CFP: Religion and Cult in the Dodecanese during the 1st millennium BC – Recent discoveries and research results

UNIVERSITY OF THE AEGEAN
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES
DEPARTMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES

Religion and Cult in the Dodecanee during the first millennium BC: Recent discoveries and research results
International Conference
Rhodes, October 2018

FIRST CIRCULAR
Rhodes, 09 June 2017

Dear colleagues and friends,
We are pleased to invite proposals for papers at the international conference Religion and Cult in the Dodecanese during the first millennium BC to be held at the University of the Aegean on Rhodes in October 2018.

Religion has always been one of the major components of peoples’ lives, an integral part of social, economic and political contexts, contributing to the formation of culture and history. In order to study and understand the religious and cult practices of a particular region, it is necessary to explore their various expressions through material culture and written sources.

The oldest known cult remains in the Dodecanese can be dated to the end of the tenth and early ninth centuries B.C. and throughout the first millennium B.C. These display the existence of a vibrant island society with various evolving cult practices. As a major stopover on maritime trade routes, the southeastern Aegean was influenced by contacts from throughout the Greek world and beyond. This conference will explore the archaeology and literature that testify to the development and continuation of cults in the Dodecanese, from the Early Iron Age through to the first century B.C.

The conference will particularly welcome papers in the following thematic circles:

  • New archaeological finds on sanctuaries and cult practices in the Dodecanese
  • Epigraphical and literary evidence on the religion and cults in the Dodecanese
  • The context of religion and cult practice in the Dodecanese
  • Theoretical issues on the relation of archaeology, religion and cult

Please complete and return the attached participation form (Religion_and _Cult_participation_form) by Monday 30th October 2017 to the Colloquium Secretariats at the following e-mail addresses:
gmavroudis@rhodes.aegean.gr  and  msd15001@aegean.gr
Notifications of acceptance will be announced in early January of 2018. A second circular with further information concerning the conference and a provisional programme will be circulated in January 2018.

The duration of papers should not exceed 20 minutes.

CONFERENCE LANGUAGE
English

REGISTRATION
There is no registration fee. Participants are required to cover their own travel and other costs.
ACTS of the Conference: The acts of the Conference will be published (following peer review) in a volume by Archaeopress Publishing Limited, Oxford.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Georgios Mavroudis: gmavroudis@rhodes.aegean.gr
Eirini Savigkou: msd15001@aegean.gr

CONFERENCE WEBSITE
to be announced

THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Manolis I. Stefanakis (University of the Aegean)
Georgios Mavroudis (University of the Aegean)
Fani Seroglou (Ephorate of Antiquities of the Dodecanese)
Paolo Daniele Scirpo (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens -Italian Archaeological School at Athens)
Nicholas Salmon (Birkbeck College – The British Museum)
Eirini Savigkou (University of the Aegean)
Evangelia Demetriou (University of the Aegean)

 

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