Proposals dealing with any aspect of the fields of religious studies, biblical studies, and Near Eastern studies are welcome. We seek proposals on all topics, religious traditions, historical periods, and biblical (including pseudepigraphical and deutero-canonical) texts and traditions. We welcome proposals for single papers, panels with multiple papers, or other types of sessions, such as roundtables involving structured discussions of pre-circulated questions. Proposals addressing issues such as pedagogy, instructional technology, philology, ritual, the body, religion and media, religion and politics, and current trends in the profession are also encouraged.
Paper proposals should include an abstract of no more than 300 words that discusses the subject matter and methodology of the paper, as well as the significance of the subject within the broader field of interest.
Panel proposals should include (1) an abstract of no more than 300 words that discusses the subject matter and significance of the session as a whole; and (2) individual abstracts of no more than 300 words for each paper, addressing the subjects, methodology, and significance of those papers. Please note that individual paper abstracts for a proposed panel need to specify for what panel they are being submitted.
Proposals for other types of sessions should include an abstract of no more than 300 wordsdescribing the format, subject matter, and broader significance of the session.
If you require technological support for your presentation (such as audio and/or projection equipment), please request it with your proposal; the Program Committee will make every effort to accommodate such requests.
If you encounter any difficulties in this online submission process, paper or panel proposals may be sent directly to Lincoln H. Blumell (firstname.lastname@example.org).