CALL. 01.05.2017: The Fifth Eurasian Archaeology Conference: Gods on the Grasslands, Myths in the Mo
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The Fifth Eurasian Archaeology Conference invites participants to reevaluate the role of religion and religious practices within and beyond daily life. It encourages participants to explore how religion(s) – and conceptions of a world beyond – have shaped cultural beliefs and practices throughout time and space within this vast and diverse terrain that spans from the Danube to the Gobi, from the Great Caucasus to the Tian Shan mountains.
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 01/05/2017
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 26-27-28/10/2017
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Cornell University in Ithaca (NY, USA)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Eurasian Archaeology Conferences, Cornell University
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The Fifth Conference on Eurasian Archaeology invites participants to explore how social ideologies, cosmologies, and world orders engendered different aspirations, motivations, obligations, and loyalties within communities of practice. The conference seeks session proposals and paper abstracts that will contribute new data, methodologies, and theories concerning the material manifestations of religion, grounded in studies that extend from prehistory to the present day and from Eastern Europe to the Far East.
We anticipate a range of sessions dealing with various aspects of the experience of the divine. Sessions could include:
Divination and Power: Practice, Politics and the Sacred
Religion Matters: The Materiality of Religious Practice
Sacred Space: Placemaking and Devotional Landscapes
Deities as Objects and Objects as Deities
We also encourage participants to consider proposing sessions that draw together multiple contributions on a theme. If you are interested in proposing a session, send a 1 paragraph description and list of 4-6 potential contributors to email@example.com by March 15.
Abstracts for papers are due May 1, 2017 via the online submission portal at http://eac.arts.cornell.edu. The portal will open to receive submissions on April 1, 2017.