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2018 International Meeting

Helsinki, Finland

Meeting Begins7/30/2018
Meeting Ends8/3/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 10/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 2/14/2018

Requirements for Participation

Judaeans in the Persian Empire (EABS)

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Call for Helsinki 2018: "Elite Cultures and Achaemenid Koine". JPE invites abstracts that consider changing local hierarchies and elite networks in dialogue with the emergence of a broader Achaemenid Koine as attested in material culture and manifested in regional literatures. How can we understand the relations between pre-existing local elites, the Iranian imperial elites, and emerging elites? Where should we assign the components of reinscribed memory, distance/migration, and appropriation among the groups concerned? JPE especially welcomes papers that evoke the possibility of microhistories of social hierarchies. Papers that look at diachronic changes between the Achaemenid and earlier and later empires are also welcome. JPE expects to have at least one open session, and one invited session in conjunction with other Near Eastern sections planned for Helsinki.

Program Unit Chairs

Anne-Mareike Wetter
Caroline Waerzeggers
Jason M. Silverman

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