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2015 International Meeting

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Meeting Begins7/20/2015
Meeting Ends7/24/2015

Call for Papers Opens: 10/29/2014
Call for Papers Closes: 2/25/2015

Requirements for Participation

Expressions of Religion in Israel


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2015 meeting in Buenos Aires, Expressions of Religion in Israel invites papers that explore the role of merchants in facilitating the exchange of religious symbols and ideas. Moving beyond the recourse to trade as a general hypothesis explaining the diffusion of disembodied ideas, this session will focus on trade as a mode of exchange taking place in the physical world, involving material goods and carried out by human agents. We welcome papers that investigate concrete cases of trade-related transmission of religious symbols and ideas based on material and/or textual evidence. Case studies might deal with, for example, archaeological traces (moulds, shipwrecks, etc.) of the trade of goods such as figurines or amulets, or texts documenting traders and customers as agents in the exchange of religious objects and ideas.

Program Unit Chairs

Prof. Dr. Antje Labahn
Mark Alan Christian

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