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2019 International Meeting

Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy

Meeting Begins7/1/2019
Meeting Ends7/5/2019

Call for Papers Opens: 10/31/2018
Call for Papers Closes: 1/30/2019

Requirements for Participation

Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Qumran and Dead Sea Scrolls program unit will have three sessions at the 2019 International SBL meeting. The first is entitled “Postcolonialism, Empire, and the Dead Sea Scrolls." This is a joint session with the Postcolonial Studies program unit. For this session we welcome papers on any aspect of postcolonialism as it might relate to the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Topics might include relevant aspects of the larger discourse surrounding the episteme of empire such as the bifurcation into separate essentialized components (viz., "empire" and "colony"), the sociological aspects of Scrolls scholarship as they relate to power dynamics, and papers that introduce reading strategies like contrapuntal analysis. Our second session is a joint session with the Place, Space, and Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean World program unit. Papers on any aspect of critical spatiality and the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls or related Second Temple texts are welcome. Our third session is an open session, for which we solicit papers on any topic relating to the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Program Unit Chairs

Angela Kim Harkins
Matthew Goff

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