Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fun contest

Doug Mangum took issue with a newly announced AOAT title, The Exchange of Goods and Services in Pre-Sargonic Lagash, calling it the most boring title ever. In reaction, he announced a contest. Initially, he offered a book from his library as the winner.

I figured I could go one better, so I offered to have Eisenbrauns award a $50.00 gift certificate to the winner. Jim Getz came back with a strong contender. If you are on Twitter (yes, you, Jim and Nick!), you can follow the exchange. Personally, I thought he was going to give us the title of his dissertation :)

Anyway, head on over to Doug's blog and enter your most boring biblical studies/ANE title ever. I bet you can come up with one without to much trouble :) I'd offer one, but I'm kinda not eligible...


Douglas Mangum said...

I'd also expected Jim Getz to offer either the title of his dissertation or one of the many titles on ritual, Leviticus, or Ugaritic that he must be familiar with.

I'm hoping someone offers a title more boring than my example, but it just struck me this AM when I saw the notice thru agade as being a particularly dry title.

Thanks for sponsoring my contest!

Jim Getz said...

I'd just like to reiterate that my dissertation does not have a boring title. Why do you both assume that dissertations in ritual studies would have boring titles? Rituals are sexy!

jps said...


Not the topic, but the fact that it is a dissertation. Most dissertations sound about as exciting as, well, as the title that Doug cited :)