Call for Submissions - Avar 2.2 - The Construction of Knowledge in the ANE


Call for Papers


Avar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Life and Society in the Ancient Near East


CFP Close: March 1, 2023

Topic: The Construction of Knowledge in the Ancient Near East 

Guest Editor: Zachary Rubin



Avar is now requesting submissions for issue 2.2, to be published July 2023.


This issue will be dedicated to the construction of knowledge in the ancient Near East. For this special issue, we seek articles with interdisciplinary approaches that explicitly adopt, adapt, or integrate theories and methodologies from within the traditional fields of ancient Near Eastern studies (i.e., archaeology, Assyriology, biblical studies, Egyptology, Hittitology, etc.), as well as from socio-anthropological and scientific disciplines focused on this topic.. 


The construction of knowledge is a broad topic, and we welcome proposals that think creatively about and take interdisciplinary approaches to related concepts such as:


  • libraries and archives
  • history writing / streams of tradition
  • modern preservation of ancient knowledge traditions (new digital humanities approaches, etc.)
  • science, math, and astronomy  


Avar accepts submissions in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Submissions may take the form of short notes (2,000-4,000 words) and articles (6,000-12,000 words). Word counts include notes and references.

Submissions will only be accepted through the submission platform.