Art and Religions of Antiquity Open Sessions at 2016 SBL

Call For Papers: The Art and Religions of Antiquity program unit is sponsoring TWO OPEN SESSIONS, co-coordinated by 2013 Shohet Scholar Lee Jefferson (Centre College):
1) Art and Destruction: The Art and Religions of Antiquity program unit invites papers focused on Art and Destruction. For this session, we seek papers that treat topics concerning the removal, desecration, or destruction of art and material culture and its historical impact and relevance. Papers that treat the destruction of ancient art in recent years are also most welcome.
2) Art and Religion of Ancient Syria: For this session we seek presentations that address the role of art and material culture as it relates to Syria, broadly construed, in antiquity or late antiquity. Presentations that emphasize regionally distinctive monuments, artifacts, structures, manuscripts, and rituals are most welcome, along with recently discovered materials.

All submissions MUST be made through the Society of Biblical Literature website http://www.sbl-site.org/

For those in disciplines that do not tend to frequent the SBL meetings, please contact the Art and Religions of Antiquity program unit chairs about the possibility of an exemption: Lee Jefferson, lee.jefferson@centre.edu; and Felicity Harley McGowan, felicity.harley@yale.edu

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