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CALL. 15.08.2015: Synoikismos Seminar 3: Greek religion in all its aspects - Liège (Belgium)

The last session of the Synoikismos seminar will be held at the University of Liège in April 2016. It will give PhD students working on subjects related to Greek polytheism the opportunity of presenting their research in its current state of progress.

The session will be both open and multidisciplinary: belonging to the field of the history of religion, the subject also allows one to focus on the specificities of the documents used as evidence (literary sources, inscriptions, iconography, archaeology, etc). The presentations will take place infront of an audience featuring members of the Thiasos (“Religion grecque antique”) research unit at the ULg, and Prof. Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge, research director at the FNRS and editor of the periodical Kernos. This will help to foster fruitful and instructive interactionsduring the seminar.



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Université de Liège (Liège, Belgium)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Aline Distexhe ; Marijn Vandenberghe ; Sofie Waebens ; Jonas Danckers ; Emerance Delacenserie ; Marie-Astrid Buelens ; Nicolas Amoroso ; Nicolas Meunier ; Aurian Delli Pizzi ; Marc Vandersmissen ; Grégory Ioannidopoulos ; Zoé Pitz.

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For the fourth edition of the Synoikismos doctoral seminar, which focusses on Greco-Roman andEastern Antiquities, all doctoral students from Belgian and foreign Universities are offered the opportunity to present their state of research during one of the three workshops, dedicated to the following topics:

1. Books and libraries in Antiquity (27 October, 2015)

2. “Complexity theory” and socio-ecological systems (February 2016)

3. Greek religion in all its aspects (philology, archaeology, epigraphy and intellectual history) (20 April, 2016)

Every paper (in English, French or Dutch) should connect with one of these three topics, takes about 40 minutes and is followed by a 20 minutes discussion. All fields of research which are somehow related to the ancient world are welcome: literature, linguistics, history, archaeology, art history, epigraphy, papyrology, numismatics, etc. Each seminar will be introduced, guided and supervised by one or more established experts of these research topics : 1.Rosa Otranto, Università di Bari; 2.Jeroen Poblome, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; 3.Vinciane Pirenne, Université de Liège.

Synoikismos presents its seminars as a unique opportunity to literally get the participants, an audience and experts around the table for a constructive exchanging of feedback. By means of tips and ideas progress in research and its presentation are fostered. With its friendly and scientific oriented format, Synoikismos, by and for young researchers, also hopes to facilitate contacts among colleagues within related fields and offer starting academics a platform to present their research in all confidence. Of course, no final conclusions are expected from the presented papers.

Every PhD student (in the phase of beginning or finishing his/her dissertation) who is interested is kindly invited to submit a summary of ten lines and a short CV to Synoikismos (via, no later than Augustus 15, 2015.

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