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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

Religions of Israel and Judah in Their West Asian Environment


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: A forum for the study of religion in Israel and Judea within their larger Southwest Asian and East Mediterranean contexts. Aims to bring together a wide variety of questions, perspectives, periods, disciplines, theories, methods, and kinds of data, e.g., verbal text (literary and pragmatic), visual art, artifacts and architecture; philology (broadly), art-history, sociology and anthropology, and history; ritual, gender, and ethnicity. Above all, the forum seeks to facilitate the systematic framing of questions and analysis of religion in theoretical terms, with theoretical scholarship. This year we have one open call for papers. In addition, we are pleased to announce a joint session with the Social Sciences and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures unit. We are soliciting papers on the topic of religion and the body in ancient Israel and Judah in their social and cultural context. We welcome papers that engage topics and theories of practices related to the body, dress, and the senses in the social sciences. We also solicit work on related areas, including power, gender, and ritual in the broader context of the study of religion in South West Asia.

Program Unit Chairs

Isabel Cranz

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