CFP: Religion in Premodern Europe and the Mediterranean (AAR: 18-21 November, Boston)
Papers proposals are being sought by the Religion in Premodern Europe and the Mediterranean Unit of the American Academy of Religion for session(s) to be held at the AAR’s 2017 annual meeting in Boston on 18-21 November 2017.
This Unit brings together scholars working on premodern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in order to create a venue where religious phenomena can be considered comparatively. We invite paper and panel proposals on all subjects related to religion in medieval and early modern Europe and the Mediterranean. Individual papers might (and usually do) focus on one specific tradition, but presenters should be interested in engaging this material comparatively during the discussion period. Proposals that are themselves comparative in nature or that present novel approaches to the study of premodern religion are particularly welcome. This year, we encourage papers that explore the veneration of holy (or: especially virtuous) people in the premodern era. We are interested in how Jewish, Christian, and Islamic communities identify and celebrate such figures as well as how tales and other material evidence represent these figures as exemplars for others.
This year we are particularly interested in scholarship relating to tthe veneration of holy/virtuous people in the premodern era.
Brian A. Catlos, University of Colorado at Boulder
David Freidenreich, Colby College.
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All proposals are submitted through the AAR website.
Deadline: March 1.
Source: David Freidenreich