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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

Greco-Roman Religions


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Greco-Roman Religions Section posts an open call for papers on the focus area, “Interpreting Greek and Roman ‘Religions’ in Context in the Mediterranean World.” Papers are invited that investigate, and/or theorize the contribution from material evidence, artefactual remains, and material contexts for our understanding of religions in the Greek and Roman worlds; papers that investigate religions and/or cults as social and cultural formations (including the history of interpretation of these), especially focusing on contextual practices as they relate to wider encompassing social, cultural and religious discourses, encouraging a “thick” description and analysis of specific cults (inter alia, in terms of spatial orientation, architecture, cult economics, polis-connections, organization, practice, ritual paraphernalia, myth) as comparanda in a comparative exploration of the continuities and discontinuities between and across cultic institutions. Younger scholars, PhD candidates, and post-doctoral researchers, female and minority scholars are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.

Program Unit Chairs

Gerhard van den Heever

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