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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

Apocalyptic Literature


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Apocalyptic Literature Unit invites papers in the following areas: 1. We invite papers on any topic relating to the study of early Jewish or early Christian apocalyptic literature. Papers on the interpretation of this literature through the Middle Ages are also welcome. 2. We invite papers for one or two special sessions on the topic of "Apocalypticism and Millenarianism in Latin America, 1492-2012." Multi-disciplinary research conducted over the past 30 years has illuminated the importance of apocalyptic-millennial literature, art, and social movements to the cultures and nations of South and Central America from the time of the arrival of the Europeans to the present day. ISBL 2015 in Buenos Aires provides an ideal venue for a fresh discussion of the topic in light of this scholarship and in view of new evidence, approaches, and methodologies. It is anticipated that the session papers will form the core of an edited volume that will disseminate the results of the investigation to a new audience. 3. We invite papers for a session on "Slavonic Apocrypha from Hellenistic Jewish literature," to be held jointly with the "Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha" and the "Hellenistic Judaism" Units. This is projected to be the first of two sessions (the other at ISBL 2016, in Seoul) leading up to the formation of a new ISBL Unit devoted to the study of Slavonic Apocrypha for the 2017 ISBL meeting in Berlin.

Program Unit Chairs

Lorenzo DiTommaso

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