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The first workshop of the Unlocking Sacred Landscapes Network is entitled Spatial Analysis of Ritual and Cult in the Mediterranean and is to be held at Trinity College Dublin from 15 to 17 May, 2015. We are grateful for the support of the Irish Research Council, the Trinity Long Room Hub, the A.G. Leventis Foundation, the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, and the Centre for Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies in Trinity College Dublin.

This first workshop will focus on both inter- and intra-site spatial analysis of ritual and cult. The terms ritual and cult are used broadly to include sanctuaries, as well as domestic and funerary spheres of life. It includes papers with a strong methodological focus on spatial analysis and using case studies from across the Mediterranean. We are interested in investigating the interaction between political and religious structures, as expressed in sacred landscapes and space. In addition, moving beyond elite and political structures, focus will also be given to human experience of the numinous in the creation of personal spiritual identities.

Further details and the programme and abstracts of the workshop

Participation is aimed at researchers and professionals actively engaged in related areas. There is no registration fee for attendance, but prior registration is required.

For further information please contact:
Giorgos Papantoniou and Christine Morris
Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin;

Last updated 20 April 2015