CFP: Wonders and Miracles in Antiquity and Byzantium

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University of Cyprus, 16-18 October 2014 


Miracles and Wonders in Antiquity and Byzantium 

Tales of miracle and wonder decorate both ancient and Byzantine literature and seem to have had a great impact upon ancient and Byzantine thought. A strong interest in the wondrous is already apparent in the works of Homer and Hesiod. However, a more organized recording of marvels is detected much later, in Herodotus’s time, when marvelous stories and travel accounts of exotic places and peoples are increasingly produced. From the era of Alexander and onwards such stories are recruited by historians and rhetors in an attempt to apotheose the ideal ruler. Between the third century BC and the third century AD, the genre of paradoxography, collections of stories relating strange events and phenomena, achieves great popularity, and influences another new genre, the Hellenistic novel. At about the same time, a number of stories circulate that relate the miraculous healings of suffering people who practice incubation in Asclepian temples. Later the practice of incubation is taken over by Christian pilgrims who are cured by saints. Miraculous healings and other types of miracles that are associated with a particular Christian shrine become the material of a new genre, the miracle collection which is cultivated throughout the Byzantine era. Miracle stories are included in all Byzantine hagiographical genres, since they constitute the strongest sign of holiness. Miracles and wonders are also found in profane Byzantine genres, such as chronicles and romances. Despite the fact that marvel literature enjoyed such a high popularity in antiquity and Byzantium, it has been mostly dismissed by modern scholars as debased, boring and even unintelligible, an attitude that has condemned this literature to obscurity. 

The conference’s main aims are to bring to light miracle and wonder literature and to open up new avenues of approach. 

Topics of exploration may include: 

• Literary Theoretical Approaches 

• Cultural Studies 

• Psychological Approaches 

• Comparative Literary Studies 

• Linguistics 

Specialists are invited to submit a thirty-minute paper in English on a relevant topic.Due to budgetary constraints, the organizers cannot cover the speakers’ travel and hotel costs. There is no registration fee for participation or attendance. 

Prospective speakers are asked to submit by 30 April 2014 a title and a 400-word abstract to Stavroula Constantinou (konstans AT and Maria Gerolemou (mariagerolemou AT 


CFP: 15th Unisa Classics Colloquium

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15th Unisa Classics Colloquium, 22-24 October 2014

THEME: ‘Intellectual and Empire’

Classicists are hereby reminded to submit paper proposals for this year’s
colloquium. The conference is intended to explore the relationship between
public intellectuals and manifestations of imperial power, whether in the
form of rejection, acceptance or approval. The conference’s main focus
will be on the first three centuries of the Roman Empire, but other eras
and empires of Greco-Roman antiquity, e.g., Athenian, Macedonian or
ancient Near Eastern, will also be considered. ‘Intellectuals’ are broadly
conceived as individuals making public their intellectual endeavours
through literature, scholarship, religion, philosophy, rhetoric,
performance, and the like. We look forward to receiving proposals
exploring the tension (or not) between intellect and power, particularly
as manifested by individual authors or figures.

Invited speakers: Heinz-Günther Nesselrath (Göttingen); Ewen Bowie
(Oxford); Tim Whitmarsh (Oxford/Cambridge).

Please submit titles and abstracts of approximately 300 words to Philip
Bosman at bosmapr AT, as soon as possible. All proposals are
carefully considered, but bear in mind that slots are limited. Final
deadline for submissions: 30 April.

The Unisa Classics Colloquium is hosted annually by the Department of
Classics and World Languages at the University of South Africa, Pretoria.

More on the conference
Convening in 2014 for the 15th time, the Unisa Classics Colloquium
combines stimulating scholarship with a pleasant and intimate atmosphere.
Over two and a half days, approximately 20 scholarly contributions from
around the world are to be presented. The 40 minute slots provide ample
time for discussion and valuable feedback. Parallel sessions are avoided
in order to promote unity of focus in the conference, and delegates get to
know each other properly. Information on previous conferences may be found

Venue: To be announced. We are currently exploring the possibility of
moving the conference to a Bushveld game reserve
( on the outskirts of Pretoria.

Dates: 22-24 October 2014
Since transport to and from the conference venue might pose difficulties,
participants should ideally arrive at OR Tambo Airport and in Pretoria on
the morning of the 21st and only book a flight out from the evening of the
24th but preferably later.

