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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

2014 International Meeting

Vienna, Austria

Meeting Begins: 7/6/2014
Meeting Ends: 7/10/2014

Call For Papers Opens: 10/28/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 2/12/2014
Requirements for Participation

Bible and Visual Culture


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Papers are now invited for the Bible and Visual Culture seminar of the International SBL 2014. Papers should focus on topics that present an original, distinctive and creative visual interpretation of a biblical text, narrative, or character. In keeping with the seminar’s overall aim of exploring biblical works of art in the venue where the SBL takes place, we would like to concentrate on the art in Vienna which has made this city a center of faith and culture for central Europe. Submissions can draw from any period or be of general nature. They may focus specifically on an individual painting or sculpture from Vienna’s cityscape or from one of the city’s many museums: Kunsthalle Wien, Museum of Modern Art (Mumok), Kunsthistoriches Museum, Albertina, Belvedere, Kunst Haus Wien, and Leopold Museum. Consideration will also be given to submissions referencing works from the broader reaches of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Program Unit Chairs

 Katie Edwards
 Rev. Michael Patella, OSB

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SBL membership is required to participate in the meeting. In its efforts to foster biblical scholarship and to facilitate mutual cooperation among colleagues, SBL offers reduced membership rates to individuals from certain countries through the Society's International Cooperation Initiative (ICI). Individuals in these countries may pay the reduced fees of $15 for full membership and $10 for student membership. If you are a not a member of SBL but live or work in an ICI country and are interested in participating in the meeting, please consider becoming an ICI member.

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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