Monday, February 01, 2016

SBL MEGA (etc.) 2016 CFP

THE SOCIETY OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE AND AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION ANNUAL MEETINGS are in San Antonio, Texas on 19-22 November 2016. The Call for Papers for both is open. (The link leads to the SBL one.) Here is the CFP for the SBL's MEGA Section:

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes
Call For Papers: For its open session, the Mysticism, Esotericism and Gnosticism in Antiquity (MEGA) Section invites papers on any theme or text related to direct knowledge of the divine or God. Papers on the subject of amulets and inscribed religious objects are especially welcome for a special session on this topic. An invited book review session is also planned with the following books featured: April D. DeConick. 2016. The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion From Antiquity to Today (Columbia University Press); Frances L. Flannery. 2015. Understanding Apocalyptic Terrorism: Countering the Radical Mindset (Routledge); Andrei Orlov. 2015. Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism (SUNY).
Follow the link for details regarding submitting a paper.

Other bloggers have been noting the CFPs for other program units. Here are a couple I have come across recently:

James McGrath: 2016 AAR Call for Papers: Traditions of Eastern Late Antiquity;

Liv Ingeborg Lied: SBL Book History and Biblical Literatures CFP.