Calls for Papers

(1) with AAR/SBL    (2) in Dublin

SCRIPT invites paper proposals for its panels during the meeting of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature in San Diego, CA on November 23-26, 2019.

We welcome papers on any aspect of iconic and performative textuality. This year, we especially encourage papers about processes of dematerialization, such as ephemeral texts, oral performances, or acts of text destruction. We would also especially like to receive paper proposals about how writing practices, such as inscription and calligraphy, function as spiritual practices and/or engage others through their performance.

Paper proposals should include the author's name and any academic affiliation, the paper title, and an abstract. Proposals should be sent to the EIR secretary at

by March 1, 2019. Members of the SBL are encouraged to submit their proposals through the SBL's Conference Site.

SCRIPT invites paper proposals for the conference, Digital Sacred Texts: Materiality, Performance, Theory, hosted by the
School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music at
Dublin City University (Dublin, Ireland) on  May 2627, 2020.

This conference will focus on sacred texts (broadly understood) and digital culture, giving particular attention to issues of materiality, performance, and theory.

For the complete CFP and description of this conference, click here. Paper proposals are due October 10, 2019. You may also correspond directly with Prof. Brad Anderson at

Yale's Beinecke Rare Book Library
Beineke Library
at Yale University

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