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Naming and Mapping the Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean. Spaces, Mobilities, Imaginaries

Naming and Mapping the Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean. Spaces, Mobilities, Imaginaries

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Published on Monday, May 06, 2019 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

Organised by the ERC Advanced Grant “Mapping Ancient Polytheisms. Cult Epithets as an Interface between Religious Systems and Human Agency” (MAP - 741182), the conference Naming and Mapping the gods in the Ancient Mediterranean. Spaces, Mobilities, Imaginaries hopes to bring together the competences and specialties of multiple disciplines – archaeology, history, geography, anthropology, history of religions, philology, reception, social network analysis – in order to consider new documentation corpora concerning the intersection between the divine and space. Among other things, the conference aims to propose an innovative angle of approach: the intersection between the spaces and designations of the gods.

Announcement

Toulouse, 25th-27th March 2020

Presentation

Detailed description attached.

The Antiquity is a world full of gods. Far from being confined to their sanctuaries, the gods are rooted in the human environment in multiple ways: the towns, the crossroads, the borders and boundaries, the forests, the mountains, the sea and many other spaces where they continue to dwell. Equally, they colonise imagined spaces, when poets and authors evoke their living areas or those that they move through on their different adventures. It is therefore logical that specialists on the Antiquity have studied the inscription of the divine in space for a long time already. In this perspective, the conference Naming and Mapping the gods in the Ancient Mediterranean. Spaces, Mobilities, Imaginaries hopes to bring together the competences and specialties of multiple disciplines – archaeology, history, geography, anthropology, history of religions, philology, reception, social network analysis – in order to consider new documentation corpora concerning the intersection between the divine and space. Subsequently, this intersection invokes a multitude of questions, which are given in the lines of approach below. Furthermore, the conference aims to differentiate itself by proposing an innovative angle of approach, inspired by the themes of the ERC MAP project: the intersection between the spaces and designations of the gods. The ways of naming the divine powers, given that they are envisaged as ways to define, characterise, differentiate, but also to connect, effectively constitute many indexes of a dynamic and complex “mapping” of the divine. In this regard, many points have been proposed: Space as an onomastic trait, Naming the space of the gods, The ways of presenting the gods in space, Putting the gods and places in equation, Sanctuaries and the emergence of towns, Urban “religions”.

Conference coordination

Élodie Guillon

Deadline for submission of proposals

14th of June, 2019, 12:00 (Paris time) to the following address: https://mappinggods.sciencesconf.org/

Format of proposals (papers)

  • Title of the point for which the participant is applying.
  • Surname, name and institutional attachment of participant.
  • 5 key words.
  • Summary of 500 words, maximum.

Languages accepted: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish

Date of response from scientific committee: 6th of September, 2019.

Format of proposals (posters)

  • Title of the point for which the participant is applying.
  • Surname, name and institutional attachment of participant.
  • 5 key words.
  • Summary of 300 words, maximum.
  • One A4 page (PDF) with the mock-up of the poster showing the areas with text and the areas with illustrations.

Languages accepted: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish

Date of response from scientific committee: 1st of September, 2019.

Format of posters

Poster template

  • A0 (height 120 cm × length 80 cm)
  • Portrait

Poster content

  • Title, author(s) (with academic affiliation), e-mail address of the author(s), introduction, execution/methodology, results and conclusions, bibliography and webography.
  • The images, clear and with a caption, must fill at least one third of the poster. The resolution of the images must not be less than 250 dpi (to be checked in the file properties) to guarantee quality printing.

Poster text

  • Font: Sans Serif, Arial type, Helvetica (not Times or Times New Roman). The same font should be used on the whole poster. No italics should be used in the text.
  • Sizes of characters:
  • Title: size 36 or more.
  • Section titles: 36.
  • Important text: 24.
  • The rest: 18, at least.
  • The text should be aligned left, but not necessarily justified.

Scientific committee

  • Sandrine Agusta-Boularot (UMR3140-ASM, University of Montpellier 3)
  • Nicole Belayche (UMR 8210-ANHIMA)
  • Corinne Bonnet (PLH-ERASME, ERC-MAP, University of Toulouse 2)
  • Laurent Bricault (PLH-ERASME, University of Toulouse 2)
  • Pierre Brulé (University of Rennes 2)
  • Thomas Galoppin (ERC MAP, University of Toulouse 2)
  • Élodie Guillon (ERC-MAP, University of Toulouse 2)
  • Adeline Grand-Clément (PLH-ERASME, University of Toulouse 2)
  • Martine Joly (UMR 5608-TRACES, University of Toulouse 2)
  • Sylvain Lebreton (ERC-MAP, University of Toulouse 2)
  • Max Luaces (EHESS, UMR 5608-TRACES)
  • Fabio Porzia (ERC-MAP, University of Toulouse 2)
  • Jörg Rüpke (University of Erfurt)
  • Christoph Uehlinger (University of Zurich)

Places

  • Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès, 5 allées Antonio Machado, 31058 Toulouse Cedex 9, France
    Toulouse, France (31000)

Date(s)

  • Friday, June 14, 2019

Keywords

  • Dieux, espace, Méditerranée, noms divins, milieux urbains

Contact(s)

  • Élodie Guillon
    courriel : erc-map [at] univ-tlse2 [dot] fr

Information source

  • Sylvain Lebreton
    courriel : sylvain [dot] lebreton [at] univ-tlse2 [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Naming and Mapping the Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean. Spaces, Mobilities, Imaginaries », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, May 06, 2019, https://calenda.org/611106

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