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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

Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The unit plans to have at least two open sessions at the 2020 meeting (both accepting papers). Please indicate the session of interest in your abstract. 1) At least one open session, welcoming paper proposals on any aspect of health and disability related to the Bible. 2) “Teaching Healthcare and Disability in the Undergraduate Classroom” The Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World section unit would like to invite proposals for a special pedagogy roundtable/workshop that addresses the teaching of healthcare and disability in antiquity, writ large. We welcome proposals that share your teaching experiences with innovative learning activities and approaches related to the themes of this unit. Of particular interest are proposals that a) demonstrate how recent publications in ancient Mediterranean medicine (e.g., sourcebooks, articles, monographs, digital media, etc. of the last 5 years) can be used in the undergraduate classroom; or b) reflect on your experiences teaching difficult topics in the classroom. Proposals should include: a description of your approach or activity and how it relates to the unit, listing the name of the publication (if relevant), and stating the name of the course you taught.

Program Unit Chairs

Chris de Wet
Meghan Henning

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