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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
Requirements for Participation

Bible and Visual Art

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Papers are invited for the following three sessions: Session 1 will focus on Images of the Apocalypse in Art. We invite papers dealing with visual art of the Apocalypse in any medium (e.g. painting, sculpture, stained glass, book illustration, film, popular culture) and from any time period, in order to explore historical, hermeneutical, theological, iconographic and/or theoretical issues. Our theme for Session 2 is Visualizations of the Bible for Global Research and Teaching. This is a co-sponsored session of the Bible and Visual Art and the Global Education and Research Technology sections. In a joint effort to identify, present, and/or create various repositories of visual images that can be used in teaching and research in global settings, we invite papers focused on image repositories, global access, open data, and culturally contextualized visualizations of the biblical text. Our third session is an open session. Papers are invited that offer an original, distinctive and creative visual interpretation of a biblical text, narrative or character. In keeping with the section’s overall aim of exploring biblical works of art in the venue where the SBL takes place, we particularly encourage topics that relate to art, sculpture or other forms of biblical art in public spaces in San Antonio.

Program Unit Chairs

Christine Joynes
J. Cheryl Exum

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