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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

Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The ISBL Section Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism invites papers on any topic related to the study of Nag Hammadi and Coptic Gnostic literature, particularly the following two themes, which will serve as our focus in separate sessions at the 2018 meeting. The first is the transmission of apocrypha in Egypt, highlighting textual fluidity and perspectives from New Philology; this topic will be explored in a session co-sponsored by the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha Program Unit. Second, we call for papers that explore cognitive science-approaches to the Nag Hammadi (and related) literature. Papers dealing with other issues in the study of Nag Hammadi may be included in an open session.

Program Unit Chairs

Dylan M. Burns
Hugo Lundhaug

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