In the lead-up to this conference, I want to introduce a few of the presenters and their topics. Today's focus is on Richard Bauckham. Bauckham is Professor Emeritus at the University of St Andrews and currently resides in Cambridge. Among his numerous, numerous publications, his blockbuster Jesus and the Eyewitnesses caused a tremendous amount of agreement and disagreement and engaged directly with memory theory. He is currently working on a second edition of that important book, which I'm told is finished and hopefully will be out by SBL.
Bauckham is the only scholar at the conference who will be presenting directly upon cognitive memory research (though I suspect that Alan Kirk will also address the topic in his paper) and his paper is titled "The Psychology of Eyewitness Memory." I've seen the paper. I don't want to give away too much, but I'll say this: Bauckham thinks that Dale Allison got the implications of research on eyewitness memory wrong in Allison's own blockbuster Constructing Jesus. Want to hear more and hear Bauckham tangle with Allison? Come to the conference!