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2013 Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD

Meeting Begins: 11/23/2013
Meeting Ends: 11/26/2013

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: 12/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/1/2013
Requirements for Participation

Religious Competition in Late Antiquity


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This year we will be accepting papers for two different sessions. The first session is titled "The Rhetoric of Competition: Reading 'Greek' and 'Barbarian' Texts in Late Antiquity." In recognition of the importance of textual reception in the process of identity formation, this session invites papers that examine the ways Jews, Christians, or Platonists interpreted both their own 'canonical' texts and the texts of other communities including those that may have been construed as 'pagan,' 'heretical,' or 'barbarian.' In the second session we will accept papers discussing any aspect of religious competition in Late Antiquity.

Program Unit Chairs

Nathaniel Desrosiers
Lily Vuong

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