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CALL. 15.01.2018: Religion and Cult in the Dodecanese during the first millennium BC Rhodes (Greece)


Religion has always been one of the major components of peoples’ lives, an integral part of social, economic and political contexts, contributing to the formation of culture and history. In order to study and understand the religious and cult practices of a particular region, it is necessary to explore their various expressions through material culture and written sources. the oldest known cult remains in the Dodecanese can be dated to the end of the tenth and early ninth centuries B.C. and throughout the first millennium B.C. these display the existence of a vibrant island society with various evolving cult practices. As a major stopover on maritime trade routes, the southeastern Aegean was influenced by contacts from throughout the Greek world and beyond. is conference will explore the archaeology and literature that testify to the development and continuation of cults in the Dodecanese, from the Early Iron Age through to the first century B.C.



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of the Aegean (Rhodes, Greece)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Manolis I. Stefanakis (Universit y of the Aegean) ; Fani Seroglou (Ephorate of Antiquities of the Dodecanese); Georgios Mavroudis (University of the Aegean) ; Eirini Savigkou (University of the Aegean); Evangelia Demetriou (University of the Aegean); Ioannis Mpardanis (University of the Aegean); Nicholas Salmon (Birkbeck College – The British Museum); Paolo Daniele Scirpo (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – ItalianArchaeological School at Athens); Mihalis Papanousis (visual arts | web design | desktop publishing)

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The conference will particularly welcome papers in the following thematic circles:

• New archaeological finds on sanctuaries and cult practices in the Dodecanese

• Epigraphical and literary evidence on the religion and cults in the Dodecanese

• The context of religion and cult practice in the Dodecanese

• Theoretical issues on the relation of archaeology, religion and cult

Please complete and return the atached participation form by Monday 15th January 2018 to the Colloquium Secretariat at the following e-mail address:

Participation form

Notifications of acceptance w ill be announced in late January of 2018. A third circular with further information concerning the conference and a provisional programme will be circulated in early February 2018. The duration of papers should not exceed 20 minutes.

Please complete and return the athached participation form by Monday 15th January 2018 to the Colloquium Secretariats at the following e-mail addresses: and Notifications of acceptance will be announced in late January of 2018. The duration of papers should not exceed 20 minutes.

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