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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

Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom

Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We welcome paper proposals that incorporate the perspective that enslaved persons have always been persons, even though their masters, mistresses, or legal authorities may have sought to objectify them. This implies attention to forms of resistance and to the question of what constitutes agency, to gender differences and similarities, to forms of kinship and family among enslaved persons. Proposals may address the Bible and Ancient Near East; New Testament, early Christian history, early rabbinic literature, and ancient Mediterranean history; or interpretations of biblical, rabbinic, or other classical texts by enslaved or formerly enslaved persons or their descendants, by their allies, or by their opponents, in any period of history.

Program Unit Chairs

Bernadette Brooten

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