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CALL. 29.06.2017: Summer Symposium on the Construction of Identity in the Ancient Near East - Helsin


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Questions of identity and identity formation have begun to make inroads into the study of the ancient world in recent years. Especially questions of gender and ethnic identity have been in the focus of scholarly attention. With more and more material available and more differentiation in the methodological tools, the study of ancient identities is diversifying and requires an interdisciplinary approach.

FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 29/06/2017

FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 24-25/08/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Saana Svärd (Phd); Joanna Töyräänvuori (Thd)

INFO: joanna.toyraanvuori@helsinki.fi

CALL:

The organizers invite papers on all aspects of identity in the ancient world (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, NWS and ancient Israel), and especially encourage approaches based on gender, "nationality" and the stratification of ancient societies, ie. questions of class. We particularly hope to contribute to the discussion on the intersectional construction of identity in the ancient Near East. We will be able to offer complimentary accommodation in Helsinki (Töölö Towers, http://www.unihome.fi/unihome-for-academics/toolon-tornit/toolo-towers.html) for some of the accepted speakers. Please indicate in the abstract whether that is desirable for you.

Timetable: Deadline for abstracts June 29th with acceptance notices posted 1st of July Please direct abstracts (max. 350 words) and inquiries to mailto:joanna.toyraanvuori@helsinki.fi

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