A preliminary programme will be compiled from the received proposals and
published on the Departmental website after the final date for

Conference Fee
We are negotiating a conference package of approximately US$350, inclusive
of accommodation, transport and conference fee. Postgraduates, other
students and interested parties not able to claim back conference fees
from their institutions should please contact the organizers for a

Publication of papers
Depending on quality, a collection of articles on the colloquium theme is
envisaged. Submitted papers are subject to a refereeing process. If you
would consider submitting your paper for publication, please indicate that
to us via return mail for further guidelines on style.

CONF: International Conference on Orality and Greek Literature in the Roman Empire

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International Conference on Orality and Greek Literature in the Roman Empire
Full details and booking information:

Organizer: Consuelo Ruiz Montero (Dpto. de Filología Clásica de la Universidad de Murcia)
Place: Museo del Teatro Romano de Cartagena (Murcia), Spain
Date: 29-31 May 2014

M. Andreassi (Univ. di Bari, Italia): “Le barzellette tra oralità e scrittura: il caso del Philogelos».
E. L. Bowie (Corpus Christi College, Oxford, United Kingdom): “Poetic and prose oral performance in the Greek world of the Roman empire: the evidence of epigraphy”.
A. Chaniotis (All Souls College, Oxford, United Kingdom): “The oral transmission of memory in the Greek cities of the Imperial period”.
J. A. Fernández Delgado (Univ. de Salamanca, Spain): “Literaturiedad y oralidad en la obra de Plutarco”.
P. Gómez Cardó (Univ. de Barcelona, Spain): “Relato oral, ficción y construcción narrativa: a propósito del Tóxaris de Luciano”.
E. Hall ((King´s College, London, United Kingdom): “Pantomime, multilingualism and orality under the Roman Empire’.
L. Kim (Trinity Univ., U.S.A.): “Oral performance, storytelling, and transmission in Dio Chrysostom”.
I. Konstantakos (Univ. of Athens, Greece): “The Alexander Romance and the archaelogy of folk narratives”.
F. Mestre (Univ. de Barcelona, Spain): “La palabra hablada o el prestigio de la oralidad en Luciano”.
J. A. Molina (Univ. de Murcia):”Presencia de la oralidad en la Historia Secreta de Procopio”.
J. Nollé (Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik, Munich, Germany): «Implanting stories in the collective consciousness. The role of the so called Greek Imperials in memorising Greek literature and oral traditions».
L. Núñez (Univ. de Lausanne, Suisse): “Embedded orality in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses and Florida”.
C. Ruiz-Montero (Univ. de Murcia, Spain): “Relatos orales en textos narrativos griegos del Imperio”.
I. C. Rutherford (Univ. of Reading, United Kindom): “From Egyptian to Greek Literature: Oral or Written Transmission?”.
H. Schwarz (Univ. of Munich, Germany): “Biologoi – Storytellers in Ancient Greek Cities”.
M. Squire (King´s College, London, United Kingdom): “Telling tales on Mithras: The oral art of the story on “Mithraic Reliefs”.
A. Stramaglia (Univ. di Cassino, Italia): “Libri ‘a fumetti’ nel mondo greco-romano”.

CFP: Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World XI

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Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World XI
Orality and Literacy: Voice and Voices
Call for Papers

The Department of Classics and the Program in Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Emory University invites all classicists, historians, and scholars with an interest in oral cultures to participate in the Eleventh Conference on Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World, to take place in Atlanta, GA, September 17-21, 2014.

The conference will follow the same format as the previous ten conferences, held in Hobart (1994), Durban (1996), Wellington (1998), Columbia, Missouri (2000), Melbourne (2002), Winnipeg (2004), Auckland (2006), Nijmegen (2008), Canberra (2010), and Ann Arbor, Michigan (2012). It is planned that selected refereed proceedings once again be published by E.J. Brill as Volume 11 in the Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World series (anticipated for 2016).

