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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

Requirements for Participation

Greco-Roman Religions

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Greco-Roman Religions Section invites papers for two open sessions. The first session focuses on the ongoing work towards the book project, “Redescribing Cult Formation in the Early Imperial Era. Discourse, Invention, Material Religion.” For this year’s session, the project coordinators/editors solicit proposals devoted to particular case studies and focus areas, presented in full engagement with the theoretical topoi introduced in the first year, including diasporic identity formations, spatial conceptions of the sacred and social positionality and New Religious Movements. Successful proposals will put theoretical concepts to the test in specific test cases to help make the intended volume more impactful and provocative of further research. For specific case studies, successful proposals will move beyond simple description and text exegesis to “thick” redescriptive theorizing of ancient cult formations in accordance with the theoretical framework set out above. Please consult the full project description at For the second session, “Interpreting Religion in the Mediterranean World,” papers are invited that that explore, investigate, and theorize the contribution from material evidence, artefactual remains, and material contexts for our understanding of religions in the Greek and Roman worlds.

Program Unit Chairs

Gerhard van den Heever

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