Call for Papers: 2008 Midwest AOS/ASOR/SBL meeting (Feb. 15-17, 2008)
- Information about the 2008 Joint Annual Meeting of the Midwest AOS, ASOR, and SBL is available via the Midwest SBL web site (http://www.midwestsbl.org/). Registration and Abstract forms (deadline for abstracts is January 10, 2008) may be downloaded from the site. The conference will be held at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL (about one hour south of downtown Chicago), February 15-17, 2008.
The Friday evening plenary session speakers for "The Body, Healing, and Medicine" include thus far JoAnn Scurlock of Elmhurst College and Hector Avalos of Iowa State University. Both are renowned for their work in the areas of ancient Mediterranean and Mesopotamian medical care. Troy Martin (St. Xavier University; Midwest SBL President) will deliver his presidential address, on the theme of "The Battle of Blood and Breath: Biblical Breathing," at the Saturday evening banquet.
AOS/ASOR Abstracts on topics dealing with any aspect of the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean in antiquity are welcomed; they do not need to tie into the plenary session theme.
Please contact me with any questions and post and distribute as appropriate, especially to grad students in your department as relevant, and pardon all cross-postings.
Vice President, Midwest AOS
Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient History
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