are also hoping to
test the limits of what is possible in academic publishing. Halton
said, “Our creativity as scholars should not be limited to the
construction of our ideas but should also include the forms of their
expression. The web presents us with an opportunity to
re-conceptualize the ways in which we
package, mediate, and analyze our thoughts.” Marginalia will provide
space for readers and authors to interact, create digital panel
discussions on the most pivotal publications, and publish long form
and peer-reviewed essays.

Senior Editor Jacob Wright, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at
Emory University, draws attention to the indispensable service that
Marginalia aims to provide:  “Each year the academy produces thousands
of monographs, many of whose findings are of great consequence. Yet
this literature is very often inaccessible to readers beyond the
academy—or even to readers across disciplinary borders. What
Marginalia does is make this work not only accessible but also
relevant to the larger concerns facing both scholars and citizens.  It
promises to make a major contribution to ‘knowledge transfer’
in the humanities, a task that is increasingly recognized as critical
to the academy’s future.  And in the process, we hope to unleash
creative synergies that yield new knowledge.” Wright will be
spearheading the cultural essays division of Marginalia.

As important as quality and creativity are to Marginalia, General
Editor David Lincicum, University Lecturer in New  Testament in
Oxford, insists that the editors are just as committed to making
reviews more discoverable than those in traditional print journals.
Joining the open-access movement, Marginalia will publish all content
without charging the reader, directly challenging traditional
publications that require readers to login from a university network
or pay a hefty subscription.

Marginalia’s Advisory Board consists of more than thirty of the
world’s leading scholars in the fields of history, theology and
religion, and nearly forty early career scholars serve as Review
Editors for the publication.

Editorial Board
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief: Timothy Michael Law (Göttingen)
Editor-at-Large: David Lincicum (Oxford)
Managing Editor: Charles Halton (Houston)
Managing Editor: Anthony Apodaca (New York)
Senior Editor: Jacob Wright (Emory)
Secretary: Daniel Picus (Brown)

Advisory Board

Marc Van De Mieroop (Professor of History, Columbia University)
Gebhard J. Selz (Chair of Old Semitic Languages and Oriental Archaeology,Vienna)
Anthony Sagona (Professor of Classics and Archaeology, Melbourne)
James Rives (Kenan Eminent Professor of Classics, Chapel Hill)
Jan Joosten (Professeur d’Ancien Testament, Strasbourg)
John Barton (Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of the
HolyScripture, Oxford)
Athalya Brenner (Professor Emerita of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Amsterdam)
Reinhard Kratz (Professor of Old Testament, Göttingen)
Anna Passoni dell’Acqua (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan)
Maren Niehoff (Associate Professor of Jewish Thought, Hebrew
University ofJerusalem)
Charlotte Hempel (Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible and Second Temple
Markus Bockmuehl (Professor of Biblical and Early Christian Studies, Oxford)
Mark Goodacre (Associate Professor in New Testament, Duke)
Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra (Directeur d'Études, École Pratique des Hautes
Willem Smelik (Senior Lecturer in Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, London)
Joanna Weinberg (James Mew Lecturer in Rabbinical Hebrew, Oxford)
Andrew Louth (Professor of Patristic and Byzantine Studies, Durham)
Sarah Foot (Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Oxford)
Susan Boynton (Professor of Music, Columbia)
David J. Wasserstein (Professor of History, Jewish Studies, and
Adam Silverstein (Reader in Jewish Studies and the Abrahamic
Religions,King’s College, London)
Anthony Grafton (Henry Putnam University Professor of History, Princeton)
Diarmaid MacCulloch (Professor of the History of the Church, Oxford)
Mona Siddiqui (Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies, Edinburgh)
Sholeh Quinn (Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, California Merced)
Ellen T. Charry (Margaret W. Harmon Professor of Historical and
Systematic Theology, Princeton)
Joel Rasmussen (University Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Christian
Thought, Oxford)
Aaron Rosen (Lecturer in Sacred Traditions and the Arts, King's College London)
Nathan Abrams (Director of Graduate Studies and Senior Lecturer in
Film Studies, Bangor)
Jeremy Begbie (Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology, Duke)
Alan J. Torrance (Professor of Systematic Theology, St. Andrews)
Murray Rae (Head of Department of Theology, Otago)
David Rechter (University Research Lecturer in Modern Jewish History, Oxford)
Shmuel Feiner (Professor of Modern Jewish History, Bar-Ilan)
Charles Jones (Head Librarian, ISAW, New York)

Review Editors

Ancient Near East & Semitics
Jonathan Stökl, Leiden; Ola Wikander, Lund

Graeco-Roman Religions
Ioannis Mylonopoulos, Columbia; Ivana Petrovic, Durham

Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Angela Roskop Erisman, Xavier; Ingrid Lilly, W. Kentucky; Jonathan Stökl,

New Testament
Jane Heath, Durham; Michael Thate, Yale

Theological Interpretation and Reception of the Bible
Brennan Breed, Columbia, Atlanta

Qur’anic Studies
Asad Q. Ahmed, Berkeley; Rachel Friedman, Berkeley

Early Jewish History
Alison Schofield, Denver; Sharon Weisser, Jerusalem

Rabbinic and Late Antique Jewish History
Holger Zellentin, Nottingham; Shai Secunda, Jerusalem

Medieval Jewish History

Modern Jewish History
Simon Rabinovitch, Boston; Adam Mendelsohn, Charleston

Early Christianity
Andrew Radde-Gallwitz, Loyola Chicago; Mark DelCogliano, St. Thomas

Late Antique Christianity
Julia Konstantinovsky, Oxford; Emilio Bonfiglio, Geneva

Medieval Christianity
Patrick Hornbeck, Fordham; Helen Foxhall Forbes, Exeter

Modern Christianity
Joseph Williams, Rutgers

Early Islamic History
Asad Q. Ahmed, Berkeley; Rachel Friedman, Berkeley

Medieval Islamic History
Blain Auer, Lausanne; Matthew Melvin-Koushki, Oxford

Modern Islamic History

Historical Theology
Darren Sarisky, Cambridge

Constructive Theology
Benjamin Myers, Queensland; Brandon Gallaher, Oxford

Philosophical Theology
Chris Barnett, Villanova

Religious Studies
Kerry San Chirico, Hawaii; Phillip Francis, Harvard

Abrahamic Religions
lisha Russ-Fishbane, Wesleyan; David Shyovitz, Northwestern; Stephen Burge,
Ismaili Institute, London

Dharma Traditions
Philosophy of Religion Matthew A. Benton, Oxford

Religious Ethics
Religion, Culture, and the Arts Ayla Lepine, Courtauld London


French and German
Carolyn Rosen, Royal Holloway London; Felix Albrecht, Göttingen

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