CONF: Communicating With the Dead in the Ancient Mediterranean World

… seen on the Classicists list:

International Conference Announcement
“Communicating with the Dead in the Ancient Mediterranean World”
Volos, 19-21 June 2009
University of Thessaly
Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology

Programme

Friday, 19/6/2009

18:00-20:00

Reception and coffee

Alexander MAZARAKIS AINIAN:
(University of Thessaly)

Addressing and honouring heroes and distinguished dead in Geometric Greece  

Dimitris PALAIOTHODOROS:
(University of Thessaly)

Images of ghosts in the visual arts of the archaic and classical periods

Yannis TZIFOPOULOS:
(University of Thessaloniki)

Encountering death, before and after: The Bacchic-Orrphic incised lamellae  

Dinner

Saturday, 20/6/2009

10:00-13:30

Nick WYATT:
(University of Edinburgh)

Encounters between the living and the dead in the ancient world: Semitic evidence  

Panagiotis KOUSOULIS:
(University of the Aegean)

The demonic identity of the dead and its ritual manipulation in the Egyptian underworld: The evidence from the New Kingdom and the Third Intermediate Period  

Coffee

Nanno MARINATOS:
(University of Illinois at Chicago)

The Stone in the Soul  

Spyros RANGOS:
(University of Patras)

Rebirth and liberation across philosophy and religious imagery until Plato  

Lunch

17:00-20:30

Vayos LIAPIS:
(University of Montreal)

Neither stone-dead nor stone-deaf  

Eleni PACHOUMI:
(University of Thessaly)

Encounters with the dead in magic: Resurrection of the body?  

Tea

Jan BREMMER:
(University of Groningen)

Necromancy

Dimitris KYRTATAS:
(University of Thessaly)

Communications with the living-dead in Christian Egypt 

Dinner

Sunday, 21/6/2009

10:00-13:00

Suzanne LYE:
(University of California – Los Angeles)

Conversations between the living and the dead in late antiquity, with a focus on the ancient novel

Matthew DICKIE:
(University of Illinois at Chicago)

Eustratius, presbyter Constantinopolitanus, De statu animarum post mortem  

Einar THOMASSEN:
(University of Bergen)

Intercession and the special dead  

Lunch
 

 

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