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2008 Annual Meeting


Meeting Begins11/22/2008
Meeting Ends11/25/2008

Call for Papers Opens: 11/17/2007
Call for Papers Closes: 2/29/2008

Requirements for Participation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Qumran section invites papers for a co-sponsored session on the social history of scribal practice, with an emphasis on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Papers are welcome on wide-ranging topics, including the material evidence of the scrolls; the economics and technology of manuscript production; scribal practice and gender; literacy; and the social status of scribes. Some papers for this session will be invited in advance. We also invite papers for an open session on the texts, thought, history, and material culture of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Program Unit Chairs

Maxine L. Grossman
Moshe J. Bernstein

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