View this email in your browser

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.

Unit Co-Directors
Brian A. Catlos, University of Colorado at Boulder
David Freidenreich, Colby College.

For further information, contact:

All proposals are submitted through the AAR website.
Deadline: March 1.

Source: David Freidenreich

This message is being sent to Associates of the Mediterranean Seminar (; you may have received it as a forwarded message.
Excuse duplicate and cross-postings.
Please distribute widely.

The Mediterranean Seminar provides announcements of grants, fellowships, conferences, programs and events for third party institutions on a courtesy basis as we become aware of them. Any inquiries regarding such announcements should be made directly to the organizing party as listed in the announcement in question; the Mediterranean Seminar is not responsible for and does not provide any guarantee or warranty regarding these programs, their content, or the timing or accuracy of the information provided. All announcements are archived at:

To unsubscribe, click on the unsubscribe link in this email. You may unsubscribe and remain an Associate; unless you indicate otherwise we will assume this is the case. If you would like to be removed as a Mediterranean Studies associate, have received this message in error, would like to join the Mediterranean Seminar, or have inquiries, please contact mailbox(at) To subscribe click here.

You can update your user profile and email address or unsubscribe here.

This email was sent to <<*Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Mediterranean Seminar · Institute for Humanities Research · 1156 High St · Santa Cruz, CA 95064 · USA