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2020 Annual Meeting

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Begins11/29/2020
Meeting Ends12/11/2020

Call for Papers Opens: 1/7/2020
Call for Papers Closes: 3/11/2020

Requirements for Participation

Masoretic Studies

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Masoretic Studies section is planning to have four sessions at the 2020 Annual Meeting. The first session, co-sponsored with National Association of Professors of Hebrew, is open and has the theme “Using the Masorah to Teach Hebrew.” Papers that address this theme are welcome. The second session, "Masoretes, Manuscripts, and Marginalia", will be held with Philology in Hebrew Studies, and Book History and Biblical Literatures sections. Questions to be addressed are: what the Masoretes and later medieval annotators were doing with the Bible as a text through their use of marginalia, and what sort of product were they producing and for what purposes? There will be a few invited participants, but the session will be open to additional papers as well. The third and fourth sessions will be open. The Masoretic Studies section invites submissions for all four of these sessions. Papers in the third and fourth sessions can address any topic pertaining to Masoretic studies, such as Masoretic notes, Hebrew manuscripts, biblical accents, etc. The presentation of the work of doctoral candidates and early career researchers are especially welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

Elvira Martin-Contreras

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