Location: The Emory Conference Center, Atlanta, GA (USA)
Dates: Wednesday 17 Sept. (registration) to Sunday 21 Sept. 2014
Theme: Voice and Voices
Keynote speaker: Professor Elizabeth Minchin (Classics, Australian National University), “Voice and Voices: The Oral Traditional Poet and the Stewardship of Memory”

The theme for the conference is “Voice and Voices,” and papers in response to this theme are invited on topics related to the ancient Mediterranean world or, for comparative purposes, other areas. Also welcome are papers that engage with the transition from an oral to a literate society, or which consider the topic of reception.

Accommodations will be available at the Emory Conference Center as well as other local options; further details of other activities will be circulated in February 2014.

Abstracts of 250 words should be sent by 31 March 2014 by mail or email as Word attachments to:

Niall W. Slater
Department of Classics
221F Candler Library
550 Asbury Circle
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322-1006 USA

nslater AT

CFP | The Language of Persuasion: Linguistic Approaches to Its Theory and Practice in the Classical World

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The Language of Persuasion
Linguistic Approaches to Its Theory and Practice in the Classical World
10–12 September 2014, University College London


Persuasion is a psychological phenomenon which is deeply connected to language. The focus of the conference is to explore the nature and role of persuasion as linguistic exercise in classical literature and culture from a variety of different perspectives. These include modern linguistics, stylistics, ancient rhetoric and criticism, and comparative approaches taking into account modern and extra-European rhetorical practices and traditions. The convenors are Tzu-I Liao (UCL) and Alessandro Vatri (Oxford) and the event is under the auspices of Chris Carey and Stephen Colvin. Papers would be warmly received on the following themes:

Persuasion through language: insights into the linguistic strategies put into effect as means of persuasion in classical literature (fiction and non-fiction, including technical and didactic literature);
Language through rhetoric: rhetorical literature as a collection of mother-tongue metalinguistic material, which may help us reconstruct language use in precise and well-defined communicative tasks;
Rhetoric and practice: critical approaches to the ancient rhetorical theories and observations on the psychological effects of language, based on linguistic analysis of texts which aim to persuade;
Literary representations of persuasion: linguistic analysis of persuasion ‘in action’ as depicted in both classical literary prose and poetry (e.g. historiography, drama, etc.);
Persuasion across languages: insights on how rhetorical concepts involving linguistic features have been adapted across linguistic borders (from Greek into Latin down to the modern European languages)

Keynote speaker: Ineke Sluiter (Leiden)

Confirmed speakers include Anna Bonifazi (Heidelberg), Stephen Colvin (UCL), Casper de Jonge (Leiden), Caroline Kroon (UvA), Tobias Reinhardt (Oxford), Donna Shalev (HUJI).

We invite submissions of abstracts for papers suitable for a 20 minute presentation. Proposals should be approx. 300 words in length (excluding references) and must be submitted as a PDF attachment by 9 March 2014. Proposals and contributions are expected to be in English. Please send all abstracts and inquiries to languageofpersuasion14 AT

CFP: Fifth International Conference on the Ancient Novel

Proposals are hereby solicited for papers for the Fifth International Conference on the Ancient Novel (ICAN V). The conference is open to all areas of the ancient novel and other forms of narrative. The conference will be held in Houston, Texas, 30 September – 3 October 2015.

If you wish to present a paper at ICAN V, you are requested to submit an abstract before 1 March 2015. The abstract should be anonymous and will be read by two referees at least. Each paper will be allotted a total time of 20 minutes for presentation. The ICAN V International Advisory Committee will act as the Program Committee to referee abstracts sent to the organizer, Ed Cueva, Please use the abstract proposal page ( to submit your abstract. If you would like to participate without presenting a paper, please fill in the online registration form before 1 June 2015.

Abstract submission instructions, registration information, lodging details, important dates, and deadlines can be found on the ICAN V website (

The International Advisory Committee looks forward to receiving proposals.

Edmund P. Cueva
Professor of Classics and Humanities
Chair, Arts and Humanities Department
Arts and Humanities 1009S-E
University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 226-5543

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: Augustus through the Ages: receptions, readings and appropriations of the historical figure of the first Roman emperor (international conference, Brussels, November 6-7, 2014)

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Augustus through the Ages: receptions, readings and appropriations of the historical figure of the first Roman emperor

Augusti Manes volitant per auras.

