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CALL. 15.02.2018: [PANEL 6 at ASOR 2018] Senses and Sensibility in the Near East - Denver (CO, USA)




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

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Kiersten Neumann (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)

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Contributions to the Senses and Sensibility in the Near East sessions in 2016 and 2017 took a multiplicity of theoretical and methodological approaches in their exploration of senses and sense-making related to objects, spaces, and practices in the Near East, in order to bring to light culturally meaningful sensory experience and modes of representation, reception, perception, and interaction, as well as social and political dynamics of past worlds and human encounters. Specifically in 2017, papers emphasized aspects of intentionality in sensory experience. The goal of the 2018 session is to focus on the impact and affect of particular spheres of activity and the unique and meaningful affordances they offer. Papers will consider how built environments and surrounding space act as fundamental contributors to sensory landscapes and experience in the ancient world. This ASOR Member-Organized session is posted online at The call for papers is now open. Deadline for submission is February 15, 2018. If you are interested in participating, please submit your abstract directly to ASOR’s Online Abstract Management System: and select “Senses and Sensibility in the Near East” in Step 3 for the session in which you would like to present your paper. Please note that in order to present a paper at the Annual Meeting, you must be a current member of ASOR ( and must register for the Annual Meeting when submitting your abstract (

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