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Meeting Program Units

2018 International Meeting

Helsinki, Finland

Meeting Begins: 7/30/2018
Meeting Ends: 8/3/2018

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: 10/18/2017
Call For Papers Closes: 2/15/2018
Requirements for Participation

Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The unit welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of the study of health and disability related to the ancient Near East and Greco-Roman worlds. Major areas of concern include medical history; the religious, legal, and cultural status of people with disabilities or healthcare providers; the representation of disability in biblical and cognate texts, and biblical theology. The two open-call sessions will be themed based on grouping papers accepted. In addition, for a joint session with the EABS Talmudic Medicine unit, we would like to see proposals dealing with diachronic perspectives on conceptions of the body from the ANE through Talmudic period. Comparisons across Israelite, Judaic, early Christian, Graeco-Roman and Irano-Persian/Zoroastrian religio-medical traditions are particularly welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

Rebecca Raphael

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