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Meeting Program Units

2019 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/23/2019
Meeting Ends11/26/2019

Call for Papers Opens: 12/19/2018
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2019

Requirements for Participation

Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2019 annual meeting in San Diego, the Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity program unit invites proposals for one open session. To coincide with the host city and its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, we welcome proposals on the roles of oceans or seas as real, literary, or imagined spaces in ancient texts. We encourage engagement with critical spatial theory to analyze these spaces. Papers on any aspect of space, place, or lived experience in antiquity will also be considered. We will also host three invited panels: 1) a panel on theological perspectives on sacred spaces in the Hebrew Bible, co-sponsored with the Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures unit, 2) a panel on modern replicas of ancient spaces, 3) a book review on Jill Hicks-Keeton and Cavan Concannon, eds. The Museum of the Bible: A Critical Introduction (Lexington 2019).

Program Unit Chairs

Eric Smith
Jaime L. Waters

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