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CALL. 15.02.2018: [PANEL 3 at ASOR 2018] Ambiguity in the Ancient Near East: In-Between Spaces and Otherworldly Encounters - Denver (CO, USA)

22.01.2018

 

 

 

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FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 15/02/2018

 

FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 14-15-16-17/11/2018


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO:  The Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver (CO, USA)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE:  Lauren K. McCormick ; Elizabeth A. Knott

 

INFO:  call - web - lamccorm@syr.edu  eak324@nyu.edu

 

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This section is a continuation from the 2017 Ambiguity in the Ancient Near session, which explored ambiguity as a fruitful strategy of signification across Ancient Near Eastern cultures. This year, we invite papers that focus on conceptualizations of and communications across boundary spaces. Often, our own senses of classification and reasoning confound our interpretation of theancient evidence because ancient categories themselves can be fluid. We invite presenters to identify ambiguity in the historical record and then go on to discuss its affect on ANE art, religion,epistemology, politics, or culture in general.

Papers on in-between spaces could examine, for example, notions of boundaries or the treatment of peripheral zones in ancient versusmodern scholarship; personifications or representations of space that are both familiar and strange; or the possible logic behind inexact or fantastical maps. Papers on otherworldly encounters could examine, for example, the practices of astronomy, divination, and necromancy; modes through which contact with the dead or the divine could be sought and/or maintained; or the certainty of messages from above and below. We welcome papers that are based upon archaeological, written, or visual evidence.

Abstracts should be submitted via ASOR’s portal by Feb. 15th, 2018.(https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/login?redirect=/stages/453/submission)

Please note that presenters must be ASOR members and registered for the Denver meeting in order to submit an abstract.

Questions may be directed to Lauren K. McCormick (lamccorm@syr.edu) and/or Elizabeth A. Knott (eak324@nyu.edu)
 

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