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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

Ritual in the Biblical World

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Ritual in the Biblical World steering committee will have two planned sessions of papers at the 2017 Anual meeting. 1) The first will be an open session on all parameters of meaning and function of ritual found in textual and iconographic sources in the larger context of the cultures of the ancient world, employing insights and methods from the field of ritual theory. 2) The second will include papers on the theme of Rituals and Processions, covering issues such as the function of rituals performed during processions; the place of processions in the religious-political sphere of a specific religion and culture of the region; the representation of ritual performers and paraphernalia within processions; the place of the divinity in processions; all papers must demonstrate a methodological approach toward ritual.

Program Unit Chairs

Ada Taggar-Cohen
Jason T. Lamoreaux

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