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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
Meeting Program Units

2013 Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD

Meeting Begins: 11/23/2013
Meeting Ends: 11/26/2013

Call For Papers Opens: 12/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/1/2013
Requirements for Participation

Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World Section requests paper proposals for the following three sessions: 1) The worship of Antinoos: This is a joint session sponsored with the program unit, Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible. It concerns textual and material evidence for this new religious movement in the second century CE.. Scholars working on topics related to Antinoos or ancient masculinities are invited to submit proposals 2) Borderlands in the Roman Empire: This is a joint session co-sponsored with the program unit, Space, Place and Lived Experience in Antiquity. We are calling for papers on the theme of borders and borderlands: geographic, political, cultural, or cognitive boundaries where the lack of dominance by any one group creates both a need to interact and negotiate differences, and a space for the emergence of new and hybrid cultural forms and identities, not just at the center of power, but especially at its margins. 3) An open session that includes focused analyses of various topics related to religion and archaeology of the Hellenistic, Roman, and/or Late Antique eras. If your paper involves the interpretation or consideration of archaeological artifacts, please ascertain that they have been previously published in a peer-reviewed scholarly publication. If they have not, please submit documentation of their country of origin, and evidence of permission from the excavators or other relevant authorities to publish these items.

Program Unit Chairs

 John R. Lanci
 Heidi Marx-Wolf

Propose a Paper for this Program Unit

If you are a SBL member, you must login before you can propose a paper for this or any other session. Please login by entering your SBL member number on the left in the Login box.

For all other persons wanting to propose a paper, you must communicate directly with the chair of the program unit to which you want to propose. Chairs have the responsibility to make waiver requests, and their email addresses are available above. SBL provides membership and meeting registration waivers only for scholars who are outside the disciplines covered by the SBL program, specifically most aspects of archaeological, biblical, religious, and theological studies.

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