1892 Club

The 1892 Club provides a dedicated space and time to develop relationships and mentoring within our PhD community through a formal program and open times for fellowship.logo-1892-club

The 1892 Club provides a dedicated space and time to develop relationships and mentoring within our PhD community through a formal program and open times for fellowship. It is open to all current PhD students at SBTS, across all schools, departments, and stages of the program, in addition to all professors. If you are in one of these groups, you’re already a member of The 1892 Club!

The 1892 Club meets most Wednesday afternoons during term time.  It consists of two elements, which are on either side of the PhD Colloquia:

Wednesdays from 1:00-2:15pmMentoring Program

The main focus of the Club, an opportunity to hear from various professors, visiting scholars, students, and others about topics relevant to our PhD community (Library – Lower Level)

Wednesdays from 3:45-4:30pmContinuing the Conversation

An open, non-planned, drop-in fellowship time for conversation between students and faculty (Library, Main Floor – Haldeman Room)

 Fall 2019 Schedule

August 21st | Dr. Dru Johnson

August 28th  | Dr. Gregg Allison

September 4th  | Dr. Madison Pierce

September 11th  | Dr. Christopher Ash

September 18th  | Dr. Jonathan Pennington / Dr. John David Trentham

September 25th  | Dr. Will Kynes

October 2nd  | Fall Reading Days

October 9th  | Dr. Peter Gentry

October 16th  | Dr. Peter Gurry

October 23rd | Dr. Darren Sarisky

October 30th  | Dr. Timothy Paul Jones

November 6th  | Dr. Robert Plummer

November 13th  | Housh Talks (see below for more info)


Doctoral Common Room

The Doctoral Common Room is a dedicated space on the third floor of the SBTS Library for our doctoral students to foster community, mentoring, inter-disciplinary conversations, and more.

DCR DoorThe Doctoral Common Room is a room dedicated solely to Southern Seminary’s doctoral students. The room is located on the third floor of the Library and can be accessed using the code provided by the Research and Professional Doctoral Studies Offices. The Office of Doctoral Studies invites all Ph.D., Ed.D., D.Miss., D.Min., and D.Ed.Min students to use the room whenever the Library is open. We only ask that students abide by the posted guidelines.

Every weekday (except Wednesday) at 2:30 pm, the Office of Doctoral Studies provides coffee for a time of fellowship and inter-disciplinary conversation. All doctoral students may attend.

DCR Coffee

Doctoral Common Room Schedule

Every Weekday (except Wednesday)
2:30 pm Coffee and Conversation

Housh Talks

Housh Talks is the annual presentation competition for current PhD students. Students will give a 5-6 minute presentation on a topic of their research with 4 minutes for question and answers. The presentations are judged by members of the faculty at Southern and the students of the program. Presentations can be summations of seminar papers or original research.

The student with the highest scored presentation will receive a travel stipend to the national ETS or SBL conference in the following semester.

Current students may submit a proposal for the contest. Only a number of proposals will be chosen for the contest. Applications are due October 9th.

To submit a proposal follow this link.

Fall 2019 Housh Talk Date: November 13th