In 2014, many academic institutions and museums will celebrate the bi-millennial of the death of Augustus with colloquiums, exhibitions and publications. The life, the political ingenuity, and the era of the founder of the Roman Empire have not been honoured or discussed in this manner since 1937-1938, when an exhibition, the Mostra augustea della Romanità, at the instigation of the Fascist regime, celebrated the two-thousandth anniversary of the birth of the Emperor. Yet the outcome of the re-examinations in 2014 will not be complete if emphasis is not put on the enduring fame and fortune he experienced in the West, for this renowned figure created an empire which united, for the first time, the Mediterranean with the regions north of the Alps. The importance of this personage throughout our recorded cultural history makes a multidisciplinary approach essential. It is therefore, as diverse field and period specialists, that we wish to invite our Belgian and foreign university colleagues to bring together their skills and knowledge – in the distinct fields of history, cultural history, literature, art history, semiotics, etc. – to retrace the multiple interpretations and appropriations of Augustus from his death to the present days.

A colloquium will take place in Brussels, November 6-7th, 2014 where historians, philologists, archaeologists and art historians of different periods are invited to present papers on various topics in accordance with the following guidelines:

· Receptions of Augustan politics and ideology and their appropriations

· Religious appropriations

· Representations of Augustus in mixed media (e.g. comics, television series)

· Augustus in literature and the arts, or in movies and on the Web

· Memory of Augustus as the “urban designer” who transformed Rome into a city of marble

The presentations, which will last for 30 minutes, can be made in French, English, Italian or German. Paper proposals (title and abstract with a maximum of 500 words) must be submitted to marco.cavalieri AT by Friday February 28, 2014 at the latest.

Organizing Committee:

Pierre Assenmaker (F.R.S.-FNRS/UCLouvain)

Mattia Cavagna (UCLouvain)

Marco Cavalieri (UCLouvain/Università degli Studi di Firenze, SSBA)

David Engels (ULB, Bruxelles)

Costantino Maeder (UCLouvain)

CFP: Greek Texts and the Early Modern Stage

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Greek Texts and the Early Modern Stage

A one-day colloquium
at the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, University of York

Monday 14th
July 2014

Co-organised by:

Tania Demetriou
(York) and Tanya Pollard (Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY)

Keynote Speakers

Gordon Braden (University of Virginia), Yves Peyr Montpellier III), Emily Wilson (University of Pennsylvania)

Roundtable discussion

Fiona Macintosh (Oxford), Charles Martindale (York), Richard
Rowland (York)

This one-day colloquium will explore the impact of Greek
texts on the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Although recent
criticism has revitalised discussions of early modern engagement with Latin
literature, there has been little attention to the way English playwrights
responded to Greek writers. Yet Greek texts circulated at this time, in the
original language as well as in translations and adaptations, and critics are
beginning to explore their consequences for the period’s literary production.
Greek provoked strong responses for a number of reasons: its controversial
associations with Erasmus, Protestantism, and heresy; the spectre of democratic
governance; the rebirth of interest in Galenic medicine; the pervasive
influence of Greek culture on Latin literature; and the identification of Greece
with the origins of theatre. Excavating the influence of Greek texts in this
period comes with a set of challenges that require new approaches to classical
reception. The distinctive complications surrounding the transmission of Greek
texts give a new role to history of the book in such work. The texts
simultaneous availability in original and mediated versions calls for new
approaches to reading and intertextuality. The context of the early
professional theatre, and therefore of viewers and readers lacking reliable
familiarity with Greek texts, poses anew the question of the audience of classical

We invite papers addressing any aspect of early modern
English engagement with Greek texts, from Shakespeare’s Plutarch, to Jonson’s
Aristophanes and Chapman’s Epictetus, but also fresh approaches to the more
diffuse influence of Greek texts, such as: Galen and staging the humours,
antitheatrical responses to Plato and Aristotle, the Poetics and early
modern genre theory, Greek romance and the early modern stage. Last but not
least, we welcome explorations of the presence of Greek drama in theatrical
culture of this period through English printings, academic performances, and
early modern translations and adaptations.

Abstracts (c. 250 words) by 15th February 2014.

