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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

Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World section invites papers for three sessions: (1) Dating Early Christian Papyri, which will focus on old and new methods in the dating of early Christian papyri, from palaeography to carbon dating and ink analysis; (2) Religion and Water / Religion "Under Water." This session is open to papers that discuss religious artifacts or sites “under water” (excavated through nautical archaeology). We are also interested in research which explores the study of religion and water in the broader landscape of city and countryside, particularly as it relates to features like aqueducts, rivers, fountains, baptisteries, and miqvaot; and (3) the Archaeology of the City of Rome. This session will be organized with the SBL Unit: “Inventing Christianity: Apostolic Fathers, Apologists, and Martyrs."

Program Unit Chairs

Douglas Boin
Jorunn Økland

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