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2018 Annual Meeting

Denver, CO

Meeting Begins11/17/2018
Meeting Ends11/21/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 12/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2018

Requirements for Participation

Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2018 annual meeting in Denver, the Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity program unit invites proposals for three sessions. One session, to coincide with the meeting's location in the host city of Denver and its proximity to the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, will concern mountains. We welcome proposals on any aspect of mountains as real, literary, or imagined space, and we especially encourage proposals that engage with critical spatial theory to make sense of mountains' roles in ancient texts and narratives. A second session, Sensescapes, will be jointly organized with Senses and Culture in the Biblical World. We invite papers that consider texts that inform discussions of how people in antiquity use their senses to create or destroy space; how physical, imagined, and social spaces stimulate senses; or any topic which demonstrates a link between sense and space. Finally, we invite proposals for an open session on any aspect of space, place, or lived experience in antiquity, but especially proposals that use critical theories to understand the function of space and place.

Program Unit Chairs

Eric Smith
Jaime L. Waters

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