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Meeting Program Units

2017 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins: 11/18/2017
Meeting Ends: 11/21/2017

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: 12/19/2016
Call For Papers Closes: 3/8/2017
Requirements for Participation

Bible and Visual Art


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: (1) an open session dealing with any form of visual art (e.g. painting, sculpture, stained glass, book illustration, film, popular culture). In keeping with the section’s overall aim of exploring biblical works of art in the venue where the SBL takes place, we particularly encourage topics that relate to art, sculpture or other forms biblical art in public spaces in Boston. (2) We invite papers for a joint session with the Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible program unit on the theme ‘Gender Instability in Biblical Art and its Implications for Interpretation’. (3) A third session, co-sponsored with the Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Seminar, will bring art historians and biblical scholars together to discuss the mutually illuminating interpretation of images and biblical texts.

Program Unit Chairs

Christine Joynes
J. Cheryl Exum

Propose a Paper for this Program Unit

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For all other persons wanting to propose a paper, you must communicate directly with the chair of the program unit to which you want to propose. Chairs have the responsibility to make waiver requests, and their email addresses are available above. SBL provides membership and meeting registration waivers only for scholars who are outside the disciplines covered by the SBL program, specifically most aspects of archaeological, biblical, religious, and theological studies.

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