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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

Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The unit plans to have at least two new open sessions at the 2021 meeting. 1) At least one open session welcoming paper proposals on any aspect of health and disability related to the Bible. 2) Pandemics in the Ancient World (and Today) The Ancient Healthcare and Disability Program Unit invites proposals specifically engaging with pandemics and plagues in the ancient world. We especially welcome papers focusing on: a) the assessment and re-assessment of data and theoretical frameworks related to ancient pandemics; b) the social, political, economic, cultural, and discursive aspects and effects of ancient pandemics; c) comparative explorations between an ancient pandemic(s) and modern pandemics, such as HIV and AIDS, and Covid-19; d) ancient religious and cultural responses to the trauma of and/or resilience to a pandemic.

Program Unit Chairs

Chris de Wet
Meghan Henning

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