Sanctuaries and Experience: Knowledge, Practice and Space in the Ancient World

Sanctuaries and Experience: Knowledge, Practice and Space in the Ancient World
Date
8 April 2019, 10.30am - 10 April 2019, 3.30pm
Type
Conference / Symposium
Venue
Room 349, Third Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

 

 

Sanctuaries—places that are permanently special, even when no rituals are taking place—are common, perhaps universal, products of human societies. The use of sanctuaries asserts and reaffirms the interdependent senses of self and community generated by experiences shared in the present and over the ages.

The Sanctuaries and Experience conference brings a diverse group of thinkers and practitioners together to discuss the ways in which sanctuaries, and the activities that took place around them, formed religious experience and reproduced religious knowledge across the ancient world. It will be the last major event of a five-year project funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation through an Anneliese Maier Research Prize held by Professor Greg Woolf (ICS) and led by him and Professor Jörg Rüpke (Erfurt), the primary aim of which is to establish conversations between a range of different disciplines to develop a better, more rounded, set of understandings of the religious function of ancient sanctuaries.

Organisers: Ilaria Bultrighini, Camilla Norman, Greg Woolf

 

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Contact

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