CFP: Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology (JIIA) — Deadline March 2015

JIIAJournal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology‘ n.02/2015
Thematic issue: Renenutet/Isis Thermouthis: diffusion of this anguiform deity from east to west

Peer reviewed journal. Available in print and online at  http://www.jiia.it

Editor: Dr. Antonella D’Ascoli

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Thematic issue: Renenutet/Isis Thermouthis: diffusion of this anguiform deity from east to west

 Each issue of the journal is dedicated to a specific topic but papers broadening the perspective are most welcome. Here are some of the aspects connected to next issue theme that may be explored.

Renenutet/Isis Thermouthis in ancient Egypt, the Classical world and the Mediterranean

  • iconography including snake-shaped divinities in the ancient Mediterranean or generally snakes
  • the architecture of temples according to ritual needs (Egyptian and Classical temples and their ritual function as well as adaptation of existing temples to new rituals)
  • Rituals connected to this divinity in temples and elsewhere
  • Renenutet and its place in ancient religion, including relationships with other divinities
  • Hellenistic and Roman Isis Thermouthis and its changing cult in the Mediterranean
  • Isis Thermouthis vs. other cults of Isis in the Classical Mediterranean
  • Areas of influence of this divinity: protection of cereals farming in the Mediterranean basin, seafaring and fertility of nature. Papers on farming, including archaeobotanical studies, fertility and seafaring are welcome

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to Dr. Antonella D’Ascoli ad@ngi.it by March 2015.

Accepted papers should not exceed 5,000 words with colour figures at 300 dpi (CMYK).

Deadline for first drafts is May 2015, final publication is expected by June 2015.