Thursday, January 24, 2008

New ASOR Session on Judaism and Christianity

Readers may find this of interest:

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are writing to inform you of a new session being proposed for the 2008 ASOR annual meeting in Boston that will focus on the archaeology of Judaism and Christianity in the Roman and Byzantine periods.  The session chairs are seeking papers that present architectural, art historic, inscriptional, or any type of material discussion of synagogues, churches, necropoleis, and/or their associated communities in either Palestine or the Diaspora.  We are also looking for papers that address material evidence for cultural and religious communication among Jews, Christians, and their neighbors.  Reports on field seasons are also encouraged where relevant.

This new session has not yet been accepted for the 2008 ASOR annual meeting.  Before it is proposed, we would like to demonstrate the interest in such a session to the Program Committee by assembling a list of possible presenters.  If you are interested in submitting an abstract for this session, please notify us before January 31 by emailing werlin@email.unc.edu.  We do not necessarily need abstracts or paper titles by then -- only a stated interest and intent to submit an abstract.

Please feel free to forward this message to colleagues, students, and others who may be interested in taking part in the proposed session.  Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Steve Werlin and Carrie Duncan

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