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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

Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World (ARRW) welcomes any paper proposal that substantially addresses material culture and religious activity. ARRW is also interested in papers that address the following themes: 1. Epigraphy and Religion: for this session we seek innovative investigations of the various interactions and relations between epigraphy and religion in the Roman world. Papers might examine the role of epigraphy as evidence for religion, the role of epigraphy in religion, or perhaps the ways that epigraphy complicates or contradicts our understanding of ancient religions from other sources. 2. Translating Archaeology: for this session, we seek papers that tackle the difficult problem of understanding and translating technical architectural and other building terms from various ancient languages. 3. Minoritized Criticism and the Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World: for this session we seek papers that address the archaeology of religions in the Roman world from the perspective of minoritized criticism—including the evaluation and assessment of the discipline of the archaeology of religion or critiques of the understandings of ancient religions built from archaeological evidence from a minoritized perspective, broadly construed.

Program Unit Chairs

Jorunn Okland
Jacob A. Latham

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