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Meeting Program Units

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

Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2021 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, the Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity program unit will host sessions focused on borders, border crossings, and migration. We invite proposals that critically examine the use, significance, and function of physical, literary, or imagined borders and borderlands. We are also interested in papers that consider ways that modern conceptions of borders influence studies of ancient spaces and/or how ancient texts and spaces are used in modern discussions of borders. In conjunction with the Exiles (Force Migrations) in Biblical Literature program unit, we will also host a session focused on the lived experience of exile and ways that people build, practice, and represent identity and community in diasporic settings. Finally, we invite proposals for an open session on any aspect of space, placed, or lived experience in antiquity.

Program Unit Chairs

Jennifer T. Kaalund
Jaime L. Waters

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