CALL. 15.02.2018: [PANEL 8 at ASOR 2018] Performance and the Body in the Ancient Near East and Medi
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: Carl Walsh; Pinar Durgan
The concept of the body has recently begun to gain popularity in Near Eastern and Mediterranean archaeology, particularly in regards to the embodied relationships and interactions between human bodies and objects. However, the performative power of the body, as an embodied actor in social and material contexts, has yet to be more fully explored. This session aims to address how the performative body, both living and dead, can be examined through the archaeological record. We would like to invite papers that make use of material, art historical, and textual approaches to examine the interrelationships between the body and performative practices, incorporating the role of gesture, ritualized and ceremonial behavior, and materiality of performance. Papers that use holistic, theoretical, and interdisciplinary approaches are especially encouraged, so as to flesh out the relevance of this topic for the wider discourses on the agency of people and objects. The call for papers is now open: http://www.asor.org/am/2018-call-for-papers/.
The deadline for submission is February 15, 2018. If you are interested in participating, please submit your abstract of no more than 250 words directly to ASOR’s Online Abstract Management System: https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/453/submission.