MagiCog: Cognitive Approaches to Ancient Magic

MagiCog: Cognitive Approaches to Ancient Magic
Date
17 January 2019, 9.00am - 18 January 2019, 3.30pm
Type
Workshop
Venue
Woburn Suite, G22/26, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

This workshop will explore cognitive approaches to ancient magical practices, bringing together scholars of ancient cultures with specialists in cognitive approaches to magic. It aims to expose scholarship on ancient magic to new cognitive approaches, and allow methodical exploration of the results; test the questions raised by different cognitive approaches to magic; encourage comparison between approaches used to study disparate ancient cultures; and contribute to contemporary debates on the nature and role of magic.

Convenors: Esther Eidinow (Bristol), Irene Salvo (Goettingen), Tanja Scheer (Goettingen)

 

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Contact

Valerie James
valerie.james@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8716