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2021 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins11/20/2021
Meeting Ends11/23/2021

Call for Papers Opens: 1/20/2021
Call for Papers Closes: 3/24/2021

Requirements for Participation

Philo of Alexandria


Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For 2021, the Philo Seminar is planning three sessions. One is an open call on "Daily Life in Ancient Alexandria." All aspects of daily living in Alexandria will be considered, from the writings of Philo or other near-contemporary Alexandrians, or from archaeology, papyrology, and/or related fields. The second session is an open call on "Divine Providence in Philo of Alexandria." Papers will be considered that explore aspects of divine providence in Greco-Roman philosophy, Hellenistic Judaism, and Early Christianity, with preference given to papers that discuss Philo's conception directly. The third will be a joint session with the Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature section covering "The Experience of the Other: Inclusion, Exclusion, and Judeophobia." This joint session will be an open call as well.

Program Unit Chairs

Justin Rogers

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