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CALL. 15.02.2020: [SESSION 2] "State and Territory in the Ancient Near East: Mapping Relationsh


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FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 15/02/2020

FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 18-19-20-21/11/2020

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The Westin Boston Waterfront, (Boston, MA, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Heidi Fessler ; Julie B. Deluty

INFO: web - heidimfessler@gmail.com ; jdeluty@sju.edu

CALL:

This session explores connections between polities and geography, and how ancient people negotiated systems of power and government within their physical settings. Our knowledge of political geography in the ANE is filtered through centuries of scholarship at times promoting notions of control that could use amended analyses. In light of this, this session welcomes papers that reinterpret dynamics between polities based on supporting archaeological or textual discoveries, or experiment with theoretical approaches that enlighten our understanding of an established data-set. Papers could argue, for instance, that a different model of control is more appropriate to explain evidence of a geopolitical relationship than previously put forth, or show how recent archaeological or textual discoveries require us to reevaluate our understanding of the power dynamics in a region. Special attention to how people in the ancient world perceived their own geopolitical structures or how geography served to define a city or region is encouraged. Approved sessions: http://www.asor.org/am/list-of-approved-sessions-2020/#reflective

Further information on call for papers: http://www.asor.org/am/2020-call-for-papers The abstract submission system opened today (Jan. 15th) and will be closing on February 15th. https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/login?redirect=/stages/1591/submissions/new Please note that you must be registered for the Annual Meeting in order to submit an abstract. If you have any questions about the session, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Heidi Fessler: heidimfessler@gmail.com Julie B. Deluty: jdeluty@sju.edu

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