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Meeting Program Units

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

Qumran


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Qumran Section has three goals. (1) It provides a forum for scholarly discussion of any aspect of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the material culture of Qumran, and the history, literature, and worldviews of the people associated with them. (2) It encourages new discussions and new approaches in the field of Dead Sea Scrolls studies. (3) It strives for integrating the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls with other fields of biblical and related studies. In 2016 the Section will host an invited session covering different aspects of the Damascus Document in the Second Temple period and in the Genizah. We will also co-sponsor an invited session with the Mind, Society, and Religion in the Biblical World Program Unit. This session will explore how theories and perspectives of the Cognitive Science of Religion might shed new light on the Qumran texts, and how the Qumran evidence might be incorporated into the larger enterprise of making sense of religious behavior in human history. We welcome papers for two open call sessions, and encourage proposals on the Damascus Document. We commit ourselves to balance senior with junior voices. In order to maximize opportunities for presenters, scholars should not present more than two years in succession. This restriction does not apply to invited papers.

Program Unit Chairs

Eibert Tigchelaar
Daniel Machiela
Michael Segal

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