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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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Religious Experience in Antiquity

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Religious Experience in Antiquity Section is planning one joint session with the Prayer in Antiquity consultation on the topic of Curses in Antiquity. We especially welcome papers that treat the relationship between curses and material remains--such as amulets, binding curses, or curse texts—or the various functions of imprecation and how it was experienced in antiquity. Methodological papers that also consider how curses relate generally to the experience of prayer are also welcome. All proposals for this joint session should examine the phenomenon from the perspective of curses as religious experience. Our second session will consist of invited papers commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Religious Experience in Antiquity section. Our third session will be an open session. We warmly invite proposals on any topic connected to Religious Experience, and we ask that you include a clear methodological perspective and specify the texts or other material artifacts under discussion.

Program Unit Chairs

Angela Kim Harkins

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