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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

Jewish, Christian, and Graeco-Roman Travel in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Early Byzantine Periods (300 BCE–600 CE)

Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This consultation explores Jewish, Christian, and Graeco-Roman travel and movement between 300 BCE and 600 CE. In its second year, we will organize three sessions. (1) Views of the Mediterranean. In this invited session we will explore the intricate relations between travel and movement, visual experiences, and identity in travel accounts and travel narratives from the Hellenistic and Roman periods. (2) Migration in the Eastern Mediterranean. In this open session, co-sponsored with the program unit “Exile (Forced Migrations) in Biblical Literature,” we look forward to accepting papers dealing with any aspect of migration in the Eastern Mediterranean from the late Second Temple period to late Antiquity. (3) Travel in Antiquity. This third session is a fully open session, in which we will accept papers dealing with any aspect of travel or movement in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Early Byzantine periods. We particularly encourage the development of interdisciplinary approaches and the integration of Jewish and Christian travel into the broader study of the ancient Mediterranean.

Program Unit Chairs

Elisa Uusimäki
Pieter B. (Bärry) Hartog

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