Contact: tania.demetriou AT or tpollard AT

CFP: Classics in extremis

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Call for Papers: Classics in extremis
University of Durham, July 6th-7th, 2014

This conference aims to examine some of the most unexpected, most hard-fought, and (potentially) most revealing acts of classical reception: it will ask how the reception of the ancient world changes – and what the classical looks like – when it is under strain. Current debates in classical reception studies are increasingly focused on less assured and comfortable engagements with the past. Bringing together scholars with a variety of interests, this conference aims to move the debate beyond the specific case studies emerging in the field and to encourage the broader development of fresh methodologies and perspectives in thinking about the ‘classical’ as a troubled space – a space in which fraught and remarkable claims have been made upon the ancient world.

Confirmed speakers at this time include Rosa Andújar (University College London), Barbara Goff (Reading), Simon Goldhill (Cambridge), Constanze Güthenke (Princeton), Edith Hall/Henry Stead (King’s College London), Jennifer Ingleheart (Durham) and Jennifer Wallace (Cambridge).

Issues which papers might address include, but are not limited to:

- Extraordinary readers: Many have had to fight hard for access to knowledge of the ancient world – constrained by social circumstances, gender and politics. Why was antiquity worth fighting for, for them? How are their readings of the classics different from some of their more solidly-situated peers?

- Reading under fire: What happens to classical reception in extraordinary situations: under censorship, for instance, or in times of war? Does the past become more or less valuable when access to it becomes fraught and dangerous? Can translation or reception become a means of expressing alternative voices under repressive regimes or social structures?

- Recovery: The material culture of antiquity has often been pursued, recovered and displayed in the most unlikely circumstances. British officers conducted excavations in the middle of the Crimean war. Victorian travellers wandered Afghanistan in search of lost cities. How were acts of excavation, preservation, collection and plunder pursued, against the odds?

- Distance: What happens to classical reception in extraordinary places? How are the classics read, for instance, in exile – or several weeks’ journey from the nearest library? Can distances in space or culture change the ways in which readers and reception communities conceive of distances in time, and the relationship between the past and the present? (Is Homer easier to find in St Lucia, for instance?)

Abstracts of 300 words (for papers of 40 minutes) should be sent to Edmund Richardson (edmund.richardson AT by 31 January 2014. We hope to be able to offer a limited number of bursaries to postgraduate students giving papers.

CFP | APA Committee on Classical Tradition and Reception: Call for Panel Proposals

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The Committee on Classical Tradition and Reception (COCTR) of the American Philological Association invites proposals for a panel to be held under the Committee’s sponsorship at the 146th Annual Meeting of the APA (New Orleans, January 8-11, 2015).

Submissions, which should not exceed 500 words in length, should include:

(a) the title of the proposed panel;

(b) a general outline of the proposed topic, with a reasoned justification of its significance in the context of contemporary work in the field of classical tradition/reception studies.

Proposers of panels should bear in mind that a panel will comprise either four 20-minute papers in a two-hour session, or four 20-minute papers plus short introduction and response in a two-and-a-half-hour session. Proposals need not indicate the names of envisaged participants in the panel; indeed, the Committee anticipates that the process following selection of the panel topic will include a call for papers.

Panel proposals should be sent via e-mail attachment (in Word format) to David Scourfield, Chair of the Committee on Classical Tradition and Reception (david.scourfield AT, by no later than November 15, 2013. All submissions will be subject to double-blind review by two referees, whose reports will inform the Committee’s decision.

It should be noted that selection and sponsorship of a panel topic by the Committee does not in itself guarantee final acceptance of the panel by the APA Program Committee.

It should be noted further that the organizer of any panel selected by the Committee will have to be a fully paid-up member of the APA for 2014.

CFP REMINDER: Senses of the Empire: multisensory approaches to Roman culture

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CALL FOR PAPERS: deadline for abstracts Monday 16th September 2013

Senses of the Empire: multisensory approaches to Roman culture

A conference to be held at The Open University, Hawley Crescent, Camden, London, 30th November 2013

Organised by: Dr Eleanor Betts and Dr Emma-Jayne Graham

By collecting the senses together in the interdisciplinary and multi-period volume Empire of the Senses David Howes led ‘a revolution in the representation and analysis of culture’ (2005, p.14). This one-day conference aims to bring that revolution on apace, by exploring the application of a multisensory approach to current research on the archaeological spaces and places of the Roman world. Some aspects of this thriving field of research have already been tied directly into a sensory agenda, whilst others are linked to broader debates, particularly those concerned with the body as the locus of identity, experience and memory, and the meaning of space and place, including movement.

