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Erān: West & Central Asia in the First Millennium CE (Lille, 15-19- July)

We invite early career scholars interested in researching global Late Antiquity to take part in our initial Research Forum titled Erān: West and Central Asia in the First Millennium CE.

This first Research Forum is a place for established scholars and junior researchers interested in the study of the Iranian, Sasanian, and Eastern Mediterranean world in the first millennium CE to come together for a dialogue of ideas, research agendas, and methods.

The Forum will last for 5 days and is set around the themes of Historiography, Languages of the empire, Religions and Cultures, Material and Visual Culture, and Economy and Administration. Early career scholars are encouraged to propose papers on their desired themes, although these might be organised across the week depending on the number of papers in each theme.

Morning sessions (keynote lectures and seminars) will be open to the public free of charge, subject to availability of space.

More information HERE

פרטי יצירת קשר

Dr. Khodadad Rezakhani k.rezakhani@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Late Antique Historian
Author of ReOrienting the Sasanians

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Call for Papers: IOSOT 2025 (Berlin)

25th Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament: Berlin, 11–15 August 2025.
The call for short papers at the IOSOT 2025 in Berlin (August 11–15, 2025) is now open. Applicants can propose short papers (20 minutes) to be presented in the following panels covering the main fields of Hebrew Bibel and Ancient Israel. Proposals will be reviewed by the board of Vetus Testamentum.

Former Prophets
Latter Prophets
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature
Dead Sea Scrolls
Theology, Ethics, and Hermeneutics of the Hebrew Bible
Archaeology of Ancient Israel and the Southern Levant
History of Ancient Israel within the Ancient Near East
Religions of Ancient Israel and the Ancient Near East

Furthermore, the following specialized panels on recent research questions also accept short paper proposals. More information on these panels is available on our website. The panel hosts will review proposals for short papers to be presented in these panels.

Apocalyptic Thinking in Antiquity
Between Foreign Politics and Scribal Theology: Prophecy Concerning the Nations
Digital Humanities and Computational Approaches to the Bible
Philological and Linguistic Variety in Northwest Semitic languages (late 2nd and 1st mill. BCE)
Scribal Culture and the Hebrew Bible

To propose a short paper, applicants should fill out the proposal form provided on our website and send it to iosot2025@hu-berlin.de. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 14, 2024.

פרטי יצירת קשר

Jonathan Jakob Böhm – iosot2025@hu-berlin.de

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כנס האגודה לחקר העיר עכו וסביבתה (SSAE) ה־4

הכנס ה־4 של האגודה לחקר העיר עכו וסביבתה יעסוק בתעודות, מסמכים, חוזים מפות ובתיעוד היסטורי של העיר עכו במהלך ההיסטוריה. אנחנו מזמינים חוקרים ואנשי דעת המעוניינים לשלוח תקציר להרצאה בת 30 דקות הנוגעת לנושא הכנס, לרבות:

  • עכו בתעודות היסטוריות
  • מפות היסטוריות של עכו
  • עכו בספרות נוסעים
  • הסכמים היסטוריים
  • תיעוד היסטורי וממצא ארכיאולוגיה
  • מטבעות עכו
  • סקרים של עכו

נא לשלוח תקציר של עד 250 מילים ומעט פרטים על הכותב (עד 100 מילים) לדוא"ל: acre.ssae@gmail.com נא לרשום בתקציר פרטים ענייניים! (שם מלא, תואר אקדמי, שיוך אקדמי ופרטי התקשרות).

מועד אחרון להגשת התקצירים הוא 1.5.24


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Call for Papers: BernBabylon 2024

We are pleased to invite you to the conference BernBabylon (https://bernbabylon.unibe.ch/index_eng.html) from 7–9 November 2024 at the University of Bern in Switzerland.
BernBabylon is a laid-back space where researchers from diverse areas and disciplines can mingle and share ideas. Whether you're a wordsmith, an archaeology enthusiast, or an art history buff working on Mesopotamia, Anatolia, the Levant, Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Central Asia, or the Aegean – your presence is eagerly awaited! Join us for a vibrant exchange of knowledge and experience. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to introduce new ideas and projects, regardless of their scale, and engage with experts from diverse fields. In order to stimulate the exchange of ideas and benefit from personal interaction, BernBabylon is an on-site event.
How it works:
There is no theme. You choose the topic of your talk.
The only prerequisite is that your talk last not more than 15 minutes (+ 5 min discussion) or/and your Book Presentations 10 minutes and Workshop 3 hours. You are there to share insights with scientists from other disciplines, so keep it sharp but make it simple! The spirit of the BernBabylon is open and informal. Use this opportunity to test ideas, advertise projects, and develop collaborations with a wider peer group.
Do you have a new take on an old question? Are you working on a text and would like to know if similar texts exist in neighboring languages? Are you recruiting team members for an excavation? Did you develop a computer program for your field that can be used in other fields as well? Are you active in public outreach and would like to share what you do? Would you like to present your latest book? … You are at the right place. Submit an abstract and get started!

