The host of Voces anticae is Mark G. Bilby, tenure-track Senior Assistant Librarian in Scholarly Communication and Lecturer in Religious Studies at California State University, Fullerton. Mark completed his Ph.D. in Religious Studies (Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity) at the University of Virginia in 2012 and his MSLIS at Drexel University in 2015.
His research interests in Religious Studies include the Gospel of Luke (for which he is co-authoring the Blackwell Bible Commentary), especially its interpretation in early Christianity and in the history of literature. He has authored groundbreaking studies on the Synoptic Problem, Pliny the Younger and his role in Luke-Acts and John, and the imitation of Iphigenia and Orestes in Luke-Acts. He is arguably the world’s leading expert on Saint Dismas aka San Dimas (the original and proverbial “good thief”), having written the definitive book on the early Christian interpretation of Luke 23:39-43 and produced critical editions and translations of several medieval Christian Apocrypha about this legendary figure. He is also the initiator and co-founder of the eClavis for Christian Apocrypha, a Digital Humanities academic reference resource providing essential information for the full panoply of Christian legends.
For complete details about his education, employment, service, grants, publications, and presentations, please see his ORCID record. Self-archived versions of his works are typically found on Figshare, Zenodo, or CSU ScholarWorks. For those interested in connecting or collaborating, please see his LinkedIn, Academia.edu, and/or ResearchGate profiles.
Mark also runs a blog about Scholarly Communication: Cal schol.com.
He is available on request for media appearances and interviews, workshop teaching, and event speaking.