This conference aims to bring these perspectives together in order to explore the value of applying a sensory approach to the archaeology of the ancient world. It will ask how we should use sensory perception and experience to increase our understanding of how people identified and interacted with distinctive Roman environments such as the sounds of the arena, the aromas and tastes of the markets, or the physical sensations of a visit to the baths. In so doing it will bring together scholars working on a wide range of aspects of ancient Rome and its associated territories.

In particular, the conference will ask how we might develop and apply methodologies for recreating experiences of Roman urban and rural landscapes, as well as the activities, behaviours and meanings associated with them, with a focus on how empirical sensory data may combine, or at times conflict, with that of ancient sources. The underlying theme of the day will therefore be an exploration of the perceptions and experiences of those who lived in the Roman world and how an attempt to reconstruct these sensory experiences extends, creates, or alters our perceptions of the past and the lives and identities of its inhabitants.

We invite papers which address these issues from the standpoint of archaeology and ancient history and welcome contributions focused upon any area and time period of the Roman world.

Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged and preference will be given to papers which draw upon innovative theoretical approaches and methodologies. Contributors are encouraged to consider at least one sense beyond sight, but there is no compulsion to include all senses.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • What is sensory archaeology? What is the value of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of past senses? Developing methodologies for reconstructing sensory experience of space and place; issues of approaching the past from a multisensory perspective, methodological problems, and their solutions.
  • How might new, or existing, sensory approaches be applied to discrete monuments, buildings, locales and landscapes in the Roman world?
  • The extent to which the senses played a central role within distinctive socio-cultural activities or locales, such as the domestic, public, political, religious, funerary or leisure spheres of the ancient world. Were sensory experiences instrumental in reinforcing the meaning of particular cultural activities or might they even serve to undermine traditional expectations?
  • The senses and the self: the role of sensory perception in the construction or maintenance of personal or communal identities, or in processes connected with memory and the perpetuation of cultural ideologies.
  • Senses and the life-course: the dynamic body as a location for sensory experience and the translation of its meaning; the importance of sensory experiences for age or gender.

Prof Ray Laurence (University of Kent)

Dr Valerie Hope (The Open University)

Dr Jane Draycott (University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Lampeter)

Papers should be of 20 minutes’ length, and should not have been previously published or delivered at a major conference. Abstracts of approximately 250 words should be submitted by Monday 16th September 2013.

Successful contributions may be considered for publication in a peer-reviewed conference volume.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Eleanor Betts (e.m.betts

AT Graham (emma-jayne.graham


CFP: Sacred Animals and Monsters

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Sacred Animals and Monsters in Greek and Near-Eastern Religions
University of St Andrews, 23-24 January 2014

Organisers: Dr Samantha Newington (University of Aberdeen) and Dr Sian Lewis (University of St Andrews)
The role of animals in ancient religion is large – as objects of sacrifice, as sacred creatures, incarnations of the gods, instruments of divination or healing, and as metaphors and symbols. This includes living animals, and also imaginary ones, animal/human hybrids and monsters: such anomalous beings challenged and transcended normal categories, allowing people to explore the religious, social and cultural ordering of their world.
This workshop will gather scholars from the fields of Classics, Biblical Studies and Near Eastern Studies, to examine the significance, role and symbolism of sacred animals and monsters in ancient religions. Drawing on archaeology, theology, history and literary studies, we aim to identify links and comparisons between the conception and treatment of sacred animals and monsters in Near Eastern, Jewish, Egyptian and Greek cultures, across a period from the Bronze Age to the Roman Empire.
Participants already confirmed include Prof Robert Segal (University of Aberdeen), Prof Kristin De Troyer (University of St Andrews), Dr Emma Aston (Reading University) and Dr Joseph Angel (Yeshiva University, New York). Our keynote speaker will be Prof. Ingvild Gilhus (University of Bergen), author of Animals, Gods and Humans: Changing Attitudes to Animals in Greek, Roman and Early Christian Thought (Routledge 2006).
Panels will cover sacred animals, divination and prophecy, monsters and the monstrous, and theological approaches to animals. Proposals are invited for 40-minute papers; abstracts (c. 250 words) should be submitted to sl50 AT (or by mail to the address below) by 30th September 2013.