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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

Aramaic Studies


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Aramaic Studies Section invites papers on any aspect of Aramaic language, texts, and culture. We welcome presentations on Targumim, Qumran Aramaic texts, Syriac language and literature, Samaritan papyri, Biblical Aramaic, Elephantine Aramaic, magical texts, and other topics. In addition, for the 2020 meeting we especially invite papers on Aramaic inscriptions (ranging from Old Aramaic to Palmyrene, Hatrene, Nabatean, and Old and Classical Syriac). We also invite contributions for a session on the subject of code-switching, which will be hosted jointly with the SBL program unit on History and Literature of Early Rabbinic Judaism.

Program Unit Chairs

Andrew D. Gross
Ute Possekel

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