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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

Qumran


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Qumran Section has three goals: (1) It provides a forum for scholarly discussion of any aspect of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the material culture of Qumran, and the history, literature, and worldviews of the people associated with them. (2) It encourages new discussions and new approaches in the field of Dead Sea Scrolls studies. (3) It strives for integrating the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls with other fields of biblical and related studies. In 2020 the Section will host one invited session on the topic of New Commentaries, New Editions. Invited papers will be devoted to introducing and discussing a number of commentary projects in new and existing series, as well as new text-edition initiatives, including digital editions. Of special interest will be the principles behind new commentaries or editions, and how these principles are applied by authors and editors. A joint session of the Qumran and Formation of Isaiah program units will present invited papers on various ways in which the Qumran Isaiah manuscripts contribute to our knowledge of the formation and transmission of that book, and of transmission and editing processes more generally. In addition, we welcome proposals for two open-call sessions. We commit ourselves to balance senior and junior voices. In order to maximize opportunities for presenters, scholars should not present more than two years in succession. This restriction does not apply to invited papers.

Program Unit Chairs

Alison Schofield
Daniel Machiela

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