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Address for submission: katarzyna.langenegger@unibe.ch

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Call for Papers: Teaching about the Ancient World in Museums

The editors of Teaching Ancient Egypt in Museums: Pedagogies in Practice (Routledge 2024) seek abstract submissions for the second volume in this series, Teaching about the Ancient World in Museums: Pedagogies in Practice. Teaching with ancient material in museums presents unique challenges for educators, museum staff, and learners alike. Ancient objects are sometimes unprovenanced or are of questionable authenticity, and teaching with them necessitates discussions about provenance. In addition, ancient museum collections often provoke conversations about human remains, for which ethical considerations must be woven into pedagogy. Beyond this, contemporary stakeholder perspectives are often excluded from discussions about their ancient pasts and should be incorporated into collections stewardship and educational programming.

This volume will focus on methods and approaches for teaching about *the ancient Mediterranean, ancient Western Asia, and ancient North Africa* through material remains in museums. In our current moment, when both museums and many ancient studies subfields are reflecting on how to create more inclusive practices grounded in social justice and equity, developing ethical and equitable museum pedagogies to teach from ancient material will help shape more critical views of both ancient and modern cultures among students and museum visitors.

We invite participants to submit abstracts for essays that will share *practical examples of object-based teaching in museums and/or with museum collections.* Submissions can be based in museum collections anywhere in the world. Proposed essays should be geared toward generating conversations about best practices in museum pedagogy, curation, and collection stewardship. They must present case studies that are either in progress or completed, and should foreground contributors’ first-hand experiences, methodologies, and reflective teaching practices. We welcome contributions centered on material from the entirety of the ancient Mediterranean, ancient Western Asia, and ancient North Africa that represent teaching with museum objects in creative and inclusive ways. *Essays should be co- authored by two or more authors,* to reflect the collaborative nature of teaching and learning. These may include essays written in partnership between archaeologists, teachers, curators, docents, museum educators, community workers, artists, and others. An authors’ peer-review workshop will be held on Zoom after the first drafts of the volume’s essays are submitted, so that we can all learn from each other.

Proposed essays should center on object-based, practice-oriented learning experiences with clear goals. They may engage learners in a variety of groups, including children; teachers; university students; incarcerated communities; adult lay learners; artists/art students; informal online audiences, e.g. via social media; and learners who require accessibility accommodations. We are seeking contributions that fall into one of the following categories:'

1. Teaching About Tricky Topics: essays that address teaching about topics considered to be difficult, problematic, or sensitive in museum pedagogy (e.g. teaching about provenance, colonialism, restitution, or with human remains).

2. Teaching Towards Accessibility and Inclusivity: essays that take the term “accessibility” broadly, including pedagogies that serve people who require accessibility accommodations, those that engage underserved and underrepresented communities, and those that represent equitable access to collections information.

3. Teaching Across Disciplines: essays that explore productive connections between material culture and fields outside of the ancient world, and those that reach across cultural boundaries.

4. Teaching in the Community: essays that center on case studies where object- based learning takes place outside of the museum proper, such as in schools, community centers, and online, and those that offer examples of meaningful co- creation with community partners.

The editors especially welcome submissions from colleagues working at institutions located in the MENA, SWANA, and Mediterranean regions. Cross-institutional and/or international collaborations are strongly encouraged. Prospective authors are invited to submit a title and abstract (200-300 words) in English that details their proposed essay topic and pedagogical methods by December 1st using this Google Form: https://forms.gle/FbKD5CAiPRGiBviG7

פרטי יצירת קשר

Please send any questions to the editors: Jen Thum (she/her, jennifer_thum@harvard.edu), Carl Walsh (he/him, cw4515@nyu.edu), Lissette Jiménez (she/her, lmj@sfsu.edu), and Lisa Saladino Haney (she/her, haneyl@carnegiemnh.org).

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