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2016 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins11/19/2016
Meeting Ends11/22/2016

Call for Papers Opens: 12/16/2015
Call for Papers Closes: 3/1/2016

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Exile (Forced Migrations) in Biblical Literature

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: In 2016, Exile (Forced Migration) in Biblical Literature will have two panels; only the first will accept papers through an open call. The first panel is co-sponsored with the Biblical Literature and the Hermeneutics of Trauma consultation. Papers, which will come through an open call as well as by invitation, will read a particular biblical text in light of present situations of forced migration around the world. The aim of this session is to explore the application of trauma theory at the nexus of the biblical text and current situations reflecting a range of experiences of forced migration, including displacement within the boundaries of a particular country. The second panel is provisionally titled, Exiles and Empires: the Problem of the Long Sixth Century. All papers will be invited. The period between the weakening of the Assyrian Empire under internal and external pressure and the consolidation of the Persian Empire (i.e., the 630s-520s BCE) should be considered as a historical unit. The collapse, transfer, and rise of empires during this period coincided with significant population movements and other forms of culture transfer whose interconnections deserve serious study. This session considers the interconnections of empire and exile as a system.

Program Unit Chairs

Martien A. Halvorson-Taylor

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