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2023 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, Texas

Meeting Begins11/18/2023
Meeting Ends11/21/2023

Call for Papers Opens: 1/23/2023
Call for Papers Closes: 3/14/2023

Requirements for Participation

Prayer in Antiquity

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Prayer in Antiquity program unit will host three sessions in 2023. The first session is a joint session with the Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity program unit. For that session, proposals are welcome on either the imaginary spaces that are described, imagined, or invoked by prayer texts (broadly understood to include apotropaic texts, psalms, hymns, curses, etc.), or on the material spaces where prayers were performed, inscribed, or deposited. Our second session is an invited book review panel on Prayer in the Ancient World, Volume 1, edited by Rod Werline and Daniel Falk, published by Brill. Our third session will be an open session. Proposals to the joint session and open session should identify the texts that will be examined and the kind of methodology that will be used.

Program Unit Chairs

Andrew R. Krause
Angela Kim Harkins

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