Reminder: 2007 Midwest AOS/ASOR/SBL conference
- Dear Colleagues, in light of the the looming deadline for abstracts
I append a reminder on the upcoming Midwest
AOS/ASOR/SBL conference in February. Please note the January 8
deadline for abstracts for you and/or your graduate students and
please distribute accordingly.
Information about the 2007 Joint Annual Meeting of the Midwest AOS,
ASOR, and SBL -- including registration, abstract form, and welcome
and call information -- is available via the the Midwest SBL web
site (http://www.midwestsbl.org/). The conference will be held at
Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL (about one hour south
of downtown Chicago), February 16-18, 2007.
The theme of the conference is "Sacred Space: Temple, Synagogue,
Church," and we welcome proposals on topics related to this theme
as well as other topics. Friday evening plenary speakers for the
conference will be Elizabeth Bloch-Smith (St. Joseph's University,
Philadelphia) on Identifying Israelite Sacred Space, Tim Harrison
(University of Toronto) on Tayinat in Light of Recent
Investigations, and John Monson (Wheaton College) on the Solomonic
We are also planning a (Greater) Mesopotamian session on
Saturday, Feb. 18th. Speakers thus far include Clemens Reichel (U of Chicago)
on Temples to Deified Kings in Mesopotamia and Michael Kozuh
(U of Maine at Farmington) on Sacred Space as Economic
Space: Economic Capital and the Neo-Babylonian
Temple. K. Lawson-Younger's presidential address (after the banquet
on Saturday evening) is entitled "Some Aspects of Aramean-Luwian
Religion in Light of Recent Discoveries."
We are also, of course, accepting individual submissions. Contact
me if you are interested in presenting a paper.
Please post and distribute as appropriate, and pardon all
Secretary/Treasurer, Midwest AOS
Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient History
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