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Meeting Program Units

2007 International Meeting

Vienna, Austria

Meeting Begins: 7/22/2007
Meeting Ends: 7/26/2007

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.


Call For Papers Opens: 8/31/2006
Call For Papers Closes: 1/15/2007
Requirements for Participation

Mind, Society, and Tradition


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers:

1. Cognitive Science and Social Sciences in Biblical Studies
This initial session will consist of invited papers and discussion. We will survey recent developments in cognitive science, the cognitive science of religion, and social scientific theory, with special attention to their application to biblical studies. The session will be arranged in cooperation with the “Whence and Whither? Methodology and the Future of Biblical Studies” unit .

2. Biblical Traditions in a Social and Cognitive Perspective
This session is open and requests papers utilizing social-scientific and /or cognitive approaches in the study of biblical texts and traditions. Contributions may apply, among others, social cognition, social identity, emotion, ritual transmission, memory, magic, and religious experience.

Program Unit Chairs

Istvan Czachesz
Risto Uro

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