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2011 Annual Meeting

San Francisco, CA

Meeting Begins11/19/2011
Meeting Ends11/22/2011

Call for Papers Opens: 1/25/2011
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2011

Requirements for Participation

Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers:

The Disability Studies and Healthcare in the Bible and Near East section plans to have three sessions at the 2011 meeting.

The FIRST SESSION will be an open session (accepting papers) on any topic on biblical scholarship related to disability and healthcare (broadly defined). All methods are invited.

The SECOND SESSION will also be an open session (accepting papers). In this session, we encourage proposals that examine the intersections between disability theory and queer theory in relation to biblical texts and hermeneutics. This session will be co-sponsored with the "LGBT/Queer Hermeneutics" session.

The THIRD SESSION will be an invited review panel of Jeremy Schipper’s Disability and Isaiah’s Suffering Servant (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).

Inquiries about these sessions should be addressed to either Sarah Melcher ( or Jeremy Schipper (

Program Unit Chairs

Candida R. Moss
Joel S. Baden
Nicole Kelley

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