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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

Religious Experience in Antiquity


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Religious Experience in Antiquity unit will hold three sessions at the 2021 annual meeting, two with open calls for papers. (1) We invite proposals that address the theme “Embodiment, Spatiality, and Ancient Prayers” for a session co-sponsored with the Prayer in Antiquity unit. (2) We will hold an open session in which we invite proposals on any topic connected to Religious Experience in Antiquity. Proposals for both calls are open to scholars working in all periods and geographical regions of antiquity. We ask that you specify the texts or other material artifacts under discussion and include a clear methodological perspective. Innovative approaches are most welcome. (3) Our third session will consist of invited papers that examine what is “religious,” “experiential,” and “antique” about “Religious Experience in Antiquity.”

Program Unit Chairs

Catherine Playoust
Frederick S. Tappenden

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