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CALL. 15.02.2020: [SESSION 7] "Contemporary Identities and Self-Reflective Approaches in the Study of the Ancient Near East" (ASOR 2020) - Boston (MA, USA)

28.01.2020

 

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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:  Pinar Durgun ; Liat Naeh

 

INFO:   web - pinar.durgun@metmuseum.org; Liat.naeh@mail.huji.ac.il


CALL:

 

The study of the ancient Near East has been shaped by past and ongoing political and scholarly agendas of the West. But how do our own identities—the here and now—inform the study of the ancient Near East? What questions do we prioritize and what questions do we not ask? This kind of self-reflective scrutiny may be challenging, confrontational, and controversial; but it is also instrumental for the advancement of our field(s).

This session hopes to create a platform for such discussions, focusing on the ways in which individual cultures, religions, nationalities, epistemologies, and political views are made visible or silenced in research. We invite contributions that raise questions on the impact of contemporary colonialism, politics, war, national borders and divisions, and localism; or that revisit the values and priorities instilled through higher education, field training, and professional experiences. We are especially interested in contributions that explore local Middle Eastern perspectives, or encounters among the world views of scholars from the Middle East, Europe, and North America, examining issues of ownership, bias, and scholarly narratives. Case studies, syntheses, and personal reflections are all welcomed.

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 has 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 reach out to us:

Pinar Durgun: pinar.durgun@metmuseum.org
Liat Naeh: Liat.naeh@mail.huji.ac.il

 

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