conversion panel, and Religious Violence panel at the 2014 SBL in San Diego

SAMR is co-sponsoring two panels at the annual 2014 SBL/AAR meeting in San Diego.

SBL  P23-146  Rethinking Conversion in Greco-Roman Antiquity
Sunday morning, November 23   9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hilton Bayfront 410B   (Level 4, Sapphire)

Zeba Crook (Carleton University) and Nicola Denzey (Brown University) will continue the discussion we started last year in Baltimore.

SBL  P24-148  Religious Violence in the Ancient World
Monday morning, November 24   9:00 AM to 11:30 AM                           Convention Center  Room 7A  Upper Level

This session will feature papers by Jill E. Marshall (Emory University), Carl R. Rice (North Carolina State), and Jeffrey Brodd (California State University – Sacramento).  Our special guest John Pollini from the University of Southern California will be giving a paper entitled, “From Polytheism to Christianity in Egypt: A Peaceful or Violent Transition in Late Antiquity?”

Business Meeting: A business meeting will follow this second session: Monday morning approximately 11:00 to 11:30, in the same room in the Convention Center.  We will discuss session topics for the 2015 meeting of the AAR/SBL, and plans for the World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, to be held this coming August in Erfurt, Germany.