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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

History and Literature of Early Rabbinic Judaism


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Proposals are welcome for papers dealing with all aspects of the history and literature of early rabbinic Judaism. For 2016, preference will be given to papers that address two themes in particular: (1) violence in rabbinic literature in all its manifestations; and (2) any parallels between rabbinic literature and early Islamic literature, including methodological reflections on the study of such parallels. It is hoped that a panel can be formed around one or both of those themes. There will also be an invited panel discussing Christine Hayes’s What’s Divine About Divine Law? Early Perspectives (Princeton, 2015).

Program Unit Chairs

Hayim Lapin
Michael Rosenberg

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