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2014 International Meeting

Vienna, Austria

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

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

Families and Children in the Ancient World


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the Vienna 2014 meeting we plan two open call sessions. The first session will be on “Children as subjects or instruments in the ancient world, biblical and/or non-biblical”. Paper proposals from a variety of perspectives, such as gender, medicine, archaeology, ritual and literature, are welcome. The second will be hosted together with the EABS group The Bible in the Twenty-First Century: Politization of Bibles and Biblization of Politics and will be on “Constructing families: Functions and Aims of Genealogies“. Paper proposals are invited on and around this theme, both in the Hebrew Bible and in the New Testament. Papers in dialogue with postcolonial discourse, queer studies, empire studies, international relations studies, subaltern studies, and related methodological-theoretical approaches, are particularly welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

Anna Rebecca Solevag
Mikael Larsson
Reidar Aasgaard

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