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Popular Religion and Ritual

On 31 May 2013 abstracts are due for a conference entitled Popular religion and ritual in the east Mediterranean from the 3rd millennium BC to the 5th century AD, to be held on 10-11 December 2013 by the Faculty of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens. Abstracts (250 words in English (and Greek if possible)) containing author(s) name(s), affiliation(s) and contact details) should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; papers (20 minutes) may be in English or Greek, the latter with a translation into the former. Conference topics will include:

Household cult and ritual (e.g. foundation rites)

Places of popular cult

Funerary activity as popular ritual

Witchcraft

Other types of popular ritual (e.g. ritual acts involving conspicuous food and drink consumption or public gatherings)

The emulation of elite cult and other ritual habits by wider social groups

Textiles and Cult

On 1 June 2013 confirmation of interest and preliminary titles are due for a conference entitled Textiles and Cult in the Mediterranean Area in the first millennium BC, to be held on 21-22 November 2013 at the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Textile Research, SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. On 1 August 2013 abstracts (250 words) should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information is available at http://ctr.hum.ku.dk/about/conferences/2013/First_call_for_papers_-_Textiles_and_cult_in_the_first_millenium_BC-1.pdf/.

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