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2020 International Meeting

Adelaide, Australia

Meeting Begins7/5/2020
Meeting Ends7/9/2020

Call for Papers Opens: 10/23/2019
Call for Papers Closes: 1/29/2020

Requirements for Participation

Ugarit and Its World


Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The “Ugarit and its World” section explores the religions, languages, literature, social structure, and economy of the Late Bronze Age kingdom of Ugarit. Situated on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean between Egypt and Hatti, Ugarit was subject to ever-shifting political dynamics. Its location also allowed Ugarit to evolve into a cosmopolitan kingdom. Ugarit is perhaps most famous for its texts that preserve everything from mundane land transactions to lofty mythological literature. The epic and mythological texts, in particular, have drawn a great deal of attention for the thematic and poetic similarities to both contemporary literature and literature in the Hebrew Bible. Therefore, we welcome papers that focus on Ugarit and its contemporaneous context as well as comparative papers that contribute to the field of Hebrew Bible studies. In this section’s inaugural year, we intend to focus somewhat broadly on the interpretation of texts and on cultural aspects of Ugarit.

Program Unit Chairs

Shamir Yona
Shirly Natan Yulzary

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