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2016 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins: 11/19/2016
Meeting Ends: 11/22/2016

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: 12/16/2015
Call For Papers Closes: 3/2/2016
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Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrounds

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrounds Section is sponsoring four sessions at the 2016 Annual Meeting: two open sessions and two panel sessions. For the open sessions we invite proposals that seek to explore how the ancient papyri illumine the world of early Christianity and will elucidate paleographic, linguistic, and textual questions, as well as larger questions relating to the social and cultural history of early Christianity. The two invited sessions are as follows: (1) an invited panel on the Q Source, jointly sponsored with the Q Section, that will seek to explore questions relating to scribalism and the production of the Q Source; and (2) a panel on amulets and inscribed religious artifacts jointly sponsored with the Mysticism, Esotericism and Gnosticism in Antiquity Section. While this latter session on amulets and inscribed religious artifacts will include invited submissions, unsolicited proposals are also welcome. For questions contact

Program Unit Chairs

Lincoln Blumell

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