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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

Construction of Identity in the Ancient World: Intersections and Reflections (EABS)


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Questions of identity and identity formation have begun to make inroads into the study of the ancient world in recent years. Especially questions of gender and ethnic identity have been in the focus of scholarly attention. With more and more material available and more differentiation in the methodological tools, the study of ancient identities is diversifying and requires an interdisciplinary approach. This research group aims at bringing together scholars working on the ancient Near East and those who specialize in Greek and Roman Antiquity, as well as other ancient cultures. We invite papers on all aspects of identity in the ancient world (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Anatolia, ancient Israel, and others), and especially encourage approaches based on gender, religious identity, nationality and the stratification of ancient societies, ie. class and occupation based identities. We particularly hope to contribute to the discussion on the intersectional construction of identity in the ancient world.

Program Unit Chairs

Joanna Töyräänvuori

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