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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

Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World section invites papers for two sessions: (1) Text, Travel, and Materiality We seek papers that explore the intersections between texts, travel, and material culture. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): texts on travel, texts that travel, traveling texts (translation and reception), material texts (e.g. inscriptions) on travel, the infrastructure of travel. All papers proposals related to the theme will be considered, but those that directly address materiality and focus on religious practice are highly encouraged. (2) Open session A session that includes focused analyses of various topics related to religion and archaeology of the Hellenistic, Roman, and/or Late Antique eras. Papers dealing with household religion or with religion and work are of particular interest. If your paper for either session involves the interpretation or consideration of archaeological artifacts, please ascertain that they have been previously published in a peer-reviewed scholarly publication. If they have not, please submit documentation of their country of origin, and evidence of permission from the excavators or other relevant authorities to publish these items.

Program Unit Chairs

Douglas Boin
Jorunn Okland
Jacob A. Latham

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