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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

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Meals in the HB/OT and Its World


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Meals in the HB/OT and Its World will host three sessions in 2021. The first session is an open call for papers on the theme: ‘Isolation and Gathering in the Context of Meals in the HB/OT, Its World, and Ours.’ In light of our experience of a global pandemic where isolation has become the norm and many long for the day when they can again gather together with others around the table, this session welcomes proposals that explore the themes of isolation/gathering at meals, topics as relevant to life in the ancient world as they are to our own time. The Meals in the HB/OT and Its World unit will also hold two back-to-back sessions in 2021 that reflect on the state of research of food studies and the Hebrew Bible. In particular, the first session will include invited papers that highlight research from the forthcoming edited volume The T & T Clark Handbook of Food in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel. The second session will consist of invited papers that will reflect on future research on foodways in the Hebrew Bible and its world.

Program Unit Chairs

Dorothea Erbele-Kuester
Michelle A. Stinson

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