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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

Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2020 annual meeting in Boston, the Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity program unit invites proposals for three sessions. One session will focus on replica spaces. We are especially interested in papers on texts and spaces that have been replicated at modern attractions or museums, e.g. Ark Encounter, Nazareth Village, Museum of the Bible. We encourage proposals that will critically engage aspects of ancient and/or modern replica spaces. A second session will explore the intersections of space and material. We invite papers that put spatial theory into conversation with materialist theories of religion, as they relate to the field of biblical studies. What commonalities or overlaps are there between these approaches to the ancient world, and what areas of divergence are there? We welcome proposals that apply these questions to particular examples or case studies from any aspect of biblical studies or the study of late antiquity. Finally, we invite proposals for an open session, in which papers might explore any aspect of space, placed, or lived experience in antiquity. In all proposals, papers should critically engage spatial theory.

Program Unit Chairs

Eric Smith
Jaime L. Waters

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