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2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/22/2014
Meeting Ends11/25/2014

Call for Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2014

Requirements for Participation

Metacriticism of Biblical Scholarship

Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: At the 2014 Annual Meeting, the Metacriticism Unit seeks proposals for papers that examine the underlying premises and practices of biblical scholarship in its address to three topics. For the second consecutive year, we will sponsor a session on academic freedom, with attention to the variety of institutional settings and public contexts of biblical scholarship. In addition, we will hold a session devoted to biblical archaeology, from the earliest periods to the time of nascent Christianity. Papers examining the construction of "biblical archaeology" are particularly welcome. For both of these sessions, we anticipate a combination of invited papers and open submissions. In addition, we are seeking joint sponsorship for a session on slavery, i.e. how scholarship has treated this institution as it appears anywhere in the biblical corpus. Proposals on this topic are welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

James Linville
Rebecca Raphael

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