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Call For Papers

The Calls For Papers are ordered by Call for Papers Deadline
September | December | January 2015 | February | June

2015 General

Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient Hebrew

Conference Date: 29 October - 1 November, 2015
Location: Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
E-mail Submission:

December 2014

Eighth Enoch Seminar: Apocalypticism and Mysticism

Call for Papers Deadline: December 1, 2014
Conference Date: 21 to 26 June, 2015
Location: Italy (near Milan)

The Eighth Enoch Seminar will convene at the Villa Cagnola in Gazzada, Italy (near Milan), from 21 to 26 June, 2015. The meeting is organised by Daniel Boyarin (Berkeley, USA), Lorenzo DiTommaso (Montreal, Canada), and Elliot Wolfson (Santa Barbara, USA), under the guidance of the Founding Director of the Enoch Seminar Gabriele Boccaccini (Michigan, USA).

The Seminar topic is apocalypticism and mysticism, their natures and relationship, in Judaism and Christianity from the Second Temple period through the late antique and early mediaeval centuries. The aim is to discuss the main issues in light of new evidence, methodologies, and approaches, oriented by a desire to advance the discussion along a broad front. While we do not expect to address every issue or answer every question, we do anticipate that the published results of our Seminar will stand as a foundational study for future research. Additional information will be posted on the Enoch Seminar and 4 Enoch websites over the course of the year.

As participation is by invitation only, we invite all interested specialists to contact the Seminar secretary, Jason Zurawski as soon as possible, at the latest by 1 December 2014. Those interested in presenting a short paper should include a proposal containing a paper title and brief abstract. Plenary and short papers circulate in advance and are not read in the sessions, which are devoted primarily to discussion.


Call for Papers Deadline: December 31, 2014
The prize will be announced: March 9, 2015
Location: The William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem
E-mail Submission:

The William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem announces the 2015 Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize call for papers. This prize provides $650 for the best published article or paper presented at a conference by a Ph.D. candidate in Syro-Palestinian or biblical archaeology. Authors may be of any nationality but the article or paper must be in English. Co-written or co-presented pieces may be submitted if all the authors or presenters are doctoral candidates; the prize, if awarded, will be divided equally among authors/presenters.

All submissions (in PDF format only) must include the author's academic affiliation, mailing address, email address, and phone number. Please indicate the department in which the author is enrolled and the expected date of graduation. Submission of conference papers must include the name and location of the conference and the date on which the paper was presented. Submission of published papers must include the full bibliographic citation. All submissions must be received no later than December 31, 2014. The prize will be announced on Sean's birthday, March 9, 2015.

Email PDF of paper to:
Mr. Sam Cardillo, W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize Committee: Carol Meyers and Beth Alpert Nakhai, co-chairs; Walter Aufrecht and Peter Machinist, members; Sharon Herbert and Matthew Adams, ex-officio members; Norma Dever, honorary member.

2014 Prize Recipient: Josephine A. Verduci (Department of Classics and Archaeology in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne). Her paper, "A Feather in Your Cap: Symbols of Philistine Warrior Status," was presented in November 2013 at the Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Baltimore.


January 2015

CALLS FOR PAPERS: Crime and Punishment in Antiquity (, )

Call for Papers Deadline: 15th January 2015
Conference Date: 17-19 June 2015
Location: Wrocław, Poland
E-mail Submission:


The Fourth Annual Conference of The Irish Society for the Study of the Ancient Near East
“The Crazy Genius of Herod the Great”

Call for Papers Deadline: 28 February 2015
Conference Date: 29-31 May 2015
Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
E-mail Submission:

Seen through the lens of his building programme, military strategy, contemporary texts, art and architecture, and political alliances

Considering the enormous scale of his political ambitions and achievements during his lengthy reign, we shall be happy to receive submissions relating to any and all aspects of the rule of Herod the Great, including political connections, religious facets of his life and rule, propaganda, military campaigns and strategy, his innovative building programme, including the Temple at Jerusalem, art, architecture, numismatics, contemporary texts, and any other related matters.

Presentation of papers at this conference will be 45 minutes within a one-hour slot, allowing time for discussion after each paper.

We invite abstracts of no more than 400 words to reach us by email at by 28 February 2015.


2nd ZUTOT Competition for Young Scholars

Call for Papers Deadline: 1 June 2015.
E-mail Submission:

The second ZUTOT competition for young scholars has now been announced. This year's subject is: 'New texts on Jewish culture.' Young scholars are encouraged to present recently discovered texts that shed light on old issues and raise new ones.

These may cover any field of study: history, literature, rabbinic culture, anthropology, linguistics, archaeology, epigraphy, etc.

Submissions (of no more than 4000 words) should be sent by e-mail to the Editor-in-chief, Professor Shlomo Berger.

CALLS FOR PAPERS: "The River Jordan"

Conference Date: 13-15 July, 2015
Location: Oxford
E-mail Submission:

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies and the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies at the University of Miami, through its Director, Prof. Haim Shaked and Prof. David Graf, organise an international conference about the River Jordan, to be held at the Oriental Institute, the University of Oxford, 13-15 July 2015.

The conference aims to focus its attention on the three northern sources of the river Jordan (the Dan, Baniyas, and Hasbani streams) and the area of the Sea of Galilee (the sea itself not a topic of the conference) and the Jordan river's southern course up to where it enters the Dead Sea (the sea itself not a topic of the conference).

Essentially, the conference would cover in its study both banks of the river Jordan (not the hinterland of the riparian countries).

The conference will start on Monday 13th July at 9am, finishing on Wednesday 15th July at 6pm. Each speaker's paper is limited to 45 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address: ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. 01865-514041


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