CFP: Biblical Traditions in the New World

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CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION IN THE WORKSHOP

BIBLICAL TRADITIONS IN THE NEW WORLD

SPONSORED BY THE PROJECT
BIBLICAL PHILOLOGY IN AMERINDIAN LANGUAGES PROJECT

The importance of the Bible in the West is beyond question: the enormous influence of this text corpus can be traced through the art (painting, sculpture, music, architecture, etc.), philosophy, politics, and science of the Old World, from Late Roman times into the Middle Ages. The Renaissance did not end Scripture's sway; instead, it revitalized the interpretation of the Bible.

In the New World, the Bible was the pillar of evangelization efforts, and part of the foundations of a new culture. Its influence may be seen in many works of art and texts, many of which were translations of Scripture into Mesoamerican languages.
Therefore, we issue an open invitation to participate in the monthly sessions of our Workshop in 2019-2020. Our topic will be the reception and transmission of the Bible in the New World, particularly, but not exclusively, between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries in the viceroyalties of New Spain, Peru, Río de la Plata, and New Granada.

Presentations may include:

 

  • Conferences on works previously published
  • Workshop: unpublished essays, works in progress

Research areas:

 

  • Biblical philology of the Old and New Testaments
  • Biblical history
  • Literature
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Censorship
  • Hebrew language and culture in the Americas
  • Translations of Scripture into vernacular languages in the Americas
  • History of the book, and bibliographical studies
  • The Bible and popular culture
  • Sessions will be held at the Institute of Anthropological Studies (IIA), UNAM Please send your paper proposals to the following email:

    filologia.indoamericana@gmail.com

Academic committee:

 

Dr. José Miguel Baños Baños

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

 

Dr. Fernando Nava, 

Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, UNAM

 

Dr. Sergio Romero, 

The University of Texas at Austin

 

Dr. David Tavárez,

Vassar College

 

Dr. Heréndira Téllez, 

Catedrática Conacyt