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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

Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We invite proposals on any aspect of space, place, and lived experience in antiquity, but especially for papers centered on one or more of three focal areas. 1) The idea of sanctuary in antiquity, particularly as it relates to the spatial intersections of religion (temple spaces, statuary of the gods or humans, other religious spaces) and power (imperial demands, imperial spaces, religious authority structures, etc.). We are especially interested in proposals that take account of contemporary parallels to or ramifications of ancient ideas about sanctuary. 2) Conceptions of centers and peripheries as they organize and structure human activity. 3) New and emerging theories and methods for understanding space and spatiality. Spatial studies recently has been dominated by figures like Henri LeFebvre and Edward Soja; what new ways of construing, constructing, and understanding space can contribute to the conversation?

Program Unit Chairs

Eric Smith
Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre

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