The Art and Religions in Antiquity program unit is sponsoring three sessions at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in San Diego, CA, November 2015 including 2 OPEN SESSIONS.Click here for more information.
We welcome proposals on the art and material culture of any ancient religious tradition and encourage papers that address the use of art and material culture in service of religion. For our two OPEN SESSIONS, the Art and Religions of Antiquity section especially seeks paper proposals that address the following topics - but all proposals will be considered: 1) Art and Ritual: For this session we seek papers that address the role of art and material culture as it relates to ritual practice. Papers that treat the ritual handling of art; art in ritual spaces; rituals depicted in art; ritual as art are most welcome. 2) Art and Death: For this session, we seek papers that address the role of art and material culture as it relates to death. Papers that treat memorial practice or art in funerary contexts will be most welcome. Please check out the link at www.sbl-site.org for more annual meeting information, as well as information on submitting paper proposals.