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Meeting Program Units

2012 Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL

Meeting Begins: 11/16/2012
Meeting Ends: 11/20/2012

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: 2/8/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/8/2012
Requirements for Participation

Greco-Roman Religions


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Greco-Roman Religions Section solicits papers that use specific examples (case studies) to propose ongoing, cooperative and interdisciplinary projects focused on research problems in the study of all aspects of Greek and Roman cult. For the 2012 session of this ongoing project, the Section especially welcomes papers with this intention that apply deconstructive and redescriptive approaches to the category, “polis religion.” Successful proposals will detail through specific examples the problems in the history of the application, the definition, and implications of such a category. For example, by “polis religion” do we exclude private cults and cultic associations. If so, why? What are the anthropological or sociological implications of defining such a category? The second session of the Greco-Roman Religions section will be a closed session, coordinated by Gerhard van den Heever and devoted to assessment of the ongoing Redescription of Greco-Roman Antiquity project the GRR Section has been pursuing in recent years. The GRR Section will also be co-sponsoring sessions with the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religion (SAMR). Papers can be submitted for these sessions directly to the associated SAMR website.

Program Unit Chairs

James Constantine Hanges

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