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Meeting Program Units

2020 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins11/21/2020
Meeting Ends11/24/2020

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

Requirements for Participation

Bible and Visual Art


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Bible and Visual Art section welcomes submissions for the following three sessions at the Annual Meeting in 2020: (1) We invite proposals on topics that relate to paintings, sculpture, and other forms of biblical art in public spaces in the Boston area, especially the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Harvard Art Museums. (2) For our open session, we invite proposals that fall within our broad purpose: to explore historical, hermeneutical, theological, iconographic and/or theoretical aspects related to the interpretation of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures in visual art through the centuries. (3) Our third session will be a joint session with the Gospel of Luke section. This session will include both invited papers and some selected through the call for papers. We therefore invite proposals exploring Lukan characters, scenes, or motifs in visual art. In addition to these three sessions, we will also be hosting a joint session with the Wisdom in Israelite and Cognate Traditions section, with invited speakers only.

Program Unit Chairs

Ian Boxall
Heidi J. Hornik

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