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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

Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Our session is an open call for proposals reflecting the author’s choice and research interests in slavery, resistance, and freedom in any area of Biblical, Near Eastern, Rabbinic, Early Christian, and Mediterranean Studies in antiquity. We welcome research on texts, material culture, economies, medicine, and theory. We also encourage proposals on the ongoing legacies of ancient slavery or that utilize comparative approaches to challenge the predominant ancient slave owner or master discourses by bringing into clearer view the suppressed yet complex humanity of enslaved persons in antiquity. While any comparative approach is welcome toward this end, one such example would be to show how the rich legacy of enslaved African-American men and women speaking for themselves as complex subjects in autobiographies can help us better imagine the gendered humanity and lives of enslaved laborers in antiquity.

Program Unit Chairs

Bernadette Brooten
Emerson B. Powery

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