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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

Religious Experience in Antiquity


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Religious Experience in Antiquity unit will hold three sessions at the 2020 annual meeting, two with open calls for papers. Proposals for both calls are open to scholars working in all periods and geographical regions of antiquity. (1) We invite proposals for a session dealing with “Meals, Affect, and Religious Experience” (co-sponsored with the Meals in the Greco Roman World unit). Proposals should engage with the embodied and/or cognitive experience of emotion and emotional responses (collective or individual) that come about in the context of meals within a religious and/or ritual context. (2) We invite proposals that address the theme, “The Everydayness of Religious Experience” (session co-sponsored by the Lived Religiousness in Antiquity unit). Proposals should examine the intersection(s) of religious experiences (broadly understood) in the lived experiences and everyday lives of ancient peoples. In addition to these open sessions, (3) our unit will also host a session of invited papers that examines what is “religious,” “experiential,” and “antique” about “Religious Experience in Antiquity.”

Program Unit Chairs

Catherine Playoust
Frederick S. Tappenden

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